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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)

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    bosukeme (@Bosukeme): Junior Writer - 1339 pts

    nice! very nice

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      Kleavajimcy (@Kleavajimcy): Writer - 5717 pts

      Thanks!

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    janefrances .c. maduka (@janefchiagozie): Junior Writer - 1483 pts

    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.

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      Kleavajimcy (@Kleavajimcy): Writer - 5717 pts

      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!

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    Chimzorom (@chimzorom): Scribe - 10555 pts

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

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      Kleavajimcy (@Kleavajimcy): Writer - 5717 pts

      ♡̬̩̃̊ƭћªΩќs♡̬̩̃̊ Ma’am!

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    Yimiks (@Yinka-Olawoye): Junior Writer - 2703 pts

    Interesting

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    Kleavajimcy (@Kleavajimcy): Writer - 5717 pts

    Glad you read!

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    glow (@anyieinstein): Junior Writer - 1680 pts

    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!!!

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    Sunshine (@nicolebassey): Head Wordsmith - 52733 pts

    Nice, polish and tighten it. Well done.

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      Kleavajimcy (@Kleavajimcy): Writer - 5717 pts

      Lolz! Sun dried too!

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    Kleavajimcy (@Kleavajimcy): Writer - 5717 pts

    ♡̬̩̃̊ƭћªΩќs♡̬̩̃̊!

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    kay (@kaymillion): Writer - 5813 pts

    nice one….just a little brush up

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      Kleavajimcy (@Kleavajimcy): Writer - 5717 pts

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

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    innoalifa (@innoalifa): Head Wordsmith - 131329 pts

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

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    Kleavajimcy (@Kleavajimcy): Writer - 5717 pts

    Thanks @innoalifa

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      innoalifa (@innoalifa): Head Wordsmith - 131329 pts

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

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