Look not and gape

It is hunger in abundance cover

Look not at the drape

It cannot afford a little mover

Look not and gape

It is soil in gold cover

Look not and gape

It cannot afford a little scratcher

All the teeth have been carefully fixed

Those smiles are gentle

A little aggressiveness will bring them all caving in that mouth

Cherish yours that are few but strong

And can help you break whatever needs to be broken

Because everything is not what it seems.

    Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © 2014.


This poem is about contentment. Many people see things in other’s possession and allow themselves to be consumed with jealousy. Jealousy we all know can land us in many troubled waters. For all we know, what we see and long to have may not real. If you see someone wearing a gold necklace and assume that it is real, or are told that it is real, you may be shocked that it is nothing short of copper polished with a little gold debris which is inexpensive.

In the same vein, longing for the lives of others may bring you loads of problems because what those people may have may not be as you see it. Many homes are breaking apart but members choose to keep up appearances in public.

All this poem seeks to say is BE CONTENT WITH WHAT YOU HAVE.

By amoafowaa

Just a simple Ghanaian trying to find the best in our society. I may be fun, I may be interesting, I may be funny, I may even be foolish or intelligent, but it is all based on the mood in which you find yourself. I believe our minds make us who we are. Know that, pain, no matter its 'unbearability', is transient. Unburden or delight yourself for a while in my writings please. And all corrections, advice and opinions are welcome. Know that you are the king, queen or royal on this blog. :)

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