Wait a while before you take my smile
The tears you painted on my face are yet to dry
The pain from your favourite words still hurt
The cut is still crimson, unfading and raw
But my legs are weak, unmoving in your presence
The masochist in me, yea she still craves for you
Coming back to you, though you belittle me
Is this love or foolishness, someone tell me?
Oh, maybe this is madness, will I ever survive to know?
The beauties, they keep flowing around you
Why do I still follow you, please tell me?
My ears always close, they’re cotton-stuffed
When I’m told to listen to my brains
Is this an addiction from a Venus potion?
Will I ever get to know, will I?
Wait for a while before you take this faded light out
Please wait for a while before you take my smile
Esi Mensimah Eghan is a final year KNUST student, reading Bsc. Agriculture. She comes from Saltpond, a town in the Central Region of Ghana, She is 21 years old, the third child in a family of seven. When she is not writing, she is either singing, reading or cooking.