As the many land

With golden spoons

And the many land

With silver spoons

With others landing

With a bronze spoon

How can you sit there watching

While I land with no spoon?


As the many reject

The many clothes in boos

And the many reject

The many shoes

With the many loving

Their precious shoes

How can I be left with nothing

While I came with them in the same cues?


If the land is left with nothing

At least the ant wipes its hands

To pacify the lands

Why do I have nothing

For the one who did my carrying

As she watches my empty hands

As they came to the lands

Remain same as she leaves for eternal touring?


Scrub and I scrub

Clean and I clean

Dig and I dig

Like a pig and its dirt

I live in work

Why am I left with nothing?


God I ask you why?

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. :)

10 replies on “I ASK GOD WHY”

this is a moving poem – fantastic words and flow – and the spoon stanza was my fav section – but all so well.

and not to throw a twist into the thoughts – but to this part “Why am I left with nothing?” well I would have a whole bunch of stuff to point out that shows that we are not left with nothing – cos so much in life is not about the spoons, the shoes, or the leisure – it is the priceless things that mean so much – and while an arduous and parched journey of only toil is not fun – it is our joy in the Lord that brings contentment and a peace that surpasses our reason. and when we delight in him – he gives us the desires of our heart.

and so answer this “Why am I left with nothing?” – it is all how we look at it – because to be left with breathe of life is a gift and far from nothing – it is not about the stuff and the power and collections of this world – it’s about people and being a light.
anyhow, thanks for letting me add that – and in now way did I mean to take away form the wonderful beauty of your profound words and thoughts – cos this poem was truly one of the best I have read in a longgggg time – a gift with words and a lot of depth.


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Dearest Cecelia,

I went through my first two decades asking this and yelling at God until I realized it is human hurting human. Can God stop it all now? Certainly. Can God destroy all the evil doers? Yes.

The answers I have found put the culpability back upon the shoulders of Mankind. Our creator gave each of us free will, the ability to make our own choices. If selfish and evil choices are made then all of humanity, all of creation will be hurt. Today, the reality in which we survive is the direct result of all the horrible choices made by humans for thousands of years. All of creation is broken and all of us suffer because of it. Why do the evil flourish? Because Satan rewards his servants here and now but they had better enjoy it now, for all of eternity they will suffer 1000 fold what they have perpetrated upon their victims. We clearly see the corruption, the evil, the selfishness because we were not born into that world of privilege. If we had been, do you think we could see the evil? I do not think so. I think we would see it as our birthright. God said, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter heaven.”

We are tasked to fight these injustices. That is why we were created and the thousands of those who were created before us to fight against the darkness. If God stops all the evil right this moment, the world will be destroyed. That is the next step for humanity and all those who do not know the creator will be lost for all eternity so it is his divine mercy that he is waiting. He is giving us a chance. If it were me, I would have ended the world eons ago because Mankind has proven itself over and again as wretched, evil, horrible creatures. Yet, I meet wonderful people like you with good hearts that fight the evil of others and I am encouraged that hope is not lost. In fact, I have found that the people with the purest, most giving hearts are those who have suffered greatly. I hate to see others suffering. I would rather take it all upon my shoulders rather than see a single child suffer but I, nor you, can fight this battle alone and that is why God creates others to help us. We only need to continue to encourage one another so that the evil fears us and begins to retreat. Consequently, when evil begins to fear us it will attack us all the more because it knows its ultimate end, it will be utterly destroyed and people like us wound it. Keep fighting. Put the blame upon Mankind’s shoulders where it belongs, for humans are easily tempted and captured by Satan’s beautiful promises. Peace and blessings upon you dear, dear Cecelia.

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Wow. After reading this I get this peace even in my sick condition. Thank you dear Tina. Have you ever thought of writing a book of inspiration? I know you’ll do great in that field too. Your words easily calms. Please think about it.


Dearest Cecelia,

I am deeply honored by your words. Presently, I am writing three books. The one for which I am nearly finished is a children’s book about God, suffering in the world, and our place within it. I am illustrating it as well so it has taken me some time to get it all together. My health limits me but to be true my grieving heart for Ajay has halted my writing at this point but I know I will get it started again. I am going to publish straight to kindle as it is the cheapest and easiest way to get your work out there in the public eye. I am writing an inspirational book about my walk of faith but that one is the preliminary stages and the final book is an academic book for those working with childhood sexual abuse survivors through art therapy. That one is also illustrated. I feel these books are my final purpose in this life; therefore, I am trying to get them accomplished before my health fails me for good. I am very humbled by your praise and I am exceedingly grateful that you find peace in my words. Bless you dearest Cecelia!

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Sorry about your health but grateful for your gift of knowledge. I’m so glad you’re working on these. Bless you and my prayers are with you from here on, I’m sure you’ll do all you have to before leaving for good. You’re too good a blessing to be taken without accomplishments.

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