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Poetic Tribute to Ebony Reigns. Rest in Power, Queen: To a Reign Cut Short

Those times your songs were all we heared, we cheered and cheered, for days we cheered. Man and boy all loved you same,
and at home all we did was sing your name.
Today, on the road all men pass,
You tried to, but it was your last.

As we set you at your threshold down,
Townsman of a stiller town. Smart girl, to slip betimes away from an era where glory does not stay, and early though the fame grows it withers quicker than the rose.
Eyes the shady night has glazed.

Cannot see the impact you made, and silence sounds no worse than cheers after earth has stopped the ears. Now you will not join the queue of others that wore their fame through, singers whom the mic outsang and the name died before the man.

But as you head on your way, to the banquet for which God has made, know, that your memory still shines as bright as day that your songs still echo through the waves.

And round that early-laurelled head will flock to gaze the strengthless dead, and find unwithered on its curls your crown; imortalized by the world.

Inspired by A.E Housemann's "To an Athlete Dying Young"

[By Benjamin Jilo Nketiah -]

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