On winter’s tail

Africa has stepped,

Stopping snow in its tracks

Getting a hold on cold


Little did Kwaku know

This luxury is found only in the

Belly of Africa 

 Africa goes no further


He runs for pastures

Hoping to attract good gestures

But falls into the hands

Of snow and onto the bosom of cold


“Mama Africa! Mama Africa!”

But the ears of Africa lie far back

A million tongues can have no shouts

Deep enough to reach her


The Prodigal Kwaku weeps

The cold threatens to fold him

In a thousand pieces and box

Him to his mother who is wicked to it in her territory


Everywhere is here

Lying in the bosom of a mother

Can never equal that of monstrous cold

Kwaku learnt too late

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. :)

12 replies on “IN THE STIFLING COLD”

Yes, it fits. Still trying so hard to learn how to draw. I suck at it though. So I take pictures myself and when I have to use others’ works, I credit them, so you realise that I credit them on the picture.


Oh yes you surely could. I taught my girl how to draw and paint! I think we all have talent deep down on the inside. The thing we have to remember is that what we do might not look like what someone else does but it is unique to you and your style and that is what makes it so wonderful to me! Big hugs to you1

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