Today, I had it on mind to write something inspiring, something that will make you believe that it is not over and move you to take a positive step. I had barely written a paragraph and was on the second one before my cousin called me to help her with her assignment. She was told to write Roman numerals from thirty to fifty ( her assignment for last was to write Roman numerals from one to twenty), we had barely started before my uncle came over and decided to take over.

I couldn’t get back to what I was writing immediately, so I decided to catch some rest.

Voices calling from outside: mama Joy! ( not real name) mama Joy! Mr. Johnson is dead.

Mama Joy: you don’t mean it. When? how? What happened?……
( with tears in their eyes and songs of sorrow on their lips, the hurriedly left for Mr. Johnson’s house, to share the pains of his wife and children)

So, the next few dark lines are dedicated to all those who have lost their friends, father, mother, relatives, spouse, loved ones and etc.

Death! Your cold hands have encapsulated my heart,
I seek for freedom from your grip,
But your deeds keep drowning me in tears.

Happiness is a stranger to my soul,
Smiles can’t be seen around,
And Laughter is dead.

The rain can’t wash away my tears,
The sun can’t dry them either;
It will be like tossing a piece of red-hot
charcoal into an ocean.

You have stolen reality from me,
Memories are all I have left.
Death! What was my crime?

Is it a crime to love?
Answer me!
I don’t get it. Why?
Why did you do this?

Just a second chance,
That’s all I ask for.
John, Rose, grandpa and Julie,
I want to see them for a second.
Just a second.

I know you won’t do it,
You are only good at taking,
And I know you never get satisfied.
You are like the rich man,
Who never gets tired of stealing from the poor.

May God bless the departed souls,
And protect the living.

Do not get drown in your tears and do not give up. You are still alive because you are very important and have a positive mission to accomplish. So, shake it off and move on.

With love from my heart.

Posted by Abah Linson Igoche


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