Sometimes I wonder, even out loud, what I ever did to deserve a friend like him. Why have I been graced with the privilege, the honour of saying truly, this is my friend. My best friend.
How many coins could I have thrown in how many fountains?
How many wishes could I have whispered on how many stars?
How many prayers could I have said in how many languages?
How much could I have paid in taxes, levies, fees and bills?
Why was I chosen to be blessed with a friend like no other?
Lucky for me, Mr. and Mrs. Kuyinu decided to get together.
Lucky for me, they wanted to have kids.
Lucky for me, they did, they had a son.
Lucky for me, they brought him up in the way of the Lord, but more importantly he was taught of the Lord.
Lucky for me, he got admission into the University of Ilorin.
Lucky for me, so did I.
Lucky for me, things didn’t go as smoothly as he would have hoped.
Lucky for me, he had to move in with Matthew.
Lucky for me, he wasn’t only on my block or neighbor to my friend but he was also friends with his neighbor.
Lucky for me, my friend decided one evening to look over his poetry journal.
Lucky for me, I happened to be passing by.
Lucky for me, he was big enough to overlook my seemingly snobbish attitude and still kept right on talking with me.
Lucky for me, his writing was captivating.
Lucky for me, that wasn’t the last time we talked.
Lucky for me, he had an answer for even my silliest questions.
Lucky for me, he gave me one chance and then another and then another and they kept right on coming.
Lucky for me, his capacity to love me was far greater than my capacity to be a brat.
Lucky for me, he taught me what love really is.
Lucky for me, I learned.
And since then, till now I have come to know that Seye Kuyinu is one of the greatest gifts God gave, not just to this generation but to me. Mimi
You are a friend, a brother, a blessing and I love you so very much.
Congratulations on getting older and wiser. May your leaves be evergreen, your strength be continually renewed, your wisdom continue to increase and your dreams continue to inflame your heart, Mostly may the eyes and hand of God continue to rest on you so that you continue to be a blessing.
It's a little late but blame it on the internet, and my busy schedule and many other things, but better late than never, innit?