Opeyemi Oluwayomi

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“The body of Christ” read by Opeyemi Oluwayomi.

The body of Christ

1 Corinthians 12:16

This body of ours is becoming old &
weak in its prime. Her heart had been

exposed to the aloof sway of the wind,
& her skin had wrinkled in the casual

hands of the things of the world.
Tell me, what parent would watch

her child die so young? The father
has sent his son to watch over you. 

When the leg says to the eye, “I’ve
grown: I’m capable; I can swim the

ocean alone for a shoal of fish,” &
the eye stands afar, waving to the snout,

& everyone goes their separate ways.
How then will the body receive its boon?

Opeyemi Oluwayomi is a Nigerian writer. His works have appeared or are forthcoming in Poemify Magazine, Brittle Paper, Up-write Magazine, SprinNG, Salamander Ink and elsewhere. In addition, he is an aspiring novel writer. Whenever he is not writing, he is probably scoring some musical piece (piano, violin, voice et al.) or reading.

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Artwork: “The Body of Christ Borne to the Tomb” by William Blake, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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