I need to talk to you
Papa, I need to talk to you
I really admire you,
Your discipline and your teachings
Thanks to you, many pray five times to Allah
Many fast a month out of every year
Thanks to you, Many live descent lives
But please can I talk to you one on one only for today?
Without fear of being victimised, insulted,
Banished or killed?
A child can commit any sin and will still
Be loved by his parent
Why do you forsake my brothers and sisters
Is autocracy your thing?
Must I always have the fear of death
Hanging on my mind, making me nervous?
These questions I ask,
Please freeze your temper
And raise your hands to your guards
To freeze their ears
I am only talking to you and you alone
I need you to tell me why people have to live
Without some body parts or exit this world
On your instruction, what I hear always.
So you create to take unfairly?
What about women?
Did you create them as helping hands?
Then why did you put passions and yearnings in them?
If that is not the case, why do you keep silent?
The many hearts scattered in your name
Can build ten worlds, why is that?
Please tell me today
Give me answers and let me take up the veil
If there is a truth to it, I’d gladly give my heart to your cause
Or give my back for you to have my heart to free my soul
If you turn out to be ruthless.
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014