Performance artist, poet, playwright, and novelist Ntozake Shange. Image courtesy of Tumblr.
Your words have moved us—
Warmed us in ways only the gods could.
Yours were the voices of nations—
speaking for others who had been silenced,
or for those who hadn't quite found their voice yet.
Your stories evoked emotions—
some we never imagined anyone could tap so literally within us.
But you're the catalysts,
transparent vehicles for lessons of a higher kind.
And we—the recipients of your gifts—
continue to stand in awe, honor, and praise,
for the art of your words dutifully expresses our humanity.
© 2012 BuddahDesmond