Untitled 2. To a friend still felt.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic
Based on a true story. Dedicated to a late best friend. Vincent Phatedi Machika.

Submitted: May 16, 2008

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Submitted: May 16, 2008



Untitled two.

From high school friends, developed to best friends later in life;
From best friends in life, strings attached to the ultimate level unimaginable;
Brother you were to me, brother I was to you;
Unfortunately yours was shortened.

Family to family we bartered;
Sisters to sisters we shared;
Brothers to brothers we were;
Unfortunately yours was shortened.

Nevertheless, I'm still taken care off,
By your sisters, my sisters..,
By your brother, my crazy brother,
By your parents, my parents..,
Today I have an extended family,
Unfortunately yours was shortened.

Memories I have,
Of you, him and I,
How sad that only two remains,
Not victories but loyalties,
Yours is still remembered by those who cared,
With the understanding that you always sought,
Wisdom they call it in English,
Master you were to us peers,
Who always participated with tedious beliefs,
Then clarification cleared the clouds away,
Shit, the truth hurts,
A teacher you were.

Today, the future you always predicted,
I live remorsefully, for not making the best of what we shared,
A clan might be relative, but not at most related,
For I still feel the connection, although you're long gone, the best I can say is: I hope to meet you sometime.
Re batho ba ba boago Seokodibeng kua ga mamerithi mebedi meraro mong'a maloba.
Kanyane 'a Phaahla.

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