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ONALEKHELO

By Tawakalt Oseni (HKT)

My name is Onalekhelo
My name stands for trust
I am eight
and I hate to trust.

I have an uncle who my parents trust
He made me do, what no little angel should
I started knowing what no child should
He told me it was for my own good

That robbed me of my innocence,
Deprived me of a normal childhood
I’m not just sad
I’m marred deep within
The name is Onalekheloe
But I don’t know how to trust

Mommy says it’s gonna be fine
Daddy says it’s a matter of time
I still feel it’s my fault
But really, what did I do wrong?

About the author

Editor

Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.