The Lie. The Trick

Another poem for Child Abuse Month back in April 2013. This one is about child brides. Girls are as good as kidnapped by their own parents . Imagine the culture shock from living life here in the west to suddenly finding out that the exciting holiday you were looking forward to was just a ruse to get to India,Pakistan or Afghanistan to marry you off often to an older man.

In the villages of India,Pakistan, Afghanistan and Africa. Children as young as 6yrs are married off to older men. It is wrong, don’t you think. I have reposted this after reading Notestowomen‘s Entry for #writephoto

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Happy head full of teenage dreams sending texts and watching ipad screens. Looking forward to the summer holiday visiting cousins far away.

At the school gate with your friends you’ll see them all when the summer ends.

Eighteen months later them’s the brakes. OH! what difference those months makes! No longer a carefree happy teen, a mother in servitude, dreams of what her life could of been.

Why did her parents cheat her so marrying her off to an older man she did not know. All her schooling all her dreams blown away in smithereens.

She remembers weeping so, begging her parents not to go. Why did they do this to her she wants to know.

Put a stop to child brides

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jul 06, 2018 @ 16:39:27

    Wow… Powerful piece sis ๐Ÿ’œ

    Reply

  2. notestowomen
    Jul 06, 2018 @ 17:24:04

    Powerful piece which truly captures the betrayal the victim experiences and her lost innocence. Marriage should be a choice.

    Reply

  3. JT Twissel
    Jul 06, 2018 @ 21:18:57

    I think it is wrong but it’s been a custom for hundreds if not thousands of years so it will be difficult to stop.

    Reply

  4. Betty Hayes Albright
    Jul 06, 2018 @ 23:18:50

    Itโ€™s just unimaginableโ€ฆ! Makes me weepโ€ฆ.

    Reply

  5. janmalique
    Jul 07, 2018 @ 07:21:55

    It has to be stopped but changing attitudes will be a hard task.

    Reply

  6. robbiesinspiration
    Jul 07, 2018 @ 12:37:09

    Very powerful post, Willow. Unfortunately, the perpetrators of these crimes do not see it that way and until they do, it won’t stop.

    Reply

  7. Half Glass Full
    Jul 24, 2018 @ 14:38:14

    Amazing write-up!!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow me on Twitter

Follow Us

Follow Us

Follow Us

Follow Us

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

Colline's Blog

A potpourri of thoughts and experiences

pensitivity101

An onion has many layers. So have I!

lynz real cooking

Author blogger mom of nine

Darswords

Musings about Havenverse

From Cave Walls

The Journey Home

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

like mercury colliding...

...moments of unexpected clarity

G-Bears Blog

Real Life - Hard Facts !

All in a Day's Breath

Art, Love of Life, Philosophy, Writing, Spirituality

Kevin Parish

Poetry, lyrics and other words...

Claire Ladds

Novelist and short story writer

adamdixonfiction

Short stories from a fiction addict

Write to Inspire

Lance Greenfield - Night Writer

Thoughts by Mello-Elo

Books, Poems, Stories...and a cup of coffee, or two!

Tent Stories

The untold tales of paths trodden, fears conquered and battles won.

Jemima Pett

Writing and reviews with an environmental, science fiction, and fantasy touch

My Colourful Life

Because Life is Colourful

Marian Wood

Aspiring Author and Poet

Ritu Bhathal

Author, Poet, Storyteller

besonian

musings on life, love, people, why we're here and where we're going

Author Steve Boseley - Half a Loaf of Fiction

Horror and Dark Fiction, and assorted other topics

Ben Naga

Gifts from the Musey Lady and Me. "Laissez-moi vous raconter ma vraie histoire."

A Unique Title For Me

Hoping to make the world more beautiful

Looking For The Light

Keep Moving Forward

M J Mallon YA/Paranormal Author

Kyrosmagica Publishing - The Magical Home of Books, Writing, Photography and Inspiration

Jane Dougherty Writes

About fantastical places and other stuff

chuffincat

By popular demand.

Art by Rob Goldstein

There is no common truth, but there are facts.

Thru Violet's Lentz

My view, tho' somewhat askew...

The Sound of One Hand Typing

Music, Musings, Memoir, and Madness

Savoring Sixty and Beyond

"So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day." 2 Corinthians 4:16

Antonia Sara Zenkevitch

poetry, writings & rants; hope in the margins

SaylingAway

Shorts, Novels, and Other Things

%d bloggers like this: