A Solemn Reflection

by Olatubosun David

What if, after tonight,
A soft light pierces through the boredom night
To announce the break of a new dawn
Or the tower-bell tolls for canonical hours
And city folks are set for the early morning worship
And then, a cock crows
To announce the exit of the Son of Man?

What if tomorrow comes without me?
What if I close eyes here tonight
And tomorrow, I open them in the hereafter?
What if after tonight’s rest,
The owner of life comes, taps me and says,
“Give it to me”?

Well, I will remember it’s borrowed
And I have no power to resist or withhold
This thing, will l do:
I will humbly submit and be quiet.

But then, I will be glad to see myself in the city of gold.

I will be glad to hear the soft voice of my Saviour saying, “Welcome, son.”

I will be glad to find myself in the company of a million celestial beings,
Singing hallelujah in the praise of my Redeemer,
Forever and ever.

Olatubosun David is a Nigerian writer and poet. He is a member of PEN, Nigeria Centre. A graduate of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, he currently works at Achievers University, Owo. Ondo State, Nigeria.

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