People remember the wrong done by the living but trashes their good deeds.
People remember the good done by the dead bust trashes their wrong deeds.
“Oh! he was such a good man” they scream.
Celebrating the dead for what they did while alive.
But never recognized them while alive.
Don’t address me with the past tense “he was”
I’m living now, say all the nice things with the present tense “he is”
When will people stop doing things backwards?
Why do people behave so?
Why do people praise the dead but talk less of the living?
When a man dies, is he conscious of the praises given to him?
Are the praises medicinal or miraculous?
Can those eulogies resurrect him?
When a man dies, he vanishes not to return.
What happened when he was alive?
Where was the eulogies?
Where were the praise singers?
Stop singing for the audience
For your praises are as good as useless.
Are we going to stop this practice?
Let the spirit of love possess us.
© Charity Mirabel et Daniel Azuama