Hehehehe, one plus one is one

But what is this I hear?

That Paa Ekow wants a nice earthenware

To be his one and only bowl.

Not a bad idea, after all, a man must have a bowl

But, what is this I’m hearing?

That he wants a last-hand bowl?

This bowl I know, is no bowl to keep for a lifetime

Just last time, I saw Issifu, washing his hands in it

Before then, I saw Kwasi licking it dry,

A day before then, I saw Pee washing it after meals

Only for Yirenkyi to eat in it and like a vagabond leave it for the flies,

One time too, I saw the bowl being arrested by the town counsellor,

I am not lying oh, something about the he-goat Kojo, defecating into it,

I also saw Agbozo happily urinating into it

I also saw Konney washing his feet inside.

I nearly shattered it last time, but I knew it wasn’t my business

But look, like a new cock on a new land,

Paa Ekow picks only this bowl and foolishly parades it

In front of hands, feet and others who have washed

Whatever dirt there are on them in,

Kai! It really is the visitor who eats bad food without knowing

Area Asanka, the last-hand goods

He who know know go know soon ooh

Then trouble go crush

See them laughing, me, let me sit here and observe.

     Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 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 “AREA ASANKA”

Wow! Well captured. Area Asanka Kai! You got me smiling with ” he who know know go know soon”.
But I ask could there be an alternative residence to “Area Asanka” than the “borla”?


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