Eleven Months Like Christmas

A grungy look, the dust sprinkles on my neatly packed hair

Runny nose and crack lips follow suit
What a season!
Yeah, it’s Christmas

       Moisturizer, check
       Lip gloss, check
        Lip balm
       *sigh check

The season is dear to the hearts of many
Not just because it’s the end of the year
But because it’s the time thanks are showered on those who made the year great

We appreciate the gift of generosity bestowed on us by everyone

A kid has many wishes
I know it may seem too much to ask for
But all I want for Christmas
Is not just gorgeous pleated Louis Vuitton

NO! It’s not just an overflowing food store to guarantee that I don’t starve

It’s not just an academic sponsorship to a University of my dreams

It’s not just to have my home’s bank account grinning with enough

It’s not just a new school bag or school books, even though I
need those…

All I want is that I’m remembered not only during festive seasons
Is that the love, charity and care of December spill from the first month to the Eleventh

That the warm embrace extends beyond open arms to available arms

In thoughts, I seek to be remembered
I need YOU as a guide in February

One to celebrate me when I’m crowned with success in August
One to hold me in June and whisper: “It’s alright… Ruth”

All I want for Christmas is YOU, you, and you.
My name is… Idada Ruth, I’m an orphan in September too.

(Compiled by @McBethThePoet,  @segunAyoade, @toluOloruntoba and Old- Rugged)

Adapted and Read at the Christmas Charity Concert, Ibadan by Idada Ruth, an orphan at the Jesus Children Mission, Bodija (08033843762)

I saw this poem on http://thenakedconvos.com (TNC) it just explains what I’ve been trying to say.

Today I had my #ChristmasOnTheStreetZ it was so overwhelming. Seeing the joy in the children’s eyes.
I’m thankful to God that even in the little I have, I could give to those children.

I’ll upload pictures in a later post. I cant do that now

Grace and Peace
Have a lovely day 🙂


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