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

 

 

Advertisements

Dance #children #atozchallenge

 

 

feet joyfully tap

vocal chords follow

babies wiggle their feet

boys jump in the air

hard not to move to the beat

we’re in church

dancing

*

place in my heart

sun rises with daily greeting

smiling boy

 

The prompt at the wordpress photo challenge is Smile. Our friend’s boy Danny is a constant joy. We always want to bring him home with us when we leave Uganda.

 

Rise/Set #photochallenge #haiku

Palmetto rise

colors of the sun merge

Equator sizzle

 

I love sun rise and sunset. Different parts of the world have their own unique glow.

 

South Carolina sunrise, Ugandan Sunset, Santa Barbara winter sunrise

 

Happy Wednesday to WordPress Photographers as we enjoy Sunrises and Sunsets.