There will be mourning



Velesha Keoma Griffith Percival passed away on 2nd March 2013 aged 32. She was one of my sister’s best friends and their friendship spans nearly two decades. Like most of my favourite people, she was a no nonsense woman with a dry wit and sense of fun. She leaves behind a beautiful daughter who will be raised by an army of mothers. I am grateful to her for the love and support she gave to my sister and my family. Sleep in perfect peace.

There will be mourning

Snow drains spring’s early charm

Grief dictates, leaving the air polluted with anguish

What once was is no more

Her past tense consumes the present

The days are dimmed, vulnerable, uncertain

Youth provides no protection

Memories fail to comfort

Mysterious ways remain a mystery

There will be mourning

I search for you, be my Lazarus

Make a lie of these proceedings

Your mothering had just begun

I will join the chorus to tell your daughter of her mother’s grace

All is borrowed and you are returned

We reflect the light you gave and are forever changed

The dark makes way for the day

For there will be morning