GRANDMA

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Grandma,

You should have been here to see,

Did I tell you I have written much about you?

A school in England wrote to me

II

Grandma

They said I should consider

And even tell them if I need more time

Parading their scholarship packages

III

Grandma

Your grand daughter has travelled far

But where are you now?

Ha ha ha! I laugh in sadness

IV

Grandma

I remember your charcoal

And how you worried about rains

Just to get something to push me up

V

Grandma

I remember your defence

When others spoke ill of me

And your warm hugs

VI

Grandma

Where are you now?

You need to be here to see this day

Just peep through the earthly linings

VII

Grandma

I have come far as you wished?

Why can’t I see you through any peeping?

“aka ohuri preko na ma duru nhanoa o”

I never knew “nhanoa” would be inaccessible

VIII

Grandma

I am ranting like a mad bull

Looking for you but can’t find you

I just need your “mo!”

Asking for too much?

IX

Grandma

Isn’t it enough you departed on Christmas Eve?

Can’t you even appear in an occasional dream

To check up on your human pet?

Grandma

X

Grandma

Grandma!

Grandma!!

Grandma!!!

Naomi Adwoa Pokuah!

People are staring

Some think it is madness

I know you hear me

Why is there no response?

Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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