LISTEN

Listen!
Listen to the crickets
…crying clones for better tones
For they are the signs of continuity

II
Listen!
Listen to the frogs
…croaking chaos in our sleep
…even if higher percentage spells hoax
For they are the canes
…which shape our sanes
…in right care lanes

III
Listen!
Listen to the horses
…for they are the bosses
…with strength loses
…sweating for causes
…that you and I endorse

IV
Listen!
Listen to the dogs
…who create outside blocks
…and help hunt to feed our hunger
For they are the guards
…who, though dramatic
…alert us of danger

V
Listen!
Listen to the cats
…they clear our rats
…and warm us with their furs
…blinking off overreactions
…and seeing better in the dark

V
Listen!
Listen to the owls
…they live the nights
…and know the frights
…which tiptoe to hide
…before suns wake

VI
Listen!
Listen to the eagles
…for their wings are strong
…and the sky is their exploration zone
Seeing far in the sky
…knowing what looms from far

VII
Listen!
Listen to the fishes in the sea
…for they know the future
…when the fury of the waters wake
…to travel the land in a drowning swoop

VIII
Listen!
Listen to the sounds of the birds
…for they lure our fears
…to cocoons of relaxation
…and massage our minds to mind

IX
Listen!
Listen to the snakes in our forests
…for they help us to be wary
…to live carefully side by side
Knowing a wrong step
…will pay a bite
…and a wrong bite
…will pay a death

X
Listen!
Listen to the vultures on our trees
…for they clear our rots
…and clear our stench
…their colour uniformity,
…teaching us unity of family

XI
Listen!
Listen to all!
Keenly listen!
Listen to all on the mesh of importance
…sieving the best through the colander of wisdom
For all voices matter for our collective choices
…even through the noises
Ears are what you need
…for your handiworks
…and a sparing mouth
Not bloated egos and overcooked pride
You servants pushed into high seats!
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © May 27, 2019

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