Powerful Encouragement – Mercy Barasa’s Poem
I think of two words every time I read Mercy Barasa’s poem: Fire and Optimism. Through her words, in just three stanzas, she is a leader and she is humble. “Being limitless through every limitation,” says it all.
Mercy Barasa earned Second Place in Lenana Girls’ High School (Kitale, Kenya) Sixth Annual Writing Competition sponsored by Lift the Lid. This is a big accomplishment, but even bigger is the effect her words will have on all those who read them. I’m proud to support her and every student at Lenana in ever becoming their best. Thank you, again, for giving our students the opportunity to share their talent, hard work, and passion. By caring, you give them the chance to shine!
Mercy, you took a chance this year on our annual writing competition at Lenana and hopefully discovered you have good writing skills and a powerful message. Congratulations on earning Second Place! I hope you take this experience with you in life and allow it to remind you to believe in yourself. I will share your words with other students to offer hope and encouragement, and the good that can come from them will be passed on for generations. Just think of the positive change that can come from inspiring others, lifting them up, and maybe even saving someone’s life. I hope you keep writing!!