One Good Man Short |Tolu’ A. Akinyemi|Poetry

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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