June 17, 2011

And the man died...

Its raining cats and dogs and then some in Lagos today. Its only fitting.

I walked the same hallways with greatness for the past two years.
I ate with him.
Caught his eye a couple of times.
Smiled back at him at least once.
Presented a case before him twice.
Was at the brunt of his anger once
Enjoyed his generosity...still
Laughed at his jokes tens of times

I lived with greatness for so long that I mistook it for normal.

The sky can't seem to stop weeping.
It is only fitting that it mourns

You belong with the ages now.
Rest well, true greatness

Tayo Aderinokun (1955-2011)


  1. And he kept a faithful watch over the coins I left in his care and whenever he could, he threw in some more coins as interest to me. He is a fine man.

  2. RIP.
    Dont knw him much, but i guess he'll be missed.

  3. May his soul rest in gentle peace, Amen.

  4. After it all, our memories (good or otherwise) always outlive us.

    He sure touched many a life.