ONE GLOOMY DAY


cemetery

October 22 2005, 7am,

Awoke with a heart pure and sweet,
The sun perfect in every way
We had risen together that morning,
Fresh, cool and thankful for a new day, 
A day the rarest treasure in life was given to us (my mom’s birthday)

Oblivious this joy was to be snatched cruelly in a fuss
Seemed like a dream, with un-ending bloodstream
Without any warning, people began to scream,
Plants died one by one, formerly in different hues of green,
This had become no fun, none alive were found

Tales floating the media, where they false or true?
Yes, this was the day, Bellview and Sosoliso airplanes crashed,
A beautifully bright day suddenly turned ugly and dark
The news announced became the benchmark of cataclysm

Over sixty kids from Loyola Jesuit on board,
The devil had scored,
Or  could we have foreseen and averted what the day had in store?
The souls of these treasured Jewels, torn brutally from us

My heart breaks in a million pieces,
With the thoughts of Lisa and Isa, of Abdul and Adama
Even heard, Mrs Bature lost all three kids
What horror? What sorrow? What depression?

Our future law makers, doctors, engineers and musicians
Cut short by ………..
Same questions we still don’t have “reasonable” answers to,
Nothing could get colder than this…

This goes out to that child, that became motherless
The sister that lost her brother
And the wife that was forcefully made a widow.

To the dreams that crashed, and those which came alive
Because of this day…


*I took a moment to write a tribute to all the victims of October 22, 2005.

N.B : names used in this piece are not referred to anyone dead or alive

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I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy/Faith Evans/112

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