The Road #atozchallenge #poetry #children #uganda


Red dirt road to the village

river claims it eve’s storm

barely make it home

no light for feet or tires

prayer alone to guide us

if I wax poetic

I can look over my back

road over- run with soldiers

entire families gone

children walk through blood

red stain never removed

I can look forward

hope in future’s eyes

children studying hard

families sacrifice for school funds

Uganda’s tomorrow on the horizon

needing prayer to guide her

Today is the day that A to Zers will write about the letter “R.” Poetry allows for reflection.  I hope as you read about the lives of determined children in Uganda that you will understand a bit more about the Acholi tribe that can trace themselves back to Noah.

Abuse

Butterfly

Cat

Dance

Education

Fun

Little Girls

Hello

Invisible (Dragon)

Jump for Joy

Kindness

Look

Mask

New

Outdoors

Playing

Quart

 

 

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4 thoughts on “The Road #atozchallenge #poetry #children #uganda

  1. Your poetry is very powerful, Leslie. Thank you for sharing this, and the hope of the children with whom you work.

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  2. Hi Leslie – that red road of Africa will now always have blood over it … desperate for so many … but forward we look – cheers Hilary

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