Aliyu Umar Abubakar


Birthday Of The Dead - Poem by Aliyu Umar Abubakar

without a you
sept
ember has done it
again


and like me (since innocent days)
i let it twist
away



mother
september (was) ,
the birthday of your death,
was here but now
it's done it again


the year has thinned down
to two embers
and january is a delicate flower
blossoming
it's a code locked on the face of ticking days


if,
it does you good,
then,
i couldn't've forgotten you
I was bemused
seeing
the birthday of my death
too
reel


of your birthdays i know
one
and
of my birthdays i know
one

the day you left you're
born
the day i was born
i die

you're the beginning
and
i - the end (the start)


mother
we're beings
around ember months


the day my soul unsheathed
itself
of this flesh
I shall set sail
on the shoreless sea-
a journey, with you, that has
no end-


and (a world)
without you and
me
the sept
ember,
birthday of the dead,
slips
no more

Topic(s) of this poem: death, life and death, mystical


Comments about Birthday Of The Dead by Aliyu Umar Abubakar

  • (7/23/2018 6:15:00 AM)

    beautifully written.thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Hazel Durham (4/28/2018 12:40:00 PM)

    Original and so creative with great ideas in your beautiful poem! (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (4/24/2018 2:47:00 AM)

    and (a world)
    without you and
    me
    the sept
    ember,
    birthday of the dead,
    slips
    no more.... birthday of my death........ made me think a lot....... spread great ideas in this world... thank u. tony
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    A A Umar Udubo(4/24/2018 3:46:00 AM)

    Sir Theodore thank you for the time

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 7, 2018


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