Scars lie deep beneath the heart
eyes have seen
ears have burned
little hands grasping for hope
beauty in rosebud lips
character comes from the ash heap
rise despite the pain
Hope lies deep within the heart
Hello to all of you A to Zers. I made the last minute decision to do the 2018 A to Z Challenge. Can I be an A to Z addict??? I’ll blame our dedicated founder Arlee Bird at Tossing it Out.
I have been an active blogger, but recently I have been living between two continents so Internet is not always available. Since I presently have internet, I decided to share a favorite topic – children.
Children are a joy to teach. They teach me so much more than I teach them. In an Acholi classroom of 5-7 year olds, I was astounded at how quickly the children were learning English words. My Acholi was hit and miss. They love teaching me words and songs in their language.
Today’s topic is a shameful and sobering way to start the challenge, but (no joke) it is a real aspect of many children’s lives. No matter how advanced our societies have become, children are the quiet sufferers of any generation.
To all of you joining A to Z challenge for the first year please enjoy the delightful people in the blogsphere!!!
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