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THE COBRA AND THE WORM

Once upon a time
A worm tried to battle a cobra
On a desert
The cobra looked its way once
And turned to go about its business
…like always
Paying no heed to its antics
Soon
The air lifted sands and put heels on their restful feet
It was then that the shoes of sands
…swallowed the worm

II
It did shout loud
But its voice wore a shroud
Its few clapping crowd
Looked at cobra feeling wowed by its hunt without as much as a look at worm
They tried to bombard cobra with questions as they bowed
“Why didn’t you battle worm when you could so win?”
Cobra looked ahead and left to sleep
Snail, angry at the intrusion retorted
“Filthy things try hard to soil great things
His stage is no stage to taint with that thing
Let’s just mind our own businesses”
And so it was
That other unworthy opponents learned from the situation
Never ever to battle strong and wise opponents
Thinking themselves worthy
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © March 11, 2021

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. :)

2 replies on “THE COBRA AND THE WORM”

Do you have to prove everything? Do you have to respond to everything thrown at you?

Well, the answers are well weaved in the poem. That’s all the poem seeks to record in our skulls, and this it does flawlessly.

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