2014 Jan. 27: If I only had five minutes…

A poem for Brenda Mvula written by her partner Koketso Matlaweng

read at the memorial service on the 9th Jan.2014.

If I only had five minutes the day you passed away,
I would have had time to tell you

all the things I needed to say.
I never got to tell you how much you mean  to me,

Or that you were the best Lala, I’ve ever had.

The last time that I talked to you
I wish I would have known.
I would have said I love you to many times.

If I only had five minutes,
the morning you passed away,
I would have given you one last hug so tight and see your great big smile.
I’d tell you that I don’t think I could live without you,
not even for awhile.
I’d kiss your cheek and take your hand and tell you it’s okay to go
And tell you that I’ll miss you,
more than you’ll ever know.

But you were gone so quickly.
Before you and i even knew it,
you were standing at heavens gate.
Now God has called upon you,
It’s time to get your wings.
To leave this life behind you,
And enjoy all of heavens beautiful things.
So wait for me in heaven Lala,
Don’t let me come alone.
The day the angels come for me,
Please be there to bring me home.

Lala ngoxolo Rhadebe Bhungane Mthimkhulu.
I will always love you and miss you my Lala!!!




Related links

2014 Jan.9: Brenda Mvula’s Memorial Service


2014 Jan. 10: Opulence at the memorial service of Brenda “the hustler”


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