Ode to Rwanda

While I don’t think this will be my last post, it may be the last one I write in Rwanda.  I depart for home tomorrow (though I won’t arrive until the next day).  It has been a great experience for sure…and Rwanda is a wonderful country!  

Though I don’t write much poetry, I felt inspired one afternoon and came up with something.  I’m not sure it is in its final draft, but I thought I would share it with you anyway:

R  Red sunsets each night as your mamas make chips over outdoor fires

W  Winding roads through the countless fields that quilt your 1,000 hills

A  Arms outstretched as you dance and praise your faithful God

N  Noises of children and laughter brighten your darkest of nights

D  Dresses of bright cloth carry your wares above and your little ones behind

A  Always remember; never forget.  Rwanda – Africa’s lesson to the world



Written by jenblevins in: Blog - 2011 Rwanda Service Trip |

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