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I need a chance


I met her in Kenya as we traveled with Voiceless Children organization.
She is young, strong and creative...
The poem she wrote comes from her desire to get a chance in her life...
And I truly believe - her voice can be heard...
Please find below Christine's poem - a 16 years old mother and a strong personality who need a chance!
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December 6, 2008 by Masiga Christine

I Need A Chance

From the most terrible and poorest conditions
Besides a lot of troubles that changed my background
With the rolling tears all days and night
My soul was touched I think I am right
Give me a chance I want to try.

With education now I am able
Despite being a woman or an orphan
With education to the pilot I’ll talk
A visa I will be given to America or Denmark I will fly.
Give me a chance I want to try.

From misery and slavery I am no longer among
In dirty streets of our country I denied to stay
My name became a house girl why not a houseboy
Tradition is the past; I will fight for my rights
Give me a chance I want to try.

My parents dying of AIDS isn’t the door to poverty
Being infected isn’t the end of living
Merciless sugar daddies I will shame on you today
Your money is poisonous - My life is valuable
Give me a chance I want to try.

Stop backbiting me all languages I understand
Not only a cook – a manager I can be
White men for your support I am now something
Thanks is my lasting song rejoicing is my wish
Give me a chance I want to try.



JaniceW's picture

So powerful!

Mulţumesc. Thank you for sharing this with us. You are the embodiment of the spirit of PulseWire, giving voice to the unheard. I have no doubt that the spark you ignited in her by the extension of your friendship, will burn forever more and will continue to spread its light.

That is what all of us can do, since I am sure many people have met someone who deserves more :)
Thank you for warm words, Janice!

Victoria Vorosciuc
Project Coordinator
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