Bang! Bang! Bang!
Open the door, he shouted.
Wondering who that could be I asked ‘ who are you?’
He said it’s me … death!
Hush! I went silent as he began to rant.
I’m the one who plunder people’s life,
I make them not to see the day’s light.
I steal their joy and strike them with nights,
I cut short their hopes and make them gnash.
I snatch away their dreams and keep them from taking the flight,
Oh! The lofty dreams in their hearts.
Even before they become aware of that…I take them all by surprise.
Knowing I’m a child of miracles, conceived by prophecies.
Implanted by faith, nurtured by grace.
Born to bring an end to death’s menace,
Born to be a blessing,
To the world in need of medicines.
Aware of my sovereignty over death,
My rights, privileges and strengths,
I walked to the door to put this to test.
Pulling the handle and swinging the door open,
Lo and behold, death was gone.
And life has come…I’m a survivor!
[Dedicated to my amazing daughter who was born lifeless but triumphed over death victoriously.]
© 2016 Sonnie Martins