Past a score year on earth
Still don’t understand the path of death
Where do I go from here?
Are conditions really peaceful over there?
After much first time of strife,
Do I return back for an afterlife?
No matter how many times the earth turns
I shall pass through this world but once.
I don’t know what Hades hold
The truth never unfolds
Someday we all fall
But before I answer my great call
At least I still have
This chance to choose the words of my epitaph.
“The controversial character’s time is done,
The poet and sage is gone,
Rest there in the upper coast,
Find the ultimate peace you desire most.”
John Ayotunde Okade