Glory OsazuwaNigeriaPoems

Silent Tears

Glory Osazuwa

Edo State, Nigeria


Each day as evening starts to set
The ache builds in my chest
I know that I must go to bed
And try to get some rest

I hug my tear-stained pillow close
When no one is around
And cry for one I love and lost
And scream without a sound

Others see me in the day
And think I’m doing well
But every day as evening sets
I enter my own hell

Time hasn’t healed my pain at all
Or quieted my fears
So every night, alone in bed
I shed those silent tears


Glory Osazuwa (18)

comes from Edo State in Nigeria. She has lived in Germany for three years without her family. In summer she will complete her school certificate in the upper grade in Fürstenwalde. Glory dreams of becoming a doctor or lawyer. In her homeland she attended school for six years.