Anita Khelawan

Bronze Star - 2,626 Points (6th March,1990)

Teenage Pregnancy - Poem by Anita Khelawan

Giving birth at a tender age was not my intention,
How did this happen to me is still a confusion.
'Pregnant', me ha! never!
But his charming looks and boy was he clever.
The naive girl that I was, believed his lies and how he loved me so much,
I could not resist his charm but he convinced me wit his soothing and caressing touch.

The first time I saw Danny, he looked so handsome, strong and fun,
But coming to the end he turned out to be a real bum.
He wooed me with words and won me over,
I was shocked we would actually exchange our numbers.
When he first called, I could not believe it is really Danny.
We talked and talked for more than three hours,
Days and weeks had past; just before you know it we became closer.

Danny called me during the midday and told me to come home by him to lime and to have a bit of one on one time together.
I agreed to his idea but what did i know?
I thought all the girlfriends were doing it.

As soon as I entered his house, he started kissing me everywhere and all about.
He told me to relax and do not be afraid,
I pleaded with him to stop that I was not ready for that kind of thing.
Danny said, 'girl why are you so uptight? '
But i could not care, I screamed with all might.
Stop! Please! Stop!
He gave me a slap and told me to shut up.
I was humiliated, embarrassed and afraid.
And no one came to my aid.

When he was done he sent me home,
I called 999 on my telephone.
We, my parents took him to court and won the case.
I thought my sorrows had gone,
But little did I know my troubles had just begun.
Danny is gone in the wind but where does that leave me?
A baby and I am only fifteen.


Comments about Teenage Pregnancy by Anita Khelawan

  • Amara Shengbe (10/24/2019 10:52:00 AM)

    The poem is so, so educative. I will like to use it in school clubs here in Sierra Leone in order to raise the awareness of girls about the lasting effect teen pregnancy will have on them.

    Thanks and stay blessed An
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    Anita Khelawan(10/26/2019 4:10:00 AM)

    Thank you so much and you are more than welcome to use it. Have a wonderful day

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  • Kaja Alfred (10/13/2019 4:39:00 PM)

    Danny is a monster I pray god be there for you and your baby.... (Report)Reply

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  • Naila RaisNaila Rais (9/20/2018 7:44:00 PM)

    Soooo sad.................. Keep courage..........10
    Naila
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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (6/28/2018 8:53:00 AM)

    Deep and passionate write. Very heartfelt. Thanks for sharing Anita and do remain enriched. (Report)Reply

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  • Anitah MuwanguziAnitah Muwanguzi (4/5/2016 3:55:00 PM)

    This is incredible Anita, and yes getting pregnant in school or unmarried is one fear most of us have growing up. (Report)Reply

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  • Poet PoetPoet Poet (2/16/2016 12:21:00 PM)

    PLEASE READ AND IF U WISH DELETE IT ITS EASY
    I have warned a million times
    but no gal ever listens
    it’s just too sad
    but teenage rape is becoming rampant
    guys have danglers teasing them
    God gave them an external thorn
    they use it often and prick
    sad every time a gal gets raped
    she gets pregnant
    all guys want to oscillate
    but then for the gals it’s too late
    the guy’s charms
    make her have him in haste
    but it leaves an everlasting distaste
    sad though but what can a guy do
    he wants just you
    what has love with lust to do?
    may God now only bless you,

    you let the child live in you
    that was very brave of you
    other gals may read this and hope
    with some grains of wisdom
    they will cope and avoid a poke
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    Poet PoetPoet Poet(2/16/2016 1:49:00 PM)

    thank u so much ung gal
    i thought u had been thru it
    glad u created a vision
    which often these days does happen
    all gals want a better opening
    u know it
    ty tc gb for liking my comment
    others will also enjoy
    and take care
    as a scent of fragrance

    Anita KhelawanAnita Khelawan(2/16/2016 12:56:00 PM)

    you let the child live in you
    that was very brave of you
    other gals may read this and hope
    with some grains of wisdom
    they will cope and avoid a poke......beautiful lines... i enjoyed your poem its like the feedback to mines. thnx you 4 sharing... keep writing

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  • Kewayne WadleyKewayne Wadley (2/16/2016 11:39:00 AM)

    I love the amount of craft you put into this.
    Your storytelling ability is amazing!
    The outside view of the characters then bringing us to a closer view.
    Superb! I hate the outcome and we do need to spread more
    Awareness as it happens everyday.
    Great piece!
    KW
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    Anita KhelawanAnita Khelawan(2/16/2016 11:44:00 AM)

    thnx you for your lovely response.... this is my 1st and only fictional poem.. :)

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (2/15/2016 11:17:00 AM)

    VERY common in the world. However, we have to change towards righteous works. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Atasha WilliamsAtasha Williams (2/15/2016 10:34:00 AM)

    Woww... This is is deep.... Your words are vivid and strong. (Report)Reply

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (2/10/2016 8:34:00 PM)

    I will add this to my poem list to share with young girls and help to prevent these great tragedies called rape and teen age pregnancy. (Report)Reply

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (2/10/2016 8:32:00 PM)

    A sad story surging with significance and loaded with lessons learnt. This should be required reading for all teen aged girls... (Report)Reply

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  • Enoch JohnEnoch John (12/24/2015 9:54:00 AM)

    wow! quite a poem, yes.here the poet is obviously writing from experience. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (12/22/2015 3:52:00 AM)

    Great work! With the muse of life common to the youth. As seen all over the world. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony BrahminDrtony Brahmin (12/14/2015 8:38:00 AM)

    sooo sad an experience. But be strong enough to change everything into positive. do not hate yourself. begin to love your child and the world around. who knows you may get a loving man who is not mad after sex. life can change. this terrible experience will make out of you a great person. i am praying for you. thank you. Tony (Report)Reply

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  • Ash .... (8/21/2013 6:48:00 PM)

    your poem speaks volume and i must saying it's moved my heart (Report)Reply

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  • Luz HanaiiLuz Hanaii (7/21/2011 2:06:00 AM)

    What a hard experience, I'm sure you have had to mature real fast with such
    an experience. Very touching poem. Best to you and your baby.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 18, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 21, 2011


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