Silence! Silence!! Silence!!! – A Poetic Tribute To Ifeoluwa Ojikutu by Oluwasegun Olufemi
Published:13 Dec, 2013
It has no season
It has no time
It goes and comes as it wishes
Sometimes like a thief in the night
Always ready to strike
Never minding the pain that follows
Oh Death! Why are thou cruel?
Thy sharp claws knows no one
Not the old nor the young
You care not about our grief
You dig our hearts with horror
Cover our faces with ashes
Watered our eyes with tears
Turned our garments to rags
Oh Death! Thou have struck again
You have cursed our sea with storm
Thundered in hot sun and caused our flowers to wither
Oh Death! Why now?
It’s funny how you can turn love into horror
It still amazes me how you turned a white day into a black one
Are thou now glad that roses be placed at their tombs?
You took away a rare gem
You took away our smile
You took away a person of passion
You took away our pride, a legacy!
You took away our friend
You took away the future of a generation
You took away a jovial woman
And left us without strength
We’ve cried out our hearts
But you feel no sympathy
We are lost in thoughts
But you are unto the next
The echoes are still around
It still feels like a dream
My voice still trembles
I refuse to believe
Imagine the absence of the sun when our dresses are wet
The absence of the moon when the nights are dark
The absence of rain when there is drought
The absence of a blanket in a long cold night
Imagine the absence of our beloved friend IFEOLUWA… “@royalamebo”
You’ve painted our rainbow black
You’ve folded our heart, and caused it to bleed
Oh! Why at the pinnacle of a man’s life
Why at the cradle of her success
Silence! Silence!! Silence!!!
Oh earth, do you not feel her absence already?
The absence of a Motivator
The absence of a friend
The absence of a daughter
The absence of a lover
The absence of Ifeoluwa Ojikutu @royalamebo
Till thou come visiting again, I curse thee to the deepest part of the earth..
N.B: I never met her, but she touched my life. There was a time I tweeted, “I’m tired of life,” she simply kept a ‘smile’ smiley and replied, “it is stupid to give up when you don’t know tomorrow.” Thank you for giving me a reason to live on. You will be remembered even in death.