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you ripped off her innocence,
made her recoil into a shell of shame and pain,
made her throw away the seed of trust.

her trust was stripped,
her thoughts clouded by you;
you gave her no chance no fight,
you isolated her heart.

if only she knew,
she would have chosen a different path.
you overpowered her might,
her inaudible cries louder than a thousand voices.

you continue to appear in her thoughts:
she is lost after your departure;
her pain can be cut with a knife,
yet she chose not to tell an ear about you.

it is the stigma you have caused,
and so she made a decision,
to keep silent about your visit.




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WP_20150405_007Saloko Blessing is a writer who sees writing as a way of expressing her invisible side. When she is not writing interesting pieces,she is crafting an item, surfing the net, interacting with individuals or planning an event. You can contact Saloko Blessing (a.k.a The ready writer) on


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  1. ABDUL BAFFAH 2017/03/21 at 12:06 #

    This poem depict, the plight of girls and women. The persona is of great figurative usage of language.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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