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An Elegy for a Heroine

By Oloyi Kehinde Thompson

A sun set at its beautiful dawn
This sun set so early
Lies before you was a beautiful future,
The one hardwork and commitment has earned you

You were growing to become an Iroko
But before you could grow to create your shade
Your blood was shed not in the theatre of war
But in reckless driving by unlicensed driver

Daring the odd of life
You dug a hole no one could feel
Death took you in pain; in vain and left a spectre
But you left a legacy death couldn’t took away.

Still the nation first female helicopter combatant pilot
Though you have gone to sojourn with the hero
You were heroic in your temporary sojourn.

Adieu to the beautiful life that was cut at its prime.

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