Have you just had life hit you in ways you cant imagine!
I have tried to think,
I have beaten my self up too many times,
I have wondered why I got too busy not to ask how you were doing after our last conversation,
I am pissed at myself and I can’t even begin to fathom.
Met you several years ago in the physiology lab while I was reeling in my pain of repeating a school year.
Goofy, funny, smart and I mean really good with words.
You were a really good friend, and I don’t have the strength to state all the good deeds you have done.
I remember calling you at 2:00 am one night while I was reeling in ulcer pain
You came all the way from the boy’s hostel to carry me on your back to the accident and emergency room.
I wake up and my parents were there already,
You were different and special.
Somethings you did at times annoyed me,
But I learned over time, that you were different,
You were someone who cared a lot about others.
Put yourself before others and ensured they were fine.
You made nasty jokes that were somewhat offensive to me.
But I learnt over time that you were just being you.
I remember congratulating you on completion of your NYSC,
I remember asking you to keep up with the new found love for making videos with star maker.
I am still in shock and I still can’t believe you are really gone.
I am not writing all this cos we were the best of friends.
But I am because I feel you are pure at heart and deserved a long time on earth.
My last conversation with you on the 16th of April scared me to shits,
It was short but I worried about you.
Now I ask my self, Why in Gods name did you not check up on him after that day.
Why did you not even try to know if he was much better?
I am sorry dear friend,
I am sorry that I am part of the people you spoke about on your WhatsApp post,
Like you knew this day would come,
I am sorry I didn’t keep in touch,
I am sorry I didn’t do well to ensure you were fine,
The pain has finally ended,
I hope you are resting well.
But I wish you didn’t have to leave now!
RIP Dear Friend/ Intellectual Colleague
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