Apparent Not Spoken

September 14, 2021
   When hearts are locked
September 14, 2021

Apparent Not Spoken

Written by Remii Oluwaa


The pain that pokes her heart rests on her shoulder,

From birth to death,


In the name of love and security,

She is despoiled of liberty, happiness and achievement,


In the name marriage and commitment,

She lives to make meals, wash garments and bear heirs,


In the name of peace and harmony,

She bears agony, oppression and suppression;


For no sin she has committed,

She is to blamed for looking too beautiful,


With no choice to change fate,

She lives her life by what the society lays out,

Striving to keep her head above water,

Time isn’t  her friend nor man her companion.


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