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If The Sun Wasn’t So Mean!


If the sun wasn’t so mean

you would not know the beauty of the moon’s grin

If the day wasn’t so harshly bright

you would not consider the soothing of the night

Death stretches out to capture our pearls

to teach the adage forever sells

that you value what you have

in the finite space blessed by the one who did us all carve

The sun is mean if you miss its grin

The day is harshly bright if you forget its light

wonders and continuous wonders

that transcend the confines of our mere thoughts

Life’s lesson is best captured in its strife

Its beauty in the emptiness of its duty

To death, a deferent departure from this earth

Dawn’s fullness through a day till dusk and then morn

If the sun wasn’t so mean dear

There would be much to fear

A deathly chill – need I say the rest?

Enjoy the sun – it hurts but know through it, we are blessed.

(From the poetry collection, Bring our casket home: Tales one shouldn’t tell by Su’eddie Vershima Agema. Makurdi: SEVHAGE, 2012)

Su’eddie Vershima Agema blogs at and can be reached at, @sueddieagema on Twitter. The author of the short story collection, Bottom of Another Tale, Su’eddie was Joint Winner, Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA; Prize 2014.

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11 thoughts on “If The Sun Wasn’t So Mean!

    • Duh! You do know you’re the busy bee here doncha? Mine’s a lot watered down as compared to yours, so quit trippin’ Su’eddie, hmf! 👹

      Aw! Thank you so much for caring Bossman, however did I get soo lucky?! I musta definitely done something right!👀😄

      You rock Su’eddie, yes you do! 👊

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    • Su’eddie will be over to come respond to you Babe! 😄

      Thank you so much for dubbing this piece wonderful ❤, for that’s exactly what it is and Su’eddie composes the coolest ever poems…he’s gatz game! 😂😆

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  1. I wrote it, first for a friend…then it became a healing tune for me. I have had to share it with a couple of friends since then.
    Thank you for the kind word. If we had more, maybe we will write more too 😉

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