I am a Girl Child

I am a bright girl child
Born for intellectual flights
To set the dark skyways alight
To brighten the world all the way

I am a creative girl child
Born to ride on royal horses
Far away from the rickety trucks
Of the cold clods of dross and decay

I am the fountain of wisdom
And the mountain of knowledge
I soar in the clouds of understanding
Off the wailing woods and weeping waves

I am the mustard seed
Planted for a bumper harvest
To soften the soils and season the souls
I am the promising golden-eyed girl child

Adeola Ikuomola

Adeola Ikuomola is a Nigerian poet. Most of his poems have been published online and widely read newspapers. The Voice Of America aired some of his poems in Night line Africa.

Last updated July 14, 2015