FARMER’S PRIDE

I am farmer
I celebrate the seasons of my life
I love the dance to the winds in my storm
and i stare at the rays of the sun in the sky

I pride in the joys of these season
that come with blue berries and pine some other times
these colors they bring i treasure all
and i learn to say
Am a proud farmer

Diligently sowing through my nose
and tilling the lands for my next yield
pacing after the sounds of the ox plough
and driving all mine energies through them

And just as the sprout begins
through my window of anxiety
the winds rough with anger
and clatter my window pens to pieces

Its morning now
and i walk through the shambles in my garden
and the sign of pain from the ground
as my feet sweep through this once upon dream
and my blistered hands hold my fallen face

But Lord, Draw me new blue sky
and send just a little rain
so sickles will sing the song of bliss

And indeed, the season goes and the season comes.
I till the fields again
and believe that grass will grow.

The rains have fallen
and the sun has risen.
Not to cloud my morn
but make me say
I am a proud farmer.

With Love From Alison

The International Day of the Girl Child

The African Women's Voice

On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize that empowerment of and investment in girls is  critical for economic growth and  the achievement of all Millennium Development Goals, including the eradication of poverty and extreme poverty, as well as the meaningful participation of girls in decisions that affect them, are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights, and recognizing also that empowering girls requires their active participation in decision-making processes and the active support and engagement of their parents, legal guardians, families and care providers, as well as boys and men and the wider community,

The Resolution further  calls on  all Member States, relevant organizations of the United Nations system and other international organizations, as…

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