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Dear Girl Child,

How ashamed I am writing this to you? How terrible have I been to you all your life? As I stand here today, I remember all the things I have done to you, and I feel so guilty.

The creator gave you to me, a gift to be treasured Often times, the opposite I have done.

When you were but a child, I should have protected you For my unreasonable and wild cravings, I molested you.

As you began to mature, a father was what I should have been,

With my empty words and promises, I became your sugar daddy.

Your dreams were mine to encourage, but I was selfish My perspective was myopic; I failed to educate you.

Even on that day, as you walked into my office

Qualified and fit for the job, I took advantage of you

How much more can I say, of the many evils I have done? But today, I stand to correct my ways.

The girl child is never to be under-appreciated

She is never to be a victim of a low self-esteem Neither is she to be seen as feeble or a weakling She is only to be valued and respected.

The girl child is never to be a mere object

To gratify the selfish desires of the boy child

She is never to be abused and molested

Neither is she to be a handbag for the busy woman nor a slave to her kids

The child girl is never to be prostituted

She is never to be a sweet girl to a sugar daddy

Neither is she to be given out in child marriage

She is never to be uneducated

The girl child is never to be a victim of injustice at any level

The girl child is never to be a victim of divorce, battery or any form of prejudice

She is forever to be loved, cherished and appreciated

She is forever to be seen as a queen that she is

She is forever to be defended, protected and nurtured

She is forever to be allowed to dream and given the liberty to fulfill her dreams

Yes! She is a girl child

Now I know, and soon, every other boy child will know.

I apologize for my incessant innuendos.

I promise to be better.

Yours sincerely,

The Boy Child

By Imisioluwa www.dnaughtyboy.wordpress.com olalekanowonikoko@hotmail.com Follow on twitter: @Imisioluwa_

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