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THE VIRTUAL LENDER

“He has taken his time
…like a reluctant groom walking the aisle
…in paying his debt
What does he think?”
Kwesi spat and puffed
“I must get my money this 24th
…or we’ll both land in jail”

II
When he saw Komla
He held his collar and asked to be paid
The fire from his eyes
The dire from his tone
The steam from his nose
The standing of his ears
…left no ounce of warning uncommunicated
Komla took out his phone
And asked for a number to send it to
Kwesi gave him Akua Baah’s number

III
Akua Baah saw the message
…and couldn’t believe it
“2000 cedis received from…”
Who could have done this?
But she thought it was the scammers at their spamming best
So neglected
Until she received the call

IV
“Kwesi
I’m very sorry
I think you should’ve asked before sending
I owe the network 2200 cedis
So they’ve taken everything
The worst thing is that
…I don’t know when I’ll get that kind of money
…to pay back
In my defense, I didn’t ask you to send it
…so you can’t give me pressure”

V
Kwesi couldn’t believe his ears
The electrocution of his senses
…started
He couldn’t ask the phone to reproduce his money
And couldn’t call the network to present a case
He shouted until he collapsed
This is the tale
…of a virtual lending
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © December 24, 2019

By amoafowaa

Just a simple Ghanaian trying to find the best in our society. I may be fun, I may be interesting, I may be funny, I may even be foolish or intelligent, but it is all based on the mood in which you find yourself. I believe our minds make us who we are. Know that, pain, no matter its 'unbearability', is transient. Unburden or delight yourself for a while in my writings please. And all corrections, advice and opinions are welcome. Know that you are the king, queen or royal on this blog. :)

12 replies on “THE VIRTUAL LENDER”

Yay! You’re here! Means serious improvement! Selah! Actually yes, that still happens. It’s actually a culture. Feminists are battling it. But this poem is just about borrowing from a telecommunication network.

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