Eulogy

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He stands with his right leg on a low stool

His right hand raised to the sky

Where the axe- the symbol of his godhood

Conjures lightning from a cloudless sky;

His mouth breathe fire

Tempestuous is his rage

No one dares stand before his wrath;

His eyes are blood shot

Like orbs of fire set in their sockets

His face is set as a flint;

The singers stand at a distance and sing his praise

The drummer strikes the talking drum with dexterity;

“No one dares Oba Olukoso” the drum belts out

“No one except he who wants to eat the sand for dinner”;

The soprano breaks out in a eulogy:

“The great one that wrestled and conquered Oya

The fairest damsel that clothes herself with the body of a water buffalo”

“The hardened heart that is only touched by the plea of his lover”;

He sways like one drunken with the new wine

He takes an unsteady step forwards and then staggers backward

He is drunk

On the praises;

He is Sango,

The god of thunder.

 

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33 Comments Add yours

  1. amity4 says:

    Thor you mean? Hehehe

    1. topazo says:

      Thor ke?
      Sango! Oba koso!

      1. amity4 says:

        They re related aren’t they? Lol

        1. topazo says:

          Thor na baby beside Sango o…

  2. Adeleke Julianah says:

    Wow!!!! Exceptionally Captivating.
    #Eulogically and profoundly penned!
    Sango, Oko Oya, Olukoso!!!
    Ina l’ohu, ina l’enu.
    Eni Sango toju e wole, ko je bawon
    bu Obak’oso!!
    I love this! Hehehehe!!!

    1. topazo says:

      Kai! Jules! you are in the spirit. You just about translated the whole poem into Yoruba…the very exact eulogy…. you are doing well…LOL

      1. Adeleke Julianah says:

        Lols!!! Well, just overwhelmed by the poem ni o! Hehehe!!!

        1. topazo says:

          It’s always a pleasure when someone other than myself likes my poems….I had fun writing it

  3. Yemie says:

    This is such a worthy tribute to the fire-breathing deity and I could just visualize every of the lines so aptly and succinctly described here! You did nail this Doc, its simply alluring and a very great artistic masterpiece for a stage performance! Double thumbs up, this is piping hot like FIRE! Carry on shining and burning ever soooo brightly! Cheers Sir!

    1. topazo says:

      Aww…Yemie *sighs*
      Thanks.
      You and this your stage performance! Oya na, make we go national theater go perform o…you are my lead cast…you fit the role perfectly!

      1. Yemie says:

        *chuckling* Well, considering the fact that public speaking terrifies me greatly, a phobia; so to speak, or stage fright if you like, I’ll only be accepting of that invite if George Clooney will be playing Sango and I, Oya! With him by my side, I’d brave it all and scale that hurdle effortlessly by golly! LMAO!

        Thanks anyhow Doc, am totally, deeply flattered! LOL

        1. topazo says:

          Is that all? That can be arranged. In fact, I will even throw in a kissing scene as a bonus

          1. Yemie says:

            Wowzer! That’s really all and it’d be dandy! Hit me up when that’s done! I’m just RARING to go…., was born ready actually, been soooo ready since forever! That’d be my absolute dream come true, so get to it already Doc, I aint getting any younger! *rme* LMAO!

            1. topazo says:

              Lol….oooohkay! Amal, shey you dey read am o?

              1. Yemie says:

                Amal will have absolutely no problems with it! Georgie’s an actor and a professional one for that matter and a stage performance is all, but an act! So, no biggie really, everything just falls into place! We’d be acting, that’s pretty much all there is to it, nothing more! LMAO!

                1. topazo says:

                  But it won’t be acting for you….and a woman always knows…they can always spot predators…so Amal will definitely have a problem

                  1. Yemie says:

                    Huh?! A predator??? What do you going on about now Doc?! I didn’t say I wanted him for keeps since he’s taken as well as I am like duh! Its just a ‘harmless’ stage performance for Petesakes’, one that will last for what?…..a coupla hours give or take! Which is more than enough time for me to spend some much-needed quality time with him, creating deliciously fun times, memories and moments that I’ll have locked up in my head, cherish and keep frozen in my heart and mind, through time and for the whole of all of eternity! And voila, he’s back to being hers forever! He’ll be all of mine when I have him, and hers for a pretty long time! Its called ‘time-sharing’, and there’s a lotta love in sharing as you’re well aware! So quit with the drama, will you?! Predator like really, REALLY?! That’s what you see, hmf! *Yinmu* ROTFLMAO!

                    1. topazo says:

                      That’s how it starts…being willing to share, then during those few times hope to charm him out of his wits and then all he can ever think is the smiling love struck hanger on to his every word lady…then you would want him all to yourself. So, yeah “predator” it is!

                    2. Yemie says:

                      Hehehehe! That’s how it starts huh?! And you know this bit because……….*raised eyebrow*

                    3. topazo says:

                      Because it is a pretty common scenario!
                      One moment of acting together and Mr and Mrs Smith really became Mr and Mrs!
                      Another movie and Cruise cruised away from his wife… I’m sure you know these juicy details more than I do, seeing as you are an enthusiast of Hollywood

                    4. Yemie says:

                      Yeah I do as a matter of fact Doc, and that scenario doesn’t present itself all of the time! Julia Robert and Richard Gere have a crazy, and I mean an undeniably banging on-screen chemistry and they starred together in the Hollywood Blockbuster Flicks, ‘Pretty Woman’, and ‘Runaway Bride’, but they NEVER got together or hit the sheets in real life, so for all you know; George and I may just as well fall into that category as those two! You just never know! Can you?!LMAO!

                    5. topazo says:

                      Not when George is a long time crush. In fact he is your prince charming in the alternate reality in your mind

                    6. Yemie says:

                      Yeah, sure! I know wishing for him to be mine is like chasing winds and grasping at straws, and realists like me simply do not roll like that, I know better! So, if I just get to do a stage play with him and be at such a close proximity with him, gazing lovingly into his eyes, that will do just fine, after all; half a loaf’s better than noneand I get to create a long lasting memory with him! That’s more than enough than I can ever ask for, I’ll ALWAYS hold a torch and put my lighters up for him! Meanwhile, give it a rest Doc, C’mon! Jeez! *straight face* ROTFLMAO!

                    7. topazo says:

                      Yeah…till you get that chance and all of a sudden, you want more! You don’t want those magical moments to end….all of a sudden spending the rest of your life with him no longer looks unattainable ….

                    8. Yemie says:

                      That’s what you say Doc, I know better! Ya dig?! *chuckling*

                    9. topazo says:

                      Of course, you know you are going to bring clingy on!

                    10. Yemie says:

                      Clingy? What’s that?! I don’t follow! Care to elucidate then, Doc? Hmm….*raised eyebrow*

                    11. topazo says:

                      No, I do not care to elucidate….you know what I’m talking about

                    12. Yemie says:

                      I do?! How’s that even possible Doc, pray tell! *smh*

                    13. Yemie says:

                      ‘Schweet’! Cluelessness DOES look mighty grand on you Doc, keep basking in it, never ever stop, puh-lease! LMAO!

  4. fadehan says:

    Your own eulogy for….

    1. topazo says:

      You still dey ask?

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