The Consuming Foe

Written by: Ingibo Benson

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.