Kayode Olubambi

Rookie (26/02/1977 / Isanlu)

Iku Alumuntu - Poem by Kayode Olubambi

'Iku' [Death] Alumuntu,

The great sage that has ever lived.

A respecter of no one.

'Iku', the great author of all time,

Who has everyone's name in his diary.

He takes away anyone he deems fit.

Who can escape the wrath of his claws?

He lurks around all mortals,

The visitor that comes in uninvited.

'Iku', the great warlord.

He who meet him, knows him not,

He who knows him recognises him not.

'Iku' is an inevitable end.

Money can not buy his wisdom,

No one knows the extent of his powers,

Dede-ogun okunrin ogun.

At the mention of his name men trembles.

Iku, the end himself,

Iku alumuntu, the brave sage.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

'IKU' means death.It is of note that death takes away more than one million people every day.'Alumuntu' is one of death's panegyrics denotating the extent of his powers.'Dede-ogun' shows how luminous [iku's] power is.It compulsory to always remind ourselves that one day we will all give account of our deeds on earth, either theyare good or bad.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 26, 2013

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