A Heavy Pill To Swallow!

A Heavy Pill To Swallow!

Dana! Why? God! Why?

Most had dreams to live
Politically,economically,spiritually
Maritally, intellectually, humanitarianly
Fame beckons all man’s dream!

For one,to change the wrong political
Formula of a country like Nigeria
For another, to be employer
To employ the vast army of the unemployed
For one, to be a spiritual figure on earth
For another, to save humanity’s untold hardship
For one, to marry the Prince or Princess charming
For another, to be an academia of note
For some,a desire to be all in one.

Some are living their dreams already
A good wife, a good husband
Wounderful kids
The reality of the dreamed job
A thriving business
An academia of note
A rare-good Nigerian politician.

Living the dream or to live
The uninvited visitor visited
By it’s iron cold fist he took
All plans,dreams,realities and aspirations
Away beyond man’s sight.

Just in a bloody seconds
Just on a bloody Sunday
Dad xpected neva turned up
Mum xpected neva showed up
Sibling xpected neva turned up
Friends xpected neva showed up
Colleaques xpected neva turned up
Against their will to show up
Death halted wickedly.

Hell of death took them
Most harshly from us
Leavin us-all wailing
Leavin us-all day-dreaming
Leavin us-all questioning.

Like Solomon would say
“Notin is new on earth”
Unlikely my pen will say
“Death is alwaz newly wicked
When he snashes our luv ones
In this other of rape on life.

Indeed a heavy pill to swallow!
But let close our eyes ,and do
And open our minds to the reality that
In different ways, than one
All mortals, most go Earth’s ways!

We live, to leave in death
And to live, and leave not
Life after death!

Adieu all of blessed memories!

___________

Ejikeme Nnaji



7 thoughts on “A Heavy Pill To Swallow!” by Admin2 (@admin2)

  1. Its all coming back to me now.

  2. I pray they find peace in their forced rest.

  3. Izzy (@okwujeisrael)

    Great poem. However, there were a few typos- ‘snash’ in place of snatch; ‘other’ in place of order.

  4. Wow…Admin also writes poems?

    I never knew.

    But this was rife with the tone of angry-sorrow or how do I put it…
    And it all brings us back to the understanding of how heavy the tragedy was…most especially when it came to this lines:

    Just in a bloody seconds
    Just on a bloody Sunday
    Dad xpected neva turned up
    Mum xpected neva showed up
    Sibling xpected neva turned up
    Friends xpected neva showed up
    Colleaques xpected neva turned up
    Against their will to show up

    Sad…
    Good poem @Admin

  5. shai (@shaifamily)

    Hmmm, God grant d souls of d departed rest…..ds anthology thing has brought so much home. Every time I read, its like a stake is driven into my heart n d healing wound broken afresh.

  6. in [a] bloody seconds- [a] should not be there. I wish you had done without these short-forms and several unnecessary punctuation.

    However, the poem is nice.

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