Thursday, September 27, 2012

From the heart

To quote part of the email I received from Compassion, "It's time to wrap up Blog Month but not without one last effort. For this assignment, we want you to blog as if you are a sponsored child. God told us to become like little children. Remember? This assignment is about aligning with the heart of children in poverty. Write a poem about the sights, sounds and smells of poverty or write a letter to your sponsor, of 13 years or 13 minutes. Write about your feelings, fears, hopes and dreams, or imagine you've switched places with your sponsored child and write about the shock, stress and adjustments you have to make. You are a child living in extreme poverty. What do you have to say?"

Oh, dear! This is going to be tricky! I have never been very close to personal Poverty. AT ALL.

OK, I'm thinking.......

My Poem:
This is what I have to say
Living in poverty is a troubling way
To live, to be, to hear, to see
To have to know what it really means
Ten thousand babies without a life
A man with his children but not his wife
Many people who are poor
Don't know what they're living for
The hunger, the stress
My absolute best
To try to live in 
A world like this
And it's filled and filled and filled with
Just a little note: This poem was hard to make (I have never, in all my life, created a poem as big as this!). 
This was the last assignment from the September Blog Month  and guess what! On the 23rd of this month, 2,297 children were sponsored! That deserves something special!

Praise God for Compassion International! I'm glad I heard about this wonderful fight against poverty!



  1. I can't believe you wrote that it is beautiful I love it I miss you

  2. That was really nice!