Joy in Tears #Uganda #butterfly #children #goodbye

I waved goodbye to my little Bethany who has been my friend over many years and many countries. We tell stories about Jesus together. Today she chose to leave with a friend. Her name is Stella and she is nine years old. Stella and Bethany my la fofo will love village children together. It’s hardContinue reading “Joy in Tears #Uganda #butterfly #children #goodbye”

Unlikely #photochallenge #uganda

Unlikely is this magenta Fort backdrop Nile sunset   If you know me, you know I have tried to work in Liberia, No. Africa, Congo and So. Africa.  I never thought of Uganda, the Nile or mosquito netting as my “likely.”   The photo challenge this week is “Unlikely” These pictures are all taken atContinue reading “Unlikely #photochallenge #uganda”

One Way #Uganda

  I have dotted my eyes and crossed my teas some of the animals made me sneeze what I hold now happily in my hand is a one way ticket to a distant land of Uganda I write and hope to serve the people Acholi our love so deserve   As I close this AContinue reading “One Way #Uganda”

Zebra #atozchallenge #Uganda

  I can’t count your stripes or see through the trees white and black patterns are camouflage it seems There were no zebras on safari in Uganda. The ranger told us the herds in that part of the country had contracted disease but fortunately the zebras in other regions are alive and well. Funny thing IContinue reading “Zebra #atozchallenge #Uganda”

Lake Victoria #atozchallenge #Uganda

Sunday picnic families and friends relax one day to enjoy waters lap along the edge one man is angry chases another friends laugh drama in Africa same all over the world Lake Victoria is named after England’s queen – Victoria. It is the largest tropical lake in the world, it provides a livelihood for  peopleContinue reading “Lake Victoria #atozchallenge #Uganda”

The Case of the Absent Q #atozchallenge #Uganda #acholi

A beautiful language almost like a song letters and accents sounds short, some long * this old tribal tongue I looked hard didn’t see the Q is missing oh woe, woe is me * quite lost without questions as are kings without Queens kids never Quiet or Quick a Quandary I can’t see * I’llContinue reading “The Case of the Absent Q #atozchallenge #Uganda #acholi”

Lions and …. Monkeys “Oh My” #uganda #atozchallenge

“Here kitty kitty” I whisper from my seat looking very un-edible I don’t rise to my feet I can hear her breathe she waits still for her prey her whiskers flick not staying to play * Monkeys watch from the road they will jump on your car if you aren’t careful they’ll be nearer thanContinue reading “Lions and …. Monkeys “Oh My” #uganda #atozchallenge”

Hut #Acholi #Uganda #atozchallenge

Big enough for two ants compete with the size kitchen outside Sand castles spring cleaning adds more rooms fit for a king I am off the grid for the next couple of days but will check back to see how y’all are doing. We didn’t dare to measure the ant hills but some appear toContinue reading “Hut #Acholi #Uganda #atozchallenge”

Memory’s Sandy Remnants #poetry #photography #travel

In my shoes lays a trace little flecks of sand carrying vibrant still stories and songs I miss my summer friends In my pocket my fingers lace reminders of a far off land memory the fibers fill days that lingered long I miss my summer friends In my heart a place little flecks of sandContinue reading “Memory’s Sandy Remnants #poetry #photography #travel”

Where Did I Lose My Name? #poetry #travel

  Somewhere between LAX, Charlotte  and Baltimore I lost my identity in the airplane engine’s intake (or in the Starbuck’s line) I was sucked in spun about spit out on a cup what remains are three letters that don’t belong to me I finger them striving for meaning squinting for an answer “L” always a sexyContinue reading “Where Did I Lose My Name? #poetry #travel”

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