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When you saw the title how did you read it?
Was it “NinetyFive” ?
Or was it “9,5” ?
Either way, it’s just numbers right?
Incomplete date, maybe?
95 is character
It’s energy, lessons, physical form of love
Was built with complex emotions
A story
Understood perspectives that wasn’t thought of or imagined yet
95 was what you called on when you were high or low.
Sad or happy
Came with fear that people neglected to see or pay attention to
Built with a heart of true love
Enjoy natural ways of living
Enjoyed listening and giving off its natural ability to make one smile
Wether the favor was returned or not

Now you thinking, what do this “95” represent
95 is a man
A man that lived
A energy that touched
A story that taught
A heart that loved and listened to what another heart needed
And now a void within me because somebody took him
This void still managed to allow me to smile in moments because how powerful and authentic the man was the lyes behind it
95 is not just a number, It’s a man that created life into it.
A reason to smile before and after you cry

May he be forgiven and Rest In Peace.

In memory of: NinetyFive S. Stewart

About this poem

This poem is created by De’Ja Mason. It was created in honor of a loved one. It’s purpose is to share life, keep ones name alive, and show that something that seem so simple can mean so much. Lastly, writing is apart of grieving and understanding. I just hope I can make him proud.

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Written on January 04, 2022

Submitted by dejamasonn on January 04, 2022

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De’Ja Mason

A young female that’s trying to find a way to coupe. She hates the fact that many people actually experience similar pains and loses. Not for reasons you may think, but simply because she never want anyone to feel those voids. She is one to have a story. She writes hoping someone will listen. Hoping she may save ones life. If She doesn’t, her work is still out. She still has not figured herself out, she is not the best writer nor do she have the best grammar. She is just one who is trying to find her way. She — is De’Ja Mason more…

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  • princessmimicastle
    Im sorry for your Loss, De’Ja Mason. Bismillah.
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