Once upon the time

There were no claws to lazy rhyme

All heeded the call of work in their prime

And corruption gained nothing, not even a dime

But now even steering banku has become a crime

As dead foods do the fresh ones mime


Once upon a time

Cotton flew and danced with laughing air

Like an emancipated crown princess with her rightful sir

Without having no cages of bondage so unfair

Then, nakedness was nothing rare

As cold was nothing beings could not bear

As buttocks danced to amaze eyes without a care


Once upon a time

Sticks of men were tasted only in forever-more

As fornication and adultery seldom created a sore

None needed more than necessary to bore

Nothing was hidden in clothes of deceits, all raw

Then, procreation and company were the most core

As strength for the fair was most to the fore


Once upon a time

Envy was a thing the gods abhorred

And no good growth needed it stored

As the goddesses danced on holy days restored

Muscles relaxed in beds or in games of oware to defray the bored

None dared to break the untouchable chords of any god

No living or myth was known as lord


Once upon a time

Only heads ruled hearts

Things never ruled hearts

Materials held no death bats

Over-copying had no visions greater than night cats’

Let alone chase the rightfuls into frames of rats

Crippling them in death hats


Once upon a time

Once upon a time

Once upon a peaceful time

All that was fair rhymed

I guess we are over-timed

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. :)

6 replies on “ODDITIES AND THE NEW”

Genocide, Slavery, Greed

We cry for the slavery that led to such wealth,

This is not just the land of the free.

We witness genocide all over this earth.

What can we do to end greed?

We cry for the land, full of modified crops

We must work to save human life.

What will our grandchildren have to live through

Since our appetite causes such strife?

The oil wars that started a decade ago

Have moved toward the Caspian Sea.

We are the dissidents, loud, without fear,

Even if we are cut at the knees.

We cry for the news they keep off TV,

The grapevine could snap any day.

Disinformation is the age we live in,

So who’s going to show us the way?

The answer is simple, we grow as a team,

A new brotherhood in the light.

We must build the village, invite all your friends,

This is no time to give up the fight!

They have all the bombs, the juntas abound,

Monsanto is spraying the poor.

We must dig our hands into arable land
Or genetics will foul every spore.

Profit mongers have sucked the earth dry,

We must reclaim all that we can.

Industrial China, the last frontier,

Soon money will own every man.

The kids on the streets are locked-down together,

Push a bike, and you could get ten years!

All this is forced because we stopped caring,

Yet some offer blood, sweat and tears.

We couldn’t stop bosses from shipping our jobs,

The replacement is for-profit jails.

Our schools are rotting, so teach if you can,

Where it counts, not Harvard or Yale.

The time is upon us, united as friends

We can make anything grow.

Come join the party, sing and dance all the day,

Tomorrow we get out the vote.

We cry for the genocide, slavery, greed

That persists after thousands of years.

It’s late, but there’s time, if we really work hard

We can stop the torrent of tears.


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