Monday, January 27, 2020

A Poetic Tribute to Kobe Bryant's Legacy... Rest in Heaven

Kobe, Who Art in Heaven
©  2020, Sy’needa Penland

My Dearest Kobe,
As your Divine Spirit
Is gracefully guided
Into thou eternal light,
Do not greet darkness
With ponder or fright,
As the lightning roar its thunder
This weary night.

Many have crossed over
Before you-- With accolades,
Titles and fame.  But few
Have met the challenge
That you’ve been selected to claim.

Kobe, Who Art in Heaven—
All transgressions are forgiven!

May the Divine, Loving Light
Greet you with much delight,
As your Star shines bright in Heaven—
And Gianna steers you to take
Your Rightful place, in thou
Divine Kingdom.

Rare occasions like this,
Dare I miss, as the Divine Universe
Greets you at heaven’s door.

You have scored your final pass.
At last, you have arrived
At your final destination,
As the celebration of your legacy
Shall live on, to infinity.

Ashes to Ashes,
Dust to Dust—

Thrust forward, dear child!
Do not be charmed 
By society’s lust,
To tempt your torn heart
To defend your honor.

As you must depart this realm
To join union with the Devout Fathers
Of the Ages, whose legacies
Are recorded by the Great Sages,
To be honored in historical pages.

For your service has just begun,
As Son's take the role of Fathers,
Under the Rising Sun. 
Your teamwork is never done.

As your Spirit now rest
In thy Heavenly Kingdom.

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