David Olusegun Agbaje

Rookie - 104 Points (26 September,1958 / Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria.)

Edward Gone Bedward - Poem by David Olusegun Agbaje

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.

Comments about Edward Gone Bedward by David Olusegun Agbaje

  • (12/18/2017 12:43:00 AM)

    Wonderful, this is stone melting what a life transforming poem. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/17/2017 8:59:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem which became a beautiful lyric to a beautiful song (Report) Reply

  • 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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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 19, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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