HELPLESS PROSTITUTE

transport

The road prostitutes

Letting all vehicles through

Why doesn’t she have a voice?

Poor roads,

Even in rain, you accommodate all

In heat, you are accommodative of all

No rest for you?

Like a helpless beauty, you lie

As your beautiful flower is being flawed

By layers and layers of ungrateful tires

The washing bays mess you up

As others litter your gutters

Gutters you inhale from all the time

The sellers sit at your edges

As hawkers make you their walking ground

Animal droppings decorate you

While blood sometimes garnish your dirt

Drivers curse into your eardrums

As some spit on your face

Do you curse your maker?

Don’t you feel even a little sad?

Am I the only one seeing your suffering?

Somehow it saddens me

How you are exactly like Africa

The beautiful Africa with known children

Like Ghana, Nigeria, Angola, Togo,

South Africa, and many good others

Whose heads are ridden through like

Vehicles ride through you

But you are eternally hopeless

I pray the spark of hope in Africa

Shines to light her being

Being like you is an endless suicide

Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

10 thoughts on “HELPLESS PROSTITUTE

  1. Highways, byways, roads and streets are the arteries and veins of Africa and America.

    Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah remarks on the rebirth of Africa
    http://open.salon.com/blog/almariam/2013/05/26/ethiopia_shall_rise

    There is a scripture in the Bible that says the Children of Eithiopia (Africa) will rise again. I believe all Africans whether in Africa, America or the Caribbean will rise up to take their rightful places and once again reign as Kings and Queens.

    http://www.openbible.info/topics/ethiopia

    The Queen of the South is the Queen of Sheba who visited Solomon and legend has it had a son Menelik by him.

    Matthew 12:42 King James Version (KJV)

    42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

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