Precious Okidika

Rookie - 1 Points (27-04-88 / Port harcourt, Nigeria.)

I Am Dead! ! - Poem by Precious Okidika

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! !


Poet's Notes about The Poem

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

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 27, 2013


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