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IF BODIES COULD TALK

Expression of your eyes tell lies to cover your hatred
…for me
The tone of your body sounds unkind
Saying…
“You don’t here belong
…you rich kid in a successful woman”
So you whisper vile rumours aiming to destabilize me
Ha! If only bodies could talk

II
If bodies could talk their forcefulness
Mine will tell tales of jobs it has done
…that you’ve never dreamt of doing
…not even in your nightmares!

III
If bodies could talk through fears
Mine will tell you the bullying it has braved through
…like a bull unfeeling
And the taunting tags its audience formed with their giggles

IV
If bodies could talk their walks
Mine will tell you tales of the haunting streets
…in its darkness
And the many devices it was forced to plot
…in order it keep itself safe

V
If bodies could talk their deeds
Mine will tell you how hard it worked
…to get here
Here –
…where your disdain greets
…and its success meets your repulse

VI
If bodies could talk with tears
Mine will drown your frown to wear the crown of greatness
…in your heart
For it has lived every stage like a warrior
…and has fought every challenge to awe

VII
If bodies could talk
If only bodies could talk
Mine would have told you the furnace it burnt through to turn gold
…now sold in bold to hunt your cold

VIII
But bodies can’t talk their forcefulness
…they can’t talk their fears
…they can’t talk their walks
…they can’t talk their deeds
…and they can’t talk with tears
They can only talk with bold physical scars
…and mine are ingrained in my heart
So go ahead in your ignorant hatred
Thinking only you have braved odds
…is still braving odds
…and will forever brave odds to live
I guess it is all the motivation you need to stay in the ‘poverty’ built only for you
The only ‘house’ you cherish in your rude life
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia ยฉ May 26, 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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