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BEFORE OUR RIVERS BECOME A SEA

Before our rivers become a sea
We need to put out smoke from the fires of hatred
…with love

II
Before our rivers become a sea
We need to shed minds
Which have stored videos of affiliated cruelty
…with time

III
Before our rivers become a sea
We need riverways of trust
Devoid of stumps of bickering
…and thoughts of harm

IV
Before our rivers become a sea
We need to identify a borderless soul
One who will identify only with the flag of Africa
And cultivate the love of known and unknown cultures
…and beliefs

V
Before our rivers become a sea
We need to build a we-are-together bridge
Laughing even through prejudices
…we will eventually heal

VI
As the sky remains up
And the earth carries our feet
If we reach not the bridge
Where we laugh at our past
…and cry at the pain of another
Our rivers will forever travel their own paths
…and face accusations of erosions
Added to unruly harvests of our best fishes
Poisoning our rivers will also continue
Because fears within exceed fears without
…no matter its unparalleled weight
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia Β© June 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. :)

6 replies on “BEFORE OUR RIVERS BECOME A SEA”

I can’t point to any of your pieces that does not insight me. I have enjoyed every one of them. They are not just informative but we’ll couched and meaningful. I long for them everyday I pick my phone.

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