Poems by Myriam Ghezaïl Ben Brahim

Poems by Myriam Ghezaïl Ben Brahim

 

A man cries

A man cries
They say about the man
A hard heart
They say about the man
A robust heart
They say about the man
A fearless heart
A man cries
They say that a man
Don’t cry
I saw in his eyes
Of pain
I saw in his eyes
Of fear
A man cries
I saw in his eyes
The sadness
But what touched me
The most
I saw his tears
A man cries
Slowly flow
With his loving eyes
I saw his tears
Pour gently
With his eyes filled with
Of pain
A man cries
I saw in him
A wonderful man
I saw in him
The sweetness of an angel….

 

***

Love me also when I am weak, brittle, when I am angry, irritable, when I do not answer questions, when fear wins me over, when I feel anxious.

Love me, just because I would like to be understood, accepted and deciphered in my intervals, my breaths, my punctuations, my silences.

Love me when I don’t smile, when I don’t feel beautiful, when I look at my reflection with a grimace of disgust.

Love me when I feel pain, when I feel sorrow and tears run down my cheeks. Protect me when it’s the mess in my head. A great mess that overwhelms me and sets my soul on fire.

Love me sweet and tolerant.
Just love me human, changing like the moon and complex like time. On the surface, unpredictable and daring, wild and poetic.

Love me whole, by adding all my chapters, these paragraphs that compose me and add up, accumulate, accumulate…
and I promise that I will be able to accept every facet of you, your appearance and your presence.

Just because you won’t always see me happy like today. I won’t always be with so much aspiration, desire. Sometimes my soul needs to rest, my soul is not always dancing…

© Myriam Ghezaïl Ben Brahim
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