Abdulhakim Haliru

Rookie (September,30 1982. / Kano, Nigeria)

My Suicide Note - Poem by Abdulhakim Haliru

It is a world where;
I am the only one that cares for me
The only one that advises me
I cannot go through the thicks
The thorns are piercing and hurting

I went out to see my bride
She says no again.
My neighbor hates me.

I cannot make a living
I have not eaten.
The thirst is unbearable
The hunger unquenchable
My hands are yearning
My mind is a work shop
Lo, the devil is an owner

Comments about My Suicide Note by Abdulhakim Haliru

  • (6/24/2007 1:54:00 PM)

    Though this piece is painful, yet it as writing I admire its bold and direct expression.

    Reading your bio, I see you have come far and are quite accomplished.

    I wish you the very best.

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Elysabeth Faslund (6/24/2007 8:49:00 AM)

    Who is this devil? You or the cruel world around you? Since you say you are the only one who cares for you...why do you say 'the devil is an owner'? Devils have only one power...to scare the hell out of another devil. This is a well crafted poem!
    It contains a maze of different interpretations and meanings. This is the better of the two. Demands a reread...then another! I like this maze of twistings and turnings! ! ! xxElysabeth

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 2 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 24, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]