Sex for marks and sex for promotion is an evil that should not be encouraged anywhere at all. A lot of the victims of this sad acts have not gotten justice. I wrote this poem just to lend my support to millions of women out there who have experienced all “manner of things” as they pursued their careers, education and other life endeavours. Kudos to Tarana Burke who started the #Metoo movement and to all the individuals, organizations, institutions, etc who have been involved in the forefront of the “fight“.

#Metoo; Has this happened to you too?

I have been fondled, groped, raped, abused and dumped

By men of trust who traded sex for marks and promotion

Betraying their oaths, they became shameless he-goats mounting their mother’s and daughter’s

I’m told it was my fault for being too “busty”, “shapely” and “walking too rhythmically“.

#Metoo; Has this happened to you too?

I am a story no one believes, my pain is speaking, no one listening

I have feelings, I am not just a mishmash of hips, lips, breasts and behind

I am not a thing to be picked when the rivers of lust overflow their banks

I am a woman, I guess, that should mean I am human.

#Metoo; Has this happened to you too?

Stop complaining “you are lucky to be married”

Solving everyone’s problem is your call”; so I kept on working

Now the heat from suppressed words is melting up my heart

I wasn’t told I had become a hireling when the dowry was paid.

#Metoo; Did this happen to you too?

School runs, kids to the bed, exhausted, now I can rest

Dinner is burnt, Oh my God; what do I do

Please Lord, make him

understand this was a mistake

Lest I hear, “what exactly do you do all day long”?

Another day, rose up early, vacuuming, multi-tasking in beast mode

Eventide comes, aching back, numb all over, I changed into my lingerie

These days “I sleep through it” but he doesn’t “know it”

Tomorrow morning, apply makeup, continue my “made-up” life.

#Metoo; Is this happening to you too?

Feeling low today, I don’t want to do the dishes or go to the market

Two weeks unwashed laundry daring me to my face

I don’t want to sleep with you, just let me be with you

I must rest before I lose the rest of myself.

#Metoo; Has this happened to you too?

Tell the Sapiens that I will not be like my silenced mothers

Who they oppressed from full breasts till everything went south

Where silence is golden, the victim dies like a villain

Justice must prevail whether you call me a whore or a witch.

#Metoo; Has this happened to you too?


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Isidahomen Benjamin · November 30, 2019 at 7:53 am

I don’t know why we don’t try to understand our women, i don’t see reason why we say we love someone but fail to see their pain. I love this poem because it remind me of something i have been discussing with my pairs. A woman is more than her body, she can think, she is smart, she have a heart just like you. Thank daddy for this, i will share ASAP

    Ovyay · November 30, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Thanks Benjamin for your comments

Tinuke · November 30, 2019 at 8:15 am

If all men can know this, it will really go a long way in helping to keep the sanity of the women folk.Thanks sir.

    Ovyay · November 30, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Hmm, true talk Eminene

KG · November 30, 2019 at 8:48 am

I wish every man, especially the crude ones, the perverted ones, the rapist, the pedophiles and bullies can read this. I pray for God’s healing in the lives of the victims and for a true justice system that will give them the justice and the closure they desire.

    Ovyay · November 30, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Amen. Truth

Gramara · November 30, 2019 at 9:53 am

Thank you daddy for this poem.
It actually covers everything a woman encounters in the journey of life until she is able to find her voice and discover who she really is. #thereismoretolifeforawoman#

    Ovyay · November 30, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Ah, thanks for this comment. It’s a big encouragement.

Tunde Akinseye · November 30, 2019 at 6:05 pm

It is a sad development in our higher institutions. Scape goats MUST be dealt with severely. Most importantly, men should not let their libido control their sense of reasoning. Girls that have experienced it should speak up. I am not a fan of the act at all.

    Ovyay · November 30, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Straight to the point.

EMMANUEL · December 1, 2019 at 2:24 pm

I love this

    Ovyay · December 1, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks Emma Bass

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