Verses By Beordoon

Musings of a Maskuraid…

Tag: Girl child

AS OUR ANCESTORS DID

“Let us cut to make her pretty.” “Let us cut to make her narrow.” “Let us cut to curb her instincts, and make her hallowed.” “Let us cut because, well, because our ancestors did so.” Those were their reasons. So they cut, and watched me bleed, Sowing the seed, they did, with a deft metal flicked, And left an imprint, For a lifetime of painful memories.   Protect the girl child, stop female genital mutilation!   More...

NO PLACE FOR MY DAUGHTER

If I could wish for a daughter Maybe I’d wish for a dark-skinned goddess Always smiling, a pearl toothed ajebota One smart and svelte, or a robust bundle of human sweetness Whom I and her mother, would lovingly call Nneka, Fatima or Kofoworola   If I could wish for a daughter Maybe I’d like a light skinned bundle of ebullient feminine delight Well behaved, with infectious laughter, eyes sparkling bright Talented much, an angel of dance, poet or a queen that sings Dotun, Lola, More...

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