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NEGLECT

Tears!

With my eyes,

I scan through the contours of their stomachs

And see hunger chewing their loins

 

Filth!

With my hands

I feel their dry and scratched skins

And battle many devouring pests

 

Feelings!

With my mind,

I steal into their tattered selves

And feel the whips of the dreary cold

 

Their wounds won’t heal

Their tears will form a sea and dry leaving no trace

Hunger will end up finishing everything within them

And neglect will finally succeed in knocking them to the earth.

Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014.

Please observe a minute silence for all the children who have tasted death through no fault of theirs; through hunger, deprivation, neglect and abuse. Also give a part of you with a child begging on the street. It could be a smile, toffee or a hug. You might be saving a life or boosting some self worth. Thank you.

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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