Farewell to Greatness

Greatness interrupted

A promising future truncated

Unbeknownst, she boarded Charon’s ferry

Hijacked by fiends in search of quarry

Hippocrates was on vacation

And hope forlorn for her salvation

An inexplicable furlough

In that noble borough

The gates were locked

And all hope was lost

And so, she died

Salvation denied

A victim of oaths forgotten

Alas, Greatness unbegotten

Just more innocent fodder

For the itinerant marauder 

While the city guards ponder

The knaves continue to wander

All the citizens hear is death’s drum

And therein lies the conundrum.

Iguwo Ukwu

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