What deception is this

Which makes our mind believe

That we shall never age or die

But think forever we shall live?


Are we so blind we cannot see

The compost heap and tell

That mans bones are mixed in deep

And soon ours will join as well.


Why do we run in endless chase

And lustfully pursue vain goals

What joy if we would love ourselves

And so peaceful rest our souls


Stop right now…pause and think

Are you ready for the leap?

For when it comes, sure time will give

Our bones to black compost heap!



Sunday 6th Sept ’09 (on a road journey from Ibadan to Lagos)



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