Goodbye Yinka! A Tribute To Yinka Odumakin

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Goodbye England's rose May you ever grow in our hearts You were the grace that placed itself Where lives were torn apart You called out to our country And you whispered to those in pain Now you belong to heaven And the stars spell out your name And it seems to me you lived your life Like a candle in the wind Never fading with the sunset When the rain set in And your footsteps will always fall here Along England's greenest hills Your candle's burned out long before Your legend ever will Loveliness we've lost These empty days without your smile This torch we'll always carry For our nation's golden child And even though we try The truth brings us to tears All our words cannot express The joy you brought us through the years And it seems to me you lived your life Like… I dedicate this song of Elton John to late princess Diana to you Yinka Odumakin is gone, Afenifere is dead!!! Who will speak for the common man, who will speak for the masses Only a courageous man can dare politicians and speak truth to them like Yinka Odumakin Yinka, we only hear about honesty but you lived it till death!!! Where can we find another like Yinka Yinka, omo Odumakin!!! I never knew that Nigerians as divided and tribalized as we are now can set our differences aside to mourn you! Your words brought hope to the hopeless, strength to the weak, courage to encourage the courageous but you left so soon! Where can we find another like you A leader true to it meaning A beautiful soul, I never met The defender of the defendless An exemplary honest man A testament that truthful beings still exist in Nigeria Wake up! Odumakin, I would have said but I know that just like Dora Akunyili, Ada Adevoh, peaceful Yaradua, you live on! Continue to rest in peace, a hero who never wore a cape but surpassed the immaginery heroes in capes! You have impressed boldness in the heart of people! You have done your bit, Yinka! Rest on! A true leader.

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