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Randie runs ahead

The remains of the late Randie Enyioma Chima, will be interred next Thursday in his home town, Amuta, Isiukwuato, Abia State. Until his death on Saturday, August 11, 2018 he was a Senior Special Assistant, Audio-Visuals to the Governor of Anambra State. The late Randie was maestro in the film making art. His speciality was documentary films in which he excelled. Loved by many for his forthrightness, the always lively film maker who died at the age 56 will be given a wake-keep session in St. Thomas Aquainas Catholic Parish, Ekwulobia Street, G.R.A. Awka on Tuesday, October 23 at 5pm. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter as well as an aged mother and two sisters.

 

At Heaven’s Gate… Randie

I

Before your sunrise
O glorious dawn
The life you snatched
In blossoming prime
We thank you for the honour
Of letting us encounter
His humour
His valour
His honour
The candour
He exuded through life
In that manner, uniquely his
II
Indeed the deed
Before the cockerel’s creed
At dawn
Caught, dead
A rare breed
Of darling mien
Hours er sunrise
Of that red-marked day
But, glory, glory that gat dem feat
For enriching heaven with
One rare soul –
Imbued with imperial soar
Brewed in love
Brimming in joy
Enjoyed while alive
Forthright, in upright stance
III
Before your gate
O glorious heaven
Stands him, Randie
A beloved and a lover
Of good ones and goodness

Indeed
There before you stands Enyioma
Who arrives your gate
With mien of true man –
A true friend of any friend

The true son of Chima
Meets you, dear God
Who alone, only
Knows why him, you called
IV
Before you
In heed of your
Sudden dusk call
We’ve him and know,
No doubt
He’s home, with you.

 

Goodnight, Dear Friend

Here I will
Like you would
Stand for you today
As always
To speak
Like you did
For you and yours
Because as you lived
Speaking out for others
In your voice
So shrill but firm
In your act
So direct and straight
I will
I surely, will
Stand for you
Like you would
For the cause you accept
I will vent for you
In celebration of you
As I heed your exit –
Good night, dear friend.

* Sir Chuka Nnabuife (FSNA)
Managing Director/CEO
Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation (National Light)
Awka, Anambra State

 

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