Street Children

by Pearl Kennedy
sleeping rough
sleeping rough
A nameless boy left on the streets
To fend for himself no food to eat
A helpless child no roof overhead
Huddled in a doorway used as a bed.

Street children in this faraway land
Until Kate offered them her hand
To live in a house with a bed at night
To give them a chance to read and write.

These street children are fortunate to have found
A place to live warm and sound
To help these children was a must
They were Kate’s inspiration for The Kindu Trust.

A poem by Pearl Kennedy, a supporter of The Kindu Trust, which was published in the Trust's newsletter (Issue 3, March 2000). I founded The Kindu Trust in 1998 to help needy children in Ethiopia.