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EDITING A EULOGY

EDITING A EULOGY

(FOR AUNT JOY SAMAKE OF BALMAYA ART GALLERY – A PATRON OF THE ART IN SIERRA LEONE.  MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE)

 

She held a candle in the dark

For writers to write, Carvers to carve

Painters to paint and singers to sing

She passed a torch lit in the fires of yesterday

To set on fire the cinders of hope smoldering in every soul

She was hope incarnate holding a beacon

For beings tossed from human storm to her shore

 

Delete that she never held a candle, she was a candle;

Burning, waxing and waning for us to write

Paint and carve the quintessence of our being

She never held a beacon. She was herself a beacon of hope

Tending the wounded and the broken in her shore

 

Highlight that; she was a midwife of the art

 Charging; push and pull wherever there was a birth pang

 

Increase the font here; she was a mother to all those

Longing for motherly warmth and a shoulder to lean on

 

Embolden these lines; she was human; simply a being

The kind they don’t make any more in a less compassionate world

By Oumar  Farouk Sesay,

SIERRA LEONE WRITERS GUILD

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