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Marcus Garvey - Last Farewell
October 27, 1927
Good-bye, my friend, in death we part,

To meet in realms more glorious:

A void I feel deep in my heart,

For much there was of love in us:

To see you go is awful pain,

For thou hast been a world to me;

But we shall meet for good again,

To see the light that hallows thee.

This death is only transient;

It leads to brighter and new vales,

So wonderful, munificent,

As prophets tell in holy tales:

Go thou and wait for me a while,

And rest at God's fair borderland,

There with the angels you will smile,

In welcome to the saintly band.

Good-bye, my love, my truest friend;

All else in life for me to do

Was done ere I in grief attend

To say the last farewell to you:

The sod has covered you from view,

But memory dear shall finger still,

And I shall think in heart more true

Of all your good, and not of ill.

Words of Marcus Garvey