I remember you as a cocoon. You were a beautiful little “Creature”. I patiently waited for your star to rise. Finally that day has arrived. You ascended from your warm place of protection to a “Damsel in Distress.” You’ve been molded, loved, and are prepared to face the “House of Lies.” You were ready to face the big suits that are devils in disguise. Now the time has come for your friends, family and fans to come together “Like family” and support you “24” seven. Hopes and prayers for your triumph linger on our minds. We feel so excited and giddy like it’s a “Funny Valentine.” “What we like about you” is your passion for the motherland. You are “Raising the Bar” for others to follow. You’re a buffed up slayer for inequality and determined to “Fix” the lives of those in hopelessness. You have become a warrior “Sheena” “For the People” with a “Supernatural” divine gift to help others. When someone asks me “Who do you love” and admire, I say Megalyn Echikunwoke with a smile and whisper my dreams of someday “Coming to Africa” to lend a hand to my sistah’s in need. So now you know why we go through “Great Lengths” to support you. Beautiful Black Butterfly with shimmery wings of gold; we have hopes of seeing your mesmerizing face “4400” times more upon the silver screen.
Writer and Creator Melissa Sharpley
Written at 7:45pm on 9/27/2011
Dedicated to Megalyn Echikunwoke
This poem is metaphorically speaking of course. Like the devils in suits would be the Hollywood producers and production companies. She does a lot of work with little girls and women in Africa so that is why I refer to her as a warrior.
Editor and Chief Crystal Deck