Esme says, “This poem is inspired by my time with The Nasio Trust Charity who help to break the cycle of poverty in Kenya. When there I found myself looking for similarities between my life and the community in Musanda. I was able to meet a girl my age named Judith, I saw her strong relationship with music and thought of mine, I heard her grief and thought of mine, saw her life and tried to improve it, the best I could. But I felt guilty, my impact was a tiny drop in the ocean, our lives were far from being anything near ” In common”. I hope this poem will raise awareness, help people acknowledge their advantages and encourage them to use that to help others.”
by Esme Thomas, Age 17
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