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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.

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