The Kenyan Smile

This is a desolate country fringed with beauty.
Poverty is everywhere and yet dignity is all about.
The wants are clear and the hurts are deep.
Kenya is a nation with little infrastructure.
Roads are rough, broken, dusty, almost impassable.
The people are persevering, tenacious, enduring.
In all these things still contentment prevails.
And you ought to see the Kenyan smile!
It lights up the world and puts gladness in the heart.
The truth is this is a rugged people who beat the odds.
Few Americans could fare so well in such circumstances.
They build churches out of nothing and see the invisible God.