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A RAY OF HOPE.

A poem by Okolie Angel Isioma - a girl child advocate.

The fusion of gametes,

Zygote is formated,

Series of stages it undergoes,

Solid ball of cells,

To embryo

Is a boy,

No a girl,

I want a baby boy,

But girl first,

Whether boy or girl, they are God's gift.

It's 40 weeks,

Baby is contracting,

Oh is very severe, back area,

No, at the belly. Push! Push!!

The head is almost out,

Congrats Mrs Bella, she's a girl.

So beautiful,

Lovely eyes,

Dimples and bushy lashes,

Neighbors comments,

Became my worse nightmare.

Pubic growth, curved and figured,

Rose is to admire,

As coarse is to hair,

She is a woman,

Yes, but decolletage is not invitee,

Don't answer seeeeeee.

Don't talk to boys,

Don't let them touch,

Hugs, nor kiss,

Else you loose your flower,

And bring shame to us.

But mum, father?

He's a man too,

"Yes, he's different," sure he is,

But behind the closet,

"I thought mummy sai...........?"

"Shshsh.........."

Ah! No one to trust,

Am afraid, no guide, no guard,

Relatives, friends, everyone is selfish,

"Give me, just small" they pleaded,

She is so stingy, a rain of abuse.

That girl?

She's insolent,

Disrespectful and arrogant,

She's not even fine, punish her,

Teach her some norms, that you dare not men.

What is her crime?

What has she done,

The worst crime,

She is a girl and a woman,

The maltreatment is so cruel.

Set out to the street,

You! "Why did you come out?"

"Hey, you can't greet?"

But mama sai.........

Said what? What? Ugly thing,

That's an irony.

Fear, hatred all over her,

She's 15 miles away,

And her journey is farther,

Sleep and one eye open,

Thieves operate mostly at night.

As many are her predicaments,

She still has a dream,

To be the world top publicity,

Holding conferences with co-influential women,

As the world recognized human activist.

Then she could stand, firm off course,

Not only for herself,

But to other girls and women too,

Who aims for self esteem,

And build a firm capacity wall,

Beyond every hypnotists.

TO ALL THE GIRL CHILD AROUND THE WORLD.

LEAVE OUT YOUR DREAMS.

NEVER GIVE UP.

@Angel.

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Written by Ifeanyi Favour Chinecherem - a girl child advocate Girls Voices Initiative(GVI)...has enlighten me positively in my life, in a way of showing me courage, creativity in photography ,friends,

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