What a blessing

People are blessings too

She was a blessing for a young girl
the way you moved my heart
away from loneliness into love
you made me believe
that miracles do happen

You were the one and only gift
for so many lost souls
and I pray to God that
that He will bless you too
– I will be missing you


Yes, I am from the diaspora
Yes, I am the girl from outside


Maybe I am becoming more aware of my own humanity
Maybe the loss of the one who birthed me makes me feel things more deeply
Maybe it is seeing my people express their pain through tears and poetry

Here I am in front of the screen
thousand of miles away
grieving with you all