HER LAST WORDS By Ayoade Sulaimon Oriyomi

Written by Editor


On her sick bed
She held me tight with her soft hand
“lend me your ears”
She taciturn.

She said ;
“Son, don’t waiver”
“Stay strong and be brave”
“Its not gonna be easy”
Life was death and death was life

On hearing Mama
I knew the end was near
But I could do nothing
Tears started dropping

My treasure said to me;
Don’t be a coward
Cowards dies many times before their death
Be courteous and earn people’s respect

I love Maami
She was the best teacher I ever had
She was stoical and complacent
Mama was also effusive

“Endeavor to make me proud”
“Always be the best I knew you to be”
I was stultified
I couldn’t controlled my tears

I told Mama
To hold on a little longer
The end is not now
She’ll scale though

She smiled and said;
“My death is not now”
“I’ll be with you a hundred more years”
“I’ll back your child”
I was already in trepidation

She placed her head on my laps
Playing with my left fingers
While I was caressing her hair with my rights
She said she loved me
I told her same amidst tears

All of a sudden,
Trees were falling stratagemly
The trees groaned as they fell
I told Mama I’ll be back soon

I came back, met my treasure motionless
She had closed her beautiful eyes forever
Death, be no proud, you’re a sycophant
Death had laid its icy hands on my gem
She abdicated her promise.

About the author


Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.