The door opened,
You stepped into another world,
It’s been a walk in this transient world,
A world we call home,
Incomparable to where you’ve gone,
I’m glad for the moments I spent with you,
I knew you not only as a grandfather
but also as a teacher and counsellor,
Although we fell out,
Those times are in the past,
I bid you farewell,
Not forgetting that one day
I would also take my exit,
Farewell to a home beyond borders.
Thompson I. Emate is a graduate of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. His keen interest in creative writing particularly prose and poetry have seen him spend most of his leisure time writing these two. He has his poems, ”Foot Soldier” and “Lilies”, published in a youth magazine. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.