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RANTS OF KWAKU AMPONSAH

I was going to buy kako
When I heard him shout “PRAKO!”
Held by four struggling policemen
His strength surpasing the uniformed men
Abena nkɔnkɔnsa
I get tipsy on nsa and nkɔnkɔnsa
So I stood rooted
Hoping to see the matter’s roots uprooted
And so I watched as he fumed pointing at a boy
…who obviously was not, at that point, his joy

II
“Good grief!
You hold and threaten to charge me because I’m teaching my child?
Know the white laws give parents relief
…immediately their wards turn 18 and wild
Isn’t that parenthood in brief?
Now think of why they’re and preach for others to be mild!

IIb
My child will grow to be a blow
…if I don’t show him the right path to life
Imagine him turn an angry god to live my foe
As I struggle in fear between death and strife!
Will the white law then save my low
When tears drown my wife?
If not, step aside and leave my cane, and let me this boy show!

IIc
There is a reason the Bible preaches
Spare the rod and spoil a child
I will never go against what it teaches
To go mild and leave him wild
Tongues wag
Mouths nag
…but no pocket will wash my rag
If my nurturing sags to tag”
He will go to school
…and not turn fool
…to be used as tool
…or a bull
A vagabond in my house?
I’d rather he turns into a mouse!”

III
So I got it
His son is a misfit
…so he is having a fit
I hope he gets a way to fit
…his son’s hopes and dreams
…and his fits and screams
Because his rants can’t mend
the child’s can’ts and bends
Or could his perspective and dialogue be a blend?
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © April 25, 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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