Girl Child

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Memoir of a girl child pleading to the society.

Submitted: February 13, 2016

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Submitted: February 13, 2016



Courtesy costs nothing; hear me

Don’t forsake me; poverty is biting, incurable it is claimed

In your womb, you cared for me; I am your girl child

Yester years, I was like you; today, I am different from you


I wake up in the morning, it is work; no ambitions but nightmares

It was joy, freedom and happiness; now is despair and hatred

I watch my age mates schooling; I am looked back with contempt

Merciful as they look; heartless as they practice


Years passed caged; it is not protection but half-dead living.

I can’t say anything; Expression is disobedience and disloyalty

I see affection; only when a fat-bellied cash launderer visited dad

Mom seemed clueless and fearful; she has to side him every time I detest


I can’t dream; it is only nightmares all my life

My choice is my curse and downfall; who cares?

My bad deeds are countless; they say count anything good if she wed

Smiles and blessings are bestowed on me; only when I am purchased


Can I make a wish? Only when I am born a boy child

Inequality is justice; male-dominancy is absolute

All is hard; but why and I am human?

As a girl child; I am thanked only when gone.

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