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POETRY

WEALTHY PAUPERS

If lions turn herbivores
…to chew all the grasses of all herbivores
A time will come
…when all they’ll get are grasses
…with no meat on bones
Mr. and Mrs. Whom You Know
Time is showing who has known whom
…in many a plural
Hehehe hahaha!
A laugh from the wrong part of the stomach!

II
We knew not the fingers which played the strings
…of our harp in the scary dark
All we saw were their thining
While the real fingers whose purposes
…were to feel in serving
Begged for a seen without even a been
Brother and Sister Whom You Know
Time is showing who has known whom
…in many a plural
Hehehe hahaha!
A laugh from the wrong part of the mouth!

III
I know none thought of the smell
…when the mischief was being cooked
I know none thought of this aroma
…when the fires were being fanned
…to boil unfairness to feed pals
…blood and side chickens
Were there side cocks?
Ose wɔ ase o!
Aunties and Uncles Whom You Know
Time is showing who has known whom
…in many a plural
Hehehe hahaha!
A laugh from the wrong part of the mind!

IV
We are now seeing
…the ants in our cloths biting to strip us naked on public stages
We are now seeing
…the snakes in our grasses poisoning to kill our worth
We are now seeing
…the lips
…which fan as hosting the teeth
…which bit us into unhealing sores
Wealthy paupers chewing intestines of paupering poor
Sore on our poor laws!
Rich fellers reaching riches and turning greed witches
…to fetch to stretch their stomachs,
…as against national welfare –
…a canker eating deep in our developing bones!

V
Is this naming to help in taming?
Is this a shaming to up our gaming?
Is this an outing to clout our flouting?
Or just a showing to speed our tearing –
…down?
Curiosity dangles atrocity with growth
And I shiver at a path on the former
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © February 24, 2020

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. :)

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