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A CLAP FOR YOU

This is for every borla bird
…who now flies an eagle
Dodging stones of rejection
…outwitting guns of oppression
…outruning hurts of ridicules
And shedding the smallness of being looked down upon
…to reach the peak of respect
This clap is for you

II
This is for every doormat
…who now lives a house
After courageously overcoming the defeat of many a feet
…awesomely brushing off dusty punches of nothingness
…and struggling to build selves from scratch
Showing the world the real painting of hardwork and determination
This clap is for you

III
This clap is for every mind
…which has gone through the torture of lies
…and paid for shame untamed in another’s name
It is for every mind forced to face the courts of many eyes
…in disdainful shackles
Spat on with charges of unfairness on stages unstood
Minds which have braved these storms and formed their norms of notability
Shocking hatred to be frozen into the ice of love
This clap is for you

IV
This clap is for all who know the sourness of defeat
…and still cook successes to bless
This clap is for all who know the blisters of loneliness
…and still bake smiles to warm
This clap is for all who battle and have battled sicknesses unthinkable
…and still give faith to the strong
This clap is for all who have fallen in ditches of segregations
…and still find the voices to save nations
This clap is for all the mocked
…who have turned amazing stocks to sky rock humanity
…in pleasant surprises
This clap is for all you who are strong to cry and laugh
…off melancholies and anarchies
This clap is for you

V
For all you are and all you’ll be
For all you’ll feel and all you’ll see
For all you’ve tamed through all who’ve shamed
This clap turns into an ovation –
…a standing ovation
Sending strong congratulations of pride
Shouting high felicitations of love
And letting you know I see you
As much as I feel your worth
I know you
As much as I enjoy your blessings
And as the sun lives up
…and the earth lives down
I’ll continue on my respect
…for your struggles
…for your living
And will applaud you forever
…even in my ever after
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia Ā© March 3, 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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