Joseph Oladehinde Ibikunle

Rookie - 497 Points (31 of July 1988 / Alagbado, Lagos.)

Mortal Me (What The Body Says To The Soul) - Poem by Joseph Oladehinde Ibikunle

I, who will die
And entombed under a stone
Amid of sands I'll lie
I'll be too conscious to groan.
Mortal me, mortal me!
.
I, who will be forgotten
After some weeks of my demise
While all pride in me is rotten
I'll be unaware, to be precise.
Mortal me, mortal me!
.
I, who will be devoured,
My stomach, lungs and retina
By some maggots underworld
I'll be the breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Mortal me, mortal me!

Topic(s) of this poem: art


Comments about Mortal Me (What The Body Says To The Soul) by Joseph Oladehinde Ibikunle

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (4/29/2017 2:04:00 AM)


    I, who will be forgotten
    After some weeks of my demise
    While all pride in me is rotten
    i will be devoured
    Mortal me, mortal me

    A great consciousness you are trying to propagate my dear poet. This is our call, call of the poet. Thank you for this great poem
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  • Mike Barrett (10/22/2014 10:08:00 AM)


    I like the imagery but I hold to the principle that the body is but a vehicle for Soul (consciousness) to express itself in this physical dimension. Since Soul is a particle of God's consciousness, one of Its properties is eternalness. One's body is temporal; one's Soul is immortal! (Report) Reply

    Oladehinde J. Ibikunle (10/26/2014 6:17:00 AM)

    Thanks for your discerning comments. Very true, the soul is immortal, but then, the body which houses the soul is. The pronoun ''I'' is spiritually associated a speaker's soul and not his body unless ortherwise specified. I am compelled to by your true comment to change the title to Mortal Me (what the body says to the soul)

  • Neela Nath Das (3/18/2012 2:46:00 AM)


    Really. Nothing remains except the rotten body. Very beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Miraj Patel (12/29/2011 1:34:00 PM)


    its really a nice poem... (Report) Reply

  • (12/26/2011 6:58:00 PM)


    This is very strong and more of a poem than the first one I read. (Report) Reply

  • Okoye Charles Chukwudi (12/26/2011 4:07:00 PM)


    aw...its really dark...but beautiful...makes me reason aboutdying and about the grave, , , , nice poem...thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • (12/20/2011 4:07:00 PM)


    A very dark poem. A really good write.
    May i invite you to read my new poem called,
    For Paul Blackburn. A true story.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 26, 2014


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