Father, I close my eyes and there you are
Ever so real…
Eyes still closed, I reach out towards you
And I can touch you …
You smile, and I smile back as I cherish every moment,
Not wanting to let go, not wanting to open my eyes
But in time, eyes open, and no longer can I hold you
In the confluence of the subconscious and memories.
Though time has flown by, ironically, it has stood still
For the anguish, remains harshly acute and the loss irreparable
As on that awful day, alas, we bid the dreaded farewell.
Yet, I cling unto the faith of the great salvation
That when all time here shall of certain cease, and in
Everlasting triumph over death, free of sorrow’s pain
We actually reunite, at last, in the heavenly realm
It will be forever and to be parted no more, amen.
Rest In Peace
Professor Emeritus Toriola Feisetan Solanke
March 9, 1930 to September 18, 2001