You've many miles to walk yet, your feet must feel like lead;
But I'm going home with firewood - so, no it isn't so.
You've quite a problem, with the mouths that must be fed;
But my children are my pride and joy - so, no it isn't so.
You must be feeling weary, and ready for your bed;
But I've food to cook and chores to do - so, no it isn't so.
Your life is hard, you're like a slave, I've often heard it said;
But I've the gift of life and love - so, no it isn't so.
Patricia Scott - Mombassa, Kenya: Summer 1995 © 1995