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Angels and Griots

I will not shed a single tear
For your death

I will not experience a single moment of despair
Because you are no longer here

I will not feel a second of sorrow
Because you have been called home

I will not be angry
Or distraught
Or believe you have left before your time

I will never allow myself to think of your death
As an injustice
God is not unjust

I will not hang my head in sadness
Because I am at peace
Knowing that you have found peace

I will not lose hope
Because I have accepted God’s plan and know,
There is no such thing as dying before your time

Sooner or later
One of us had to say goodbye to the other
It only made sense that you went home first

You have touched souls
Lifted spirits
Gave hope
And showed the world how to love
Even when the world forgot how to love you

And me,
I am a griot
A poet
A story teller
Left here to share the stories of your love
In hopes
That they will get it
Before our time runs out

I will not shed a single tear
For your death
Because it is our souls,
Hanging in the balance now