#64. Floetry by JulietKego – A Poem For Every Girl-Child: “Today, I Will Not Bow.”

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Floetry by JulietKego: “Today, I Will Not Bow.” (Version II)

Today, I shall be born and my mother will not weep

when she beholds the folds between my thighs

and my father will not stare at her with accusing eyes.

Yes, today, my father will not hunch over,

and hiss out loud, brokenly; ‘It is a girl!’

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#74. And she called herself Adaeze; daughter of the KING!

 

In her girlish fantasies, in all the fancy books she’d read

From everything she’d been taught, in answers she’d sought

She’d never dreamed that it would ever be like this.

She was ill-prepared for the shock of the very first slap!

Fisted palms, desire-laden eyes, wicked tongue and dirty lies

Strangled by loving arms, a hot passion, now colder than ice.

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#25. Today, I Will Not Bow (Version I).

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Day 9. NaPoWriMo- Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long!

Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido -today i will-not-bow-for-webThere are many days yet ahead for bowing

Many days gone past for crying

But not today, today, I will not bow

Today, I shall be born and my mother will not weep

When she beholds the folds between my thighs

And my father will not stare at her with accusing eyes

Yes, today, my father will not hiss out loud;

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#2. For My Daughter, Giñika.

For Ginika Poem by Juliet 'Kego Ume-OnyidoMy darling Giñika,

This is my prayer for you, this is my song for you.

Let your soul be opened to the glorious majesty dwelling within

Let your heart savor the soothing essence each time you breathe in

And your spirit quake with sweet laughter and salty tears

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