Before I Die, a poem by Peace Nkeiruka Maduako at Spillwords.com
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Before I Die

Before I Die

written by: Peace Nkeiruka Maduako

 

I want to see you, some more time,
Before I die.
Rest in your arms, some more time,
Before I die.
Was at the clinic the other day,
Doctor said to me, “Mister,
You only have some more time,
Before you die.”

I want to give all that time to you,
Just before I die.
Let’s walk up the river side again,
Before I die.
Let’s kiss standing in the valley of lilies,
Before I die.
Let’s visit old friends together,
Like we did when we were wed,
Just before I die.
Cause darling I thought about it all,
And I want to give all that time to you,
Just before I die.

We’ll sip hot tea in the morning,
Staring into each other’s eyes,
Like we did when love was new,
Before I die.
We’ll watch old comedies on TV,
Before I die.
We’ll kiss children at the city shelter,
Before I die.
We’ll watch snowflakes fall on Christmas again,
Just before I die.
Cause when I really think of it,
I want to give all that time to you,
Just before I die.

Peace Nkeiruka Maduako

Peace Nkeiruka Maduako

Peace Nkeiruka Maduako is a writer from Imo state, Nigeria. She has had some of her poems and short stories published in online magazines and on blogs since September, 2020. Over 15 of her poems are published on her personal Facebook page, PeaceGirl works. Currently, she's an undergraduate who writes fiction and poems. She believes that words fitly spoken are like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
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