I am like the silent oak tree standing at the corner
of the road waiting for the wind to whisper on my leaves
her new song of love in the shimmering shadows of the
O tell me wind what are you whispering?
When I am dead and gone I shall come and lie
on the leaves of the silent oak tree
and watch the world passed away by your
silent whisper of death.
O tell me trees what are you crying for?
Now I am dead and gone I shall live on your
immortal leaves and watch the sea waves
come and go by the silent wind that blows.
Tell me O silent wind where are you coming from?
From a distant land of immortal roses to blow my
soul away into immortality where my eyes will
Dr. Gideon Sampson Cecil was born on the 9th of May 1968 in Rose Hall Town, Corentyne Berbice, Guyana. He holds a Bachelor and Master of Arts Degree from Life Christian University in Tampa, Florida and a degree in journalism. He is a college lecturer and freelance journalist. He has over 300 poems, articles, stories and essays published from 1993 to 2017. He continues to write poetry, fiction, literary criticism, and articles for various journals and newspapers at home and abroad. His recent collection of poems: ‘‘Psalms of a Romantic Poet’’ Published by Alien Buddha Press was nominated for the Griffin Poetry Award in Canada. He has so far published seven books of poetry and prose. He was recently appointed as a Senior Judge for The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018. He was recently conferred with a Doctor of Letters Degree.
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