images (1)With tear streaked face

As in a vision

Only for your eyes to see

They beg, and beckon

With outstretched arms

Like phantoms trapped in hell

A sight too disturbing to behold.


The unwanted, or too wanted for comfort

Daddy stares at his little girl and sees her mother at her age

And he’s filled with desires as old as time

Too strong to ignore

His body calling


In his mind’s eye she is no longer a child but his property

To do with as he pleases.

So the big question, who will protect her,

After all, he is her protector.                                                           anitah muwanguzi