Oct. 11, 2021
From While I Breath, I Hope. by David E. Bauguess


Beside my parents, you are the most influential and inspiring woman I've ever been lucky to love, this is got you Sarai Álá Aokán.

It took time, it took years
I came apart, yet I needed to
to see it all, to see the truth
I found myself, and rediscovered you
I can see it now and when I look down to my hands
Yours in mine, no matter where I go or what I do
Your fingers overlap my own, painted with your soul
more than just mixed ink swirled inside a needle and a bowl
the same scars, the same marks, joining us, tethered, us - we'll never part
My hands in yours, yours in mine, just as it was from beginning to end
For you are in my heart, my love, you are my best of friend
You gave me your all, even when I didn't give much
You showed me parts of myself, and planted a seed
You taught me self-worth and gave your all in my need
You'll never be forgotten for you are a part of me
As long as I am breathing, a part of you is free
And when you finally see my garden, I will show you what is these
there will be a rose that will hold your name and with utmost care
One that is full bloom and open and beautiful as you
For you had it wrong my dear, you had it wrong from the start
It was you Sarai, that was my rose, and it forever grows in my

I love you Sarai and I know you can't read this, but always know, I love you so very much and miss you even more. You've helped me so much and gave so much to me. You are an important part of my lifeand beside my parents, the best thing to ever happen to me. Mo nifeere!

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