Today, I am posting this beautiful poem written by Ghanaian Poet, Kofi Awoonor, who was one of the casualties of the terror attack on Westgate Mall in Nairobi.
When our tears are dry on the shore
And the fishermen carry their nets home
And the sea gulls return to Bird Island…
And the laughter of the children recedes at night
There shall still linger here the communion we forged
The feast of oneness which we partook of
There shall still be the eternal gate men
Who will close the cemetery door
And send the late mourners away
It cannot be music we heard that night
That still lingers in the chambers of memory
It is the new chorus of our forgotten comrades
And the hallelujahs of our second selves.
By Kofi Awoonor (March 13, 1935 – September 21, 2013)