Adewale Ajakanri

Rookie - 394 Points (Lagos, Nigeria)

Letter To My Late Sister 'Yeside Ajakanri' - Poem by Adewale Ajakanri

As I was not there the day of your birth
I rely on stories to tell of your worth
Our family begin to grow again
As we now reached four
Growing together

We all had our fears living together
Sharing love and tears
As time passed along we all grew stronger
Who would knew that would not last much

I stayed all day when the doctor said your life is gonna get short
I stayed days without taking a cup of water
I stayed all day without seeing the sun set
I stayed all night crying to the sky
Praying for your life to stay long
And probably if our creator can take out of my years on this earth

But Allah never grant me my wish
You went silently
But you left a great wind to pass your departure to heaven
I felt I should be the one to leave you behind
So you could make mum really happy

Your death left so much pains in our heart
But today I am doing all the great things you never wait to do for mummy
Am sure you are smiling in heaven as I make mum
Mother of all mothers

But this very moment I am writing you this letter
And I do hope the breeze would blow it up to you
As you sit next to Allah

Constantly thinking
Never to be the same
the tears fall quickly just hearing your name

Silence is golden yet not anymore
silence brings thoughts I just can't ignore.
The nights are sleepless
Can hardly narrate my dreams
Crying in my pillow to you I beseech

Though i am surrounded by we you left behind
But I still feel alone
My heart is so empty
this pain I must own

I wish I could hug you and just see your face
But now I have memories to stand in your place
You are Gone Yeside but not forgotten that's what they say
Of course that is true
but if only you could stay and hear my cry

Years have gone
But its like you left just yesterday
I still can't see a soul that is better than you
It hurts much you are not here as I start my part to greatness
It hurts much as there is no one to tell me Adewale you are the best brother
It hurts much that we couldn't make mum smile together
Now its my responsibility
I took the work of two

I wish you can breath once more
Maybe just maybe I wouldn't let you depart for heaven
Maybe, just maybe I would go before you
But Ya'Allah knows better

Pray for me as you read this letter
And always watch over us from heaven
I love you so much Yeside Ajakanri

Topic(s) of this poem: Death

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Letter to my late sis who couldn't wait to fulfil her promises for out mum....

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, March 9, 2015

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