I have kept mute and pray in silence
strength and grace for you my brother “Adeola Josh Ige”
strength for the bereaved
strength for those the great man left behind..
I stood at your front on what we call “Cultural Day”
and I saw the the talking drum torn to pieces with just a tap
the message came, but we fools we continued with our foolishness
and the spritual beings and the spiritually inclined pity us.
A message came to Josh at the burst of the drum
you asked me “who will buy my drum for me”
And I said “I will get you a new one”
ofcourse I will
but who can replace your father
Or is there a market in the world
where we can get Josh’s Father back
Your Father is a great man “Josh”
look at the qualities and influence that flows from you to us
You are like your father, the great river.
even though he is gone, we all drank from that river
and that river will never go dry because
Now you have become the great river
and you will flow to worlds’ end..
My friend the drummer boy
it is well with our soul
believe me “God is with us”
at this time when sadness pain and agony flows to the very depth of our souls
he is not just your father
he is our father
And God is with us all.
Written For Josh.