When vultures force themselves
…into the skin of doves
Carcasses needed to be fought for
…reveal their true nature

How do you feel
As revelations whip you to a stop
Only to let you know your motivation
Was inspired by dust-in-eyes
…clothed as a sparkling jem?
Those sheep following pigs acting elephants
Jumping for unreachable tree barks
…breaking innocent branches
…stomping on weak roots
…and digging through dirt to build your bodies
How do you feel after the facade waned
…and the elephant showed its true self in its pig sty?

How does it feel
Knowing the jem was a jerm
Eating deep into the skin of another
Feeding fat on stolen blood
While pushing you to the peak of desperation
…as you struggled to catch up?

There are many stones
Thrown into the sky by whirlwinds
Sparkling with the shine of the stars above
This should tell you
Many a supposed eagle are original fowls
This should let you know
Many a purported lionesses are original cats
This should let you know
Many a bragging tortoises are original snails
This must let you know
Some shiny millipedes are original maggots
So kill the coveting fires in your eyes
…and breathe as you journey life on your own terms

Nothing is as it seems
Horrible secrets are parcelled with alluring stories
So live you even as others parade their make believe lives
The best wealth is living to honour your conscience
…at all times
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © August 6, 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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