I’m A Child, Not A Bride!

As a new born baby I grinned,
After all, changing atmosphere to the world outside was never thought as green!
Added to the life I breed is an unusual coolness,
breeze blows all around in fullness.

A Triple up to the years, I had grown,
left to the memories were days I used to crawl; even when the pain around my knees never made me groan.
More to the years, alphabet turned my hubby;
The states and capitals I traveled to in classes held at school have made me grown chubby.
At Six, I became desirar of so many dreams;
But to achieve this, education is a realm.
The most important element of life I had was bravery!
Alas! For not far from these days, Father sold me out to slavery.
Within me, I had my glossy crystal of choice
But my tongue was still unripe to let out a discerning voice.
Hope and dreams shattered at a tender age,
I sigh solemnly as they rejoice to my broken future all in the name of a marriage.
The Man of black heart that paid my bride price flaunts a promise,
a promise not to pluck my flourishing flower was a demise.
Daggered my heart!
When in the wake of the morning, the red blood from my pant had stained the earth!

In desolate I wail in tears for years,
as my reflection in a mirror spears
four decades, the blood shade on my gown never wears!
Fire in my bone!
My joy, my aspiration, my dignity, all lone!
Will I in sadness forever bow?
Saviour, where art thou?

17 thoughts on “I’m A Child, Not A Bride!” by Kleavajimcy (@Kleavajimcy)

  1. nice! very nice

  2. If the Senate can read English especially the one with the Y name, he should read this poem. Most of those young brides suffer from extreme cases of VVF. May God help us.

    1. I say a very big amen to dat prayer! Banana dey spoil, dem talk say hin dey ripe! D world is almost @ d verge of its collapse!

  3. A few errors that a spell-check would correct.
    Nice poem, sad reality :(

    1. ♡̬̩̃̊ƭћªΩќs♡̬̩̃̊ Ma’am!

  4. Yimiks (@Yinka-Olawoye)


  5. Glad you read!

  6. glow (@anyieinstein)

    This couldn’t have come at a better time. I hope the men of d red house and those of the green are reading this… Thumbs up man!!!

  7. Sunshine (@nicolebassey)

    Nice, polish and tighten it. Well done.

    1. Lolz! Sun dried too!

  8. ♡̬̩̃̊ƭћªΩќs♡̬̩̃̊!

  9. nice one….just a little brush up

    1. It’s never perfect tho’ @kaymillion… Glad you read and commented.

  10. this is beautiful and the end rhymes, just perfect………..

    1. @Kleavajimcy, always welcome……………..

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