I watched from my mother’s womb, how those officers called you captain, I too did, but
novelist-captain I called.
Trees switch places when they hear your name, man of effect you are called.
Man of iroko, survival of that civil war. I remember how the rivers and state held you up
for service to human. Need I forget when the Universe in a city held u up for service to
Never will I forget.
Cry I will not.
Joy in my pot.
Fulfilled life that you lived.
Striking effect it brings.
I see your smile from here.
You see mine from there.
I am longer in my mother's womb.
I am now where you used to be, to carry-on your legacy.
Bright Sado Omo hails from Benin city, Edo state. He graduated from Ambrose Ali University. His first published work, In the struggle was adopted as a text by three Universities. He has won the short spam award for literature in 2012 and Edo State Pen Awards for Plays.