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Today I am in the room again
My daddy is doing it again
I begged again and again
But he showed me the gains

My mother is innocently knitting
My brothers in the dining
And I, am hitting
Hitting the bed

This is my story
An adult before being a girl
Raped and reaped by daddy
Mummy always engrossed in her knitting

Daddy says “it is my duty”
To ravage my little body
I must not reveal our little secret
Because the god’s will kill me

Who will believe my story?
Father and daughter, who helps?
Sleepless nights and fearful days
And I call you my father!

I came to this world before my time
Who do I tell it was daddy?
My friends say it is incest
I dare not say I am the victim

Everybody says it is an abomination
My daddy believes it is divination
I want to believe that it is my imagination
I will soon awake to the realization

I want to reveal my little secret
Will you believe me?
Will you save me from my daddy?
I want to escape from my daddy

Speak out little darling, help is near
Keep no such secret
We will follow you all the way
Your healing has come

Daddy in his daughter is a taboo
Come out of incest, God loves you
The apple of His eyes
Why will he then kill you?

Daddy needs the healing process
He is sick, keeping mute will kill him
Help yourself come out clean and refreshed
You are not alone

We are here with you
Help is not far away
Stretch the hand, we are always near
We will grab you and move you upstream.

Comments

jadefrank's picture

Hi Olutosin, Your poetry is

Hi Olutosin,

Your poetry is so powerful and evokes strong images of the injustice that plagues victims of abuse. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful poetry here on PulseWire.

Warm regards,
Jade

olutosin's picture

They are words of encouragement

Hi Jadefrank,
Thanks for your words of encouragement, I am ready to work free of charge anywhere in the whole world,when it concerns child sexual abuse and violence against women these are great injustice that is glaring to all! Will be happy to hear from people like you often. Thanks a lot.
Olutosin, Nigeria

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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