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"Happy Heavenly Justice – Tazne van Wyk" by Charissa King


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Published September 1st, 2023

Happy Heavenly Justice – Tazne van Wyk

by Charissa King
(Heidelberg, Gauteng, South Africa)

Blessed is the day you were born
For a miracle baby was born
With beautiful eyes to gaze in
And a tender smile so courageous

Long before your first little steps
And your first little mumbling words
Your name was already written
In the palm of God Almighty

You turned out so smart as a child
With so much to offer to the world
Your unlimited potential and capabilities
Indeed you were a gift to this world

Nothing will ever bring you back
But the whole world knows
That you existed
And left your mark in this world

Happy Heavenly Justice, darling girl
Justice was served for you
Celebrate in heaven
Amongst the other victims too

May your soul rest in eternal peace

Charissa King: I am a Financial Accounting student at the University of South Africa, but it turns out I have a passion for writing and expressing what other people around me are going through. I believe that prayer, conscience, kindness, empathy, sympathy, and compassion must be our spiritual practices everyday.

This poem is included in Poetry World #7, published in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.

Previously published in South Africa Poetry Magazine:

by Hugo Ndlovu

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