Remembering you…

In loving memory of Chinua Achebe …


To Achebe, (originally published on the African Renaissance Theatre blog, 31/03/2013)




To Achebe,


Tell me it’s not true, say it isn’t you

From childhood I watched

As age in its tender pace

Began to contour your face

Still I swore, I would get to meet you

If only I wrote, and wrote faster

My wish would come true!

But beyond day dreams conjured,

Life happened …

And like all things that come, they go

But even from death’s embers I know

Your legacy shall eternally glow

And though now you tread the dead men’s path

Things do not fall apart

Your words will always traverse my heart

 As you remain for now and always;

A man of the people