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Poem Of The Week: Deathbed

By Nehi Igbinijesu.

Credit: docsnews.com

 

Calabashes, vats and bins

Niftly seated in wipes and sniffs

 

One quirky moonlit night

And not a Spirit in sight

 

Bemused! Bereft! Beset!

All at once?

By the spirited dark light

Of reveries along ago

 

Of cries that brought mirth once

With toddles and strides

Then stress!

 

Becoming a man

Then a king

And now- a child

Departing in fleeting breath

 

Three score and ten

Was it?

But whence hath life first learnt?

 

In each day savoured

In each grime and streak

In the moments

My children

For father lives

 

In words and thoughts

Yet in you

Yet helpless

On his deathbed!

 

This Poem is part of the anthology of 30 Poems titled: “Dirges of The Niger” By Nehi Igbinijesu.

 

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