Bad News Right, Left and Center!
Fingers Pointed Right, Left and Center!
Teenagers Climbing The Ladder Too Fast,
No Graduation Gown Involved First,
Who Should We Blame?
Someone is Whispering, ‘Lockdown’
Did you hear that?
Let’s Sit for a Cup Of Coffee and Have This Conversation.
Well, Going To School Was Pretty Cool.
The Teachers Never Cheated,
Here Is The Time We All Miss School.
Teachers and Parents Made Books Our Best Friends,
But Upon Closure Of Schools, My Peers Are My Best Friends,
They All Mock Me For Not Smoking.
I hate this Feeling,
Feeling like a Failure and Being Left Out,
I take a Puff and Huh! I Become An Addict
She Talks About Her Ex,
Yet, I Have Never Had Sex,
She Wonders What Kind Of a Girl I Am.
I Don’t Think About This Time
This is Why I Am Wearing This Long Buggy Dress,
It is a Maternity Dress!
Another Friend of Mine,
A Girl Called Mercy,
Thinks The World Shows No Mercy!
We Met at the Hospital,
Ready for Prenatal Clinics,
Her fate was quite different from mine.
She did not Have Pads for her Monthly Cycle,
Parents Weren’t Ready,
‘Go work for it!’ They replied.
Mercy went to the Rich Man’s Farm,
Worked so Hard to Get Money,
All She Got In The Evening was the Title ‘Honey’
She Was Taken Advantage of,
That’s Why She Says The World Has No Mercy.
I Am Staring At My Cup Of Coffee,
Yours Might Get Cold,
I Lost Appetite,
Questions Feeding My Depressed Self,
How am I going to Provide for my Unborn Child?
How should I Handle All The Stigma Am Going Through?
Who Should I Blame For All This?
Sylvia Beatrice Wairimu is a Kenyan upcoming writer, an artist and an environmentalist.