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the night she died

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the night she died

a night full of heart aching memories; 
a night thoughts drenched in black, 
the ground exibiting it's daggers,ready to claim another victim 
a sudden pause in the good days of our lives 

she was lying there in adverse pain, 
only tear drops were emanated by her internal agonised bellows, 
thou we were born from the same womb 
i did not know who she was, 
neither did she know who i was! 

i was told after ashes to ashes 
i was told that she was my twin sister! 
i was told she wentaway with a father i never met! 
immense pain suddenly filled my soul, 
wounds of my bleeding heart grew foul 

i retrospected how she was lying in my arms, 
how she cried mother helping her to eat crushed yams, 
i remembered the look alike i once questioned 
but nobody ever told me who she was 
i remembered the last words she said 
and how to rest she was laid... 

why? 
why did she has to go through all that? 
why did she die not knowing who i was? 
why did i know who she was? 
for a moment i wished i could be dead 
so we can enjoy time we never had together 

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 8:48:00 AM

    this hit me in the gut....powerful!