Departure

Benjamin Minofu

Doctors racing to and from all corners of the room
Like mad people

The eagle has fallen
Walls are shaken
Doctors racing to and from all corners of the room
Like mad people
Were you not to take vows on the morrow, at noon?
What will happen to your groom remains a mystery

They are covering your body
Are you really dead?
But you didn’t even reach forty
Will you wake up if I shake this bed?
Death, you whisked our parents away already
Leaving runnels of tears on our cheeks

How will I break this upsetting news?
Matthews loved you as his big brother
You have taken an early bus, brother
Leaving your 5 year old son in mud?

How will I tell your fiancée?
Will she receive this news
As I did?