Quotes by Ikeogu Oke


Time does not heal wounds inflicted with forethought.

Salutes Without Guns


Evil is never ameliorated
by being tolerated.

Salutes Without Guns


Brief may be the earthly span of our grief;
Does that belie their anguish who have grieved?

Salutes Without Guns


Is a sting effaced by a pain that proves to be brief?
Or a victory not its kind for being short-lived?

Salutes Without Guns


Is a sting effaced by a pain that proves to be brief?
Or a victory not its kind for being short-lived?

Salutes Without Guns


If the promise of resurrection does not void
The agony of separation with our loved
Ones, why, then, must we – mere mortals – avoid
Admitting grave’s victory over us and our beloved?

Salutes Without Guns


If the hope of eternal bliss does not annul
The pain of bereavement, wherefore, then,
Does death not sting or is grave not victorious at all –
Over us: as yet the earthbound, mortal sons of men?

Salutes Without Guns


Why do the faithful shrink
From the embrace
Of “eternal bliss”?

Why would they rather cling
To the flesh
Even by the thinnest shred
Of their crumbling skin?

What gives
Such honeyed taste
To earthly life?

Salutes Without Guns


Why do the faithful shrink
From the embrace
Of “eternal bliss”?

Why would they rather cling
To the flesh
Even by the thinnest shred
Of their crumbling skin?

What gives
Such honeyed taste
To earthly life?

Salutes Without Guns


There is a grief no voice can speak,
Nor mind comprehend;
It cuts deeper than the quick,
And drips pain even after the end.

Salutes Without Guns



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