Across the Street #photography #Ugandaliving

in the same lane motorcycles, trucks, and cars we walk, some make it   Pedestrians is the WordPress photo prompt for the week. I have learned to share a lane with multiple vehicles and other people in Northern Uganda.

Talia #atozchallenge #Uganda #Gulu

Like a morning glory she radiates beauty a natural gift for language she wants to be a teacher singing and dance comes to mind when I think of her smile wrap up a gift filled with her dreams Talia is a 20 year old young woman who lives full time at the orphanage in Gulu.Continue reading “Talia #atozchallenge #Uganda #Gulu”

A Single Orphan #atozchallenge #Africa #Uganda

There had been too many to count blue eyes, brown skin little hands big feet from Ukraine to Uganda silent cry the same “Ma Ma” Some left in a field others on a bin most left with nothing and overly thin a few were adopted many stung by the cold they started out young tooContinue reading “A Single Orphan #atozchallenge #Africa #Uganda”

Iron Donkey #uganda #atozchallenge

durable my Chevy truck  carried heavy loads donkeys hard their working animals of old  lumber on a bike seat on flat,  hills too steep couldn’t believe my eyes  one guy on narrow street water in large jugs more than a person can lug  faithful bearer on wheels tho iron it may be The Iron DonkeyContinue reading “Iron Donkey #uganda #atozchallenge”

Dance #uganda #atozchallenge

Orphan’s voices lift to the stars can’t keep feet from moving notes merge harmonious large is the circle of our song mimicking children’s motions I don’t want the song to end laughter young and old fills the skies tired we sit on mats our hearts still singing as we do crafts  Jesus is smiling *Continue reading “Dance #uganda #atozchallenge”

Acholi #Uganda #atozchallenge #poetry

Kind-hearted people displaced by war twenty five years of waiting  return to ancestral land centuries of farming the earth welcomes dance steps echo stars harmonize our adopted family Acholi – filled with Grace Today is the beginning of the A to Z Challenge. It is no challenge to share the beauty of Uganda in particularContinue reading “Acholi #Uganda #atozchallenge #poetry”

2017 A to Z Challenge – A Piece of Uganda

The April  2017 A to Z Challenge begins in a few days on April 1st. All bloggers are welcome to share words, photography, you. We just returned from Uganda so I am inspired to share about this place and these people who were so welcoming and loving (so much so that we are hoping to returnContinue reading “2017 A to Z Challenge – A Piece of Uganda”

In Life’s Mirror #poetry #uganda #photography

In the mirror of a water bucket I see: A blur of color children with bright hearts flames cannot douse courage little girls pump, pump, pump feet steadily move up the hill “more water” little heads bear yellow water jugs school books brown edged blue chairs too hot to touch  ashen are next day’s reflectionsContinue reading “In Life’s Mirror #poetry #uganda #photography”

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