Yet another soul

In the dark night

As I lie in bed

I hear the sound of the gun

Another soul has been taken away

Another life has left our earth.

©Booky Glover, 2017


When I served in the Eastern Nigeria, I experienced this tradition. Once we hear the sound of the gun we know that someone is dead. Well, I didn’t have family members there but I know that such person has people who will mourn for his departure.


The young die

The old alike

Reminding us how frail we are

We are mortals

And we have to go



My heart weeps for you dear brother

I knew you for a brief while

But you were happy going with yourself and the world

Farewell Dan Efa

Farewell dear friend

Rest in peace.

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