Too Young to Know Right

habichou
Posted December 1, 2019 from Cameroon
hope
Because your light is needed to enlighten the world.

I want to tell a story, a story of  a young girl introduced too early to sexuality,

Or should I say sexual activity.

She can't even remember exactly when,

Just these flashbacks now and then.

Of her brothers , her keepers Introducing her to games under the covers

She learned pretty quickly how to hide naughty CDs

A sturdy student, she always knew When either one went to room alone that was her cue. She thought it was fun,

After all her elder brothers loved to play just with her,

In those moments she had their attention After all they liked touching her.

They knew she loved to play games

They turned it into one and toyed with her

Even though she didn't understand the rules,

Even though she was a poor player too

Even when she didn't want to play

They were her big brothers whom she had to obey.

Until she grew up and understood that the little game was a ruse

Out of ignorance she was abused

When the realization hit she felt used

Today she knows the difference

What's right and what's wrong

She made a promise to herself

Always to be strong,

Never let her flame die.

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Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 01, 2019
Dec 01, 2019

Hello, Habichou,

Welcome to World Pulse! What a joy it is that another voice from Cameroon is rising up!

This poetry is well-written, yet heartbreaking. I love the rhythm and rhyme. It's sad that the girl's brothers took advantage of her innocence. I wonder if this is your story.

Please keep on writing! I'm looking forward to reading more from you! Welcome again to our growing sisterhood.

habichou
Dec 01, 2019
Dec 01, 2019

thanks for the warm welcome and the encouraging comments. iam glad to be part of this big family.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 03, 2019
Dec 03, 2019

You're welcome, dear! Welcome home.

maeann
Dec 02, 2019
Dec 02, 2019

Welcome to World Pulse Habichou.

Thank you for sharing your poem.

It's hard to compose a poem like this, especially when it talks about violence.

I hope she is okay.

habichou
Dec 02, 2019
Dec 02, 2019

Thank you so much Maeann. Thanks to God she is okay now

Jill Langhus
Dec 02, 2019
Dec 02, 2019

Hello Habichou,

Welcome to World Pulse! Is this story about you dear, or someone you know? I can't imagine anyone who has gone through that would heal from it very quickly and quite possibly has troublesome relationships because of it, too?!

You may want to submit this story for the current story call, "#IStandWithHer?" If so, this is the link:
https://www.worldpulse.com/raise-your-voice/istandwithher

I hope you are safe and well, dear. Looking forward to seeing more posts from you!

lizzymark
Dec 02, 2019
Dec 02, 2019

Welcome on the train dear,its the right place to be. This is very lovely. Here your voice is respected and encouraged.

Corine Milano
Dec 02, 2019
Dec 02, 2019

Thank you for sharing this poem and for the courage it took to write it. We are grateful you have found us and we stand with you!

Anita Shrestha
Dec 03, 2019
Dec 03, 2019

Thank you for sharing

Lisbeth
Dec 03, 2019
Dec 03, 2019

Hi dear,
A warm welcome to world pulse and a big congrats on your first post

I love when you said
"Out of ignorance she was abused

When the realization hit she felt used

Today she knows the difference

What's right and what's wrong

She made a promise to herself

Always to be strong,

Never let her flame die."

Now you are very aware. I glad for you too. How are you? Have a great day and take care of yourself

Hugs

Tamarack Verrall
Dec 03, 2019
Dec 03, 2019

Hello Habichou,
Welcome to World Pulse. By raising your voice about what this young sister endured, we are all stronger as we share together and repeat all of the ways that this violence must end. I look forward to more of your writing.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Dec 04, 2019
Dec 04, 2019

Hello Habichou, this is really a sad story about the sexual exploitation of a young gitl by her own very sibblings. Too horrific. Yiung girls should be educated about sex as early as possible so they will know their left from their right.
I stand with stand.

Doh yvonne
Dec 04, 2019
Dec 04, 2019

Welcome to world pulse
Habichou, it's the right place to be, this is very lovely dear Welcome to world pulse
Habichou, it's the right place to be, this is very lovely dear sister
Thank you for sharing,

Doh yvonne
Dec 04, 2019
Dec 04, 2019

Welcome to world pulse
Welcome to world pulse
Habichou, it's the right place to be, this is very lovely dear sister
Thank you for sharing,, it's the right place to be
This is very lovely
Thanks you for sharing my sister

Patience Nyange
Dec 04, 2019
Dec 04, 2019

Hi Habichou!

Beautiful story! Thank you for sharing. We learn everyday.

Tarke Edith
Dec 07, 2019
Dec 07, 2019

Hello Habichuo
You are welcome to the platfom
Thanks for sharing your nice story with us
It is good that you open up and you are strong

Spiritedsoul
Dec 07, 2019
Dec 07, 2019

Hello,
So sorry for your experiences at the hands of your older brothers. I liked your poem, very moving.
Love and hugs,
Jess.

esther atosha
Dec 09, 2019
Dec 09, 2019

hello habitchou
welcome to the family ,we look forward to learn more from you

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Dec 09, 2019
Dec 09, 2019

Greetings Habichou! Welcome to the Global network of International Women.
Your poem is touching and whomever she is #IStandWithHer!
Be strong, never never give up and speak out and rise up!

Omoh Virginie
Dec 09, 2019
Dec 09, 2019

Hi deary

What a wonderful writeup, you made me just hold stronger to my resolution of Comprehensive sexual Education (CSE) to young people and most of all its inclusion to our educational system in Cameroon. Thank you so much for sharing Darling, indeed you are a light and a force to reckon with.

Reny
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019

This is powerful story Habichou, raising awareness around sexual abuse especially on young irgnorant minors.
we dont have to let our grisl go through same, we must teach them what's wrong and what's right, teach where they are not supposed to be touched by whoever.
I am in Cameroon too, in Yaoundé pricisely. we could meet up you know.

ANJ ANA
Dec 13, 2019
Dec 13, 2019

Dear Habichou,
Welcome to the World Pulse Family. Thank you so much for sharing this nice powerful poem that represents lots of young girls and are surviving silently within the households. Let the flame pass to other young girls to keep this world know that no girl to be violeted and abused... not a single girl..
keep writing and sharing.
love and regards,
anajna

Akshaya9
Dec 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019

Hi Habichou,
Welcome here in World Pulse sister. Thank you for sharing this story. It's heartbreaking :-(
Hope you doing fine..

Take care dear!

Sangeeta Chauhan
Jan 06
Jan 06

your story is very painful yet inspiring. we always fight for ourselves and will never let our flame die. I am with you...