The issue of child abuse Whom should we accuse? Parents who brought them to the world Or adverse conditions of our world

Children are born Not to be scorn They desire respect In every aspect

Children are a blessing As such, shouldn’t be missing Better prospects for the future As a way to nurture

Children labour While master’s harbour By means of exploitation Hindering children’s expectations

Stop child labour and violence Imbue in them excellence Groom them for posterity Harness them for humanity

Children have rights Needs love and care to be alright They require opportunities for livelihood To enable them enjoy their childhood

By Cecile Enie