Child-bride

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Here’s a poem by Luz María. She dedicates it to the child-brides for their suffering is a shame to humanity.

the full morning was sunless,
like a premonition

at this hour the rag doll over the bed
cried with me

i looked at my new face
full of colors deemed for adulthood

a veil was silently posed over my curls
and i wanted to run away until lost

maybe i tried but my feet refused to move, 
don’t even remember now!

dare not to look at the face of the man
that is taking me away

he laughs and his voice abuses
my senses as if a knife

a horse is restless outside 
the drums are beating fast

what is my price apa*?
what is my price!!!

*Note: apa is father

“Child Bride” by AaronBir

 

©Luz María López

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Poet, narrator, editor, translator, international cultural promoter and women’s rights advocate. Leads the World Poetic Front in Defense of Women’s Rights (WM) and Continental Director for World Festival of Poetry. She is a contributing editor at Different Truths. Nurtures multicultural friendships and fosters peace and social justice. Kathak Literary Award, Dhaka International Poets Summit, 2017; “Shaan-E-Adab” Award, XI International Festival of Writers, India (2016). She is from Puerto Rico, The Caribbean Island.