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Where I was birthed


I was birthed in a community where children were given birth to at home. I was birthed in a community, where fathers drank and came home to beat their wives. I was birthed in a community where girls gave birth without husbands and dumped their babies under their mother's care.
I was birthed in a community where drug addiction was a thing of joy, a facade and another way of life. A completion of drugs and sentimental way of life. I was birthed in a community where crime was an every minute thing. One minute they killed, the other minute life was hell.
I was birthed in a community where virginity was a taboo! Who would claim to be one? it was a sign of immaturity, cause for embarrassment and everlasting trips of guilt, making one think virginity was a disease.
Oh! Where I was birthed.
I was birthed in a community where churches and mosques are every where; freelance poets rule the world but sin is not far from the lives of the people. I think when they were suppose to be building the people, buildings were being built. Now, various lives were tampered with. What a world!
I was birthed in a community where education meant nothing to the people. Education? That was a suicidal journey! I was birthed in a community where fighting and killing was the norm and culture of the people. I was birthed in a community where children hawked with pride. I was birthed in a community where the night time was the right time to hatch their promiscuous acts. I was birthed in a community where early stage sex was like a ludo game... oh that was their way of life. I was birthed in a community, where stealing was an every day party. I was birthed in a community where corruption was our bedrock, but in that same community where I was birthed, we have truthful lawyers, trail blazers, Incorrupt leaders, selfless people, role models. Among these, I find myself. I planned my life like I was the sailor of my boat. I chose not to be like them and for the first time in my life, I was happy. I am happy because I made a life, A beautiful one at that. I dreamt and it came to pass.
My future is not at stake because I planned and sorted all.
That is my society. The society where I was birthed. But I chose not to be like them. I am different. I am making a life. A wonderful one specifically!
                                                                           
                                                                    - Grace


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7 comments:

  1. Great keep the good work up more ink

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  2. thanks for thanks for choosing the other side@Life is a choice

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  3. You are truly an advocate of the girl child, you have never stopped to stand for everything that concerns her. I am proud of you more than ever. Ray Of Hope Empowerment Foundation will continue to stand by you.

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  4. wow!! you the best, " well written '' am ringing the bells for you. the purpose of lif is not just to get the good things in life but also to make it a habitable place for others . but if that is how the place u grew up look like and u have made a chioce not to be like every other person, that mean u have to go back there and change more lifes. all the best bye........... from REX AKA KASPARA

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  5. This is amazing! Super amazing job. God bless your heart. Lots of love.

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