A True Story

A True Story

There she goes, the little girl with her brother,
Carrying loads, selling groceries for their mother.
This is a true story.

It’s our culture, how the African woman nurtures her young,
To make them strong, while they are young.
“Hey young girl”, a woman shouted from her home, “come let me buy from you”.
“Hey young boy”, another woman shouted from her home, “come let me see what you have”.
The weather was harsh, but they knew they did not have to rush,
Else they would lose customers.
This is a true story. 

And then Mr. Somebody saw the young man and asked,
“Do you go to school or you only get tasked,
With selling groceries for your mum out here without a mask?”
“I am in basic six, I am new in the school with only one friend”, he replied.
This is a true story.

Look! Look!, there goes a boy and his brother,
With no mother or father but just each other.
This is a true story.

Their home is the street, trying to make ends meet.
“Do you have any money for us please, we need help”, says the elder.
“Do you have any work for us please, we need help”, says the other.
“Anything to help us get food for today and maybe tomorrow”, they said together.
Some reactions were tough, others gave them naught, but they remained strong.
Because they were in the street, to make ends meet.
This is a true story.

And then Mr. Somebody saw them and asked,
“Where do you live and how do you survive?”
“We roam houses begging and at times the streets begging,
for work and money so we can survive”, they replied.
“Come with me, I can help you”, said Mr. Somebody.

This is a true story. But one may ask, who is Mr. Somebody?
Mr. Somebody is a selfless Elite Mentor,
Serving in the Elite Mentoring Program (EMP).
Working to bring hope and encouragement to the young.
This is the EMP story.

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