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Girl Child Seller Father (poem)

(This is my latest poem published by WUNRN)

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GIRL CHILD SELLER FATHER - POEM

How could you sleep
When she's in pain,
Her spirit crushed.

You, her father, whom she trusted
Sold your young daughter to sharks.

Did being a father
Matter to you?

Does fear, guilt and shame
Sometimes stir
Your polluted heart?

She lays there;
Hugging her customer
Hating this reality.

When will it stop
And you remember
You are her dad?

You sigh on your own hardships
Like you justify, rationalize
Betrayal of your girl child.

And still
You sit there
Jobless

Mastering sloth
Blind eyes, face inert,
Immune to her hurt.

You call
Her next user
For a few dollars.

Are you human?
To see your daughter's
Prostitution for your beer?

--

Airyn Lentija

http://airynspoetry.blogspot.com

Comments

cheyennejm's picture

very powerful

All I can say is this is a very striking and haunting poem. You are very talented and this is a great way to advocate for this issue. Thank you!
best, Cheyenne

Airyn Lentija's picture

Thanks too

Dear Cheyenne,

Thanks to you too Maam.Women like you are an inspiration to me,for me to improve myself more.

God bless you.

Airyn Lentija-Sloan

http://airynspoetry.blospot.com

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