The news exploded in our chests,
it can’t, it just cannot be true!!
The unforeseen, blinding shock,
To lose someone like you!
We stood beside your grave today,
something we *never* thought we’d have to do.
They pointed to a mound of dust,
and said beneath it was, YOU.
But you’re not there –
Your spirit lives, in your words, your thoughts and deeds.
In your little jokes, your deep ideas and in all our memories.
So suddenly the end arrived;
like a bolt out of the blue.
We close our eyes and speak your name;
Our prayers go heavenward for you.
You’re gone today – gone too soon,
We could not say goodbye.
But in our hearts and in our minds, Ali,
your memory will never die.
R.I.P Ali, we miss you so much already.