You– dear heart, blessed us with your simplicity
your humility we wore around our hearts.
You showed us what selflessness meant
and you defined the word ‘sacrifice’ to us
I can weep that you are gone, but instead
I will smile and be grateful that you lived
I will remember you in the thousand winds that blow
I will remember you in the diamond glint of every snow
I am glad your soul is set free today, so Eunice
I shall not cry at the freedom you have gained.
Farewell my friend. Your smiles, your dimples, your dignity will always, always be with us. ©
Zakiah Sayeed Ali
June 3rd 2019
My dear friend Eunice passed away yesterday early in the morning. I am going to Chicago on Friday to attend the funeral on Saturday morning.