You should have been here to see,
Did I tell you I have written much about you?
A school in England wrote to me
They said I should consider
And even tell them if I need more time
Parading their scholarship packages
Your grand daughter has travelled far
But where are you now?
Ha ha ha! I laugh in sadness
I remember your charcoal
And how you worried about rains
Just to get something to push me up
I remember your defence
When others spoke ill of me
And your warm hugs
Where are you now?
You need to be here to see this day
Just peep through the earthly linings
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
I am ranting like a mad bull
Looking for you but can’t find you
I just need your “mo!”
Asking for too much?
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?
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