Word Play Wednesday: Remembering You……. A Poem by Biyai Garricks

Welcome to Word Play Wednesday!
Word Play Wednesday is a weekly feature of written and spoken word poetry. I will be sharing my written and spoken word poems in addition to poems by other like minds. If you are interested in sharing some of your poetry, feel free to buzz me and we can work something out.
I hope that you enjoy reading and listening to our thoughts, feelings and rants and in many ways relate to some of them.

Today’s poem is for my beloved sister Wabiye Hansbau Opara (Nee Suku-Ogbari) who passed on to be with the Lord the 1st of April 2011. I miss her everyday but not in a sad way because whenever she comes to mind, so many fun memories come flooding in and I am grateful to God to have had such an angel in my life. We named one of my daughters after her and it is a blessing that I get to say her name “WABIYE” out loud numerous times in a day. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord Wabs!


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Remembering You

Today I choose to remember,

Your Intoxicating laughter,

Your infectious smile,

Your mischievous grin,

and that sparkle in your eyes.

I remember,

Your calming voice,

Your wise words,

always with a hint of humor.

I can not forget,

Your generous heart,

Your free spirit,

and your strong will.

Remembering you,

is what I choose to do today,

for your light still shines brightly

in my heart,

and your name stays alive in my home,

and sometimes,

I still see your face,

when I look in the mirror.

Remembering you,

is a way of life,

for those you have left behind,

but behind you,

are the fondest memories,

that one can ever have.

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Wabiye Hansbau Opara – 1973-2011

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