The Performer

The Performer

Audre Lorde

I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Rest in peace Georges Kanuma...

I am sad
Sad at life…sad at fate
Sad at anything and everything
Sad that a flower that shone high up the sky
Withered and dried
Left the clouds starved and thirsty

I am thinking….Georges Kanuma
One word rings in ‘ME’ head: SIMPLICITY at its best
Yet another one flashes tumultuously: SELFLESS!
Georges the activist, the voice that penetrated through the dark
Georges the kind hearted and sober individual
Who gave his time and all to make another soul brighter!
Georges the special person that was so passionate about human rights
Passionate about the very cause he advocated for
Georges, the one who did his work well, Georges, the smart one
Georges, the one that was keen to detail…the one that thought carefully before acting.
It’s still the same Georges whose spirit touched lives….including mine!

I am sad
Sad….life ain’t fair? Is it supposed to be so?
Oh! How the hell am I supposed to know and answer that?
I am sad
Sad that he had to leave us in that manner
Sad that his good work had suddenly full stopped
Sad Georges, because I hate goodbyes, and you had no time to bid us kwaheri

Georges Kanuma……..
Your  legacy in human rights will carry on
But there will never be another you

Your love for everything around you will suffice
But never compare to yours in any way

Georges Kanuma…
You’re gone
But in our hearts, you will be greatly missed

Georges Kanuma…
Who will replace your energy and drive?
I haven’t met anyone yet

We miss you already
You responded fast to emails and phone calls fast….you were always there
You walked an extra mile for the LGBTI community that you worked with….you put others before yourself
You fought for a cause that will in a lifetime be worthwhile….and your name will not lose mention for your struggle
Your wit and charm are encrypted at the core of our hearts
Your smile will shine on our foreheads whenever we think of you!
We loved you….We still do in your demise…because you loved us too Georges!
The tears we’ve shed over losing you will never go to waste…..because they will have a special meaning….now, always…forever!

Lala salama Georges
Till we meet again
Kisses and Love…
By Kate Kamunde
On behalf of:
Artists For Recognition and Acceptance (AFRA-Kenya).

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