Tribute to Melikhaya Yoko

2016-12-01 06:00

Melikhaya Yoko was… I am too!

Should I say life is funny or life is unfair?

There are times a person run short of words,

It is that time for me now!

I happen not to have known Melikhaya at all,

I have never seen nor heard of him,

Never read about him or his work,

However, after he passed on I knew about him,

I was told about him,

I was showed his work,

Then I reckon he was my duplicate,

Because we share all the fundamentals.

A child of Jesus he was,

That is me.

He was an independent writer

That is me.

He was an academic.

I am too,

He was an advisor and motivator,

I am too,

He was a thinker,

I am too,

He was a visionary,

I am too.

It’s unfortunate our paths never crossed,

Yet we share such wonderful features,

Though he passed on we must remember him,

Because of whom he was and his wonderful work.

Family, friends, fans and foes must not cry.

Family, friends, and fans don’t you know that:

“Isitya esihle asidleli”?

Foes are you not supposed to rejoice?

The one who took his life,

His turn is coming,

All those who loved him must celebrate his work,

Young and old must learn from him,

Kodwa kufa akunalusini!

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