Poem from Chimezie Ihekuna

Chimezie Ihekuna (Mr. Ben)
Young black man in a collared shirt and jeans standing outside under an awning in front of a small building.
Chimezie Ihekuna

Death not being something to fear

Death?
What the hell am i doing on earth?
Life designs the cloth of fear

which is difficult to wear

Why?
There is a lurking uncertainty

Its design is a  threatening peculiarity
So,
In death, i glory in peace

as my sleeping body is laid to Mother Earth with ease
The cloth of peace i wear

Therefore, i would say, ‘death is not a being to fear’

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