Idris Abayomi Alade

Veteran Poet - 1,639 Points (November 25,1989 / Lagos, Nigeria.)

If Death Would A Minute Wait - Poem by Idris Abayomi Alade

If death would a minute wait
For loving father to write his will
Children wouldn't have gone rioting
Each would have each with joy
Alas! Death wouldn't a minute wait
To sepulchre children followed their father.

If death would a minute wait
Mother would have begged
With knee kissing the earth
That she may nurture her boys
And see them grow stronger than their father
Alas! Death wouldn't a minute wait
Hunger hung in the bellies of the boys
And their future darker than the night.

If death would a minute wait
He would have written it on papers
Teach will students
Knowledge that tells him apart
Alas! Death wouldn't a minute wait
We mourned not him but
The lost unimpart knowledge.

Irrational in his dealings
Hurrying and scurrying to strike
If death would a minute wait
His victims, our departed lovely ones would their very best prepared.

Topic(s) of this poem: death


Comments about If Death Would A Minute Wait by Idris Abayomi Alade

  • Rajnish Manga (10/24/2015 12:53:00 PM)


    The poem has given a beautiful treatment to the subject relating to the unpredictability of the most certain phenomenon in our life known as death. I thank you for sharing such a nice poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 24, 2015



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