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2020

This is the year
The year we’ve seen dawn parading naked at noon
And morn parading nude at night
In months whose days shrunk into hours
…longer than years

II
This is the year
The year anxieties dance seductively
…in videos of fear on our minds’ screens
As the unknown horn uncertainties
…in our thinking caps

III
This is the year
The year which erases itself with horrid ink
…to stand out
The year which achieves family bonding
…that other affable years failed to achieve
With fear

IV
This is the year
The year we travel without seeing the rays of the suns from the sky
Only to see them brightly in our rooms
As the moons cuddle stars on our ceilings
With “when will it end” tags
Nauseating some
Annoying some
Frightening some
Enriching some
Paupering some
Defying others

V
With hidden mouths
And hiding noses
We triumph in our woes
Even as a mythical existence act our foe
We cry
We laugh
We cheer
We hope
We elope
But we still cope

VI
This is the year
The year we’ve found voices for many a voiceless
And won choices for many a discriminated
This is the year
The year which has turned things around
For us to see the worst in our best
And the best in our worst
Promising a graduants of survivors
By reviving our resolves to live
…live each day at a time
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © September 14, 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. :)

18 replies on “2020”

Intriguing piece! I love the paradoxes encapsulating the first paragraphs, depicting the actual things the year has birthed. Indeed, this is the year.

Mum C never disappoints. 😍😍

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