Message from Africa

One of my readers, Isabella Rosa, sent this to me from South Africa. I’ve formatted it for this post, but these beautiful words are hers. Not mine.


If I could speak face to face

With the creator of the human race
I would ask if he could kindly help me in my attempt in curing the wickedness
in the hearts of humanity

Let them step outside themselves and take a look at what they do….
Let them feel the pain we cause each other
Let them feel when a bomb is dropped
Let them feel the pain and hear the cries of a mother who picks up the remains
of her child blown to pieces

Let them feel the hunger that many suffer
Understanding the sadness of those living in poverty
Feel the helplessness, the depth and the sorrow of the mother
watching the vulture sitting close to her baby patiently waiting the baby to die

Let them feel the loneliness, pain and the sorrow of the many who suffer in silence
Let them understand the battle of the humble who no matter what, try so hard to be the light in a world that so dark tries to give off a little spark

Knowing, wanting and understanding love yet never truly being understood for in a world that’s so bitter, many fail to believe that LOVE, KINDNESS, COMPASSION AND HUMILITY CAN EXIST AMONGST THE WICKEDNESS OF HUMANITY

Let those each who poach our beautiful Rhino or Elephants just for a hobby
Come to feel what even these animals feel when the ones they love are brutally killed

Then one last thing I ask of You is to show them the beauty our EARTH beholds, let their eyes see all of our BLESSINGS – LAKES, RIVERS, FORESTS, COREL REEFS IN ALL ITS GLORY

LET THEM BE LEFT WITH THE MEMORY OF ALL THEY’VE SEEN AND DEEPLY FELT SOFTEN THEIR HEARTS, RESTORE THE MIND TO FULL UNDERSTANDING THAT ALL OF CREATION IS FOR US TO ENJOY

NO MATTER ONES RELIGION OR RACE
WEALTH OR STATUS
LOVE, PAIN, SORROW AND GRIEF ARE ALL FELT EXACTLY THE SAME

LET THIS THEN RESTORE THE HUMANITY
THAT HUMANITY SEEMS TO HAVE LOST

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