Sometimes I wonder
Do they care like I do?
Do they notice my absence?
Do they remember me when they pray?
If I was taken away from this world…
Would the tears be real?
Would the tributes come from their hearts?
Would they miss me?
And then I ponder some more
Do they know how much I care?
Do they know what they mean to me?
Do they know how often I pray for them?
If they were taken away from this world…
Do they know how much I’d weep?
Do they know how much that would hurt me?
Do they know how much I’d miss them?
By Nten Mpama