Tonight I shed tears of despair

Of broken dreams and false hope

Of shattered life and regret

Of unanswered prayers and failures


Tonight I shed tears of sadness

Of undone promises and lies

Of bitter love and goodbyes

Of unworthy friends and backstabbers


Tonight I shed tears of surrender

Of unfair life and poverty

Of losing loved ones and loneliness

Of losing a battle and anger

Of doing everything yet no reward


Tonight I shed my last tear

Of grieving for the past

Of regretting for living

Of ending my suffering

Of not living but dying


They say writing poems is very easy. But for me, it is a challenge. It involves a lot of emotion, effort, and revision. It isn’t just stringing words and phrases together to make a thought. For me, every word should blend, every phrase has an emotion, every line has a thought, every verse has a message, and the whole poem is a person with life. I wrote this poem years ago, and I actually submitted this to an online site that claims to produce a song from it. But they asked 300 dollars to record it, so I withdraw the offer. Then recently, just last year, this was printed on a experimental magazine in our campus. However, I wasn’t even attributed as the author. 

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