Treasure Island

Charity Nduhiu


The untold story


They all looked upon me being
the first born in the family
little did they know that i
was also young as they were
and had little to offer but here
is this untold story that you
need to know

The employed lot admired us a
lot and we thought that they
were sympathetic but no they
were seeing house-helps in
us young as we were could
not resist their invitation
to their homes and the untold
story begun

One by one we were shared among
the employed and by the time
we new it we were all washing napkins
and dishes in their homes what
was once a visit became forceful
employment

We had no one to fight for us
FIDA which is known to fight for
childrens' rights was not known
to us so we suffered silently
for years and at the end some of
us got fatherless children due
to advantage taken by the cruel
employers so we have kept silence
plus taken care of fatherless children
never to tell anyone since there is
no one to tell

Submitted: Thursday, July 03, 2014
Edited: Thursday, July 03, 2014

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Childrens' suffering

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  • John Ugolo Umah (7/28/2014 9:21:00 AM)

    Wow! This is a very touching story, how a family have been split up because the head of the family wasn't there at the moment. It is a touching untold story, thank God we are here to listen to you, here is a shoulder to lean on... Great write, I love it. (Report) Reply

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