Susan L Daniels:

Now…THIS is how you talk about child brides.

Originally posted on visionvoiceandviews:

By Noel A. Ihebuzor

the child as mother

smothers childhood

the mind weeps as torture

is garbed as culture,

a culture deaf to the pleas of despair of the innocent,

thrashing like fish  trapped in a net, weeping and sobbing

the lonely lament of a lamb, her neck gripped in the jaws

of a lion, blood spurting from ruptured aperture,

pain and slow death contrasting with the rapture of the victor

the shivering of the struggling lamb before the slaughterer’s blade,

as dreaded night falls,

in vain searching the dark world closing in on her for some light

to brighten her bleak plight and

lift her soul and finding none


rather heiress of pain, limbs lifted by coarse grasping hands,

and the repeated shattering pain  as tender

flesh is gashed by hard hot flesh,

and the proud husband invades soft developing chambers

savours with selfish relish tender flesh,


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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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  1. jmgoyder says:

    I have subscribed – what a poem.

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