The Girl With The Nigerian Tattoo

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Here’s the second poem in my “The Girl” Series. Check on the first poem here: https://poetryispeace.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/the-girl-who-spoke-french/

Sometimes, she heard them whisper
A laugh, a jeer or two
Some bigots nicknamed her “sister”
The girl with the Nigerian tattoo

They said she had an ugly face
something out of a cartoon
Her reputation spread from place to place
as the girl with the Nigerian Tattoo

It was her first year as a foreigner
In London she was, for school
She hated what they were calling her
“The girl with the Nigerian Tattoo”

She packed her bags and ran away
They searched for her; Night and day

Posters on the walls, pictures on the news
“Looking for the girl with the Nigerian Tattoo”
Tomi Olugbemi

 

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