Graduation Speech

J Brenda Lanyero
Posted February 1, 2019 from Uganda

Graduation Speech

My fellow elders,

The stories we want to hear tomorrow? 

It all begin here

Look at my own

Step forward my dearest granddaughter 

Yes! In your gown and hood 

 

My fellow elders 

The stories we want to hear tomorrow? 

Are here in our own very land

The girls and the schools are here

Let us encourage them through the system 

 

My fellow elders

Who said that women do not go to school?

Look at my very own

She can now treat each of us sick here

For she has aquired the expertise 

She can bring a big staight road here

For she has the ability 

She can now bring the light of the Whiteman here

For she has the knowledge 

 

My fellow elders 

The stories we want to hear tomorrow 

Are here with us, our girls!

Let us send our girls to school 

For good health

For a healthy society and families 

Because it is the year of jubilation

And for this, we must change 

Year of jubilation brings with it new everything 

For this is the stories we want to hear tomorrow 

This post was submitted in response to #OurImpact.

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ARREY - ECHI
Feb 01
Feb 01

This is a beautiful poem. For indeed to have a healthy and productive society, women need to be empowered and education is essential.

J Brenda Lanyero
Feb 02
Feb 02

Hi Arrey, so true. However much they say that African leaders have swallowed the padlocks, education is still the key. We will as women find the swallowed padlocks and unlock them. We will continue with education at whatever stage in life.

jlanghus
Feb 02
Feb 02

Hi Brenda,

Thanks for sharing this beautiful and powerful poem. Did you write this? Very nice:-)

Hope you're doing well, and having a great day!?

J Brenda Lanyero
Feb 02
Feb 02

Hi Jill, it was a speech at a graduation party of my sister and I. It was by grandpa

jlanghus
Feb 02
Feb 02

Hello dear:-)

Very cool....

J Brenda Lanyero
Feb 02
Feb 02

Very. But he went to be with the Lord.

jlanghus
Feb 03
Feb 03

Oh:( I'm so sorry to hear that, dear:(

J Brenda Lanyero
Feb 03
Feb 03

:)

Obisakin Busayo
Feb 02
Feb 02

This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing
Love
Busayo

J Brenda Lanyero
Feb 07
Feb 07

Thank you Busayo.

Feb 02
Feb 02
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Hello, Sis JB,

This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Our stories today bring a better vision for the girls and women tomorrow.