Poetry from Hannah Aipoh


Maturity the birth of gentility,
A fugitive I am,
Told never to shut a lad up,
Shut a boy and shut an ancestry they said,
They carry the shoulders of glee they said.

Miming my way through the rabble.
My confidence ebbing away.
Sit down, don't talk, you're overweight, dress pretty they said,
I ate the dust,
I still remember them smirking at me,
Visible disgust on my face.

Always being told the bitterest truths and the sweetest lies,
And here I am 17 years later still imprisoned in a pyramid  of thirsty men,
I see myself as a nova.


My name is Hannah Aipoh, I am sixteen years of age, l was born on the 23rd of February 2006 and I hail from Estako East Local Government Area, Edo State, Nigeria.

I aspire to be a gynaecologist and a poet laureate.

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