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AN Eulogy FOR CHINUA

for CHINUA
A star among stars
The big tree has fallen
But nature I blame
For such a blunder
words are tiny
to paint your relevance in my mind.
death has only played his part
but your path is immortal

I know you look down
Up there
Your footprint still draws breath
Yesterday your legacy I saw
your inspirations, your insights.
Concocted on us
The one I cherish, “Poetry”
Okigbo.
is it "Things fall Apart"
that one a global boom

Who will take your place?
who will heal this scar
that death has inflicted on us.

if love could buy life
you know
in quantum you would have
but go well
this hero we call CHINUA.

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The first work of Achebe's I ever read was "Things Fall Apart". I also recently read "Anthills of the Savannah". Both moving and eye-opening works.

Thanks for sharing this eulogy and homage.

Take care,
Kelsey

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