Sunday, 26 August 2018

The tiles glittering - Melaia Taucilagi

The tiles glittering glowing clean, with a press the water flows
Hand basin to wash my hands, clean water and perfumed soap
At the same time, look this way and that way admiring myself in the mirror
Less absenteeism, less diseases
No more walking in the heat, no more running in the rain
Walkways built to keep me safe

Melaia Taucilagi (born c. 2006) Fiji
Source: UNICEF Pacific Island Countries
A poem celebrating new toilet facilities at Nasautoka Primary School

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