A Girl

(It is bleeding)
This means you are becoming a woman
You will be fine
It will happen every month from now on. You must use linen

(He is very old)
He wishes to take you for his wife. He has much land and much wealth
(Why does he look at me that way?)
He says you are very beautiful. He will make a fine husband
(But he is much older than me)
You should be honoured. He will make a fine husband
(But he is much older than me)
You will not dare bring the name of our family shame. He will make a fine husband.
(I don’t want to go)

This is your new home
You will help my other wives cook my meals
And clean my house
You will share my bed
don’t you dare struggle;
I’ll beat you within an inch of your life
you belong to me
you would dare bring shame to your father’s name?
you belong to me
(He hurts me)

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