I am from a place where you sometimes go to sleep without food.
A place where you are compared to the neighbours’ child
And expected to go to church every Sunday.
I am from a place where your family turns into your enemy.
A place where your aunt doesn’t want you to be better than her children.
I am from a place where you become an adult at an early age.
A place where love becomes hatred because of money.
A place where you support people but they can’t return the favour.
I am from a place where we become jealous about each other but we are from the same blood.
I am from a place where siblings kill each other over their father’s will.
A place where you are never taught about sexual intercourse because they say you are young.
I am from a place where you are expected to be parents all the time.
A place where parents choose careers for you.
I am from a place where you are expected to be married
And have a promising career with a house and a car.
That place is called HOME