Happy Malala Day, Happy Sweet 16

On the occasion of the UN declaring July 12 as Malala Day, a reprise:

They say the school is again open;
It’s now off the main traveled path.
That’s good because I can’t be thinking
Of martyrs when trying to do all that math.

P B U H ~
Do little girl tears ever reach Heaven?
The Sun starts its fall toward evening;
Will it come tomorrow when I make eleven?

Better stars again rise over Kabul
Though life lessons do sting smartly.
I pray thanks for Fereshteh and Abdul.
Of course you’re invited to my party!

1 book, 1 student,
1 teacher, 1 pen:
It’s July 12 Malala Day:
And we’re all learning again!


About Kitt

Sometimes a rhyme or couplet wanders across my consciousness. So, I share it. Other times I'm a hospice social worker; others, a Dad; others, southerner, New Orleanian, cajun enthusiast, voter, and on better days, a not-too-awful-poet/rhymster. Welcome to my page. Enjoy.

Posted on July 12, 2013, in Poem. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Lillian Fedoroff

    That’s beautiful :’)

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