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WHY DOES AIDS EXIST?

AIDS is everywhere,
Here, there, everywhere,
Spreading like a bush fire,
Oh! The innocent are dying.

Death,
Comes like a weed,
Which needs no season,
Doctors!
Save the human race,
Save the unborn ones,
Save those born with AIDS,
Due to their parents’ ignorance.

Oh! Doctors,
You are unique people,
Please do something,
We are at your mercy,
Give us advice,
And we will follow,
Through your advice, AIDS shall be conquered!

Long live donors,
Without your help,
In aiding education,
We are all dead!
Educate our people, Equip our doctors,
With skills and equipment, For an AIDS free world!

As inspired by Faridah Bilabi, an AIDS Orphan at the Centre for Disadvantaged Girls.

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Sharontina's picture

Dedicate

A good dedication for the lil angels, the unborn and the young innocent souls who are mercilessly attacked by AIDS.

Merlin Sharontina

Phionah Musumba's picture

You Bet!

Its sad that ignorance, borne of a lack of education leads to many women not seeking proper medical attention at birth, or even prenatal services.
Thanks for taking the time to read the little piece.
Warm regards.

Phionah Musumba
Founder/Executive Director
Malkia Foundation &
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
P.O Box 9461 - 00300,
Nairobi, Kenya
Facebook: Phionah Musumba
Twitter: @KenyaGals
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Skype: phionah.anguzuzu.musumba

Zoepiliafas's picture

Education

I can't imagine the strength you must have as you walk through watching those around you battle this disease.

Where did you find the photograph you posted?

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Phionah Musumba's picture

Education

Hey, Zoe,
Thanks for your encouragement. That's one of our girls, affected and infected. At the Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, we spread HIV/AIDS and sexuality awareness every week, going from school to school, and having a pep talk with the teenagers in school. We also engage the youth groups within and without our Centre. We live with the ravages of the scourge in our community, thus can not afford to stay silent. In this photo, is my Mentor, Ms. Lindy Wafula, who had come to bring some food and mentor about the benefits of starting the ARV Therapy as soon as one realized they were infected with the virus.
Thanks.

Phionah Musumba
Founder/Executive Director
Malkia Foundation &
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
P.O Box 9461 - 00300,
Nairobi, Kenya
Facebook: Phionah Musumba
Twitter: @KenyaGals
LinkedIn: Phionah Musumba
Skype: phionah.anguzuzu.musumba

Zoepiliafas's picture

Education

I can't imagine the strength you must have as you walk through watching those around you battle this disease.

Where did you find the photograph you posted?

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Phionah Musumba's picture

Education

Hey, Zoe,
Thanks for your encouragement. That's one of our girls, affected and infected. Thanks.

Phionah Musumba
Founder/Executive Director
Malkia Foundation &
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
P.O Box 9461 - 00300,
Nairobi, Kenya
Facebook: Phionah Musumba
Twitter: @KenyaGals
LinkedIn: Phionah Musumba
Skype: phionah.anguzuzu.musumba

Lortoria's picture

Touching

Hi Phy,

This is a powerful poem, but one filled with optimism for the future and faith in the doctors who are helping to tackle the problem. Please continue to spread awareness, as your style of writing is so informative and hopeful.

Love it

Lortoria

Lortoria McDonald

lortoria@gmail.com

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Phionah Musumba's picture

Thank you, Lortoria!

Hey, Lortoria!
Thanks a lot for your encouragement. At the Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, we spread HIV/AIDS and sexuality awareness every week, going from school to school, and having a pep talk with the teenagers in school. We also engage the youth groups within and without our Centre. We live with the ravages of the scourge in our community, thus can not afford to stay silent.
All the best.

Phionah Musumba
Founder/Executive Director
Malkia Foundation &
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
P.O Box 9461 - 00300,
Nairobi, Kenya
Facebook: Phionah Musumba
Twitter: @KenyaGals
LinkedIn: Phionah Musumba
Skype: phionah.anguzuzu.musumba

Lia@WP's picture

AIDS Advocacy

Hi, Phionah

I have a big advocacy on AIDS.
Thanks for sharing this poem, with a compelling photo.
We need more awareness. We need more help to fight AIDS.

Best,
Lia

lia

Phionah Musumba's picture

A Hand Up!

Hey, Lia,
I strongly echo your sentiments, especially so, since I come from, and live in a community where everyone knows and or is related to someone affected or infected with HIV/AIDS.
We need a hand up to combat the scourge. We might not wipe it off the face of the earth, but can contain it.
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on our poem.
All the best,

Phionah Musumba
Founder/Executive Director
Malkia Foundation &
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
P.O Box 9461 - 00300,
Nairobi, Kenya
Facebook: Phionah Musumba
Twitter: @KenyaGals
LinkedIn: Phionah Musumba
Skype: phionah.anguzuzu.musumba

Phionah Musumba's picture

My Sentiments Exactly!

Hey, Lia,
Allow me to thank you for reading and commenting on my poem. It is vastly encouraging and inspiring. I echo your sentiments, word for word, "We need more awareness. We need more help to fight AIDS."
All the best,

Phionah Musumba
Founder/Executive Director
Malkia Foundation &
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
P.O Box 9461 - 00300,
Nairobi, Kenya
Facebook: Phionah Musumba
Twitter: @KenyaGals
LinkedIn: Phionah Musumba
Skype: phionah.anguzuzu.musumba

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