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TAKING PEACE FOR GRANTED?

Peace is like the air we breathe
We see not its importance
…until it ceases to be
Then we cry and groan before the last of it leaves us
With regrets opening wide our eyes
…with thoughts of looking at nature
…one last time
Wise minds catch the intensity
…of a worrying sequence

II
Peace is like water and fishes
The latter cry about predators
While enjoying their liquid of life
Just a pollution sends them gasping
Take them out and they’ll be seen dead
Wise minds catch the intensity
…of a worrying sequence

III
Peace is like the sun
At its peak we burn with boredom
At its meekness we cry of cold
At its warmth we take it for granted
Let darkness promise a forever
And we scramble for its artificials
Because we know snakes jubilate to bite
…without being stick-murdered
Because we know scorpions crawl to sting
…without being stoned
Because we know horrors walk noisily
…with no compunction
Wise minds catch the intensity
…of a worrying sequence

IV
So by all means call a bluff
…and act rough
Thinking war is no sore to lure pain
Thinking can send you into the abyss of premonitions
When your hands leave their shoulders
…and your eyes leave their sockets
When your ears taste the bullets
…and your legs, taste the machetes
When your nose feels the clippers
…and your teeth leave your gums
As you watch life snuff out of your beloveds
When your body crave for food which the land has not
…and throat whips for water in a far off well
You’ll know better after waking up
…from the wicked dreams with sweats and bleeding hearts

V
If your dreams can’t even bear these truths
Try reality
By promoting chaos you know can transition
…into war
In a sphere where even a bed outside can embrace
…your faulty thoughts
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © November 10, 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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