Don't take a girl's wings to fly
Born black in a family
she didn't choose
Strictly following her naive mothers
teaching on how to became a good
wife and mother in future.

Watched her brothers attend school
and left home to cook for them,
little did she know her wings
were being plucked away.
The oldest man in the village brought
her family many cows and she was
the happiest to be betrothed,
another wing was plucked.

The traditional music played loudly,
she was facing the knife,
with grace of a woman,
in the name of being accepted in
the community.
another wing was plucked,
denying her pleasure forever.

With the wings of education,
wings of choosing her lifetime
mutilation;an against pleasure principle
done to her,
How will she ever fly.

© purity ndinda