The Origin Of Morality

I will be happy if you kill me
Because you didn’t leave me
to experience much of the tragedy of this world,
At least I will not be blamed; it is you they will blame.
The sin would be upon your soul
But before you kill me

Let me know the truth:
whether heaven is real or not.
If it is real, I will amend my ways
If it is not real, then I will like to enjoy to the fullest.
I will not marry
but I will have sex without essence.

I will not be drunk
but I will drink to my fullest.
I will not steal
but I will have everything

Before I die:
Give me sunlight
To find myself
In this abstruse darkness
Faith had given unto me.

Idowu Odeyemi

Idowu Odeyemi is a Nigerian poet, essayist and writer of fiction. He was shortlisted for 2018 Nigerian Students Poetry Prize and the 2018 Christopher Okigbo Interuniversity Poetry Festival. He is the winner of the 2018 Ekiti Future Awards Prize for Literature. His works have appeared or are forthcoming on Tuck magazine, Kahalari review, Constellate journal, Praxis magazine, Opinion Nigeria among others.


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