IN MEMORIAM -by Chiqui
to you the straners, who also are my friends,
we feel your PRESENCE. although we have not met.
we can sing you a sad tune,
but that we shall not do.
for your BEAUTY and STRENGTH
are best honored in LIGHT,
in JOY we proclaim your STRUGGLES,
your LIVES, and all of your FIGHTS.
your FRIENDS and STORYTELLERS
here today at least,
your lives may have been brief,
but LIVE it, you did your BEST.
today, hand in hand, we HONOR you.
we who are here today remain VISIBLE,
we who remain PRESENT shall keep up
we shall re-write the STORY
until ALL of us are FREE.
to you, our friends who we cannot SEE<
with a song of FRIENDSHIP and GLEE,
we HONOR thee.