CLASSIFIED HUMANS; THIS GHANA WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE

Look at me

Look through me like a mirror

And see yourself.

Look at me

Look deep within yourself and see me

Yԑn kↄԑ!

Hunu me sԑ nnipa na me yԑ wo nua

Aaane, me yԑ wo sista, sista, sista, sista, sista

Biibi na ԑdane yԑ ntira

Anka mԑtumi ayԑ wo broda, broda, brada, brada

Mmrԑ bi a atwamu no, na me yԑ abaayuwa

Ԑyԑ ntokulo bi a obiara mfa nani nhunu na na eyimema

Mmpanyinfoↄ no nso bↄↄ masumu toklo

Sԑ amansan nnyinaa nhunu sԑ me yԑ abaayuwa

Na wↄn a wↄpԑ ntiatia me so

Bↄↄl a, mebↄↄ bi

Amirika a, metuu bi

Dԑn ara na mmberimawaa yԑԑyԑ a manyԑbi?

There were absolutely no differences

I was told to be an ‘akateesia’

To cover and hide my pride

Me kata me ho sieyԑ

Nanso adԑn na ↄbarima biara hunu me a na ↄrehwehwԑ?

Na ↄrehwehԑ dia mede masie yi?

Is my pride really something that must be covered in clothes?

Yԑse me yԑ ↄbaa sima

Asekyerԑ ne sԑn?

Asekyerԑ ne sԑ, mԑsi nnuↄma ama anaa?

Me sua no, na yԑfrԑme abaayuwa kromo

Aseԑ ne sԑn?

Asekyerԑ ne sԑ, mԑ wo ahyԑ koro no ma na y’ama me amo anaa?

Eno, ka kyerԑ meԑ

Papaa, ka kyerԑ meԑ

Efirisԑ me gye tum sԑ nnipa gu mu ahorow

Nanso nka obuo a ԑyԑ korↄ bi baa mu a

Anka megyidi sԑ ԑbԑyԑyie

Wo bu me, na menso me bu wo a

Ede dԑn na ԑbԑba?

Enti nea mmaa bebree ayi adi akyerԑ wiase yi

Ԑwↄ sԑ meguso brԑ?

Please look at yourself

Look within yourself and see me

The me who wants to do everything you do

The me that wants to be hailed as a super being

The me that will have nothing to hide for others to look for

The me that will have wings to fly in the minds of your godships.

           Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © 2014.

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