When loved ones fall
We are called to pain’s hall
With aching hearts painted so dull
And disbelieving minds acting null
With pity for selves and the other
Hurting for good times lost forever
We gather in shudder
…to remember

When loved ones die
We dread the bye
But we meet to greet the pain
While we treat death with disdain
As we recapitulate laughter and many a flushed gain
And hurt for the slain
With disbelief in our bloody high
We pry as we sigh
…to cry

When dead, on our loved ones has fed
We mourn with scorn
The end of beautiful days in our heads’ stead
As we walk with souls so torn
And spirits so worn
With feelings in drilling
Half appealing and with hope of a bad dreaming
We shed to bed
…the dead

We do tell ourselves lies
Even as the truth with reality ties
When loved ones breathe their byes
For we loathe the lives they’re leaving
And hope for a world for their healing
With shivering bodies and sore eyes
We converge to start our byes
…with hooting fie on death’s dice

Even as we shiver
We meet to hurt and grieve
…with unpromising and uncompromising relieve
Even as our days taste sour murder
We gather to our loyalties deliver
Even as our livelihoods taste a quiver
We walk the talk of vulnerabilities
As we question our abilities
We gather to murmer
…and honour

For life seeds its sow
We know we will toe
Life plants for death’s harvests
We know we will kowtow
In life’s mobility, death invests
Daily happenings and days gone by do show
But we still can’t let go
…the love we know
Even though we know our foe
This is the reality we face with a bye
When our loved ones fall
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © May 21, 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. :)

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