Letitia Wright honored her “brother”, Chadwick Boseman, in the most moving way possible through a tear-jerking spoken word poem.
The 26-year-old actress played as Chadwick’s sister in Black Panther. She was his “sister” in the movie who loved inventing weapons for him. Upon hearing the devastating news of his death on Friday, August 28, she took to Twitter and posted about how his death hurt.
Many were surprised about the news of the 43-year-old’s death from colon cancer, including those he worked closely with during the last few years. Based on the statement released by his representative, the actor continued making films while undergoing surgeries and chemotherapies.
A lot of his friends and co-stars waited to issue a longer post about his death including Michael B. Jordan. Now, Leticia took to Instagram on Tuesday, September 1, to share her reflection about losing his “brother” through a spoken word poem. Read her tribute below:
“It is written, there is nothing new under the sun.
But the sun stood still that morning, refusing to shine.
Dark clouds surrounding, confusion setting in.
Tears flowing, rivers so deep
I didn’t know this is what I was waking up to, my brother, an angel on earth, departed.
A soul so beautiful, when you walked into a room, there was calm.
You always moved with grace and ease.
Every time I saw you, the world would be a better place.
Words can’t describe how I feel, how we all feel, that losing you was forced upon us, to accept this as a new reality.
I wish I got to say goodbye.
“I messaged you a couple times, but I thought you were just busy.
I didn’t know you were dealing with so much.
But against all the odds, you remained focused on fulfilling your purpose with the time handed to you.
And I’ll never forget the day that I met you, before I got on the plane to L.A. for my first meeting with you.
God told me that you were my brother and that I am to love you as such, and I always did, and I always will.
But now, my heart is broken. Searching for old message of exchange, cards filled with your handwriting and memories of you holding my hand as if it was for eternity.
I thought we had more time, and many more years to come, for more laughter and for more moments of me picking on you on set. Leaning my head on your shoulders in the front room, as Ryan gave us notes.
“I thought this would be forever, this hurts.
I’m trusting God to heal all wounds.
It is also written that all things are made new, there is light in the darkness.
Streams of living water flow, giving new life.
And all that’s left now is for us to allow all the seeds that you have planted on the earth to grow, to blossom, to become even more beautiful.
You’re forever in my heart.”