The. Female. Hunt.

First of all, I would really like to apologise for posting this  late. It was meant to go up by 12 noon, but my laptop decided to fail me. I really apologise and I will try my possible best to ensure this doesn’t repeat itself next week as I am aware I had an excuse for posting late last week as well. Thank you so much for your understanding 🙂
My exceptionally awesome MSB readers, how are you all doing? It’s another Saturday and that means it’s time to relax, catch up with friends or do anything you were not able to do during the weekend, but on this blog, It means It’s also time to talk about trafficking. It’s not only on Saturdays we should be talking about it, we should everyday and we should be trying to make the world a little better everyday in our own way. But Saturdays bring the urgent issue of trafficking to our forefront through the words of the amazing writers participating in this series.
 In this post, I talked about an amazing blogger I recently met. Well, Well, Well… I’m sure you will agree with me that he is an amazing poet after you read this piece by him. Don’t just read it for reading sake. Read it, talk about it and help spread his message. Have a good weekend folks. We will be back here on Monday. (If you haven’t read Toy’s post, you should).

Yes, a lot has been going on in our societies that call for our attention. I am talking about some serious life threatening issues like famine, poverty, diseases ,terrorism, racism, violent crimes etc (Unfortunately, the list is too long to cover *sighs*). It was then brought to my attention (by a passionate young lady blogger named Mateyscott) that has been unconsciously conscious of the subject matters such as rape, human trafficking (especially women and female children) and abuse. Some people have chosen to hunt for the supposed “weaker” gender (there words, not mine) and not with the best of intentions. It has become a part of our existence that needs complete attention and eradication just as “Ebola” does… In light of this, I pray and then I write….

Right in the dark of day
they gather to plan “the way”
just after the hunt ends
a round table discussion starts
the fate of humans are decided
the girls are locked up in chains
like dogs they are caged
they presume their lives are just about to take a rough bend
completely clueless as to
what is ahead of them
a disgusting use of their bodies
and persistent smashing of pride
A debate springs up among these lunatics
one screams “they must be able to satisfy my goons at night”
the other shouts “my customers prefer new young virgins”
in their world of psychosis
they sell our precious jewels into
sex slavery and prostitution
to this they agree in conclusion
Men go into hunting
just to exchange girls for guns
Some sick mothers “arrange”
their young girls in exchange
for hard drugs without time range
this is the sad world we live in
My heart bleeds deeply, inwardly
when some claim at their old age
that only the young under age
can make their “blood” warm
In rage I say they should be fed to the worms
Our women can’t walk by
without their hearts racing, so they pray
feeling like they are the prey
men start to “shadow” them
stalking, they eventually go in
for the sickening kill, Rape
This three ugly words
trafficking, abuse and rape
have been eating up our world
constantly devaluing the human life
which should make our hearts cry
I implore you brethren
every inch of our society
must persistently frown at
the female hunt that hurts.

About the author: His name is Ogunnika Abiodun. He is first a poet and then a blogger who blogs at okikisblog. He seeks to open the eyes of people to see the things which they ought to see (He is sometimes direct about it and sometimes, he takes an indirect approach) through his poems. In his words, “It’s my own humble way of touching lives. I hope to be a blessing to humanity as I start from my immediate surroundings occupied by friends and families. And yes I love the lord! I dwell in poetry has it speaks life….”

That’s the amazing poet who I now call a friend. Be sure to check out his blog. His way of communicating key issues through poem is simply amazing and unique.

  • Oluwamayowa Depo Oyedokun
    October 18, 2014

    Thank you for this. I enjoyed reading this.

    There is really a need to stop the female hunt. For those that consider females to be the weaker gender, isn’t it imperative of them to protect us since they are ‘stronger’. Women and children should never be preyed upon and treated less than the unique beings that they are. Same goes for men. So those involved in this trafficking and abuse madness should just sit back, think about the damage they are causing now and in the future and just stop this madness.

    Thanks for contributing hon 🙂

    • abey
      October 24, 2014

      It’s indeed my pleasure mayowa! 🙂

  • Akintomiwa
    October 18, 2014

    Some issues–we pretend as if they don’t happen just cause it’s not our sister or cousin. Yes a whole lot of problems to worry about, but some conversations should never stop. Thanks Abbey for this thought provoking and amazing piece; thanks Mayowa for the platform and for being a voice. Kudos.

  • Sofuwa Oluwafunmilayo
    October 18, 2014

    Biodun, I must say I’m impressed.indeed poetry has spoken again and thanks to Lizzy for dragging my attention to this beautiful write-up. God bless u my dear,I look forward to working with you one of these days. Thumbs up *winks*

    • abey
      October 18, 2014

      OMG….its Funmi on the series *shines teeth…thanks for reading dear…am sure it will be wonderful working with you dear….please keep following the series and spread the word darling…God bless!

  • lizzie winnie
    October 18, 2014

    Abbeyyyyyyyyyyyy! Keep strengthening the spreading tentacles…nd be consistent with the pace…the galaxies are prepared for you cos its just the starting point. I admire your adroit blend of matter and manner. *winks*

    • abey
      October 18, 2014

      Thanks Lizzy…its people like you that keeps me going…will keep working and driving the message into the hearts of men…thanks!

  • Gbemiro
    October 19, 2014

    This is the beginning of a movement. Its a step toward re-orientation, restoration and revolution. This is a God given vision, please don’t take it slightly. God bless you all.

  • Seun Omesu
    October 19, 2014

    Wow!!!! Abbey, I was indeed touched by the poem. Thanks for shedding light on this issue that many of us even the affected gender seem to shy away from.Beautifully written and the emotions you put into it were so real, they were almost tangible.God bless you all for putting this together.I believe this is the beginning of a revolution!

    • abey
      October 23, 2014

      Thanks darling…matey simply thought we ought not to keep quiet anymore,she inspired me hence I was able to put this together…spread the word dear and speak against this acts every chance you get,I value you! Thanks again!

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