Poetry from the Wilderness

31 Oct

The all-girls Sacred Heart Climbing Club went on a wilderness excursion with TRP this month. Some of the girls were inspired to write poetry about their experiences, and we’ve shared a couple of their of their poems with you here:

Life in the Wilderness
by Ayoo Kelly Cinderellagirls wilderness excursion 2

Life in the wilderness
It starts with a courageous heart
To fulfill a dream
A confident mind and heart
A strong belief in nature’s beauty
To strive hard
With exceptional faith in oneself

Life in the wilderness
There comes a big challenge
To struggle to and fro, up and down
The surprise strikes
After a thousand days
Of countless effortsgirls wilderness excursion 3
To make it a real success
Set for the goal to make it
A reality in life

Life in the wilderness
The red button “Go” in pressed
The walk to destiny begins
Fear comes, roars upon possibility
Where a friend is needed
The deal is on oneself
The feeling of loneliness
In the middle of the wilderness
The choice is left on yougirls wilderness excursion 4
The build the courageous temple

Life in the wilderness
Thoughts come across the mind
The bell rings to alert
It’s time to make the dream come true
To over-power the spirit of fear
Chase the shadow of darkness
Be strong-hearted
Comes a time
The pace of success begins
To shine
Seeing oneself on the front
At last! Success attained
Mission accomplished


A Day I Will Never Forget
By Akello Patricia

How sweet and glorious it is being in the path of adventure and scenery admiring of mountains. Hearing sounds of birds, sharing ideas with friend on the challenges and achievements.  Oh what a joyous day.

Things are half lemon and half sugar, to make it the sweetest is your determination. Losing hope and gaining courage.  You must walk along that long way to succeed and you must not falter.  But you must learn to trust.

There’s no way to walk to success anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of shadow of death and again and again before we reach the mountain-top of our desires

Oh! The mountain, how nice looking you are! With good creatures, but how challenging you are!  Anyway, the winners who never quit managed to climb you,  Ohooo, how tough they are.  “A journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step.”  Never give up.

Through the experience in the wilderness, your challenges will become achievements and things will never be the same again.

Though tired and exhausted they are! But the glorious and eager will wake you from your burdens “One day the egg will walk.”

I will never forget the mis-steps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill one finds that there are many more hills to climb.

May God Bless U


One Response to “Poetry from the Wilderness”

  1. Gann Herman 08. Nov, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    Such joy to see the fruit of the Girls Climbing Club at Sacred Heart School–we are praying for each girl and for those who mentor them. Gann, for the Africa Support Group at Church of Reconciliation (PCUSA) in Chapel Hill, NC

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