*Sunday Night, May 1st 2011
Kola Boof said:
"I rarely ever talk about Somi, but for the last two days on Twitter, something
came over me and I did nothing but Tweet about him.
Now I know why.
At last....I forgive Somi for everything he did to me and
for all that I witnessed. I set him free and I dream for him to be healed.
My greatest sympathy is with his mother, Hamida, the only person in that family
who is willing to hear from me. One mother to another, I close my eyes and embrace her with so much compassion.
I feel that no one has more accurately and fairly characterized her son than I have.
I knew him to be a monster, a genius, a poet, a racist woman-basher and a very passionate, deeply sensitive confused being.
Like all of us, he was somebody's child.
I am not God, so I leave him to whatever comes next. I still have his poems and each year they have a different meaning. But now the papers are cool to the touch. I feel many things...things that people would not understand...I look
at the gray hair I have...and all I can tell you is this....
Usama, Usama, Usama--Peace."
Ibrahim Ahmad Ibrahim@AkashicBooks.com
Rahel Thorsten Rahel@Atlanticlibrary.us