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PLIGHT OF THE BARREN 2

Eno Sekyere sits on a stool in front of her room
In the compound house whose very foundation
Are watching her with its hind eyes
Waiting for a mistake to slap her

II
Akuaba, her co-tenant’s daughter
And Mamle, a neighbour’s daughter
Are entangled in a brutal fight
By a coal pot
So Eno swoops in like a separating Samaritan
Tearing them off eachother
Before she barely manages to catch her breath
Akuaba’s mother jumps in
Looks at the fingernail scratches on her daughter
Claps for all to come and see
The hawk in Eno Sekyere
Wanting to catch and kill her ward in broad daylight
Because she is jealous of her womb’s fruit

III
And so they come in their groups
Clapping and taunting
Pushing and pulling
Cursing and praying
…on her
As her clothes come off
And her headgear falls
Shaming her for community eyes to record and replay
…at their community centre
For all who miss to get the chance to watch her shame
…through the eyes of hawking gossips

IV
Eno struts into her room and comes not out
Until her husband comes from work
Goes in and sees her hanged on their fan
Blessing their hate service with her corpse
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © September 11, 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. :)

3 replies on “PLIGHT OF THE BARREN 2”

Oh Awurade!
Ah, it reminds me of Rev6:10, and what I was just told by a friend who can’t go home until some “”bright eye pastors”” certify that he won’t be a bad omen to the family, maybe he will only be given a fast and prayer and some “direction” and not suffer Eno Sekyere’s fate.
#StopInducedSuicide!
#StopAllFormsOfDomesticViolence!

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