.....Having spent many years in Africa, I thought about the HH project in Uganda, and looked out at the night sky and penned a little poem inspired by Liane and Chris's project in Uganda...

Here it is, writen this evening a few moments ago..Forgive its stark simplicity...


Under the moonlit shimmer

of an English night sky

I offer the stars a silent prayer

And ask a simple question why

A child in Africa in deep despair

May never know the magic I see

When  touched by the spell of a Baobob Tree

And why that child’s dainty nose

Will never know the scent of an English Rose

And why his eyes so clouded  with fears

May never know the romance of tears.

And why he can’t dance with life’s joys

As we did when given our first toys.

I pray that every step we take

To reach out and help his unasked for plight

Will bring healing to that child of light

A shadow of  a smile, bright dawn after night.

~~Written by

Trevor Taylor

22nd October, 2012

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Beautiful poem, Trevor.  Welcome to Poets of the New Om.  Hope to see more like this.


 trevor, i love your writing style! "stark simplicity" is simply the best!! .... (you had shared your writing a bit on that "cloud story" post for ann, & i never said it then (but i wanted to!)...so glad you are sharing your talents here,too! much love and hugs, darlene 

Thank you Darlene and John...

.....and thank you Marina for the welcome to the Group


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