emebet mesfin

Hawii Sonnet

underneath running shirt and shorts, wool materials keep away morning chill, baby girl wish am shield from obstacles, protecting you if you trip and fall, overwhelmed by infectious excitement, couldn't stop you join in eventful run, time to cross fingers all the very best, masked anxiety trying not to dampen, vibe you sent out lately for this day, watching you among hundreds buzzing animatedly, squealing not a care in a world all the way, assuaged reservations bit by bit finally, glory to God you finished unscathed, medallion around your neck effort rewarded.

Topic(s) of this poem: empowerment, fun, girls, running

Poem Submitted: Monday, November 19, 2018

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My sister let her ten year old daughter be part of 2018 Plan International Ethiopia Children Run. It was a day full of emotions for children, parents and guardians.

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