The memories are not faint –
our larger-than-life father whose kindness spreads like river sand has crossed to the other side.
Father. Hero. Grandfather.
The epitome of love whose life shines brighter than a full moon.
Baba Nla, yours was a life lived in service to humanity.
The void you left and beautiful memories will never be forgotten.
A good man ascends to the celestial –
the earth lost a gem,
heaven gained an angel.
Written to honour the memory of Elder Titus Morakinyo Fapohunda.
©️ Tolu’ A. Akinyemi
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