By sunset, the rains could not allow the sun to shine so I slept before the night
But it was a very long night and my body stayed awake for ages
The night was so long that I could not wake up to see the light before dusk
The night was so young that the twilight could not send me to sleep
Was I ever going to sleep at all?
My hoary eyes could not catch a glimpse of transposition
The exchanges were so strong and my eyes grew lighter
But I was so afraid to blink my eyes for sleep was scary
I stayed awake all night long and did not feel tired of keeping wake
The night was long enough to kill my young heart of fearful shadows
Fears have engulfed my lonely heart
And my soul is gradually fainting to my lap
My eyes are becoming too heavier and falling out of its shell
For my blood has dried up and my body has become so wishy-washy
And my body is passing out to eternity and I may not live to see you my love.
Source : Robert Abeku Ansah