A Poem by Kwiksie Ifediora

I promised not to cry anymore...


I’ve spread the lids to these pearly bones of mine,

As I cruise through time’s adolescence.

Not because I want to, not because I miss you…

Figuring out the reason is a mathematician’s job to do.


Calculate one meeting, subtracted from a life span.

Millions of questions, one answer; ‘I am.’

A dozen conversations with less than half a chance

To say all that should have been said, to give you one more glance.


Wish your time frame were some inches longer, a little wider, just all round bigger!

For it to contain the beautiful image that was your heart.

A master piece painted in shades of forever

The one very similar to His who’s been there from the start.


I’ve spread the lids to these pearly bones of mine

Not due to pleasure at the fact that you’re gone

But because when my drive through time’s aged years is done,

I’ll see you again…in the fullness of time.

© 2013 Kwiksie Ifediora

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I've been thinking, how do you define a smile?

Posted 4 Years Ago

Kwiksie Ifediora

4 Years Ago

let's keep pondering that one shall we Opm? :p awayu, great poet?
Opeyemi Jide-Ojo

4 Years Ago

Awwww Kwiksie.... i've missed you much. i've been awesome...
Smile my friend, smile. This one adds up nicely. Very well done Kwiksie, this was a bit different for you and I really liked it. I could feel your emotions and your desire to really smile no matter who was looking.

Posted 4 Years Ago

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Kwiksie Ifediora

4 Years Ago

i really appreciate it Jack. it was a bit of an uphill task as at then but thankfully, i pulled thro.. read more

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Added on September 28, 2013
Last Updated on September 28, 2013
Tags: death, life, drive, time, meeting, parting, span, bones, pearl, image. math.


Kwiksie Ifediora
Kwiksie Ifediora

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Carrying His yoke because it's lighter than my sin, shining His light because minus it, i'm all dim. So now, thanks to my rebirth, my race for heaven defines my walk on earth. :) LoveMyProfile... more..