Titilope Sonuga

(1985 / Lagos)

Grandpa Igbobi - Poem by Titilope Sonuga

I wanted to write you a poem
Etch you bold and timeless
Wanted to sing your praise
Find words to describe you flawless
Dug deep in the recess of memory
To piece together
Smell, touch, sound

I wanted to write you a poem
Something to look back on
In remembrance
Speak of your success
Give you one last dance
Show your legacy in your
Children, grandchildren,
Great grandchildren

I wanted to write you a poem
Fluid and beautiful
Tell of your kindness
Show your strength
Explain your quiet nature
Describe you
Smile, suit, mahogany cane

I just couldn't find the words
Didn't know the things to say
To describe you
Truly and completely
I just couldn't find the words
To paint you vibrant and wonderful

But your poetry
Is in
Yewande, Eniola, Funke,
Adeola, Abiola, Abimbola,
Funlola, Adebiyi, Somide,
Morenike, Ibilola, Afolake,
Ayodele, Olukemi, Ibilola Coker,
Taiwo, Kehinde, Dupe,
Tunde, Oluwaseun, Ayoola,
Morgan, Korede, Blake.

In me

Comments about Grandpa Igbobi by Titilope Sonuga

  • Aaron Ambers (9/13/2019 5:54:00 AM)

    Your poems are forever alive, a heart touching tribute. Thank You Titi. (Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (6/13/2017 6:42:00 PM)

    A lovely tribute and outstanding memoriam to a well loved grandfather, well articulated and nicely penned from the heart with love. Thanks for sharing Titilope. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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