DO (July 06,1992 / Ilorin, kwara state, Nigeria)

Don't Cry Like Children

Don't cry like children-
I have made you men and women.

Though I die without a son,
my works shall always be your sun.
Though I leave without a daughter,
my memories shall bring you laughter.

Don't cry like children-
I have made you men and women.

Though I die in some lonesome lands,
my delight heaves on your hands.
Though my death seems immature,
I'll always be in your future.

Don't cry like children-
I have made you men and women.

This haven isn't my home,
nor its transient honeycomb.
I'm a messenger from the skies,
to put sweet dreams in your eyes.

Don't cry like children-
I have made you men and women.

I have fed you with meat and milk,
and clothed you with wool and silk.
I have taught your fingers to fight,
and made my earthen blindness your light.

Don't cry like children-
I have made you men and women.

I was young, now I'm old.
I have felt the heat and cold.
I have eaten the sweet and bitter.
I have lived as a mortal matter.

So don't cry like children,
live like made men and women.
Never flood your faces with tears;
else you'll stab me again like spears.

David O. Olusanya

by David Olusanya

Comments (1)

So don't cry like children, live like made men and women. Never flood your faces with tears; else you'll stab me again like spears. a poem which gives courage to the readers....... and a very determined poet who fought his life through all the ups and downs is advising now. thank you .tony