The dead do not talk

The dead do not talk

If they did, maybe I wouldn’t be so sad

They do not smile

If they did, their smiles would trounce the radiance of

The midday sun;

They sleep and do not wake up

The lie stiffly and the coldness of their skin

Sends a chill into my heart and freeze it;

It stays frozen, far from the warmth of the sun;

It never thaws, no

I only learn to live with cold blood flowing in my veins.

 

I get that we cannot live forever,

I get that we all get to play host to death

But when our fruit is plucked before they are ripe

When the stalks of corn fall ere the cob is mature

When the ancient sends for death and it disregards them

But rather comes for the young,

That I do not get,

That I find hard to accept.

 

The dead do not talk

If they did, maybe I would feel better

The dead are silent

And the silence rings loudly in my heart

The dead do not laugh

That melodious sound that was music to my ears

That sets my heart a fluttering

The dead do not see

They close their eyes to the world

Shutting out the light in my world

Throwing it into a darkness thick and impenetrable

It never really lifts

I only learn to find my way in the darkness.

 

Come back to me

Open your eyes and light up my world

Smile my darling

Fill my heart with warmth

Speak my beloved

In whispers that take my breath away.

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53 Comments Add yours

  1. Adeleke Julianah says:

    Wow…eerily touching
    Yes. There are times
    when darkness meets with
    Light, Happiness meets with
    Sorrow, daylight and nightfall
    compete for attention.
    There are day when Joy meets
    with Mourning.
    And when those days comes upon
    Us, we are in disorientation, we
    run helter skelter, we find
    ourselves moving in different
    direction ll at once…
    May the days of sorrows be shortened.
    And may our mourning days be for just
    Our old ones who passes on….

      1. Adeleke Julianah says:

        This poem leaves me with so much sadness Doc….I just feel like breaking down and cry till dawn…*sniffs*

        1. topazo says:

          I am so sorry Jules…didn’t intend to make you cry.
          losing someone is a painful thing, we never really recover from it…

          1. Adeleke Julianah says:

            I know Doc. And I understand perfectly what you mean…it’s not easy when you loose someone, especially close ones…

            1. topazo says:

              it never is Jules..it is a wound that forever stays with one…

              1. Adeleke Julianah says:

                True that Doc…So true…*Sighs heavily*

  2. DrSwag says:

    ..Nice one bro..your ability to capture and bottle the emotions behind words is an art that few would ever be able to emulate..Life is an irony but in all, death or life, we live on..plod on with gritted teeth sometimes but learn to live seeing the rainbow that accompanys the storm……you belong to a revered company bro….

    1. topazo says:

      “We plod on with gritted teeth sometimes….” o true..
      Sir, me thinks you are thinking of me too highly

      1. DrSwag says:

        ..even thinking of you too highly is too low for you…

        1. topazo says:

          Aaaaaah! Flattery is not good o…it is not good o

          1. DrSwag says:

            Lol! I flatter thee not my brother…

            1. topazo says:

              This pedestal that you insist on putting me…

              1. DrSwag says:

                With the way you are going…soon no pedestal would be fit enough to hold you….

                1. topazo says:

                  *runs for cover*

                  1. DrSwag says:

                    …run where???? A topaz goldfish has no hiding place…

                    1. topazo says:

                      My oga! Haba…this ‘assault’ is too much o

                    2. Adeleke Julianah says:

                      And you are on point again! A gold fish sure has no place to hide! And our dear #Topazo is a rare Gold Fish!

                    3. topazo says:

                      Jeez Jules! Spare me na…

                    4. Adeleke Julianah says:

                      Spare you? Have you ever seen an outstanding celebrity spared of the Camera and Media???

        2. Adeleke Julianah says:

          You can say that again and again DrSwag! You are so on point, thinking the highest of #Topazo is too low for his reputation!

          1. DrSwag says:

            Jules..you so do know how to pile it on…lolzzz…

            1. Adeleke Julianah says:

              Oh well…just stating a fact ni o! Lols!!!!

              1. topazo says:

                Which fact o Julia?! Ehn

                1. Adeleke Julianah says:

                  A fact that thinking the highest of you is too low for ur reputation ni now!

            2. topazo says:

              Jules is now your side kick huh?

              1. DrSwag says:

                Lolzzzzz. ..I never did ask for her help ooo

              2. Adeleke Julianah says:

                Actually DrSwag didn’t ask for my help o! I just voluntared! Lols!!!!

                1. topazo says:

                  That is called over sabi Jules

                  1. Adeleke Julianah says:

                    Over sabi ke? That is called following in the footpath of righteousness! Hehehehe!!!!!!!!!!

                    1. topazo says:

                      Oh yeah? Now that is new!

                    2. Adeleke Julianah says:

                      Hahahaha!!!!! Of course naa! Hehehehe!!!!

            1. Adeleke Julianah says:

              Yes Topazo, et moi! Lols!!!!!

          2. DrSwag says:

            Lolzzzzz. .Topie out of the mouth of 2 or 3….lol…

            1. topazo says:

              It is a conspiracy!

              1. DrSwag says:

                …you would know about conspiracy theories, wouldn’t you??? Hmmf..

                1. topazo says:

                  Hehehhe…what is that supposed to mean o Dr Swag? *raised eyebrow*

                  1. DrSwag says:

                    Lolzzzzz. …u know your tag team partner of conspiracies naa..your twin of mischief. .

                    1. DrSwag says:

                      …yemie naaaa.

                    2. topazo says:

                      Lol…if she catch you ehn…i am not there o

              2. Adeleke Julianah says:

                Conspiracy indeed!!!!!!! Lols!!!!!!!!

          3. DrSwag says:

            Go Topie..Go Topie..Go Topie. ..

  3. zikaolofin says:

    Losing someone is one of the most trying things that can happen to a person. The Bible’s hope of resurrection though, comforts us. Pele my Doc

    1. topazo says:

      Yes, the hope that we will see them on the resurrection morn…
      Thanks Zee…
      This was actually for a friend grieving…

  4. I felt the need to write a few words, but then words failed me.

    Nothing can be gloomier than loosing a loved one.

    1. topazo says:

      You are so right Senor Joe…the pain is so deep, words can’t adequately describe it

  5. theinkheart says:

    I’ve never lost anyone but I’ve lost a part of myself that many times I feel this way, wishing I could resurrect the dead but the evolution of a new beginning, the hope of a better tommorow and the faith in the One leading me is what gives me life abundance!!

    1. topazo says:

      Lovely comment…
      There is always hope!

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