Soyombo Ayomikun: Minutes before M.K.O Abiola died (Poetry)

by Soyombo Ayomikun

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   He sipped

   The tea

   Thirsty

   Needing fluid

   The

   Evil ones

   Watched him

   Happily

1.They

   Gave him

   The mug

   Filled with

   Hot tea

   And

   Invisible

   Poison.

   He was

   To be

   Nigeria’s president

   They

   Silenced him

2.He

   Had weaknesses

   Who

   Doesn’t?

   He

   Had flaws

   Who

   Doesn’t?

   He

   Made mistakes

   Who

   Is perfect?

   He lived

   Noble

   For

   The poor

   And weak

3.He sipped

   The tea

   Thirsty

   Needing fluid

   The

   Evil ones

   Watched him

   Happily

   Waiting

   For the

   Last gasp,

   The last breath

4.Perhaps

   He smiled

   At them

   As his

   Stomach

   Welcomed poison

   All

   He wanted

   Was to

   Serve Nigeria

   To bleed

   For her

   He lived

   A god

5.He felt

   A cramp

   The mug

   Fell

   Milk

   Got spilled

   His chest

   Became tight

   He grunted

   They smiled

   He shed

   Tears

   For

   A lost

   Nation

   Nigeria

6.He fell

   To

   His knees

   Hewed

   Down

   By hade’s

   Host

   They rejoiced

   As he died

   Beautiful heart

   Warm soul

   The president

   Nigeria

   Never had

7.Has

   He indeed

   Been

   Silenced?

   Has

   He been

   Wiped off

   From our

   Hearts?

   No!

   In death

   We

   Still

   Remember

   Bashorun

8.We will

   Tell

   Our children

   About you

   They will

   Tell

   Their children

   About

   The

   Sweet spirit

   You were

   Your

   Big smiles

   Your equally big

   Ear lobes

   The magnanimity

   Unparalleled

   We will tell

 

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Soyombo Ayomikun tweets from @alabaster85

 

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