“Story of my life

I have a wife

Who hates the word ‘strife’

And cancut inspiration with a word knife


Story of my life

I have a husband without a life

All he does is whine

Thinking everything must be divine


Story of my life

 ‘Work as life is striving for better’

Is the only sentence my father knows

My mother thinks that is what prevents life’s lows

What about what I think dear?


Story of my life

He is like a being from palm

Akpeteshie is what he knows best

He cares not about the rest


Story of my life

They call me barren

But the doctors say I am fertile

And he runs around hiding from doctors like a reptile


Story of my life

Poverty is the shelter of my family

Pain the winds which stay in

And shame the company we keep

Why do many say we’re lazy?


Story of my life

Anyone who comes close aims to use me

None thinks to stay, so old yet single

If only I could have a child


Story of my life

Everyone calls me a witch

Just because I work hard to earn my keep

Will they one day execute their plan of lynching?


Story of my life

Sickness sits still on my grounds like a cloudy sky

Not moving at all

When will this house be free?


Story of my life

I only want to travel

Why can’t I get a visa?

Will I ever be seen like human on my passport?”


Each has a story to tell

Without ridicule, there is no challenge

Like soldiers on a battlefield, train harder

And fight strongest

Yours is to win most fights

before your gallant loss

Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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. :)

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