Let Me Live On…

Please…let me live on…
When sudden darkness falls upon the sun
That my toils shall never be in vain
But I know how hard it’s to keep the pain.

Let me go on…
Like a shinny Urn
Where beloved ashes must always lie
That visions of them shall never die.

I utterly beg of you today
That tomorrow when I go away
All the muses I’ve put on slate
Never shall see the wrath of fate.

I say, do not my labour betray
To have your duty delay
But to let me go on and on…
Even if I am gone.

I be certain that when I’m done
I can from great beyond carry on
As Homer, Shakespeare and Milton hath their pen
Before they all retired to their quiet den.

Let me go on…
On and on the way of Leon
That my creativity reach immortality
And go on this way till eternity.

So, let me live on and on…
Even if darkness falls upon the sun
That my toils never shall be in vain
As I know how hard it’s to keep the pain.

Adeola Goloba

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About Ijagun Poetry Journal

Ijagun Poetry Journal is a quarterly journal that provides a platform from which we can tell our own stories in the authenticity of their multiplicity through the poetic medium. We don’t want to hear these stories from our master “griots” alone; we want to hear from those mastering their art, too. Hence, we aim at publishing new and emerging poets. We also welcome the works of established poets in order to encourage the poetic genius of those mastering poetic art. We prize original works that conform to, break or reinvent conventions. Again, we accept reviews and critical essays on poetry. We also accept powerful art works and photographs that make us appreciate the "poetry" in everything.
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