Poem: Ex.

External smiles

To mask the

Internal pain.


Extra-soft handkerchiefs

To wipe away the tears

That had remained.


Exhuming the remains

Of my heart,

So I could restart


My life

In the secluded part

Of my own personal exile.


Exclamations and


From you,


Asking me to forget;

That from now onwards,

You would be the truth.


Experience has taught me

To learn how to decipher,


The difference between

A potential mate

And a constant



Written by

Ivie M. Eke 2018.

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