Aaliyah's Brother Releases Special Poem For Her 40th Birthday

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Yesterday would have been Aaliyah's 40th birthday and lots of of her collaborators took the time to remember the late singer on social media. Some individuals, like Funk Flex, selected to make use of the event to be just a little petty, coming at Dame Dash which ended up being just a little uncalled for. Most individuals shined a light-weight on her superb profession within the music business and her household selected to recollect her in a manner that she in all probability would have appreciated: with poetry.

Rashad Haughton, Aaliyah's brother, wrote a poem in honor of his sister's 40th birthday, sharing it on the late singer's social pages. He wrote:

"The many had been as soon as as one/By manner of thoughts and tongue/ Hands intertwined/Reached out for heaven/Atop a factor that was constructed.

When it fell upon itself/The phrases descended/Upon chilly earth and have become brittle, colorless and crumbled beneath our ft.

Now, a cypher of recollections/ Unlock a chamber; Not of brick and mortar/But of glass and copper — Smooth and colt to the touch.

Hallow voices ripple upstream/Yearning to rejoin the ocean cry/ Universe, sacred womb/A reality revealed/Is a track let out/Gentle whisper of wind/Sow these seeds for me."

Aaliyah died when she was 22-years-old in a horrific airplane crash. She was coming back from a music video shoot when the accident came about.