Home / Blog / Education / Eleven Year-Old… Eleven Year-Old Adult by Teen Advisor Leena May. 2 2019 by Rocío Ortega Education , Uncategorized Share Page The following is a poem by Girl Up Teen Advisor Leena Abdelmoity: I am an eleven-year-old adult. I am forced to walk miles in the scorching sun To sell goods on the streets. I am an eleven-year-old adult. I am done with school. Not because I skipped grades, But because I cannot afford to learn. I am an eleven-year-old adult. I have to take care of my five younger siblings, And help raise them. I am an eleven-year-old adult. Stripped of my childhood by my Refugee status.