She didn’t die today by Murray Shiraz!

i have heard her yells
in her almost numb silent voice
and her sharp piercing screams,knocking on the doors
of her weak heart,her soul
i have seen her choke on her belief,her hopes,and
her dreams of having a child one day,a son to call junior
she has wanted this all her life,or did she?
to be able to read him bedtime stories and sing him a lullaby,
she knew her voiced sucked,but certain that at least her child would love it
and something happened….and only she knows
so she no longer knows her name,nor does she sound or rehearse it
to her self,she is dead though she knows that nshe breathes,
she bleeds on the inside out,i can smell the redness and the warmth of her dying cells
she has spent every single tear she ever owned,so she wont cry,she wont sob,she wont weep,
she cant
her heart doesn’t beat at all anymore,its in peaces..so it skips
and so she wont feel,she cat feel even when its supposed to hurt
so,pardon her if she doesn’t smile for you
because she has smiled longer than she has lived,
loved longer than the sun has set,
and she has wished,hopped and believed higher than the skies
see,she died,but she didn’t die today,she died along time ago
she just wanted you to know today..
take heart

Author: Dennis Ssesanga

Dennis is a public health worker with passion for poetry. He is currently one of the promoters of a spoken word platform called Open Mic Uganda that gives opportunity for poets from various walks of life to showcase their talents at monthly shows