20 August 2011

Will you remember me?

This young girl was standing near the side of the road as we traveled by bus back from one of the Watoto Childcare villages to our guest house in Kampala, Uganda.

Eyes that have seen white people come
and go, leaving her behind.
Eyes that have seen riches
flash and flee.
Eyes that cry out
in silence "will you remember me?"
And I am forever changed.
Weeping for their loss, hunger, need.
And my spirit shouts "Yes!"
And I can not forget.

I'm hearing the words to a Sarah McLachlan song:
I’m so tired but I can’t sleep
Standin’ on the edge of something much too deep
It’s funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word
We are screaming inside, but we can’t be heard

But I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

Submitted for the prompt remember.  Stop by 3 from here & there to see more.


Duane Scott said...

I'm listening to the song…

and reading your words.

It's almost like being hit by a tidal wave of inspiration. :)

Linda said...

Your photo and words have wrenched my heart. During my years in Africa I saw so many people like that little girl, and helped some of them but couldn't respond to them all. My heart aches. I ask myself, "Could I have done more?" and the answer is YES. I wish I could go back and do it over again--I'd do it differently. Now, those dear ones are in my daily prayers. And I also pray for those who are in their midst to help them.

Thanks for tugging on my heart today.


Kelly Sauer said...

oh this brings tears - I am so glad you linked it with Three; it is a good remember, and a good reminder. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time ... may we all remember!

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