TRIBUTE TO MY LATE BELOVED BROTHER NKONYE TONY EHIWARIO
God, you've taken away a brother that many of us loved dearly.
Now our lives will be changed forever and that is a burden we all will have to bear.
All we ask is that you take good care of him because now he is in your hands.
When the ugly hands of death knocked at your door without notice and a chance to say Good-bye, we know that you would want us to continue on and be strong
Trust me; we will try our best even though it all seems completely hard to bear.
We know that the healing process will be slow.By the grace of God we know that we can work through this. We all know that the pain we feel is not forever.
Yes, we have our good days and bad days,
When people ask how are we doing we don't know what to say.Yes the tears are still there,
As we look for you in all the places you normally are, (Asaba, Abuja, Lagos, Ife, Warri, Boji-Boji Owa, etc)
We are now beginning to realize the hard reality that you have gone for good.You left many task undone, your dreams of Great days ahead cut short.
You had many Graduations in your life time, but this Graduation this time is a graduation like no other.
We have travelled this road before and faced many of our most frightening fears, but not this one.
Nko, once too many times as a child you thought -"Oh no, never me. “Life is a gift, Given and taken at someUnknown time.
Your time came too soon -Your life was over in a flash. The fun you shared, The joy you brought,
All just a memory Behind us.
Saying goodbye is never easy
It's the hardest thing to do But what hurts even more is not having the chance to say it to you.
God looked down on your body the very moment you were in pain.So tired from hanging on,
From a life that was overwhelming you,And wanted you back.
So he took away the air you breathe,And gave you what was best,A place to be at peace,
A final place to rest.
No Fears, No Worries.I know that you are happy now and no longer in any pain.
Even at rest swallowed in a deep sleep, doctors and nurses who never had the opportunity to attend to you at the time you needed them most still took time to attend to your dripping spots 24 hours after your breath was taken away.
Everywhere I go I see your face,and realize how much I miss you;and on the day you died a piece of me died too.
Not a second passesWhen you're not on our mindsYour love we will never forget
We pray the hurt will ease in timeMany tears I have seen while crying
They have all poured out like rain.I know this is not the end.
So I will just say, "So long brother.
Until we meet again.
Your Good Brother Chuks Ehiwario