AGE RESTRICTIONS

“You talk too much
And nag as such
You ask and ask
Are you an ass?”

II
“Young one,
This time which makes me your ass
…and baths you with sass
Has a reversal in your wait
If death’s hawk spares you its weight
Because this here crass
Was a time past’s sass
Wait till the aging gas

IIb
A time will come
When your eyes will fail
…burdening you with blindness
…because of over-seeing
Your hearing will be lost
…burdening you with deafness
…due to over-hearing
That time will come
When your mind will full
…burdening you with forgetfulness
…due to over-thinking
And your knees will weaken
…burdening you with a crippling
…due to over-walking
That time sadly shows you flaws
…hitherto hidden
And shows you claws
…hitherto unnoticed
Sadly defiance from your beloveds then gnaws
But you’ll have no protective laws
To aid your good intentions but your voice

IIc
If that time comes
…young one
Remember this day
…and pour me a drink at your standing
For the land might have long sucked all my bodymeat
And my ancestral tongue might be weary from the heat
…of seeing without an earthly representation”

III
“There you go again
Spewing gibberish and smelling of witchcraft!
Attention seeker!
Worrier!
Ah!”

IV
Akosua Esikuma
…watch your mouth
For many a man hope to be blessed
…with your Eno Gyamaa worry
Age is one blessing for the observant
Because it gifts many a first hand experience from happenings
The future becomes a calculus that only wise ageds
…and their obedient audience can solve
So wear humilty
…and get ear aids
…to prevent preventable problems
So the witches in your future can have a vacation
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © October 25, 2019

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