2013 VOF Poetry: It is Our Voice

Achitsa
Posted April 17, 2013 from Kenya

Whether it be a deep baritone, Nor a shrill high pitched soprano, The world is waiting, For that wonderful voice, A voice that will whisper hope into her ears

Amidst anguish and hopelessness, In trials and tribulation, It is the rising voice that will count,

We have heard of the noisy gun voices, All we want is an armed voice Not with a gun but a pen

To write our future, To tell of our success, To change the world not through wars But through words of solace It is the voice we seek to nurture

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  • Nnenna Hannah okoh-Metu
    Apr 17, 2013
    Apr 17, 2013

    love it

  • Achitsa
    Apr 17, 2013
    Apr 17, 2013

    Thanks Nnenna!

  • KathyG
    May 11, 2013
    May 11, 2013

    I was thinking this was a nice way to describe the quote "the pen is mightier than a sword" from English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton but then you took it one step further to tie it to what World Pulse is all about, nurturing the voice. Without the voice there is nothing the pen can say.

    Thank you for the great poem.

    Kathy Project Manager World Pulse

  • Achitsa
    May 12, 2013
    May 12, 2013

    Yes Kathy, true there is no pen without nurturing. I believe World Pulse is that one place/platform.

  • Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
    May 15, 2013
    May 15, 2013

    You are totally rights it is the voice we need to nurture. Thanks my dear and continue with the good work.

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