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Celebrate My Death

I want you to celebrate my death Even if I was to die tomorrow Shed no tears, curse no gods But do say a prayer for me I want you to celebrate my passing For that’s what life is A long road that will surely come to an end In my footprint you will see that I have lived my fill Wanted to fly and I have flown Wanted to dance and I have danced with sweat soaked shirt Wanted to sing and I have sang Wanted a little one to call mine and my Fatima shine so bright Mourn me not when I am gone (mourn me not for now I rest) Just say a few kind words Let the angels know of the man I hoped have been Let them take your words to Allah Almighty that’s above Paradise I hope to call home This life is only my journey towards it I hoped, have chosen my path right At every crossroad that was a test For the wrong paths that have led Hoped have found forgiveness with my creator Allah Hoped with His mercy new paths have emerged To take me to home Don’t cry over this body of mine From clay it was made to clay it shall returned Just prayed that it find peace in the ground Not punishment promised to the disbeliever Pity me not for the life that could have been I have faith that my life has been all that its meant to be Have prayed for death to take me when my time is up When I have Allah Mercy and a place by my beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) Celebrate my death even if I was to die tomorrow If corpse could cry, my will shed tears for you For your journey still continue And you are still far from home

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Date: 4/18/2017 3:04:00 AM
Well written and most of us are afraid to speak or even write about Death. Well done and now I am inspired. " In my footprint you will see that I have lived my fill ''
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Ibrahim Bashiru
Date: 4/18/2017 4:08:00 AM
Thanks Itumeleng, death is something I try to think about everyday and make peace. Which is the point I trying to get across but seem to be lost in translation. Glad you like the poem.
Date: 4/14/2017 3:25:00 AM
So beautifully written Ibrahim. But I hope we can celebrate your life for a long time to come...
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Ibrahim Bashiru
Date: 4/18/2017 4:06:00 AM
Hello Darren, I hope so to. Thanks for your kind words
Date: 4/13/2017 3:21:00 PM
This is a sad but beautiful write Ibrahim. Welcome to poetry soup friend.
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Ibrahim Bashiru
Date: 4/18/2017 4:05:00 AM
Hello Abosede, my fellow Nigerian. Thanks for the warm welcome. The message I am trying to get across with this poem seems to be lost. Its meant to be happy, a liberation from fear of death.
Date: 4/13/2017 7:22:00 AM
Welcome dear Ibrahim to our poetic family. Hope you find good friends here and stay for a long time! This is a fine poem my friend, with profound meaning especially as it deals with our brother death and the afterlife which I too believe!
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