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THE HELP YOU TAUNT WITH

Many have eyes but no achievement destinies
So they hide their help
…in complaints of flaws
While some great others have eyes
So see talent and flush their emotions
…to work them to their good
…writing their names in history

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I knew me from the gutters
The me whose mind was a mine
…waiting to be worked on
There were many who passed snide comments
…after seeing my mine


One man stated he wished I were his daughter
He would’ve pushed me to the peak of education’s ladder
His audience laughed as some heads shook themselves
But I just walked


Another woman claimed she had the means
…to push me higher
But my disrespect, countenance and demeanor
…were a put off
An unsmiling girl was a nobody to help
Her audience agreed
Still I walked


Another one said
…I looked not pretty
She would’ve had me for a daughter
“But who is a big minded girl without beauty?
Men hunt beauty and care not for brains”
She turned her gossip to a loud speaker
I did hear
…I still walked, worked hard and lived
Until I met her

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She experienced my flaws
…unlike other ‘judges’
But worked on turning them into jems
She saw my struggles
…but refined them into wins
She met my monsters
…and groomed them into angels
She experienced my afflictions
…and was visited by my addictions
Still Agowa Banafoe turned them around with her corrections
And now her name is written boldly in the history of my study
Yes, written boldly
…by her own hands and in her own sweat ink
…on my grateful life
Being added on by many a great others
Now I see regret on their faces
As they hawk my praises to sell through their jobless mouths
…to already endorsed hearts

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So mister, shade none with your help
Everyone’s help will find them in due time
Madam, shade none with another’s help
He who must help another
…will
Even if the other is the monster in his dreams
Your screams of disrespect are in your own prejudices
None is perfect in this fallible sphere
So look and walk if you’re not the link
Real helpers will find their needy
…when their paths cross
Your mentality is what is draining the nation of guards of lions and lionesses
…and filling it with toothless dogs, begging for bones and
…wagging their tails to invaders when they need to frighten and bite
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © August 7, 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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