My Friend (Slightly redone)

Death knocked and you answered
Now life feels so weird without you
Still, wake up thinking
Imagining I would see you
The aura of your presence, I could feel still
Then I realize you never coming back
An enemy you were to death
Although questions I still have
Peace I had to make
Your firm brotherly advice, I miss terribly
My back, you always had
Besides you, I walked with no fear
Difficult it has been moving on
As no one understands me
Like you did
Nor comes close to
Understanding our indescribable bond
Difficult the situation still is to contemplate
As I never prepared for your death
At least this could have eased the pain
I know death, preparation it requires not
In advance,
Though it’s hard to accept
But still does not change how I feel
I know I am certainly going to see you one day
Although in anticipation – I’m craving and waiting
Your absence left a massive hole in my heart
Oh, I miss you,
You – down to earth individual,
Different from the rest,
Not cut from the same cloth with everyone
Genuinely know what you want
Habitually silent
Positive, prefer to associates with individuals
Of the same constructive mindset
If not above you
Forever observant and analyzing situations
Looking out for others
Ready to enthusiastically take on life
Although oppositely heaven was ready for you
On the other hand
I know you can hear me
Wherever you are
Not even death can erase your legacy
A real friend indeed
You truly were
Loyal like the sun
Your focus, firmness, confidence and fearless outlook on life
I’d always wear,
For it inspires me to be better
than I was a minute ago
Protect me from hidden dangers
A part of me, you’ve left with
A lesson you left behind that life is too short
Death oppositely the greatest teacher of life
Thank you, till we meet again

 

“This is a lovely homage to someone dear to me who I lost to death. Till we meet again, Mack T. It was during this loss that I lost myself and had to receive support to once again find myself and way” – Mmaletsema Mokgohlwa

© 2019 Mmaletsema Mokgohlwa

Promise

Promise, I made to shield her

From all that may come her way

Unknowingly the source I were

Of that which was to cross path with

Little did anyone anticipate the possibility

Of any wrong to be committed

I rained love in her life

Yet every droplet was indicative of a phenomenal existence of male species

Which flew throughout her soul

Filled the streams of her heart

Normally used to a drought of love

With life, sourced by water

That suddenly exceeded its maximum capacity

Resulting in a naturally-caused human disaster

Her emotions predominantly polluted

Flooding although endangering those close-by,

I never meant for this to occur

The peak has been reached,

I stopped raining – although damage

Had massively been done

Reconstruction (Rebuilding) just gone underway

Help I am to provide

Though rehabilitation difficult to digest

Knowing all occurred because of me

Your trust in me, diluted and streamed away dirtied

Soon to be purified; I can only essentially hope

For hope is all I am left with

 

I tried by all means to protect someone that I genuinely loved from almost everything that was bad, hence in the process, the only protection she ever needed should have actually been against me” – Mmaletsema Mokgohlwa

My Friend

Life feels so weird without you
Still, wake up thinking
Imagining I would see you
Aura of your presence, I could feel still
Then I realize you never coming back
Peace I have to make
Your firm brotherly advice, I miss terribly
My back, you always had
Besides you, I walked with no fear
Difficult it has been moving on
As no one understands me
Like you did
Nor comes close to
Understanding our connection
Difficult the situation still is to contemplate
As I never prepared for your death
At least this could have eased the pain
I know death, preparation it requires not
In advance,
Though it’s hard to accept it
But still does not change how I feel
I know I am certainly going to see you one day
Although in anticipation – I’m craving and waiting
Your absence left a massive hole in my heart,
Oh, I miss you,
You – down to earth individual,
Different from the rest,
Not cut from the same cloth with everyone,
Genuinely know what you want,
Habitually silent,
Positive, prefer to associates with individuals,
Of the same constructive mindset,
If not above you
Forever observant, analysing situations
Looking out for others
Forever ready to enthusiastically take on life
Although oppositely heaven was ready for you
On the other hand,
I know you can hear me,
Wherever you are,
A real friend indeed
You truly were,
Loyal like the sun
Your focus, firmness, confidence and fearless outlook on life
I’d always wear,
For it inspires me to be better than I was a minute ago
Protect me from hidden dangers
A part of me, you’ve left with
Thank you, till we meet again

This is a lovely homage to someone dear to my heart who passed on. Till we meet again, Mack T” – Mmaletsema Mokgohlwa

© 2019 Mmaletsema Mokgohlwa