To The Girl, Who Keeps Hitting The Back Of My Head. ~ Praise Uyioghosa Osawaru (Wordsmithpraise)
1. My head is not an antenna you hit thrice before it picks up a frequency,
So stop hitting me,
I don't like it. I never have.
2. I imagine if I touched your lap
and let my fingerprints sink into your thighs,
Twenty-one pilots cannot save my life
from crashing into a police cell.
3. If I poke your back
and your bra accidentally slips off,
I imagine you would slap me, yell at me
and call me a rapist.
4. If I tell my friends, a girl slapped me,
they would laugh at me and call me stupid.
If you tell your friends, a guy touched your shoulders,
they would mourn with you and call for my funeral.
5. My head is also a part of my body
and I don't consent to such advances.
So please, stop hitting me.
Stop (sexually) harassing me.
Praise Uyioghosa Osawaru, also known as Wordsmithpraise, is a poet and writer of Young Adult fiction and creative non-fiction. His short story - CHOP CHOP was featured in Writers Space Africa (WSA) April 2019 Edition.
He is an undergraduate at the University of Benin.
He believes we're all writers of our lives story and encourages everyone to make their lives a best-seller. Praise also blogs about art & literature. His blog - www.wordsmithpraise.com features reviews, stories and poems.
Connect with him on social media, Instagram and twitter @wordsmithpraise.
5/7/2019 11:02:12 am
Wow Wow. This is amazing. I can see your perspective. Its also Hilarious.
5/7/2019 01:46:41 pm
Great poem😘😘 ,thumbs up
5/7/2019 10:36:10 pm
5/7/2019 07:39:19 pm
It truely is a lovely piece.
5/7/2019 10:33:15 pm
I love this in particular
6/7/2019 12:07:51 am
Hilarious tho but deep.nice one
7/7/2019 10:05:23 pm
Wow...this is really cool. Lovely message too *Guys can also be harassed*
9/7/2019 10:18:22 am
Hilarious but realistic
9/7/2019 09:59:52 pm
10/7/2019 11:53:29 pm
12/7/2019 02:12:06 pm
You had me with the first verse, then you now capped it with " twenty one pilots"...applaudise. (In Iyayan's voice)
13/7/2019 01:09:09 am
22/7/2019 09:33:33 am
Thanks for reading. I'm glad we share the same perspective .
27/7/2019 10:04:42 am
30/7/2019 10:52:37 am
Wow. Good poetic piece. It brings to the fore the different measures our society views sexual harassment. However, since this is a poem, I don't think numbering the verses into 1,2 is necessary. Realistically too, when a lady touches a man's head, it's most probably one of the strongest emotional showings of affection as there should have been some affinity between the male and the female before the 'hitting', I wonder if it can then be considered harassment, societally speaking. The fact still remains though that men can be harassed, nice work man, nice work.
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