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The Consuming Foe

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The Consuming Foe

Adamu is missing here
He went a road all mortals go
Silence grace the missing space 
Igniting our heart throb

Unhurriedly death dragged air
Out of his craving nostrils
Leaving a speechless mould
For he tested positive
He had the consuming virus.

See Adamu,
Stiff, benumbed and deaf to comrade's call
Flying into a plane
From which no man has returned

Rickety old Mr. Death
Conquered this promising child
Death has debased his proud heart


This poem is fiction.

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  1. Date: 8/12/2011 10:03:00 PM

    I see you added the note fiction maybe from people asking you about it. It's VERY good writing about a child and how sad it is when one is taken because of aids and I know it's much more prevalent in some areas of the world than in others. A horrible thing and I hope one day the world can be rid of this virus!

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 7:01:00 AM

    Sad story of a child that died of Hiv/AIDS. Beautifully crafted! You are very good in story telling. *Cheers*

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 8:13:00 AM

    This is so sad. If this is a true story I am sorry for your loss. God Bless, JB

    Benson Avatar Ingibo Benson Date: 7/13/2011 4:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's fiction, Judy. Thanks for reading. God bless too.
  1. Date: 7/13/2011 5:45:00 AM

    Good morning and thank you for sharing your poetry with us Ingibo. I have enjoyed reading your fascinating writing today and will be back again soon to read more. May you have a most wonderful day filled with inspiration. Love, Carol