Sona Traore is a young Liberian woman who wrote this heartfelt poem in spirit of last month's Global Poem for Change. The poem, entitled "Hope", is a call for us make this world better for the future. We thank Sona for her beautiful words that speak to us all:
Why can’t we be ourselves?
Why can’t we be humble?
What type of world is this?
You can say whatever you feel,
You can say whatever you like,
Even when it’s not right.
Many are losing their lives every day and night
Cause they are fighting for their right.
What is going to happen to me, do I have a future?
What is my answer to a broken heart?
Cause my eyes are getting red.
My shirt is getting wet cause the pains never seem to stop.
Is this going to end or is this a start to a life of pain?
I don’t seem to be proud of this world.
Why do we get to live this life?
Are there saviors to protect us from bad senses of humor?
We need a humble hearto start from somewhere
And change the world into a better place.
Let’s help save our world and children around the globe.
Start a new home for those who feel alone,
People of the world this is our time to build more room for the future generation.
Let’s do this.