I Sing to you of David
by Dany Francis
I sing to you David
The eye opener of the class
The questionnaire of my life
Student at the helm of the conversation
The understander of death and decay
Smiler in a sea of frowns.
“Friend” to Me
“Man” to his family
“A connection” to strangers, for he is the bond.
David, who is independent enough to understand his own willpower.
David, whose fearlessness you can feel in his voice.
David, who, when asked about his life, smiled and said, “This’ll be a while.”
David, who has seen death with his own eyes, and stares at it dead on.
And here we are now, at the end of the day.
David stands there remembering everything that he had to say.
And here I am saying, “Thanks for your time, now here’s what I have to say.”