Girl Child Marriage

The palm wine tappers daughter
Growing small tangerines attracted you
Abandoning the thighs of a ready-to-be mother
You tore into soul of an adolescent
You bought a bride with a price
And inserted your knife of greed into her emotions
Sucking the milky drops from her eyes
Is this marriage of slave trade?
A penny for a night
So you promised her father Free water supply and light
So you promised her mother
Go ask the gods What killed senator lagbaja the other night
It was one word one knife
Deadly blows that stole cruelty from his sight
Girl’s marriage is a taboo
I will fight till the last drop of my ink
For this is a catastrophe to the society
I will fight with my word, with my life.

Adewuyi Roseline is passionate about the girl child. Growing up, she had a lot of questions about her identity. She is on the journey to ensure that young girls rise above limitations, smash stereotypes in their communities.

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