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GOD’S DUTY IN TIMES

Times call on their God with needs
…which call for seeds of His deeds
According to thoughts their people habour in the chambers of many a head
Caring not about the morals of their dying and their dead
They asked for what fitted

II
Some time ago, people called their God to bless their soil
As like untiring hearts pleading with convincing souls, they did toil
Then some asked for breakthroughs in health
…caring not about toothless wealth
Then other sects asked for unending knowledge
Thinking it will surpass all heritage
Then another sect asked for rights without borders
Thinking living is greatest without bothers
Then it reached our grandparents and parents’ turn
They asked for leadership to burn
…classful societies
Forming and dismantling harsh enmities
Their prayers, their dreams, lifted

III
We ask for passions without emotion
…as laziness crosses bounds to cause commotion
We ask for coitus without devotion
…as many a tail cross the Pacific to settle painfully in Limpopo
Losing the straws in their Kalypo
Hasn’t uselessness our souls rented?

IV
We ask for wealth without work
As we, our many responsibilities, shirk
We ask for safety in our deceit
And ask for supporters in many a deserving defeat
We ask for the greater doom
…just so we can have our personal bloom
We ask for the fall of others
Just so we can be the stage with feathers
Aren’t we the perfect cheats being cheated?


V
We are clothed in ridiculousness
Wearing thoughts of covetousness
We bath with envy
Just so we can be Keeping-up-with-appearances’ navy
Our pomade is backbiting
As we drink from the pots of miscalcating
We are now masquerades at our own festivals
Masquerades seen by all as naught but cannibals
Such brilliance in the era of a Global Village so gifted!
I wonder how the greater trend shifted!
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia Β© June 13, 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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