(For Moya Angelou)
Today we, the world
Writhe a loss profoundly because miss
Maya, or mother, our teacher, a warrior
Of change, the survivor is no longer with us.
Yet we knew that her day would come
Nothing can diminish our sense of pain.
Us as Basotho Nation we send our heartfelt
Sympathy to you American people as you
Celebrate the life of your tremendous woman.
She changed our inner picture with her
Wind words and couldn't help but to
Admire her creativity, from all four corners
Of the world Maya Angelou was loved.
Despite of the throes an African American
Woman thrived and her life inspired
Young girls who faced the same challenges as hers.
We will forever miss her harmonious commanding
Voice that spoke for blacks and whites from
All over the world. She entered in this world
With something gold but now she returned back
With nothing because we inherited all she had.
The door of heaven
Has slammed and the queen of literature
Cannot come back, wishing she was
Still alive will get us hurt even more.
At this very moment in Africa, in Asia,
In America, in Europe and in Oceania poetry
Lovers mourn this fallen angel because
She touched their lives. We will never
Forget your industry in making the world
A better place for all, rest in peace
You tremendous woman, we thank the Lord
For sending you here.
Rethabile Koetle (Lesotho)