You and I: The Untold Story of a Girl Child

Posted April 14, 2018 from Nigeria

Innocent and Pure

An enchantress and allure,

Flawless in her green flowery dress

Gorgeous hair as a crown on her head,

A reflection of the little fairy tale Mermaid.


A poignant stare into her soulful brown eyes,

Returns an asinine stare,

One devoid of innocence, nothing of love,

bare hatred, betrayal, confusion and distrust.

She is only but eight years young!


Do you know her story? Here you are...

The innocent and pure,

Depraved of innocence, ripped off infant purity,

Angels and Demons, her Angels were Demons.

Son of Adam! What was her sin?

She is the one with the sober eyes,

The one with the gloomy heart.

Father, Brother, Friend, Confidant! Robbers of purity!

What wickedness have you caused this beautiful soul?


Who would return her innocence, her purity, her pride?

What atonement can be done for her Love lost?

How can she trust again?

Rise damsel rise

Take my hands,

It is us against the world.

You and I.

-Ifeoluwa M

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Jill Langhus
Apr 15, 2018
Apr 15, 2018

Hi Goldenstar. Thanks for sharing your compelling poem with us. Do you speak from experience or for the hurt masses?

Dec 14, 2018
Dec 14, 2018

Hi dear,
Its a nice poem, she must be a strong girl to experience such.

Ngala Nadege
Dec 17, 2018
Dec 17, 2018

Hello Goldenstar thanks for sharing

Beth Lacey
Jan 02
Jan 02

Thank you for sharing.

Jan 20
Jan 20

A very good poem and heavy intro

Jacqueline Namutaawe

Oh indeed the you and I untold story. It is really painful and unfortunate that some unfortunate girls have to go through this experience.

Nice, keep writing

Apr 08
Apr 08

Nice one Golden star!

Thank you for sharing.