Okeme James – If
If the Sun should smile harshly
Upon the inhabitants of the earth
And you take a step to stare
Boldly at its face.
You’ll find out that you’re smiling back.
If the cloud should lose its patience
With its emotion out of control
Then becomes very heavy and moody
It outpours like a punctured tube.
If you try to comfort it
Check out! You’re weeping all over
Soak in its tears.
If the moon fails to pay the night a visit
And the stars are not seen to wink at us when we lay to rest.
Then men will rather shut the door of their eyes
And land in their dream lands.
Than gaze upon an unseen space enveloped in darkness.