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by L. G. Figgins

Sunday, February 27, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I have just sponsored a child from Honduras. Her name is Genesis...

Closed from possibility, the eleven year old eyes mourn the larger world beyond survival
The upturned corners of her mouth are intelligent, hungry for knowledge
and the meaning of existence
Beyond poverty's slavery that noble features bely
She works in the fields and lives in a one-room scrap shack
Peices of wood, tin, cardboard and black plastic are her home,
While peices of her paradise are sold for thousands to occasional tourists
Her fatherless family of five subsists on $108 a month, eating beans, rice and corn
Genesis, here is your beginning
You will be the first
And you will pass the light to your siblings
And you will raise your family out of poverty's deprivation

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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 2/28/2005

A very heartfelt, deeply moving write ... wonderful verse - thanks!!


Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/28/2005
An uplifting write as you share your experience through these verses, Linda. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/28/2005
Wonderful you are in for a great experience. I have had this experience as well :-) Thanks for this wonderful sharing.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/28/2005
This is great Linda!!

God Bless!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/27/2005
Well done. In a couple of days, Performa, who I sponsor in Zimbabwe will be 11. He's the man of the house. Nice one.

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Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 2/27/2005
You are very kind....warm write...very humane....If you dont know me and my friends are taking care of 30 homeless Kids here in Lakshaya Shanti....Its great to learn that you are not only a poet but a caretaker too....I salute n luck....BHUWAN!!
Reviewed by jude forese 2/27/2005
i hope the best for her and for all children in similiar circumstances ...
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/27/2005
This makes the second person that I know that was named Genesis. The first girl was we met in Richmond about twenty years ago. A very pretty little girl. Her mother later died from cancer. This made me think of her.

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