On The Golden Plains of Africa

The Journey to Discovering That You Are Enough

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Greg Willis [CC BY-SA]

A cub has the potential to become a powerful lion. Likewise, we students have the potential to become powerful leaders.

Liliana Owen, Journalist

on the golden plains of Africa
there was a certain she-cub
who day after day as she grew
she watched her lioness mother
join in the hunt
take down food
awe-inspiring
graceful and powerful
majestic

 

on the golden plains of Africa
day after day as she grew
always watching her mother
dreaming of the day
she would be enough
to join in the hunt
be as majestic as her

 

so the days passed
on the golden plains of Africa

 

one day as her mother
and the lionesses went out to hunt
one hung back and spoke to her,
“come with us; you are ready.”
in her heart, she felt some doubt,
was she enough?
would she fail and shame herself?
but the she-cub went along

 

she ran with pride
she took the zebra down
working with her mother
working like her mother
majestic

 

on the golden plains of Africa
the little she-cub
realized who she was
and that she was enough

 

on the golden plains of Africa