Lákásagbá died in Lágbájá's house that day, I remember
I hear wailings, rumblings and diversified noises from their rooftops;
I'm certain that their drops of tears will penetrate a bulletproof
The drops of their tears of course looks everlastingly heart piercing;
Like their previous days of laughter was a waste away
I passed by their house again the next day
I wanted to stare, perhaps I'll learn more about the world as a kid
Then Bàami covered my eyes with his palm, as I expected
We walked past, but I hear noises in my head
I couldn't stop thinking about it, I couldn't
I then asked Bàami out of confusion, fear and in thirst for the truth
"Bàbá I don't want to die" with tears like drops of water on my face
"Bàbá I don't want to cry"
"Bàbá Lákásagbá had money and he died, Bàbá death will not take money from Olóyè Bórókìnì"
"Bàbá I ... Saw Lákásagbá the day before his death, I saw him Bàbá"
"Bàbá, is there something I must do that they didn't do"
"Bàbá take me home, perhaps those I care about won't cry;
"Bàbá I hope it's not painful, ah baba no one will listen when I speak again"
"Or Bàbá must I die to get there?"
" Bàbá where are we even going?" I asked as I was obviously scared about my existence
I am still in search for Ìyè, For I know that death is certain
Or did you see Ìyè for me? I heard a man came to die so that I may live
Bàbá did not answer my questions that day, death took him away too
Ha... Tell Olówó Ayé and those who live life like tomorrow will never come;
That they will die one day, I've seen people like them
Àlàní the wealthy blacksmith, had seven wives;
He died one sunny day like that
Ìyè! Ìyè!! Ìyè!!! You're not far away, I'll find you
I heard a man in white is the answer, who knows?
Even Bàbá died without an answer to my questions.
NAME: ENIAYEWU VICTOR