ever met a lady so strong and bold
who emerge from the fire shining like gold
with her conscience and integrity not sold
and sincerity of her virtue warm, not cold
.
she can be likened to river amazon
always flowing through all season
taking its meanders for a reason
and in the evening sun, looking brazen
.
she can be likened to a palm tree
standing so tall for all to see
from its seeds, palm oil for free
and its wine for drinking spree
.
oh! a source of blessing she is
a lady who neatly kept her integrity
and serve as a good reference for posterity
of whom i boast confidently
.
ara-ile and ero-ona, kindly branch here
and stand hand in hand to patiently hear
her words of wisdom with your ears
to give you direction through your years
.
far beautiful than the legendary oluronbi
more brave than the mythical moremi
and as pure as the biblical virgin mary
a strong, bold and virtuous lady
.
© Micheal Oyeyemi Sui Generis

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