HEY KONKONTIBAA

You are twirling like a circle in vibration
In a river with fishes and sharks
You are calling attention so deadly
Hey Konkontibaa!
Hey Konkontibaa!
Hey Konkontibaa!

II
You are dancing like flowing water around parched throats
In a river which thirsts for water
You are begging for a swallow like Jonah
Hey Konkontibaa! Hey Konkontibaa! Hey Konkontibaa!

III
Little mangoes stay quiet on trees
Praying to winds to spare their growth
Why can’t you learn to stay beneath water?
Hey Konkontibaa!
Hey Konkontibaa! Hey Konkontibaa!

IV
What about frogs do you want to experience?
That you dance in possession like a fetish?
When the stakes of life are heated
And the frogs are running for cover?
Hey Konkontibaa! Hey Konkontibaa!
Hey Konkontibaa!

V
Swim on your tail to grow your hail
Until such times you shed your tail
Then you can stand to hop like froggies
And know how to dodge the snakes
I am talking stay quiet and listen!
Hey Konkontibaa! Hey Konkontibaa! Hey Konkontibaa!

VI
We the froggies do wish for tails
And good ears to listen to stay in
And feast on crumbs that fall in
Loving the company of other tails in twinnies
But our times won’t listen and runs
And our age traps are headed for wreck
Do listen to the sound of caution!
Hey Konkontibaa!
Hey Konkontibaa!
Hey Konkontibaa!

VII
The growth fire is rushing to meet you
Do stay home and be treated like a royal
Don’t dance out to roast like ripe plantain
Hey Konkontibaa!
Hey Konkontibaa!
Hey Konkontibaa!

VIII
Konkontibaa dream froggy in wait for a future
Stay watchful and learn to hop
Stay obedient and learn from your mother
Learn the safe caves and routes and danger signs
To be land proof and water proof and hole proof
Listen Konkontibaa
Learn Konkontibaa
Love Konkontibaa
And grow Konkontibaa,
Your aponkyereni days will soon knock like hell
Prepare to open
Or prepare to burn
The world excuses no carelessness
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) October 11, 2016

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