Eleven Year-Old Adult by Teen Advisor Leena

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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.