The story about me by Elkanah Nyauma

Elkanah Nyauma
Posted December 10, 2021
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I am from pursuing my purpose, from looking ahead to my future and chasing my dreams. I am from the beautiful village home. I am from the banana, the tea plant. I am from the girls initiating community and the believers of God; from the Ondieki's and the Ariga’s. I am from the blessed one and the one who will change nations.

I am from Molo and Kisii, Kenya. I am from the maize flour and kales. I am from from the hard working and the ones who never give up. I am from the poor and those who believe in themselves. I am from Kibera slum, from the marginalized, from the ones who rise up from the ashes and succeed.

This story was submitted in response to The Real Me.

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Dawn Arteaga
Dec 10, 2021
Dec 10, 2021

Elkanah - Welcome to World Pulse! I am so grateful to read your story. It was amazing to hear you read it out loud on the training with Kirthi and even more powerful to read it now. I am glad you are in this community.

Elkanah Nyauma
Dec 10, 2021
Dec 10, 2021

Hi Dawn. I really appreciate your kind words. Looking forward to an exciting time here. Thank you.

Kirthi Jayakumar
Dec 10, 2021
Dec 10, 2021

How lovely to read your poem, Elkanah! Thank you for your voice, thank you for your words,
and thank you for the stunning beauty you brought alive with your poetry reading! SO glad you
are on World Pulse :)

Elkanah Nyauma
Dec 10, 2021
Dec 10, 2021

Thank you Kirthi. It was my pleasure to read the poem. I enjoyed that. I also do voice overs for documentaries, sometimes. Thank you for the inspiration.

Tamarack Verrall
Dec 11, 2021
Dec 11, 2021

Dear Elkanah,
A big welcome to World Pulse and congratulations on your first post! What a gifted poet you are. I love that you are from the earth, from such beautiful and important plants, and that you read this aloud so recently.

Elkanah Nyauma
Dec 11, 2021
Dec 11, 2021

Thank you Tamarick for the kind words and for the warm welcome.

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Dec 13, 2021
Dec 13, 2021

Greetings brother Elkanah,
welcome to WP community and congratulations on sharing your first story.
Much success to you and your work in Kenya and look forward to read more and learn more of your journey with positive anticipation.
sincerely,

Mama Queen

Elkanah Nyauma
Dec 13, 2021
Dec 13, 2021

Thank you Queen.

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Dec 13, 2021
Dec 13, 2021

Your very welcome,
MQ

Grace Iliya
Dec 21, 2021
Dec 21, 2021

Hello Elkanah,
Welcome to World Pulse. Its a very powerful first story. Glad to have you here.

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