Day Three: One-Word Inspiration
When the world says, “Give Up,”
Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”_ Author Unknown
Today I choose hope out of the six prompts I’m given
Each time I want something I think of belief,
Next question is faith the only way to realize my dream?
The reply is no it’s not a good enough reason.
I was twelve, I lost my father, I left my most
beloved city because Mom wanted to go back
to her roots where she grew up with her family.
within six months we landed in Grandpa’s
house, this is where I spent nearly a year
Mom was happy, we the siblings explored
Grandpa’s village and were happy.
There was no school to go to,
no fear of the nun for spending our
days idly, in the middle of all this,
my mind was pre-occupied with
the longing of studying in England,
perhaps it was a lofty dream,
given the fact I was in grade eight
when my father died, I didn’t even
complete High School, how dare I have
this ridiculous ambition,
around that time my little
sibling won a lot of money in
‘get a word,’ competition, he offered to
pay for my trip, I instantly refused,
my wish is to win a scholarship,
which I knew was possible if I continue
my studies and reach a point where I
can apply for a scholarship!