Picking Up the pieces
Picking up the pieces, a life my own, you moved on, you care no more. All the things I had let go, starting my own administrative consultancy, publishing my poetry, travelling the world, finishing my Masters degree, getting into sports administration, I am picking up the pieces. I even decided to start helping other women who have gone through the same emotional trauma you put me through. I am picking up the pieces; I am taking back what’s mine, and pursuing it. I stand here on my crutch, I choose to walk again. The dust now settles, drama is my life’s past. I choose to walk away from your stereotypes of what I should be, I will take some women from Harare with me. I choose to understand the thoughts I dashed, the life I spent - time spent hushed, how my dreams it crushed. I hit rock bottom hard. I am picking up the pieces, the story of my life a thesis. I wish for all women who suffered abuse at the hands of any man to get justice, I want for them all to be economically empowered, the first step for me towards freedom. Equality and recognition – we want to participate in decisions that affect our own lives. I am picking up the pieces of my life, learning from women in the field, from different parts of the world. I learn about global solutions for global challenges, which even I have faced. With Voices of our Future, I travel the world on my computer, well at the least the one I have from work. As I pick up the pieces of my life, I have an opportunity to speak. I stand up straight, confident and uplifted, a sanctuary from all the hurt and pain, a learning forum further developing my personal interactive skills. The application process gave me a voice, an audience, friends and support. The programme will further develop my writing skills; introduce me to a mentorship programme that has lacked in my life. As I pick up the pieces of my life, I need guidance and support, encouragement and an ear for my vision. “Voices of Our Future” gives me that chance.
I can build a network of people who can help me achieve my vision. World pulse is a source of innovation and solutions. As I pick up the pieces of my life, the other pulses help me let go of all the hurt, I have left behind that hat. There is so much gaiety, nothing like my society. Now my life is so exciting, I have been holding on to that life for too long. I now pick up the pieces. I can be educated to realise my dreams and my vision. I pick up the pieces of my life, and look forward to more. The sun rises today; the birds sang a happy tune in May. I have a chance to live again, come what may.
I pick up the pieces of my life, and thank you World Pulse for this chance.