Read Time:56 Second [My Friend Died…]
My friend died. Today he is earthed
This news turns my marrow to water
That now flow down my cheek
Flood waters raging through a city

Thoughts pierce my mind
Like heated Indian arrows;

Yes, he was sick
Got admitted into a sick hospital
With sick doctors that care less
So alone he battled Death…

The gloom wasn’t lifting
Alas, the sun was setting!

Then his breath came fast
Faster, then faster… and even faster
Like it was racing for a medal
Against the tick-tock of the clock…

His breathing stopped..

His eyes are half open
His lips are parted, open
And my friend is gone
…the sick doctors appear…

We are left with deafening silence!
Ah! His talents came to light
Just before this sudden flight!
The world has lost a mind bright

Rest in peace Victor Okolie…

*Victor Okolie was a childhood friend. He is a trained Economist from Enugu State University, Enugu, Nigeria.

Written by: Sunny Lawrence
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

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  1. johncoyote – Michigan – A old Poet who enjoy reading and writing poetry. I tried to show people a better way than war and violence. We must seek peace for the sake of all children in our world.
    johncoyote says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. Hard to lost a good friends. A powerful poem. Words can keep old friends alive in heart and mind.

    1. Kukogho Iruesiri Samson – Abuja, Nigeria – I am a media professional with experience in multimedia journalism, book publishing, content creation, web management, public relations, media relations, social media management, and client relationship management. My interests include multi-platform content creation and management, media relations, digital and print publishing, and youth-oriented social services. I am open to middle-level positions in organizations that encourage innovation.
      Kukogho Samson says:

      Indeed they can…this man sadly lost his friend to incompetence and inadequacy of medical facilities.

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