On the Road to Ibanda.

6am we set off. Off to Ibanda.
Family, friends, strangers.
We hit the road. We are family.
So because, strangers make friends.
Friends make family.

How Strangers became friends?
She was the link. She was the bond.
She was the fuel. She was the reason.

And we are on the road.
To see her off. To that journey.
The journey to the unknown.
Rather to the known. Heaven.
For she’s Juriee. She was real.
And we all know it. We feel it.

It’s going to be a long drive.
A drive worth it. Might not be long even.
For with Juriee, time was no measure.
A minute with her was like an hour.
An hour like a lifetime.
You’d never want to let her go.

We still don’t want to let her go.
Why we are on this road.
To be with her.
Till the last moment.
We shall miss you Juriee.
But I know all is well.
As it always was with you.




8 thoughts on “On the Road to Ibanda.

  1. I am saddened that I won’t be bidding her farewell at her final resting place. I will miss her ever so dearly. My heart aches 💔

    1. We’ve got you. We’ll ably represent you. The heart aches.

  2. My hearts aches knowing I won’t be there to bid her farewell as she journeys on home 😢💔 Say bye to her for me

    1. We’ve got you. We’ll ably represent you. The heart aches.

  3. After a useless weekend mourning in Rakai alone, I am here trying not to mess up at work with my heart on the journey to Ibanda. I loved Juriee. We loved her. Farewell thee sweet Ma. Your Kikazi will miss you.

  4. Reblogged this on diary of a headless chicken and commented:
    My body is here in Rakai but my heart is on the road to Ibanda with you Joo. Fare thee well sweet Ma.

  5. Beautiful. Beautiful post.

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