The Death Of The First Crush

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We live in a world full of predictors and preys, We live in a world where a person is being caged by their mistakes My childhood crush didn’t have the luxury of innocence, With an abusive father and a non Chalant mother She craved attention from every single place she could find, It’s so sad she couldn’t notice mine. With scars so deep and a self esteem so week Her youth pastor put a baby in her belly , ‘What will people say’ This is such a toxic phrase And because of shame my crush was shipped away Turning her to a wife at a very young age Better to be wife than a teenage mother After a series of cold nights with Bruises and kisses My first crush became an instant memory a ghost that haunts my dreams Every night when I sleep she ask me why I didn’t make Her realize that just because you make a wrong turn in life Doesn’t mean You can still retrace your step back Banji Coker : #poetry #Nigerianpoetry #africanpoetry #nigerianwriters #africanwriters

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Banji Coker is a Nigerian poet, writer and spoken word artist. He is the author of two poetry compilations, Just seventeen and October feelings.

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