As we lay my dad’s remains to rest today, I want to share the poem I’m using to say farewell.

Grateful thanks I hereby give
To the LORD who gave you life
All the days that I shall live
My praise shall flow for who you were

Let me count my blessings now
For lo’ you were a part of most
Skills I’ve got and people wonder how
Flowed from you as the Creator willed

As your first seed, I’m proud to say
I got from you what looks I have
And when with words I life portray
I know it stems from your writing flair

My work ethic was drawn from you
You demonstrated what the scriptures teach
“Be the best at what you do,
Don’t look at men, serve as unto the Lord”

You were a father and a friend
Taking a keen interest in all we did
You strived a helping hand to lend
Denying yourself to lift us up

You opened your home to one and all
You gave as though a millionaire
You always answered the pauper’s call
Knowing the generous will be forever blessed

‘Tis true we had our differences
But the mutual love and care remained
And I’m glad by grace we mended fences
And all the bitterness disappeared

Today as we say goodbye
Be assured your legacy we shall preserve
To do good to those from far and nigh
To seek to lift what lives we touch


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I am a university lecturer. I teach Mass Communication, mostly writing courses like Feature and Interpretative Writing, Magazine Article Writing and News Writing, and let’s just say I’ve been doing this for a long time. As you have probably guessed, I am a born-again Christian.


  1. You indeed are touching lives…mine not being the least or last. And if this great man we today laid to rest is to be “blamed” in part for the sterling gift of you to our world, then I say he lived a great life! May God strengthen you to keep making him proud. Journey on Pa…

  2. What a story of a celebrated papa though he has passed to the great beyond his legacy speaks.. An awesome time 2 recount his generous deeds in the poem saying a repose to his soul.

  3. Wow!
    Wot a wonderful farewell 2a loved daddy who meant a world.
    Please accept my condolence as his soul repose 2d bosom of d Almighty- Amen.

  4. Sorry, its a painful loss. I did not know you lost you dear dad. I have just been coming here almost every time trying to look for a message from the scriptures
    Welcome back, I believe dad is in very safe hands

  5. A grand way to bid farewell to a wonderful father. Be consoled that he’s resting peacefully in the bosom of the Lord. Take heart dear.

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  7. A well written poem from the heart Ma.. This poem also reminds me of my dad… His late too.. I lost mine at 16 But God has seen I and my family through. He comforted us especially my mum.

  8. A great tribute. Wherever papa is now, am very sure he is proud to have a daughter that is touching lives. Can imagine him pointing down from heaven saying ”That’s my daughter”. Keeping inspiring Ma

  9. For your dad to have a daughter such as you, he really must have lived a fulfilled life. Thanks, Sir, for bringing and nurturing such a wonderful personality. Rest in peace, Papa.

  10. Thank God for giving you a great dad and father, he was also your role model, beautiful!. I think this is what Fatherhood should be. I am proud of your father and Dad and may his soul rest in perfect peace amen.

  11. What a wonderful poem for a loving father, a true friend and a lover of God. May his Gentle soul rest in the bosom of the lord.

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