Death Do Us Part

Death Do Us Part

April 17, 2013   6.09 P.M

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If I died today

You’ll  only for a moment wail and say

“He is gone”

But, will you behind me come?

 *

If I died and rotted away

The memory of me will linger maybe just a day

Then everything returns as it was

Your eyes dry and the pain no worse.

 *

If I died and no more can stay

To wait on you and all those sweet things say

Will you ever think of coming with me on this journey?

If our love was strong enough; death should not do us part honey.

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 I wait for you – dead, on the borderline

My heart calling from the same place I waited yesterday night

But, it looks like you won’t come to me

So, I will turn away for now and leave you to live life without me.

Merci.

April 23, 2013   8.41 A.M



11 thoughts on “Death Do Us Part” by shaifamily (@shaifamily)

  1. Simplicity is the illest shit. It’s that thing that keeps people screaming long after the movie ends.

    This is profound.

    Nice one bruv. You know what we do.

    1. Merci @Seun-Odukoya
      Glad u appreciate it…for wah it is….and wah it invokes.

  2. This is indeed metaphysical.Very well crafted.Well done.

    1. @sambrightomo Merci!!! Indeed….

  3. “If our love was strong enough; death should not do us part honey…

    So, I will turn away for now and leave you to live life without me.”

    Strong but true words, the inevitability of destiny can’t be transient, it’ll forever be the way it is, and no bond of love shall stop that, and whence body loses the war and soul victor becomes, nothing would be left but memories long forgotten soon afterwards. Great Work! Keep it up.

    Now, i don’t know whether it’s my own prejudice or it’s a general rule for poetry school tutors, but isn’t a poem all in italics a loose canon?? check on that.

    1. @elovepoetry a “loose canon”? Errm, u might need to explain further what u mean by that. However, italicized works/pieces don’t mean much….especially, if it is for stylized (aesthetic) usage as it is used here. Not like it is used to highlight or emphasize anything in particular…just to give the work some “look and feel”. If you look over some of my other stuff, u will realize am always looking to do this…cos I believe poetry…like songs…should appeal to the eyes as much as it appeals to the mind/heart.
      Thank you.

      1. Nice resolve to use italics as your style, @shaifamily, maybe it’s the rules of mainstream publishers that all-italicized work is a no-no…. never mind, I am seeking to enter mainstream publishing, lol!

        1. Rules…(for all I know) should be broken…even a few here sef. You know wah dey do???

  4. Really enjoyed this.”If our love was strong enough; death should not do us part honey.” I loved how you used the “Honey” it rang a bell in my head…..totally sounded somehow to me……..

    But if you loved me eough, you wont die….you would beat death for my sake. can you do that??

    great job!!!!!

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