David Olusegun Agbaje

Rookie (26 September,1958 / Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria.)

Edward Gone Bedward


When I asked of my friend, Edward,
I learnt he had gone bedward,
For worrying so much about his truck, 'Bedford',
Which could no longer move forward.

Then I hurried to the males' ward
Where on a white bed I met my dear Edward,
I stretched my healing hands forward
To raise his head turned backward.

I told him to pray and not to worry
For worrying people are not very godly
As they deny God's power to carry
Whatever the cause of their worry.

Perhaps, my words lighted his heart
Like a flood light on a stage in the dark
For a smile lighted his face from his heart
And he said, 'I'm well and can walk home even in the dark.

Submitted: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,734 Points Susan Lacovara (10/19/2013 11:07:00 PM)

    I loved this poem. So true we can not worry about the small things in life...too much energy for negative thoughts. Well done expressing that sentiment. I invite you to read my writings, as well.I will continue to explore more of yours. PEACE (Report) Reply

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