These Deaths Too Many:Heaven Please! (A Poem) By Wale Odunsi

These Deaths Too :Heaven Please! (A Poem) 

By Wale Odunsi

They played for honour in the national team

They fought for peace,taking on guerrillas in the battlefield

They left indelible marks scene

They breathed to our radio and TV screens


They rose from rags to riches

No story, No glory

They achieved hopes and dreams glitches

They kept alive the go-getter spirit

They re-defined dedication,with a complete hardwork kit



The day before we say ‘Hi’

Day after us thegraveside saying ‘Bye-bye’

Low indistinct whisper of

‘Ashes to ashes’

Chorus of a dusty ‘Dust to dust’

With sober reflections of and times

Pastor/Alfa preaching, memories replaying

Crowd watching, hearts shattering

Tears dropping, body shaking

Head banging, Panadol can’t cure

No, not a thing



Day after day, Year after year,

We people that are so dear

Stroll in the distress chapter, engrossed in the fear

Of perchance your time is near

Am scared, Jeez am scared!



These deaths have left a big sore

Wipe your tears, cry no more

I plead: let it cease, let it cease

Are you there, can you hear?

Heaven please, Heaven please

A tribute to all departed nationalists, celebrities, sporting stars, fallen service men…plus our

relatives and friends.

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