NAME CALLING

What is this fog parceling hard work
…and aiding shirking?
What is this anger hanging tribes
…making nationals strangers
…and causing looming danger?
Name calling?
Agyawaadwo!

II
There is a beauty in even insults
That is,
…never will they stick on their bearers like tags
…and they never hurt those in uncaring shirts
Still
…what many deem today as rude
…shows how crude time is

III
If I live on a mountain, I’m a Mountaineer
If I live on stones
…I’ll gladly answer to a Stone Child
If I live in the West
…I’m a Westerner
If I live in the East
…I sure am an Easterner
What anger must this dig in my busy heart?

IV
Just as “bad” spells awesomeness today
Any tag can be made dignified
…by your actions and inactions
Branding with hard work
Developing with cheers
Respecting without sneers
Have built many a people
…and many a cause

V
So whine to the works
Opine with your sweat
Oh grind with your deeds
Gardens never bloom by just fighting off pests
Some weeding
…some watering
…Some sunlight
…Some air
Sells its success
Wisdom is learning
…unlearning
…relearning
…and succeeding
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © October 27, 2019

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