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BEFORE THE AXEMAKERS

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Happiness lived with us

Its family was enough for every house

Before the Paleolithic era

When we discovered the armoury of Homo Habilis

It is no Gordon Bennett that happiness developed wings

Due to the intense afterglow the taste of worldly dominance brought

 

Volcanoes and storms must have been the only firemakers

Animals being the only real threats

Life I know was led richly

With water treated in the heavens,

Food garnished by the earth

Air knowing no impurities.

 

Why can’t I choose

Living in this or that era?

Why must that choice be made for me?

Exploratory egg, wild neutraliser!

I wish I had no parts in your loins

Because I put my forming mandate in your hands

 

I didn’t sign up for this

I didn’t ever think of living in this

Beings swallowing beings in whole

When foods beg to fill this void

Like fearful beasts, we have lost our thoughts

Forgetting by destroying others, we destroy us.

Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © 2014.

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. :)

2 replies on “BEFORE THE AXEMAKERS”

Beautifully crafted, carefully woven n seamed. Your poems have ways of leaving a sweet yet rich aroma after an intense indulgence. I love your work my friend. Thank you for sharing your gift and dishing this delectable food of heart. More fire!

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