MRS. FASHU DORA COLLIER
Her beauty and style are sight to behold,
Of a stalwart so passionate on what’s in her soul,
Proudly appointed the first African female
To head the MGHS for a score and six years.
With love and diligence, she could show and tell
The girls under her care with the substance in her head.
“What are you doing here?” A question you’d dread.
Her disciplinary norms cloaked her everyday move
The stride in her steps and clicked stilettos,
She gracefully strode the grounds of the School
Planted foundation seeds, that was so cool!
Excess love surrounded her in life
And now she’s dead, we recall her with pride.
Like the deep-rooted coconut tree soaring the sky
Its usefulness cannot be overemphasized.
The branches for shade and decorative leaves
Deliciously tasty, sumptuous coconut meal
With milky water, a refreshing drink,
The trunk so sturdy for a house to be built,
Don’t forget, the roots cure the sick.
The resourcefulness of this magnificent tree
Is equated to Fashu Collier’s Amazing Legacy.
By Gloria Sabina Allen
President, MGHS Alumnae Association