Why, My Daughter

Beautiful was the day you were born,

A cheerful face on that day I wore,

I knew life wouldn’t longer be forlorn.

When I looked into your eyes,

I saw a fruitful woman in the coming years,

Your voice was so beautiful in my ears.

Where is all the beauty now?

Is this what I did sow?

Are you the girl I used to know?

How depressing you have become,

You were once so awesome,

You’ve fallen and turned bothersome.

Samson Somanje.