A heart sings, with every beat;
The beats of life. A heart
Grows no happiness
Without sadness, sometimes,
Yet it smiles from end to end.
A heart tears,
Every once in a while,
With every beat; the beats
Of days before, of nostalgia,
Saudade; o’, the love that remains!
It knows no death, it has been said—
No truth so bold, nor tears untold.
A heart burdens; a heart holds on.
A heart feels and it remembers.
Benson Langat is a poet, fiction writer, and freelancer. A dreamer, he realizes a world of possibilities through stories and explores life in poetry. Benie is a dad and lives in Nairobi, Kenya.