THE BURDEN WE CARRY

Why did we not get rods?
Why did we not get skies?
Why did we not get water
To easily slip and hide in the land?

II
Why did we not get moons?
Why did we not get stars?
Why did we not get airs
To escape when enemies chase?

III
You gave us lands
Which vary
Some attract good gardeners
Who plant flowers
Crops
And all that feeds all
Including our lands

IV
Some attract thieves
Who dig for gold
And leave holes with depths untold
Collecting rains which wound our lands
And cause more harm
Than monstrous demons

V
Some attract none
So weeds do play
Strays use as bays
And when they last in age and time
They do decay
After their sand turn clay
And end as mud
Which sit in white elephancy
We keep lands
Like security men do banks
Who knows when thieves can break through?
We are unfortunate
We women
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2016

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