A shrill small voice wails from the woods and shadows
I am the one you killed
Soaked in blood and flushed into the abyss, I know you!
(Raises his voice sorrowfully)
I am the dreamer who never dreamt
The thin tiny infant who never grew.
I changed the world, I was a genius!
By my knowledge in science, I made man live in mars…
(Voice brought down)
Oh, I forgot! You killed me ever before then.
Lost in pleasures, you bade me
I never wished, but it was a command?
Did I sin by coming to you?
You vain woman, you crushed my skull!
You murdered me!
You opened the door to my house and fried me!
Oh, I saw the fluid coming…
I never knew you could be so heartless!
I did not know how I felt when I heard the voice whispering
‘Just a while and the bastard would be gone’
You self-centered creature, you bade me and called me bastard?
Why did you wake me from heaven and sent me to hell?
I was beautiful…
I looked so much like you.
My lips were not too big; they were cute.
I was as fair as the sun.
My eyes glowed like the stars…I was hairy.
You were so blind, I brought you gift from the father!
You killed a star,
You killed a savior,
You murdered the change the world was waiting for.
You killed me!
(Screaming for emphasis)
You killed me, you killed a soul, you KILLED!
Oh, why did you do it?
‘I am a Christian!’ you brag all day
Your reverberating ‘halleluiah’ pulls down the church roof
Oh thou fornicator, thou murderer
Hell would be your ‘heaven’ forever!
(Voice softens and ascends)
You were lucky I did not kill you
My father had bade me
You undeserving sinner,
My father gave you a SECOND CHANCE!
I have a message for you
I am not dead; I am spirit now.
I stand at your door.
The next time you call me,
I would come…
But in my hand is a sword from the almighty…
Kill me if you dare!
Oyinloye John Oluwatosin