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Education vs Family - girl rising contest

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Education vs Family - girl rising contest

Just a young  girl with hope in her heart
Enjoying education thats when the rows  start

Father wants her to get married she is only fourteen
Sending her to  Pakistan to marry a man unseen

Her heart isnt in it so she has said no
Locked her in her room nowhere to go

Remembers a number thats  hidden in her beads
Needs her phone now to her mother she pleads

Do you want to see me married to an old man
Wringing her hands as she pleads with her Mam

Please get me that phone let me make that call
Or a life of heartache will be my downfall

Risking her life her Mam gets the phone
She dials the number asking for help whilst alone

The young girl hugged her Mam for the last time
Knowing she will never see her family again

By defying her Tad she is no longer their daughter
If found by the family, they would definitely slaughter

It brings shame on the UK this is happening
Where are our laws to stop it occurring

The rights of parenthood should be restricting
Saving the life of these girls who think education is constructive



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  1. Date: 8/6/2013 5:19:00 PM
    Too bad this happens...congratulations...

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 8/11/2013 4:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes its a disgrace Donna, I wonder why ? Seren
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:10:00 PM
    Congratulations on a very well deserved win, Seren!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 8/11/2013 4:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Annalise thanks for the comment ...Seren
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:56:00 PM
    Well versed Seren. Congratulation!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 8/11/2013 4:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello Manel thanks for stopping by...Seren
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 2:11:00 PM
    A wonderful poem, congrats Seren Peter

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Peter, many thanks ...Seren
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:54:00 AM
    :-) Congratulations!!! ~SKAT~

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 8/5/2013 5:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you SKAT...Seren
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:08:00 AM
    nice win..PD

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 8/5/2013 5:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you PD any win is a nice win ...Seren
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:50:00 AM
    I so appreciate you entering this piece

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 8/5/2013 5:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Richard ...Seren
  1. Date: 8/1/2013 3:39:00 PM
    Loved the update Seren.Its a powerful write that speaks volumes.Enjoyed this one.

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 8/1/2013 6:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Mustapha .....Seren
  1. Date: 8/1/2013 7:37:00 AM
    Powerful message what can I say without getting on my high horse, our governments allow this infiltration into our countries then turn a blind eye to the in humane treatment of their women, raping, bashing s, eyes and mouth glued shut, mutilating these baby girls, what for political correctness can't upset their beliefs ,, bravo friend for bringing these issues to the light, great write, les sings to you, hugs sueellen

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 8/1/2013 6:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sue-Ellen thanks for stopping bye and voicing your opinion...Seren
  1. Date: 7/29/2013 5:48:00 AM
    This is a tremendous and such an eye opening write my friend! I hate that this is happening in the world, I'm glad that some break free though! I believe this happens more in the UK than the US, but I'm uneducated about this so I don't know! I really enjoyed reading this awesome poem this morning! What a brilliant piece, Great Work!!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 7/30/2013 2:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have updated it Russell ...Seren
    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 7/29/2013 9:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Russell but I think it needs improvement...Seren