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.