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IS THAT WHY YOU WANT TO KILL YOURSELF?

Congratulations! Congratulations!
And knives of jealousy slash through your intestines
Probe and see
A toy wrote her a certificate after an online game
Is that why you’re killing yourself?

II
Congratulations!
Congratulations!
And doom rains of failure flood you in misery
Like a proactive ant, just do a little investigation
And you’ll know that the mic he held
…in front of the crowd was for a worthless question
…one the perfect picture had no mouth to tell you
Is that why you’re killing yourself?

III
Congratulations!
I’m so happy for you!
Just look keenly and see
…the cloud of fears on showers of tears
…masked by do-for-applause smiles
Because the ring is a real boxing ring
…and not something to cling on
Is that why you’re killing yourself?

IV
You’ve such a good heart!
God will bless you!
Just look well and see
…one Ghana worth of biscuits for 7 Street children!
You’ve paid fees on the low
…have fed dozens as anonymous
Don’t you think you’re better?
Is that why you’re killing yourself?

V
Look
Many businesses are failing over debts
But they smile and show picture perfects
Many relationships are failing in reality
Virtual publicity is mostly a stunt!
Many successes are won with horrid consciences
So sit through yours and love you
Celebrate your successes and be you
Push your strengths and ease your guilt
If life were a race
…some humans will be caged by elephants
…and not the other way round
We do what we can
…when we can and how we can
That is the best response to the call of life
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © May 15, 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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