Moving Oceans By: Morgan, Canada
You can’t be sad because someone, somewhere, has it so much worse.
You are trained to think of your problems as insignificant raindrops on this massive earth
And where I live, being a girl is like being a raindrop
I am part of the country’s majority but I feel so insignificant causing small ripples in the ocean of my society.
I’m a member of the Girl Guides of Canada and within the organization I try to make myself feel less insignificant.
We cook a Christmas meal for local women’s shelters,
Paint animals on children’s innocent faces,
Plant over 400 trees in a tainted rainforest,
And sing our favourite campfire songs as loud as we possibly can.
And in those moments
When I can feel our voices shake the trees
I swear we can move oceans.
I know that our raindrop selves will one day collectively cause a destructive flood.
So being a girl where I live means being a raindrop,
Being part of something so collectively huge
That our waves just haven’t crashed yet.