WATER AND FIRE (FOR THE BURNT AND DROWNED)

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Roastings and drownings

Fire and water

Ghana has seen another May nine

But tear gas folds its arms in innocence

Nature meets artificial

Fire holds the hands of water

And harvest lives in horrible hunts

Leaving us awed

 

II

We are crying

Because fear stands holding his whip

We are mourning our future selves

We are seeing the cruel hunt

Free, we ask when ours will be

Who will identify the burnt?

When will the bloated be seen?

A child and a mother lie in the arms of death

Wearing mud from hair to toe

 

III

For those who think water battles fire

You now they can marry so well

Romancing in pain

Kissing in killings

Giving birth to fears which roll all tongues

And tickling brains into thinking of human drains

Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

 

(My sympathy to all the people who died yesterday because of drowning and the fire outbreak at the filling station in Accra. I won’t post any picture for sensitivity sake. May their souls rest in perfect peace)

 

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