a poem by S.zaynub Kamoonpuri, Tanzania

O'Salty tear, a mere clear drop that you are
You've emerged for a million different reasons
Many of which only the shedder knows
for you've emerged in all seasons.

The season of sadness or reason of joy
the tears of grief and the tears of joy
You and your unalloyed saline taste
Thou art' simply an emotional waste

O'Salty tear each time you drop into oblivion,
why not vanish together with your shedder's grief?
I tell you O'tear if you're to take my opinion
Oughtn't you grant your shedder full relief?

You are the raindrops of the grief clouded heart
You emerge when two lovers have to part
Ah help your shedder turn over a new leaf,
So's you are associated less with grief.

I've watched many a jilted lovers
Weep all alone by beachside most sorrowfully
and have watched tears glide down noses or pince-nez
As their salty tears merged into the salty sea

Oh salty tear but it's time you learnt to wash away,
all poignancy from your shedder's heart
and be such a crony who never wishes to meet again
the tearful shedder from whom you part.

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