Treasure Island

Adeosun Olamide


Demise (A Long Way Near)


I saw death,
When across night, soul breezes off,
When thirst hungers my throat,
And the sullied streaming brooks my messiah
I seen death

I saw death,
When across pathway lightning bolt forth
When through route vehicle swerve onward
When atop yours truly hawk falls twig
I seen death

I saw death,
When in laughter plagued, chocked self to droplet, gasp
When mosquito my blood pierce and seep in
When in bath, lose footing hitting head atop tub
I seen death

I see death,
Each moment as I air suckle, knowing each breathe may be poisonous
Each moment as I walk, knowing next step may take to eternity
Each night my body gives ghost, knowing eternal slumber comes
On spoon cover

I seen death
Wave across my path, bath in my shores, dine with me
I seen it help give meaning to life
And day winds on when we shall this debt not dodge,
When we shall slip into its cold grip as all mortals

But then the noble path
Fought a good fight, lived a good life
Living memories to live on
Planting seeds for tomorrow not promised
Reveling each parting second
Bidding farewell as tossing floret
And living every moment to its fullest
That be the noble demise

Submitted: Friday, January 17, 2014
Edited: Friday, January 17, 2014

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