[Poem] If Death by Hassan Idris

By: Naijamedialog / April 25th, 2020 / 133 views


If it was easy,
I would have taken a
battle with her who ends

I would have fought her
with my pen even though I
knew my ribcage is dead, I
would be defeated.

I would have danced and
welcomed her; hug her and
would have played to her my
musical lyrics of love.

I would have  taken a walk
with her to the land of no
return where she came from…

I would have told her the
story of a wordsmith who
adores death, yearns for her to
touch his skin and kiss his soul.

I would have told her of
the story of  he who belch
his dirges of love in his words.

I would have told her of
the dirges of a defeated
sailor who sailed through the
day and night to kiss her
that ends life.

©Aboo Salmarh.
Benue, Nigeria.


Hassan Idris is with pen name as Aboo Salmarh is a student of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria -Nigeria, studying Sociology and Anthroplogy. He is a member of the Creative writer’s Club, A. B. U Zaria, Creative Club Gombe State University, Northern writer’s Summit, Risingyouth and Hill-Top Creative Arts Foundation. His works has appeared in Zdigest, Yodelehub. Com, Kano State Students magazine, and Creative Writer’s Club, Kongo Campus, A. B. U Zaria. He received an Award from his department as the best researcher in 2017.

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