Posted by: bongoyok | November 9, 2009


(Poem in memory of Martha Murray, June 12, 1918-October 17, 2009)

Flow, tears of sadness, flow.

Go, tears of sadness, go.

Tears of distress,

tears of the stress,

do not be shy; do not get scared by mankind.

Borrow the voice of  Bartimaeus the blind.

Run, jump, fly.

Go, and fly high.

Go and wake up the Mandara Mountains.

Go and stand near all the Mokolo fountains.

Tell my people that one dear wing has gone above our zone.

Tell them that the other wing is left alone.

Tell them that California is shaking.

Tell them that my heart is aching.

Run, jump, fly.

Go, and fly high.

Put my pain and anguish in a bag tied with a strong rope.

Throw them in the ocean of hope,

and everything will be fine.

For our mother Martha Murray is gone to shine

among the brightest and most faithful stars in the sky.

Tell everybody that she will never die.

Flow, tears of joy, flow.

Grow, tears of joy, grow.

Fly, tears of holiness, fly.

Go and glorify the Eternal and Most High.

Composed by Moussa Bongoyok

Pasadena, 10/28/2009 at 6:30 pm

while thinking strongly about Martha Leota Murray.

© Copyright 2009, by Moussa Bongoyok.



  1. A very moving piece and a monument to your friend. Will you tell us more about her?

  2. Thank you for asking. We do not have any biological family member here in the US but Jack and Martha Murray are more than our parents. Their spiritual maturity, their genuine love for God and for people, their integrity, their humility, their faithfulness, their simplicity of life, their unique heart for world mission, and much more, will remain a great source of inspiration until the end of our earthly pilgrimage. Martha (who is survived by her husband Jack Murray) was an exceptional and outstanding woman of God in various aspects and she leaves such a wonderful example that we wish each Christian would follow as she followed the greatest example, Christ our Lord.
    A short biography of Martha Murray is available at:
    Moussa and Priscille Bongoyok.

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