This powerful poem, written by Jerry Warshaw, after a visit with a woman from Mbita, Kenya on April 1, 2018, highlights SHARE’s impact on her family and community. Please help SHARE continue this life saving work.

This powerful poem, written by Jerry Warshaw, after a visit with a woman from Mbita, Kenya on April 1, 2018, highlights SHARE’s impact on her family and community. Please help SHARE continue this life saving work.

My Life

I was born when the locust was eating the crops

That’s as close as I can tell,

a tough time to arrive in the world,

no one rang a bell.

 

Married young,

Had eight offspring,

four boys, four girls

It is what life brings.

 

My husband passed

my memory fades,

so long ago,

He died of AIDS.

 

My children wed

all of the eight,

grandchildren arrived,

so good to create.

 

I don’t know the word

for what unfurls

My four boys died

and then the girls.

 

But most of the grandkids

live and thrive,

Because of SHARE

they will survive.

 

In parting, the woman had a request for Jerry: “I ask one thing when you return, Bless all of SHARE in my children’s name.”

SHARE donors make all this possible, THANK YOU!

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