A Poem in Loving Memory of Stephen “Blackie” Gonsalves | Solomon W. Jagwe | 1,556 views
Here is a Poem I wrote in loving memory of a wonderful Photographer and Champion of the Batwa people in Uganda. Blackie was a dear friend and a great person to work with, he and I shared the same passion of wanting to see the Batwa supported and the mountain gorillas saved from extinction.
He is survived by a loving wife, Dorothy Gonsalves ( https://www.facebook.com/dorothy.n.gonsalves ), who is determined to carry on his legacy of love to our fellow Ugandans. Take a read and please pray for Dorothy as she grieves the loss of her best friend and dear husband.
Our Blackie, From September to September
If I could humbly speak, for the Batwa
Even through the Pain, I would boldly Utter
You Felt Our Anguish and did not Despair
Our Bleak future You set out to Repair
Through Your lens, You Managed to Capture
A Slice of Our Past, that is now a Fracture
Daily You snapped away to Show the World
Our Plight and Need, you Spoke out Loud
But Now you are quietly Gone
Shouldn’t We feel helplessly Alone?
We look to the Trees, as the Wind Blows
Through the August Leaves, Your Laughter Flows
We close Our eyes, and choose to Remember
Your Kindness and Love, that burns like an Ember
Though presently Your Presence might seem so Far
Your Memory in Our Hearts, Will Never be a Blur
For From September to September, We will Seek to See
Our Blackie and Valliant Warrior, You’ll Always Be
By Solomon W. Jagwe | © All Rights Reserved, in Loving Memory of Stephen “Blackie” Gonsalves
Your memory will never be forgotten and we will continue to pray for your wife, Dorothy.