Monday, 18 July 2011

Epitaph


This epitaph
Will be etched
On the tomb stone of the tomb
Where I will wait to be summoned
To the waiting room of eternity,
Where I will await
Handshake with Chukwu.
“Here dwells a singer,
Who sang
And sang
On the sacred stage.
Here dwells a songster
With costume intact,
Not in tatters.
Here dwells a town crier,
Whose gong,
Whose stick
Survived bidders’ bids,
A bequest
To town criers of tomorrow.”