Stranger in a strange land

A stranger in a strange land around people who can not begin to know the hurt & pain that i have endured for 30 years of my incarceration. I would like for you to share this poem that was on my son’s obituary. This is how i feel today. I feel as if i dont want to spend another day in prison, thats what depression has done to me. Please let me know what you think about the poem here it is:

I’m Free

Photo of Khalfani holding his memorial for his son Dion,19-5-17
Khalfani holding his memorial for his son Dion, 19-5-17


Dont grieve for me for now i’m free.
I’m following the God laid for me.
I took his hand when i heard him call.
I turned my back & left it all.

I could not stay another day.
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I’ve found that peace at close of day.

If my parting has left a void.
Then fill it remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Ah yes, these things i too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My lifes been full, I’ve savored much.
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me.
God wanted me now, he set me free.

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