Who am I?

Stumbling barefoot on the hard ground,
Sweat shining on my forehead,
Blinking quickly in the hot sun,
I carry pales of water for my family

Conditions are poor,
Food is scarce,
Water is dirty,
The word ‘healthy’ is unheard of

The routine is the same thing,
Take care of mama, my brother and sister,
Fetch a water pail,
And sometimes make mischief

Though I may be dark-skinned,
Living in poverty,
And greatly desperate,
I am my country’s future

Where, right now,
The future isn’t so bright,
Who am I?





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ilovetinkerbell said...
Jan. 12, 2010 at 3:36 pm
i really like this. Great job. I had to write one about myself for an english class. So when i was looking for it i just so happened to come across yours. Keep up the good work.
 
Sarah-Beth replied...
Dec. 23, 2010 at 12:10 pm
Thank you!
 
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