Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Adieu mama wa.

I have never met her or her daughter,
but from her daughter, I have felt her love, her strength, her courage and Nigerianess.

London Buki showed me her mother,
with her beauty, faith and love.
All her mommy posts have been inspiring,
I admire her.

It was with sadness today when I read her post about the passing away of her mother,
I do not have words to console or encourage at this moment,
But I know for sure God is with her.

When I die...

When I die
when my coffin
is being taken out
you must never think
i am missing this world

don't shed any tears
don't lament or
feel sorry
i'm not falling
into a monster's abyss

when you see
my corpse is being carried
don't cry for my leaving
i'm not leaving
i'm arriving at eternal love

when you leave me
in the grave
don't say goodbye
remember a grave is
only a curtain
for the paradise behind

you'll only see me
descending into a grave
now watch me rise
how can there be an end
when the sun sets or
the moon goes down

it looks like the end
it seems like a sunset
but in reality it is a dawn
when the grave locks you up
that is when your soul is freed

have you ever seen
a seed fallen to earth
not rise with a new life
why should you doubt the rise
of a seed named human

have you ever seen
a bucket lowered into a well
coming back empty
why lament for a soul
when it can come back
like Joseph from the well

when for the last time
you close your mouth
your words and soul
will belong to the world of
no place no time

~RUMI, ghazal number 911,
translated May 18, 1992,
by Nader Khalili.

Adieu Mama wa.


Jaycee said...

Touching. Londonbuki's posts always inspired me, and they will continue to do so. She's a heroine amongst all sorts.

Thanks for this Omohemi...

Anonymous said...

God bless her... its soo sad... I love that girl seriously.. and her mom.. its just terrible

Ms. Catwalq said...

May The Blessings Be....

Olamild said...

Bi mo ma dele
Bi mo ma dele
Wun o sa feni to wale aye maye
Orun ma ni le wa

GOd bless you for showing love for buki.... I am just reading this from your blog and it saddens my heart because I can only imagine what buki's family is going through right now.

omohemi Benson said...

She asked that we pray for her family, lets us all do so.

AnyaPosh said...

That touched my Spirit. I have been really sad this past week & you just compounded that problem with this poem. I can continue wallowing in misery now.

Jokes...but sha, I will reflect on all of that.

LondonBuki said...

Thank you Omohemi... thank you so so so much.

Omohemi Benson said...

I hope you are well sweets.

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