OBIRIN OGUN (SHEILA!)


A poem for a amazing lady. There are angels among us.

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A tribute to Sheila Solarin

Sheila Mary Solarin (Nee Tuer), wife to Dr. Tai Solarin, one of Nigeria’s foremost educators and agitators for social justice. With her late husband, they founded the famous Mayflower School in Ikenne, Ogun State, Nigeria.

RIP, 21 October 2012.

Sheila! Sheila!!

Cries of a generation

Reverberates through the air

She is not lost to us, one bellows

Obirin Ogun!

We resound.

Bride of Tai the Great

Obirin Rere!

The crowds chants in unison

You journeyed from afar

Calling out with your sweet voice

Solely just to change lives, our lives

Memories past flood our minds

We dare not ask

‘Where fort art thou?’ Mama Nla!

For you are everywhere like

The sea of numerous scholars

You birth from your womb

Visionary, woman of valor

Great and fearless leader

Your push and dedication to see

Every child to a glorious future will never be forgotten

Mama…

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