Schlagwort-Archive: Help for a smile

I got an answer

I got an answer!

I wrote a poem a while back, Mama Irene, a mother to orphaned children in Uganda, and I got an answer from Irene, whom I wrote the poem for 🙂

Dear Jan.
This is great! It sounds like someone just speaking to us.

Thank you so much this is very encouraging. I know the children will be very happy to see this.

Thank you very much and God bless you.

Irene “

I am speechless right know. Happy. Humbled. To know that my words are giving hope.

Mama Irene

Mama Irene

Mama Irene lives in Uganda,
She is not rich but full of wonder.
A mother of children that are forsaken,
A mother to children who need a safe haven.

Yo Paddy what about you,
When you finish school what will you do?
Will you become a poet and write a book?
Or amaze the world with your gift to cook?

Hi precious Gift chatting all day,
When you shut up you laugh anyway 🙂
When you’re big you will show all,
The power with which you can kick your football.

Come little Amon let’s give you a hug,
With your mother away you have suffered enough.
When you dance like a man with your beautiful big eyes,
When you’re older in disco’s you’ll be the biggest prize 🙂

Fiona my dear come climb on my shoulders,
See how it will look like when you get older.
With your love for music and your powerful will,
Your future will always go uphill 🙂

And Luke my boy, you’ll never be last,
You’ll be a Rally Car driver and be really fast.
Luke, young man, if you try hard enough,
You WILL find your treasure, your one big love 🙂

Irene lives down in Uganda,
For these children she is THE wonder.
Mama Irene, I thank you from the depth of my heart,
For you have shown us all that there is a spark 🙂

God bless you,


I wrote this poem for Mama Irene 🙂 I joined an aid organisation, Help for a Smile (see Links section) that raises money to support children in Uganda that lost their parents. Mama Irene is the lady in Uganda that takes care of the children. The text might be a little weird for the unknowing reader, but the verses for the children are based on notes I took during a presentation.


Afrika – Help for a smile

Afrika – Help for a Smile

Diese Menschen haben mehr zu geben
Als die meisten Menschen die viel mehr haben.
Afrika bedeutet das Leben leben.
Trotz der vielen Kinder mit leerem Magen.

Wenn ich Afrika sehe dann sehe ich Leben,
Menschen wie Irene – die sich emporheben,
Um zu helfen, um etwas zu bewegen,
Sie ist aus Afrika und kämpft für das Leben.

Die Schönheit des Landes wird widerspiegelt,
In den Herzen der Menschen die bereit sind zu lieben.
Nicht sich selbst sondern das Leben der anderen,
Durch Not haben sie wahre Stärke verstanden.

Was Mensch sein bedeutet wird oft vergessen,
In der westlichen Welt gibt es andere Interessen.
Wir müssen weit reisen um zu erfahren,
Was es ausmacht Güte im Herzen zu haben.

In den Augen von Irene sprüht das Leben,
In den Augen der Kinder glitzern die Sterne.
In der Weite des Landes schlummert die Kraft,
Die Kraft des Glaubens – die göttlichste Macht.

– Nächstenliebe

Das ist es in was Afrika ausmacht,
Darum haben sich Ines und Bettina aufgerafft,
Und kämpfen dafür das jeder aufwacht,
Um Leben zu geben wie Irene es macht.

Jan Wendler

I wrote this poem for an aid organinisation I joined. They help children without parents in Uganda. The people there and what they do inspired me in an important way. Their homepage is in the Links section.