Because I am a girl, my dress is not neat or beautiful but sexy and hugs my “twins” nicely and the only time my future is bright.
Because I am a girl, when Im raped they dont ask “kwa nini” but quick to ask “alikua amevaa nini?”
Because I am a girl, 5years into marriage, reduced into almost a bag of walking clothes thanks to ‘baby fat’ and I’m no longer sweetie,honey BUT mama Naniii..
Because I am a girl, If I smile it has to be a ‘man’ and when I sob then “he wasnt my man”.
Because I am a girl, Im blue ticked when I feel “The -beb- si- unizalie” line by mafisi trying to sound serious is cliché and needs rebranding,
Because I am a girl, I am Hope and at 24 I managed to buy a cliquish car which my fiancé can barely afford my mum-in-law only feels the ‘P’ in my Hope is silent at night and ‘nimewekwa’ and not fit for marriage,uh huh not fit for his son thus i should keep searching…
Because Im a girl defending my Degree in Law is null and void and as fake as Muhoho’s Kiswahili,and therefore reduced to STD(sexually transmitted Degree)that is dread and whose signs and symptoms clearly displayed by my beauty,
Because Im a girl my synonym is submissive and subjective.
Because I am a girl my hobby is being mummy, getting paged,baby sitting,breast feeding and playing nanny☺
Because I am a girl I don’t have a religion,I am tribeless,nameless and homeless.
Because I am a girl,Im more of a broken window over winter,Im to be seen and not to be heard at times and my screams are rather voiceless.
Because I am a girl several ungenuine “I love yous and I miss yous” are almost tatooed on my body.
Because I am a girl I have invested in a bank of EMOTIONS I can never withdraw.
Because I am a girl and a single mom then “I rushed” BUT when the child is grown and a star he is everything like the father from his scent,smile to his shadow.
Because I am a girl in marriage,”Where and with whom?” become my best questions “You need to chill and You are always overacting.” His best answers,
Because I’m a girl,I’m sorry from a man is a stranger in the bus and If you get lucky to get one then his fellows are quick to say ako na “umama”
Because I’m a girl,at 28 and unmarried then I’m the problem,but men my age and unmarried are said to have not found the right one,she has to change you’ll hear them murmur.
Because I am a girl a love without betrayal is still a heaven I seek.
Because I am a girl.
Miss Dawn Lavinah💛