“There will come a time you’ll see
With no more tears
And love will not break your heart
But dismiss your fears
Get over your hill and see
What you find there
With grace in your heart
And flowers in your hair”
“Women Who Cared.
We sing our songs, We dance, We celebrate,
We speak, We laugh, We hope, We deserve,
We stand for all women and children!
We are proud, We come from everywhere,
We march together, We raise our voices,
We applaud each other, We smile, We hug,
We join hands, We are passionate, We are understanding,
We share our knowledge, We speak our truth,
We don’t give up! We are brave!
We are women and kind-hearted men who march
to make this world a better place
for our children, sister our mothers, our communities”
In grade 6 Wanda wrote this poem. Since then, she has lost a close friend to suicide. It is shared now to reach out to other girls who may have similar feelings, so that you know you are not alone. We can cope and heal together.
I’m just a girl. I love being called pretty, but I’ll never believe it. I’m not always right, I hate being wrong. I’m almost always smiling, but its not always real. I can’t be read like an open book, but I hide so much. I work hard at things, but I don’t always get what I deserve. I’m just a girl.
“I promiseYou are as strong
As the ones who
Walked before you
We come from the blood
And the heart
So when you
Hold your head low
Look for the path carved
In front of you”