THIS BROKE MY HEART

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Jadyn Ualesi

I saw him today

he wasn’t sad or happy

but he’s got that smile

that could light up my day

I saw her too

she was more beautiful than yesterday

smarter than tomorrow

and lovelier than today. 

They’re so beautiful.

But my heart shattered

when they are left with nothing

hoped for something

yet they end up with hunger.

My heart feels guilty

When I have enough

And doesn’t give much

But I do try my best as always.

And my heart goes out to them too.

They’re just kids they said

they will know the struggle

and understand the difficulties in life. 

We’re all the same they said

they will go through this cycle

if they just have to work harder. 

They have parents to help out

We have also a family to feed.

I can’t get this out of my head.

We are all rich in God’s eyes

we are one nation among others

and we serve one God every day. 

Give what you want to give

If not then pray for them

I don’t know why that’s hard to do. 

They only want something small

to start something big for the family. 

Blessings will also come your way.

Articles are full of news

Laughter and a lot to know about

the outside world and ours.

But we forget what our people

looks like when we ignore our

own visions of the future. 

Children are our future and they 

rely on us to help them

achieve their dreams with supports.

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