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POEM 282: GIRL CHILD (for the international day of the girl child)


to star on her hero stages
other than scar her beautiful

what sin is it?

to wish our girls
what I wish our boys

what sin is it?

to sing same solemn songs to her,
which we whisper to our boys

what sin is it?

to pray the sun into her moon
and equal her pink with our blue

what sin is it?

to remind our boys
she’s human before a girl

what sin is it?

to enhance her voice
and not shadow her existence

what sin is it?

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Jaachi Anyatonwu
Jaachi Anyatonwu is a poet, editor, and publisher living in the suburbs of Aba. He is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks and collections, and the Editor-In-Chief of Poemify Publishers Inc. Jaachi is passionate about discovering new voices and mentoring emerging poets. He is also a fierce advocate for the boy child and sexually molested.

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