Precious Okidika

(27-04-88 / Port harcourt, Nigeria.)

I Am Dead! !


Do you not remember me brother?
Does your memory live so short,
Or my face so changed, you do not recall?
Think brother, think!
For now my friend,
I am dead!

I walked with you in childhood.
On sand and clay, our backs we lay.
Skip and jump, we did all play,
But now my friend,
I am dead.

I dreamt like you.
Indeed great things i dreamt to be.
I fancied girls and had a love.
What be of her i cannot say,
For now my friend,
I am dead!

I was your tutor,
And taught you well.
My reward each day, that you learn.
I showed you the ways of life,
If you followed that part
I cannot see,
For now my child,
I am dead!

I was your neighbour
With whom you laboured.
We toiled together, we shared.
I saw your marriage and your child.
If she be grown i cannot know,
For now my friend,
I am dead!

I am no ghost!
I am in your memory,
A forgotten part of your past.
Think friend, think!
Say not that you know me not,
Even though my friend,
I am dead! !

Submitted: Saturday, January 26, 2013
Edited: Sunday, January 27, 2013

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Dedicated to our fallen friends! ! You are not forgotten.

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