Word Play Wednesday: My Body Was Not Made For This by Biyai Garricks

Welcome to Word Play Wednesday!
Word Play Wednesday is a weekly feature of written and spoken word poetry. I will be sharing my written and spoken word poems in addition to poems by other wonderful Poets both past and present. If you are interested in sharing some of your poetry, feel free to buzz me and we can work something out.

I hope that you enjoy reading and listening to our thoughts, feelings and rants and in many ways relate to some of them.

This week I will be sharing a poem I wrote a few days ago after I read the gruesome story of a Nigerian girl, Iniobong Umoren who was raped and murdered by a man who claimed he had a job opportunity for her and invited her for a job interview. I commensurate with her family and friends and hope that this murderer will be brought to book. The rape culture in Nigeria in particular continues to thrive and we need to keep talking about it to put an end to this evil. I hope to continue to use my poetry as a tool to advocate against this terrible culture.

My Body Was Not Made For This!

My body was not made for this!

A toy for boys.

A punching bag to let off steam.

An object for perverted pleasure.

My body was not made for this!

To be broken and bruised.

To be used and abused.

To be slaughtered in two.

My body was not made for this!




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