April 24, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Rod Waddington photo



Okoli Stephen Nonso




Please Hear Her Pleas



When the cry of a baby was heard,

And the gender revealed,

Jubilation eluded “Nnaanyi’s” face.

She came, when he was expected.


“Adah” is now a woman.

On her small fragile back,

Her baby brother clings.

She runs errands

Under the gaze of the scorching sun

Amidst green leaves and footpaths.


Her innocence, has been defiled

By lustful desires for her things.

At her teens,

She has been raped, defiled,

And forced into early marriage.


“Oforbuike” has gone to the moon and back,

But caged in culture,

“Adah” stood still like a stick.

She’s my story that needs to be shared.

She’s a mother,

A sister,

A daughter,

A wife,

And not just a girl.


Please globe!

Hear her pleas,

Let her glow

And give her a voice.






Okoli Stephen Nonso

Okoli Stephen Nonso was born in Zaria, Kaduna state, Nigeria. He is a writer and a poetpreneur. A number of his works has been published in some reputable blogs.

His poems come from the heart and a desire to share words of joy and happiness. He believes that poetry can be used as a tool to solving societal ills.

Editor review


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.