Poetry :Shackled to get burned alive.


Smiling Little Things

I wrote this poem in 2014, just saw it today while rummaging through my old journal. It is on the subject of genital mutilation of girls practiced in some countries. I was inspired to write this when I came to know about Hazviperi Betty Makoni. She is a Zimbabwean women’s rights activist who in 1999 founded the Girl Child Network, a charity which supports Zimbabwe’s young sex abuse victims. The organization has rescued more than 35,000 girls and provided mentoring to at least 60,000 girls around Zimbabwe.
The poem could be related in so many ways to how women are looked in a society and what is most of the time expected out of them by the narrow minded society. Where at one point women have achieved a sound place in todays world, still there are some who are not able to fight for them. This poem is dedicated to…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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