Words Of Death: A Poem

 

Α̲̅πϑ they sat down
Under the canopy
To mourn or celebrate?
Our loss their gain
With peering eyes
Jagged hearts and sagging breast
Dirty wrappers, the villagers
But I look on with dismay
The corpse is on the table
Prayer offered
The sun blazing
Words of remembrance
She lay lifeless
Her visitors many
Their faces unknown
The end of another life
She was one of us
Her eyes shut for eternity
Ears closed forever
Even hands I have kissed
Skin now stronger than a bone
What once sparkled with ‘suppleness’
Mouth that once sang and kissed
Shut forever by a foe
Death is my enemy
But humans are worse
They squirt and shout at burial places
Cries drowned with the oil of pretence
Dragging food at burial places
‘Ndi akpiri ogologo’
A burial or celebration?
My heart is weak
For our lives, too short
The’ play thing’ of the gods
We come to go!
*ndi akpiri ogologo – someone who goes to events just to eat food. Food scavengers ᵃ†̥̥ events.(Ndi iberibe)
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A piece of creative writing bƔ
Alexander Thandi Ubani
A Poet, writer, Novelist and Thespian.
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5 thoughts on “Words Of Death: A Poem” by thandiubani (@thandiubani)

  1. Sunshine (@nicolebassey)

    Lovely! consider shortening sparkled with “Suppleness” to sparkled supple. Good job!

  2. I Like this

    But humans are worse
    They squirt and shout at burial places
    Cries drowned with the oil of pretence

    i am of the same opinion….. keep it up. great work

  3. Nice lines…

  4. @Sunshine, thanks…
    I sure love you lol
    I mean your comment(s) ooo
    Thanks a bunch…

    @elovepoetry, what can I say? Well well well…
    That’s people for you Α̲̅πϑ м̣̣̥̇̊Ɣ body don D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ pepper ♍ε̲̣̣̣̥ †Φ write about it…
    Thanks м̣̣̥̇̊Ɣ dear.
    You rock,,,

    @Topazo, I like,,,
    Thanks Ʊ rocking too.
    *smiles*

  5. so true, so sublime
    we come only to go
    transcending time
    further and farther than the morrow……

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