Monday, 10 October 2011

Where The Heart Is

This poem was written by Linda Rhinehart  Neas who was inspired to write after seeing the suffering of children suffering from HIV and aids and their grandmothers known as Gogos  who care for them In Swaziland ,She was so inspired it became a book whose profits go to help in education and health care.The book sits proudly in Nelson Mandela Personal Library.  

Where the Heart Is

 How is it
            that simply
                        by looking at
          taken by others,
           of strangers
                        never to be met,
           of rolling hills
           of lush, grassy plains
           of shining eyes
                        that look into your soul
from the faces of children
                        you could hold all day
in spite of the heat
                        of the African sun…

How is it
            that your heart
                               finds a connection
that you never
                    knew existed
until you
              looked at
                                    in love?
©2009 Linda M. Rhinehart Neas

Gogo's Dream: Swaziland DiscoveredPlease help the orphans of HIV/AIDS in Swaziland...

All Profit from Book Sales go to : Possible Dreams International  


  1. it's strange how that happens, isnt it? but yes i know what you mean.

  2. Photos reflect the heart and soul of people and places.


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