wall gecko


I am a wall gecko

A harmless wall gecko

Whose life is seen

Even on screens


I am no chameleon

I can’t be a chameleon

Whose body mirrors

Its foes and friends


With wriggles to hide

Have pity on me

I don’t aim to hurt

Or kill a being


I’m in your house

Where it’s safe to be

My place is on walls

And not in your bowls


If you see me in a bowl

Then I’ve lost my way

Don’t take my life

Please help me home

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. :)

9 replies on “A HARMLESS WALL GECKO”

I agree Cecilia, fear should not rule a person to kill harmless creatures. However, it is and has always been a common reaction throughout humanity. Fear rules the weak and permits them to commit horrible acts of violence through their ignorance. Whether that ignorance is against a person or another creator matters little, for ignorance and fear usually win the day. Many gardener snakes are senselessly killed here. They won’t hurt anyone and they control the rodent population but people see a snake and assume it is dangerous. Alas, humans are the most dangerous creator on the planet.

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Thank you very much Yoshiko. It is cruel although some can be a nuisance. The gecko here is a harmless child or being who tries to live and step on toes. The symbolism is to help others know who they are; harmless, and treat them well. I hope you are well.


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