She saw him
In the light of innocence
And loved him
For she housed him nine moon travels
But time showed his flaws
Earth conquered his will
And society came to see
“Ei! What is this?
It could be an ancestral curse!
It could be the result of her prostitution!
It could be the curse of family which needs the couple separated!
This can’t be a human being!
This is a pure evil child!
Panic grabbed her heart
What are they saying?
She wept, but still held him tight
Then the ultimate voice came from one
Who bears her maternal blood
“This is a snake reincarnated to bother you to death”
She is no snake
And although he may have been housed
By a snake-like dangler once,
That is so different from a snake
He can’t be
And she’s not taking him to be turned into a python by any deity
So she was neglected!
But her will was her guts
A mother is she who hopes
A mother is she who loves
A mother is she who prays for the better
A mother can never be a murderer
She looked keenly and saw his soul
A soul so pure like snow
A soul telling her
“Mama, I’m here
Throw me not away,
I am no snake
And definitely not evil”
Then technology echoed his soulful words
Truth his eyes told
Although his mouth could say not
Hope is all he needs
Hope is all she needs
Love and patience are all they need
Let nature decide their fate
You are no God!
I am no God!
None is a God on earth to decide fates
Listen to the souls of these and help
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © 2015