VERSE FOR THE GIRL CHILD

 

 

 

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girl-child-e1348733605800VERSE TO THE GIRL CHILD – Banky W

What frightens the extremists and really gives them
the spooks?
There’s nothing scarier to them than a girl with a
book
Not a soldier, or a bomb, or a gun, or a landmine
There’s nothing more dangerous than her
enlightened mind
So they kidnap, and enslave, and try to stand in her
way
And they rape, and oppress and try to make her
afraid
Because they know, that for sure, she’ll grow up one
day
And when that day comes, she’ll be strong enough
to bring change
So respect to the girl child, you’ve got grown men
scared of you
Salute to our future Chimamanda’s, and our Tiwa
Savage’s too
To our future Oprah Winfrey’s and our Maya
Angelou’s
Because we know you will grow, and your success is
inevitable
They can try to fight it, and they can try to deny
They can kidnap at night, and they can try to
terrorise
But may nothing and none ever succeed in
snuffing out your light
And that little light of yours, will one day shine
bright
They say the truth will set you free, well this is the
gospel truth
There’s nothing more powerful than a girl with a
book

By BANKY W
Inspired by a quote from UN Secretary General
Ban-Ki Moon

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