Post more comments

Adesitimi Taiwo Damilola


Never Mourn At My Funeral


Never mourn at my funeral
Because i'm not dead but sleeping
And relaxing on Abraham's bossom
Never mourn at my funeral
You that come in view to mourning
But within you, you're here to mock
Because my poetry has once expose your secret-deeds
Throw my body where you please
Or let it be dismembered
Never mourn at my funeral
You the insect that bites my daffodils
And you who want my fish to swim on a dry earth
Throw me on a stormy sea
Where Jonah fell
But its a glorious shame
I can never sight the river bank of Joppa
Never mourn at my funeral
You that come in my maker's name
Just to bless my end
Go thy way and search for lust souls
Wear them a garment pure as snow
Before they lie low with me
And journey hell eternal
Never mourn at my funeral
But mourn for we're debtors of death

Submitted: Thursday, July 19, 2012
Edited: Friday, July 20, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The dead bury the dead
-such is life
-
death

Comments about this poem (Never Mourn At My Funeral by Adesitimi Taiwo Damilola )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. IT IS OUR TRADITION, john chizoba vincent
  2. Pink Pyjama Party?, Stephen Katona
  3. SIMPLY SELFLESS, PRINCESS LISA APARAMA
  4. don't make me turn these stars around, Mandolyn Davidson
  5. Dumb Them Down Stupid People I Can't Think, Is It Poetry
  6. one hundred and shut up degrees, Mandolyn Davidson
  7. Magnifico, Gaylord Munemo
  8. Boys Will Be Girls, George Hunter
  9. Where is the Honor?, Maverick Jones
  10. Boys Will Be Boys, George Hunter

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Browning

After
by Robert Browning

Take the cloak from his face, and at first
Let the corpse do its worst!

How he lies in his rights of a man!
Death has done all death can.
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]