Words create worlds

Heart’s Depth

In Society on November 15, 2011 at 10:21 pm

-by Unknown, found on Facebook

It is often said that “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  But what of the emotions it entices.

At first glance, my lips parted as my heart smiled and my body filled with joy. My mind conjured up the innocence of children’s laughter and the carelessness of childhood. Immediately I thought, “how I miss the good old days.”

Unfortunately, my heart’s smile is betrayed by the very real possibility that this picture carries with it insurmountable sadness. Possibility that they are running in fear. Away from  gunmen who’d long forgotten the enemy – aimlessly shooting. Men who’ve turned killing into a sport.

Their parents preach of lineage and seek to instill in their children pride of such lineage. This pride has enabled warlords to take the lives of thousands YET no one seems to recognize the cost.

Those lucky enough to escape the suffering stupidly continue this crippling legacy of lineage. They fight for a disease that has forced them to live in foreign lands their hearts don’t recognize.

While we allow this disease to permeate every aspect of our lives, these children – their innocence, their future, their hopes their lives – are sacrificed.

‘Somalia Deep in My Heart’ and I vow to end the disease that has too long consumed us;

so that our children can once again experience childhood!

Our Children. Our Future.

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  1. You make me cry. I’ve been blogging a little over a year, and have left crying on touching posts mainly because they’ve ceased to appear to come right from the depths of the heart.

    This short observation (and a vow) is an exception in a long time. May you succeed in carrying on the legacy of pride in your culture and birth.

  2. Very moving. Keep the dream alive and fuel it with hope.

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