More than a Victim

Even though he stands in her shadow staring at me, I can be more than a victim of these memories. All I ask is how does it feel to lose a virginity at will?
Too bad mine was stolen from me

Sullen Truth

Abused and misused, Violated and desecrated, Disregarded and ignored, Misunderstood and prejudged; Are her efforts and abilities. Despite all she puts in; Marginalization and discrimination, Suppression and oppression, Are all she gets in return. Brokenness and weakness projected as her realities. The ‘strong and powerful’, you claim they are, But are they truly what you…

Free Her

As he walks the streets of Monrovia, He frequently sees young girls trapped in poverty He sees many promising futures going to waste   So, he asked me   Why do young Liberian girls lack ambitions? Why don’t they aspire to reach for the sky? Why don’t they see themselves as part of the solution?…

SOUR ORANGES

This is for the girl who sells sour oranges on my street. I want to tell you so many things;   How I spell “beautiful” with the letters of your name And how your eyes smile along with your lips.   If Aphrodite was a human, she would look like you, The sun on your…

Aches of Monrovia

“I am trying to call 911, but it’s not going through. Apparently, I have to befriend the police before justice hears my voice. Maybe I shouldn’t talk about it, perhaps I should tell the police or Katie, Or perhaps I should just accept it because they are paying my school fees”. You see, these might…

Not More Than Us

More than me.  More than you. More than him. More than her. Is this more than us?   More than rape, More than abuse, This is more than sad; Way more than a scandal and cover-up. Yet, this isn’t more than justice!   It should be more than awareness, More than signing a petition, More…

Typical Liberian Girl

He walked up to me and said, “You don’t look like a typical Liberian girl, Your diction is better and your skin is lighter.” I looked him in the eye and told him to his face, “I’m disappointed that I don’t look like a typical Liberian girl.” You see, a typical Liberian girl is beautiful…

Allowed

The following message was approved by you for you and to you:    You are allowed to be YOU. You are allowed your smarts and your skills; to be unapologetically brilliant; to be intimidating; to show off.   You are allowed grandiose mistakes; allowed to fall face flat; and have dumb af moments.   You…

Give & Take

We’ve been in a relationship for as long as I can remember.She sleeps at the head of my bed, dragging me to the foot.“You’re not good enough”, she says, taking off my blanket of hope in the cold of doubts.She’s the reason I stand before broken mirrors hoping my reflection of a slimmer body is…