The Wednesday Before Christmas

21 Dec

Bowl of joy garnished with grief

Bland emotions – bland beyond belief

Or why should the loss of a dear one

Wrestle with the birth of God’s son?


If prayer could be offered for the dead

My missive to heaven would have read:

                Would it ever cost you a dime

                To send her down just one time

                That I may relish one final session

                In Lexis, in Structure, in Summary, in Comprehension… ?

                Please – one final, endless lecture in English?

                But no, heaven isn’t prodigal to grant every wish.


But how would a tutor of my favourite subject

Abruptly become Death’s prime target?

And why, I asked, of all Diseases, cancer?

But Diseases were mute and Death gave no answer.



This is dedicated to Mrs. Boladale a teacher of my favorite subject in secondary school (English Language).  She left the scene on 22nd December, 2010 – the Wednesday before Christmas.

R. I. P.

1 Comment

Posted by on December 21, 2011 in Uncategorized


One response to “The Wednesday Before Christmas

  1. bamidele

    December 25, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    All will leave the stage one by one but, I pray it will be at the right time. We will all fulfil our days on the stage. Meanwhile, u talked about her positive contribution into your life and that’s what we should stay on the stage to do for this generation before we leave. Sorry Brother for the loss!


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