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Relwende K

I come from a place far away.

A place beyond the Atlantic and far beyond the Pacific.

In the continent of Africa and In a county named Burkina Faso.

You see I was Raised

To bite my tongue

Lower my eyes

Speak when spoken to

I was raised without voice

Until I came to this country at age 7, and discovered the beauty of reading and writing and now that’s all I know how to do.