Lion of Okada: Eulogy for Esama – By Bright Sado Omo
It was long before I was conceived
That a lion’s roaring caught the attention of my ears
It was a roar, a roar of peace and one that put me to sleep
My heart leaped for joy even though my blood trembled in its vessels.
I wondered what lion could effect so much impart but my knees had to wait
For my eyes to gain sight.
Then I arrived and put my eyes to work.
Oh the LION
A great man
LION OF OKADA
Wider than Mississippi
Taller than Everest
And illuminating like the sun
He’s the mussel of meat in everyone’s mouth
A father to all even though from the south
Written are his works on the space of times
LION OF OKADA.
He did come and he’s staying
Surely he has come to stay
Man of gold
Firm and bold
He has been a spear to the defenceless
He carried the lame when their land was on fire and
swam them through rivers
now I know the lion is a man
show me greatness I will show you a lion
speak impact and I will sing the lions song.
Continue to march on lion of OKADA
Bright Sado Omo is a poet, fiction writer, playwright, critic, and blogger from Nigeria. He has written several poems which include; “Tribute to Chinua Achebe, Tribute to Elechi Amadi, Tribute to Buchi Emecheta, and much more. His first published play titled In the Struggle (2015) was approved for some Nigeria universities. He has won Oustanding Entry in Honour of Achebe 2016 and others awards. He also has done several book reviews published on digital and print journals within Nigeria and the US. Bright Sado Omo writes for Urhokpota Reporters.