AIDS the Destroyer, by Nancy Njoki

July 11, 2015 · 2 comments


I’m so grateful for my friends and family who have believed in Lift the Lid since I started talking about my desire to help impoverished children achieve an education. Johanna and Tim have reached out many times to the schools and students we sponsor with donations and encouraging words. In exchange for their recent support, Nancy Njoki has written a poem titled “AIDS the Destroyer,” which expresses her fear of the deadly disease and rallies her classmates to “stand tall and shout halt!”

There have been medical advancements in treating the HIV virus which are saving lives around the world. Unfortunately, these treatments have not yet reached rural communities such as Nancy’s. Her fears are real.

 Below is her poem “AIDS the Destroyer.” You can read her previous poem on AIDS titled, “I Really Do Exist,” where she eerily personifies the disease, bringing its powers to life.
 Nancy Njoki-Aids the Destroyer essay-Masters-Namelok-June2015
  • Sara Goff

    Nancy, thank you for another poem that speaks out against the spread of the HIV virus. You send an important message that needs to be heard. You can feel proud of the stance you are taking and the lives you might be saving. I look forward to reading more of your work. Never stop fighting for the causes that are close to your heart.


  • Johanna Masters

    Dear Nancy,
    You have written a very powerful poem. It’s easy to forget that AIDS is still killing and destroying, when you don’t see the effects. Now I am aware of the horror that still exists, even though medical advances have taken place. I pray that those with the disease will get the help they need, and that AIDS will be wiped out totally one day.
    Thank you for your poem and keep up the good fight! Johanna

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