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‘I Saw Proof That God Is Kind’: Nightbirde’s Family Honors Singer With Unpublished Poem, Album News

Photo from The Nightbirde Foundation’s Instagram

‘I Saw Proof That God Is Kind’: Nightbirde’s Family Honors Singer With Unpublished Poem, Album News

By Movieguide® Contributor

Singer-songwriter Jane Marczewski, professionally known as Nightbirde, captured people’s hearts while competing on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT. She passed died earlier this year, but her family is keeping her musical legacy alive. 

A post from the Nightbirde Foundation, an organization to support those with breast cancer, included a poem from Marczewski:

“I saw proof that God is kind

And that if I fall, someone will catch me

If I was an empty well, people would still gather

Not to take, but to give

I saw with my eyes

The white stag that we all stubbornly hope for

What we muster up the strength to believe in

Unconditional Love

Now that I have fallen farther than I thought possible

And never hit the ground

I cannot return to being who I was before

I have seen too much”

– NIGHTBIRDE

An excerpt of Jane’s unreleased poem “White Stag”. 

The post continued, “Just wanted to keep you all updated: we are still working on Jane’s books, getting her album out by the fall…What’s so beautiful about rolling out Jane’s legacy, is we are all doing this together, for Jane. You all are helping to solidify her legacy just as much as we are and we are so grateful for that.”

 

Movieguide® previously reported

Singer-songwriter Jane Marczewski, better known by her stage name Nightbirde, died on Feb. 19 at the age of 31 after battle with severe cancer. 

AGT host Terry Crews confirmed the news on social media on Feb. 21. 

“We are saddened to learn about @_nightbirde’s Passing. Our Condolences goes to her Closest Family & Friends in such of This difficult time. We Love you, Nightbirde,” Crews wrote on Instagram. 

Marczweski grew an extensive and loyal fan base after her Golden-buzzer performance on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT in June 2021.  

Several weeks into the competition, Nightbirde announced her withdrawal from AGT to focus on her health. 

“Sharing my heart with the world on AGT has been an honor and a dream come true. My point of view this summer has been astounding. What a miracle that the pain I’ve walked through can be reworked into beauty that makes people all over the world open their eyes wider,” she wrote on Instagram. “Since my audition, my health has taken a turn for the worse and the fight with cancer is demanding all of my energy and attention. I am so sad to announce that I won’t be able to continue forward on this season of AGT. Life doesn’t always give breaks to those that deserve it—but we knew that already.”

Nightbirde was an instant fan-favorite and inspired many through her candid but optimistic outlook on life fueled by her faith in God. 

“Call me bitter if you want to—that’s fair. Count me among the angry, the cynical, the offended, the hardened. But count me also among the friends of God. For I have seen Him in rare form. I have felt His exhale, laid in His shadow, squinted to read the message He wrote for me in the grout: ‘I’m sad too,’” she wrote in a blog post. “If an explanation would help, He would write me one—I know it… I remind myself that I’m praying to the God who let the Israelites stay lost for decades. They begged to arrive in the Promised Land, but instead He let them wander, answering prayers they didn’t pray. For forty years, their shoes didn’t wear out. Fire lit their path each night. Every morning, He sent them mercy-bread from heaven.”

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