Sunday, December 02, 2007

A Walk To Beautiful


I was inspired by Sokari who has a blog titled Black Looks at http://www.blacklooks.org . She wrote about new documentary A Walk to Beautiful which is about five Ethiopian women who suffer from devastating childbirth injuries that results an obstetric fistula, a hole in the birth canal. The story speaks about how these women embark on a journey to reclaim their lost dignity. Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women are left to spend the rest of their lives in loneliness and shame.
The trials they endure -- and their attempts to rebuild their lives -- tell a universal story of hope, courage, and transformation. Please visit the website to learn more about it
http://www.walktobeautiful.com/film.html



~Beautiful Walk~

I had fallen
Over different kinds of trails
Not all the journeys' are even
So I have taken my share of falls
There days my solace is tears
That unexpectedly heavily rained
It just felt that I'm all alone in rain
So I whispered within myself
On this instance, my crying days is over
Silently I instructed these hands of mine
To hold me through, as I took a stand
Trembling feet on persuasive stand
Here I am stepping back to live
Claiming my destined life
A walk of life is beautiful

Copyright 2007 Nasra Al Adawi

12 Comments:

Blogger Alok said...

"Silently I instructed these hands of mine
To hold me through, as I took a stand
Trembling feet on persuasive stand
Here I am stepping back to live
Claiming my destined life
A walk of life is beautiful

- so beautifully expressed Nasra .. I was overwhelmed reading this

Alok

9:17 PM  
Blogger Azer Mantessa said...

"Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women are left to spend the rest of their lives in loneliness and shame."

pathetic :-(

11:14 PM  
Blogger Janice Thomson said...

One hopes and prays that governments in these countries will take more initiative in providing health care for these women. A very touching poem Nasra.

7:19 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Beautiful poem about a situation that many women face in many cultures.

Brian

9:28 AM  
Blogger samrina said...

Its just lovely dear, beautiful, meaningful words...

Thanks for sharing dear :)

Take care

4:11 AM  
Blogger Blue Sky said...

Such a strong hearted poem, Nasra. Thank you.


- Liz

10:51 PM  
Blogger Kai C. said...

this is beautiful.
i think you have walked to beautiful.
:)

12:58 PM  
Blogger Kai C. said...

btw, i wrote this poem called "women from the sky"
it's a ahort poem
hope you enjoy it!:)

1:05 PM  
Blogger ~C~ said...

I was saddened when I read up on this topic. We take so much for granted in our lives, it was humbling. I am so blessed, words cannot express how grateful I am. My women's group at church is always looking for something worthwhile to support, I think this is worth bringing to their attention. Thank you for sharing this with us.

1:20 PM  
Blogger cocaine jesus said...

breathtaking. not sentimental but both harsh and gentle. like sand. like a walk across a desert. women are the centre of everything. the gentlest and sweetest creatures but they are also far, far tougher than men.
you get all that from this faulous poem.

1:21 PM  
Blogger goatman said...

I will embark on the walk.
The injustice and pain of the world constantly impinge on my notice.
Thanks for reminding me, I need to know.

1:29 PM  
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