Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"We Walk" A piece I wrote inspired by the horrific famine gripping the Horn of Africa

We walk into the future, not knowing where our next steps may take us. We walk hoping that next step will bring us closer towards food, water, shelter, safety, medical care, and a bit of HOPE. We walk because that is how we keep going. We walk with no shoes, in the scorching heat, and for long distances, far away from our homes, and into the darkest hours of the night. We walk leaving behind our children who have lost their lives to the famine. We walk to honor our dead. For 30 days and 30 nights we walked until we made our way to the refugee camp. Malnourished and dehydrated and on the brink of death we walked, our eyes and cheeks sunken in, ribs showing, the anguish on our faces. We walked, we made it for now, and we will walk again.

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