Boko Harum

Bring Back Our Girls

How insecure,
How ignorant,
How weak and cowardly,
Must man be
To brainlessly,
And brutally
Punish girls,
Whose only ‘crime’
Is to grow up
Learning naturally?
To expand and nurture
Minds of their own,
Which only wish
To be free?

Free to live,
And to love;
To grow up
Learning how to be
Educated women;
Proud, independent women,
Born to live,
Born to grow,
Not subject
To man’s yoke
Of evil slavery;
But to be, and to stay
Proud women,
Forever Free.

‘It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.’
– Galatians 5:1