STRANGE, THIS SIDE OF LIFE

Life pulls pain from one
And turns it laughter for another
Abena, I can’t comprehend its genesis
Let alone find its revelations

II
Dawn cries
And plants and most living things flourish
I can’t take out sky weepings
Because rain gives more life than take
Strange, this side of life

III
Animals cry being murdered
But like monsters never knowing sympathy
We think of delicacies and slash their throats
Or trap them
Until painfully,  their lives develop heels
Strange, this side of life

IV
Machetes and machines
Are placed on necks of trees
And are slashed
No matter the fearful tree noises
But who cares?
Its leaves, barks or roots may be another’s life
Or its grounds, another’s sleeping place
Strange,  this side of life

V
Air always suffers
Being killed and reincarnated like glows of fireflies
Only to ease and carress breath and chlorophyll
Strange, this side of life
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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