Acholi #Uganda #atozchallenge #poetry


Kind-hearted people

displaced by war

twenty five years of waiting

 return to ancestral land

centuries of farming

the earth welcomes

dance steps echo

stars harmonize

our adopted family

Acholi – filled with Grace

Today is the beginning of the A to Z Challenge. It is no challenge to share the beauty of Uganda in particular the Acholi people (Northern Uganda). I dedicate this month of  poetry to my dear “family” in Gulu!

Everyone is welcome to join the month long A to Z blogging challenge. It’s a great way to meet fellow bloggers.

Thank you A to Z team for hosting another year!!!

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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  1. It’s wonderful Moonie ‘to share the beauty of Uganda’ in your first posting. One can never understand the unfairness perpetrated by greed to result in a displacement of large groups of the population.

    Hank

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  2. Too many displaced by war, and some never get to return. Powerful and topical theme for your A-Z.
    Thanks for visiting!
    Best wishes for the challenge,
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse
    Theme : Arabiana

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  3. That is an amazing way to tell the story of a war-torn land. The picture and the poem did justice to the store. Beautiful! lines “return to ancestral land” & “the earth welcomes” made my heart filled with hope!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Best Wishes!

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  4. Hi Leslie – our film society is showing Queen of Katwe film about a youngster from Katwe who became a chess champion – true story! I know she’s not from Acholi .. but she is from Uganda … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_of_Katwe This doesn’t seem to give her – her due .. but the film is on 26th April here in Eastbourne … I’ll tell you more then – cheers .. please take this comment off if you want to … Hilary

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