Poetry

I Call Her ‘Girl Child’

I am a girl child
I have a right to live
Don’t snatch my right
I am not a pleasure tool
I deserve to be respected

Respect you say?
You are your curves he sneered
You are defined by men he scoffed
You are your marital status he scowled
You are nothing without sex he mocked

I am Gere
I am human
I am a girl child
I am not defined by marital status
I am not my curves

I am Uwa
I am everything without sex
I am not defined by men
I am a woman
Worthy of respect

I am a woman
I am beautiful
To be appreciated
Not forced to be a pleasure tool
Rape the biggest crime against a girl

#justiceforuwa #saynotorape #stoprapingwomen #nomeansno

Lotanna

Humanity

Day 149 of 366
The only thing society is good at are the three S – Scorn, Shame, and Stigma. It wasn’t so far fetched why Lotanna had to fall victim to it, society breathes in scorn, exhale shame and bathe in stigma.

I wonder what happened to being humans, actual breathing, living humans but then, people will always talk and you can’t stop them. You simply learn to live above it, Lotanna’s father learned to, Lotanna’s mother wallowed in it. Who could blame her? Who would be accused of incurring the angry wrath of God and not go insane? Being pointed at as the reason Lotanna became a victim of society’s wrath.

Don’t even get me started on family. Family is home, I know that but family can be a nasty bitch, {but Dementia tops it.} Blood makes you family, a forever kind of bond, however, after Lotanna happened, loyalty makes you family. Family added to the ever demanding pressure of being on the safe side of being accepted, rather than being a support system. Yet, it didn’t stop there, there was the cruel laughter of ‘I TOLD YOU SO’ by Lotanna’s maternal grandmother, rejection by his paternal grandparents and in between, Lotanna’s mother lost her sanity.

It is no secret that I don’t like society, although its no beef, I don’t see anything good about it. Gere Ochuko once wrote – Be kind, everyone is fighting a battle you might not be aware of and cause unintentional harm – it fell on society’s deaf ears. The day society practices HUMANITY, being kind becomes inevitable.
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