On this day in 1980, in the center of the universe, a star was born.
Not because she was famous, but because she burned bright, and strong,
shining above all.
The name of this star was HUDA, meaning to be rightly guided
so when ever this star was sighted, people followed right behind it
If you looked for more than a glance there was a chance you might be blinded
by her beauty and her grace, when she paced it was like she glided
When she danced it’s like she floated, her soul too advanced to hide it
if there was a story to be told, then her hands would be chosen to write it
When life would drag us down, she would elevate despite it
and if ever there was a war, she wouldn’t hesitate to fight it
I’ve never seen anything like it, my sister was the best!
family member, friend or companion, a rebel in the flesh
I doubt I’ll meet anyone one like her in this life or in the next
I just wish I took the time, to tell her that before she left
See. Recently, she returned to the skies
though her presence still remains, too eternal to die
Some nights I sit alone in my room just to cry
because when you lose your best friend then on whom do you rely?
Every thought I manifest, every move that I make
from my clothes to my music, I think of what Huda would say
When I’m sad who will ask if I’m doing ok?
without her light there is no path therefore I’m losing my way
Then Saudi holds my hand and, I am quickly reminded
that we 4 are 1 and never to be divided
Huda is here! Huda is here!
Huda never ran, cuz Huda’s never scared
Huda took a stand, cuz Huda had no fears
Huda is a legend, cuz Huda was so rare
Huda saw you broke then Huda always shared
Huda was ya close friend cuz Huda always cared
Huda is your family, Huda’s on your team
Huda knew your plans and, Huda knew your dreams
Huda made you laugh and Huda made you scream
that’s Huda Bint Ali Jaaber, Huda Mustaqim
Huda was a queen, deserving of a palace
though she wasn’t perfect she brought the perfect balance
Attitude for days but would love you for life
with words that massaged you or cut like a knife
True to her Zodiac, a Lioness hunts
and a Lioness gets what a Lioness wants
I just stood aside in awe of her awesome performance
body so petite with a heart so enormous
She’s my she-ro! Cuz she rose to any and all occasions
reunited with my Mother just to form a constellation
So remember when you stare into the cosmos tonight
there’s a party in heaven, just follow, the light
– Adeeb Jaaber