Africa pays tribute to a man
Whose works gave African Literature a say.
Death visits every man
But there are men, time can’t take away.
He lived a life of great glory
Leaving a legacy of honesty & patriotism
For the unborn children with their untold story
And for Nigeria in her retrograde rhythm.
They say “Things Fall Apart”
For better things to fall together.
Chinua never stopped to impart
A sense of unity for Nigeria to be better.
He made us know in his piece…
That “There Was A Country”
Where things are “No Longer At Ease”
Despite natural resources lay in bounty.
Some say he’s an “Arrow Of God”
Others say he’s “A Man Of His People”
Regardless, wisdom lies in his word’
Whence, weeny words whet a warrior’s wriggle.
Adieu! The “Anthill’ Of The Savannah”
Like a captain, you sailed through this world
And your ripples reached at every corner
As you rest in peace in the bosom of the Lord.