By; O’tobiloba S Bankole
Death Dawn On Ikorodu.
Dawn till sunrise, sunrise till noon
We played and love
We dined and wined
We merry and lived in ferry
But just like the wind, death blew us apart.
Sunset almost in golden glamour
And just before dawn, at that blink of the fast fading light,
Loneliness crept into our harbor
Bludgeoning the existence of our very beginning
Sadness killed the light our eyes shone with
And just like the rage of a storm, death tore us apart.
I wonder in my quavering voice
How meaningless it was living a life when parting is the end of it.
Those moments spiced with splendors;
pleasure mixed with pain…
And when it was about to get interesting, death parted us…
I am lonely… I am sad… I am sick
Death has taken my treasure away…
O’tobiloba S. Bankole is a 300L student of Law at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, He dedicated this latest poem“Dawn till sunrise, sunrise till noon” to the victims of the Ikorodu massacre.