To all my friends and family, I am happy and thankful for your presence in this world.  Most of all, to my Kenya family, I am happy and in praise of the Almighty for keeping you alive throughout the horrendous events of the Nairobi Westgate shootings.  I know many of you were spared through what can only be described as Divine Intervention and for that, I stand in gratitude, in humble praise and in deference for those we lost.  To my extended family who lost their beloveds, I pray for your strength of faith, for your peace and for the eternal peace and rest of those who were taken from us.

Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason; sometimes things have to happen that make no sense.  All we can do is keep faith alive, keep praying, keep standing in the face of adversity and keep humble and keep loving each other.  When events like this happen, let us remind each other that what really matters is us– you matter. I matter.  We are here.  Ameen.  Amen. Ahmen.

Salama Kenya!

Stan

So many words, so many truths.
Wish I could have, wish I should have, wish I might have…
known you better.

You chose your journey –
A path we couldn’t follow.
Now, we are hollow.

Your absence is a presence profound
A truth newly found,
questions abound
For family, friends, kith and kin

We shall mourn and we shall grieve,
with a heartfelt prayer upon lips: may the memory of you never leave.
And a prayer upon heart: may you find divine, eternal peace.

© Nyteflowr

For Stan, loving son, brother, friend, artist and devoted would-be democrat.