From the cross to the ladder


From the cross to the ladder

By Sikiladi

She cares and she dares

She feels their pain like her own

With the poor eyesight they had come

And the world declared them blind

She had a vision for the so called vision-less

For she became their eye specialist

She cares and she dares

She feels their agony like her own

With the heart of a messiah

And the expertise of ophthalmology

She had a dream for the so called dream-less

For she gifted them the ambition to dream

She cares and she dares

She feels their helplessness like her own

With compassion enfolded arms

And the largesse of giving as her upbringing

She became a gift of God for the so called less gifted

For she gifted them the ability to see

She cares and she dares

She uplifts them as her own children

Raising them away from the world’s indignity

Uplifting them from the cross of rude cruelty

Converting its structure into a ladder of success

For she’s the communal mother to them

She cares and she dares

She empowers the so called power-less

Educating them, sponsoring them, upholding them

Her beautiful family of the so called Albino children

Giving them the wings to spread out and fly high

Dr. Prabha Choksey, their Santa Claus all year round

She cares and she dares

She aspires for recognition of the white skinned African

Having lifted these angels from the cross to the ladder

I find her akin the merciful Jesus and Mother Mary

Creating a respectful image from that of pity

Nurturing them to a path of self-dignity

She cares and she dares

Becoming the voice of the so called less spoken ones

Thus by enriching our great country Kenya

With a zestful and morally upright future generation

That shall never abuse nor look down upon anybody

And make her a proud Mother in all respect.

This poem composed by Sikiladi for the Dr. Choksey Albinism Foundation’s Christmas Party for the Albino children on 23/12/22 in Nairobi

2 thoughts on “From the cross to the ladder

  1. Thank you dear Prabhaji
    For helping them to see

    A doctor you are of the eye
    Reaching out to the real ‘ I’

    Beyond colour to you blind
    Helping hand to the blind

    Lifting veils for who are blind
    They see but they are blind

    You see and are not blind
    So now eyesight they find

    One soul it takes to mind
    The world is now not blind

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