‘SUICIDE’ & ‘THE NIGHT IS NOT DARK’ (POEMS BY YUSUFF UTHMAN ADEKOLA)

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Suicide

First, the mind dies, leaves life,
but returns as a zombie covered in
festering wounds of thoughts.

Then, so the world does not
weep before their time to weep,
the lips carry a smile invisibly sprawling.

Finally, it’s time. Cut!
Lamentations and blames
begin to run berserk.

Ah-ah-ah…
The zombie is gone. And the living
stay only one step from the dead.


The Night Is Not Dark

The night feeds on
the true darkness of
the recoiling soul drenched in
silent tears.

The night is a little lad, infant,
still crying to suckle at
the sagging breast
of the darkling mind.

With fallen shoulders,
the mind disburses currencies
of tasteless milk— tongue-dead,
voiceless beyond
the noiseless body of the night.

Who says the night is dark,
when depression plants deep pressure
in the depths of the punctured soul? Get them some light
and feed them a billion cups of it,
they who fade into the darkness in them.

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Yusuff Uthman Adekola

Yusuff, Uthman Adekola (YUA) writes majorly for societal growth. He is a lover of words and admirer of their worth, so he wields them for the good cause. His works have appeared in publications online and in print. He is an award-winning poet and currently a final year student of English at the University of Ibadan.
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By Yusuff Uthman Adekola

Yusuff, Uthman Adekola (YUA) writes majorly for societal growth. He is a lover of words and admirer of their worth, so he wields them for the good cause. His works have appeared in publications online and in print. He is an award-winning poet and currently a final year student of English at the University of Ibadan.

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