Poems On Sexual Violence

Tears of a Virgin

He said he loved me
He said he cared
He promised he wouldn’t hurt me
I told him to stop
I said I wanted to go home
He held his hand over my mouth
I kicked him
He hit me
He knocked me out cold
Now floating far away
Where no one would hurt me
– Lucy Chinwendu Ekeulu


The Key To Life

The light of our life
A gift of academic life

It leads us to the path of prosperity
And gives our tomorrow a sounding security

the process of teaching and learning
Which will help us in our future earning

The progressive discovery of our true selves
And exploration of the potentials of oneself

a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army
A life boat that sees us through our stormy days

A fundamental foundation
For any country state or nation

A thick line between right and wrong
A ladder that takes us to the height where we belong

Is our right
For in it our future is bright
– Glory Chioma Nwoji


The Gold That Glitters In Her

Life is a right
Fair treatment is too
It’s a choice and none should be forced into it
She must give in willingly

Oh! Sexual Violence!
Your effects are enormous
Psychologically, she feels the pains
Socially she feels the pains

Oh! Sexual violence!
Many girls are vulnerable
to the wrath of perpetrators
They have no feelings
They are robbers
Stealing the gold that glitters in her

It is her right
It is her choice
It is for her to decide
whether or not to give it out
She should not be forced
– John Oyadougha


The Silent Cry

Tears are always running down my face
I hang my head low thinking “what a disgrace?”
The tears are coming from all the damage you caused
What do you want now, a round of applause?

I’ve watched you rape and molest me
Now the only thing left to do is cry
You stole my virginity without my consent
Please tell me why!

I remember it like it was yesterday
Will I ever forget about this and heal?
Sometimes I just think then ask myself
“Why didn’t I die?”

You never cared if I lived or died
All you cared about was being satisfied
I feel dirty, I feel low, I feel used
I’m a victim of sexual abuse
But not for long
I am strong and a survivor.
– Omotayo Adeyemi

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