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In Childhood

Then she took Esau’s favorite clothes, which were there in the house, and gave them to her younger son, Jacob.

(‭Genesis‬ ‭27‬:‭15‬ NLT))

Growing up

In childhood, we ate jointly in the same bowl five
Five of us: big and small, firstborn to the last born.
We dined every other night. It was mother’s idea.
She thought by that we would remain as one.

Forever
Forever as one as a family.
Now
Now she ought to look back to see how united we are

Are we at all?

In childhood we worn identical clothes.
Mother sew us different styles with colourful material dresses

Of silk, organza, lace and all you can name.

She said we must not forget that we are brothers and sisters.

By goodness. What was she thinking?
Now as I look back
I wonder whether at all,
She’s indeed raised up closely knit children,

From childhood.

Author:

Princess Ayelotan is a writer/poet, feminist and independent researcher. Her scholarly interest ranges widely, from — Creative Writing related to Gender issues; — Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), — Rape as a weapon of war, — Violence against disabled women, — Child Sexual Exploitation : e.g. child prostitution and trafficking, — Female economic empowerment — Activism.

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