by Oluyemisi Joel-Osebor (Nee Agboola)
Published on: Mar 10, 2006
Type: Poetry

Life is in stages
Each stage a phase
So girl child…

Understand that you have a great future ahead of you
Dear girl child
Do not settle for less because you are destined for great heights
Can you not see greatness ahead of you?

Girl child

Never accept inferiority
Strive for the best
Never settle for less
Get the best out of life

You are living this life just once
You are very important
You are the lady of the future
You are the mother of tomorrow

Destiny is waiting for you to nurture responsible children
Children that will cause a positive change in their communities
Girl child, you need to build yourself to achieve this laudable feat
Girl child, you are a force to be reckoned with
Girl child, embrace education because education informs and reforms

Good education will empower you and improve your self-image and confidence, so that you can be the best you want to be
Girl child, protect yourself from being violated, I know you can do it. I am convinced you can do it
Girl child, respect the male-folk and stand for your right, nobody may be their to be your voice

So speak out, you are not a lesser being, you are a force to be reckoned with
You are complete and a formidable force

Girl child, stand for what is right
Girl child, associate with people that will bring out the best in you
Girl child, be diligent and be hardworking
Girl child, protect your dignity
Girl child you will soon become a teenager
Girl child you will soon become a lady
Girl child you will soon become a woman
Girl child you will soon become the great voice the world is awaiting
Girl child, you are important.
Girl child live a useful life
Girl child live an eventful life
Girl child you will achieve greatness!

You sure destined for the top if you do not falter.

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