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On your mark...

The long awaited day had come,
A bubbly crowd of women from different parts of the community,
Grinning from ear to ear,
The excitement was palpable.
Chuckles rent the air as the ribbon was cut,
Then the thunderous applause!
Women streamed in,pupils dilated wide,chatting excitedly about the possibilites;
Possibilities which forever had seemed like a mirage.
Their dream had been a reality in several other communities,but finally its here:
Their very own empowerment centre,a world of freedom,tailor made to wipe her every tear.
With stubborn and dogged determination,they had built this dream.
Through rain,through sunshine,their singleness of purpose kept them going.
Inspite of the threats,inspite of the opposition,the insults!
The visioneer's dream fuelled theirs,and their's,yet another's!
With high pitch voices,they begin to sing and dance...
Basking in the beauty of the occasion,so glad to be a part,I join in the dance,
Brrrrg brrrrg!! What was that sound?,opening my eyes,
I was back in my room on my bed!
Staring down at me was the tireless ceiling fan;
It was 7:30am and I was almost late for my appointment
Jumping up on my feet,I said to myself:"let's go make this dream happen"!
...Get set,go!

Comments

TJ's picture

...thinking

It truly is time to wake up :) happy to see that your alarm woke you so that you can now live the dream! :)

Nice one

Abisinuola's picture

yes!

I'm wide awake and working tirelessly
I'm sure you are too :)
Thanks

Abisinuola

Aminah's picture

Get se go

Very energetic.
I want to jump off the chair and go somewhere important :)

lest it's almost midnight here, while I sit and read and chuckle and smile :)

Great poem Abisinuola.

Aminah

Salaam
Aminah

Abisinuola's picture

Aminah!

Ok,you made me smile...morning is coming,then you can jump up and go:)
I'm looking forward to reading from you.
Thanks

Abisinuola

Zoepiliafas's picture

Smiling and Hope

Thank you for submitting your poem! What were all the women dancing for!!!?

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Abisinuola's picture

suspense

The theme of the poem is such that anyone reading could insert into it,whatever their dream is...but if it doesn't bring out the purpose of writing the poem,I guess I would have to edit it..
Thanks a lot zoe!

Abisinuola

Zoepiliafas's picture

No editing needed

I totally see it! I definitely could picture myself dancing. I was just wondering if there was something you were dancing about :)

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Abisinuola's picture

Thank you Zoe

But I have edited...for clarity.
Thank you so much for the correction..much appreciated!

Abisinuola

Stacey Rozen's picture

So descriptive Abisinuola,

So descriptive Abisinuola, almost feels like I'm there too! Beautiful poem.

Creatively,
Stacey

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