The Marketplace of Life #poetry #lifeinUganda


 

 

 

greetings far and wide

hearts momentary grasp

a smile of shared kindness

if only this could last

 shallow are grey blue waters

when for another do not share

freedom used to ring

for gold we only care

daily the reminders

a smile so white and pure

a child trusts my hand

love is our world’s cure

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gathering place

happy red tomatoes

instant friends

 

The prompt for this week at Poet’s United Mid Week Motif is Independence.

That concept used to be so dear – now is a time when people are enslaved in so many ways.

 

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing with an E. African team that is developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. 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.

17 thoughts on “The Marketplace of Life #poetry #lifeinUganda

  1. Sadly nowadays there is too much greedy love and not enough sharing and giving love. However we must keep on trying to share our love as much as possible.

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  2. You remind us that sharing the joy of independence is instinctual, that internal and external lock-down is the second motion or third or fourth.
    “if only this could last”
    “The marketplace of life” is the perfect title.

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  3. Leslie, it is lovely to see you at Poets United…….I am so glad you got to Uganda. I can imagine the children stole your hearts. Their smiles are all the more amazing, given all they have gone through. I love your poem, especially “a child trusts my hand.” That is a gift!

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  4. Hi Leslie, Your thoughts on orphans being cast-offs is interesting and sad. I volunteer at an orphanage in Ecuador, where things may be completely different than Uganda. Some of the kids who live in the orphanage are not true orphans but were given up by their parents. The reasons are always heartbreaking and it never occurred to me to think of the parents as casting them off. The parents give up their rights so the kids can have a better life. It seems that they are actually trying to save the kids.

    One example: a woman brought all five of her kids to a police station asking them to find a home for the kids. She could not feed them nor house them nor protect them from the world. The kids were absolutely covered in flea and mosquito bites, they were all emaciated and filthy. None of them had ever attended school. I felt so sad for the woman (and of course the children). At the orphanage, they are all doing great now about a year later and all of the older ones are in school. I hope the mother is surviving okay.

    I love the photo that you shared with us and thank you for bringing attention to orphans.

    Emily

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