May 2019 Newsletter
May 15, 2019
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A LOST DAUGHTER OF THE SOIL

Written by Scovia Nakabitto (Member of GTL Uganda Alumni & Uganda CoordinatorWritten by Scovia Nakabitto (Member of GTL Uganda Alumni & Uganda Coordinator

The tears that flowed

Then dried on her cheeks

A lost daughter of this land

No fees for her schooling.

No food for the worms wriggling in her belly,

No roof over her browning hair

Tatters clothe her scrawny frame

To hide shame

 In what’s left of her defunct esteem

She is voiceless

Lost daughter of this land.

She is abused and confused

Defiled and dejected

Humiliated and exploited

By impiety in her lost society

Lost daughter of this land

Now a young mother

Mothering another daughter

Equally lost!

Tear-filled eyes

She wears fear

Like a cold rope of death

No hope no courage

Just mothering another daughter

Lost equally.

 

She wears fear

Like a cold rope of death

No hope no courage

Just mothering another daughter

Lost equally.

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