Tuesday, September 25, 2012

D.M. Aderibigbe - One Poem


Mum's long-term battle with an unknown sickness came
To an end, the afternoon she was flown
To heaven with the dreaded plane driven by death.

Mum guitlessly commits an unforgiveable blunder
After she dies.
Grandma accuses a spotless devil of being a killer,
The devil calls grandma a first-class witch.

Money is the killer, money is the first-class witch,

Mum never had a splendiferous medication,
Mum never had nutritious chows to shield her
In the course of the war,
Mum lost in the battle of life.

D.M Aderibigbe is a 23-year old writer from Lagos, Nigeria, an undergraduate student of History and Strategic Studies of the University of Lagos. He writes poetry, fiction, non-fiction, plays and lyrics. His work has been published or forthcoming in the UK, Canada, Australia, Nepal and the United States by Vox Poetica, Pressboard press, UP Literature, HUSMW Press, The New Black
Magazine, Misfits' Miscellany, Thickjam, Ditch Poetry, Bluepepper, The Applicant, Rusty Nail and Jellyfish Whispers. His debut novel Sisyphean, will be published in America, soon. He lives and schools in Lagos.

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