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THE LENSES MUST SHIFT

Dark has turned into light
Light now hide in holes dug by darkness
Making path makers crooks
…deceiving their followers
Their followers who are you and my kins

II
Those we celebrate must be those worthy of praise
Those who have lived and worked to our flag raise
Those we celebrate are those who are unblemished
And have lived their lives so candidly
…that lessons walk to followers’ lives furnish


IIb
Celebrities are those whose lives are books which teach
Those with no fake sparkles to blind
…and arrest minds into dubious dungeons
Celebrities are not those who show the holes in their panties
And the sticks which made them
Neither are they sticks which poke into all clothes which care to be torn
…just to be known as higher souls which have won
Celebrities aren’t those whose mouths walk the streets of the internet
Trading insults while washing linens in public
Celebrities are not those who hail the corrupt
…seek to morals disrupt
…while living in fake mansions

III
Celebrities aren’t those harvesting ill monies
…and paying for camera lenses to make them relevant
Celebrities are the real workers
Modest and honest in life
Hardworking and trailblazers who inspire
Decent and noble in their actions
Those whose flaws are perfectly imperfect
But those are the ones lost in the chaos
As many a poorly branded pornstars rule our stages

IV
Shift the camera lenses
You who are tasked to share the best to teach
Shift them to the worthy
We must outgrow this distasteful comedy
To concentrate on the needed remedy
To build ourselves and to build our kins
…in order to be able to build our land
Leaders can lead
But if citizens don’t lead their homes to help push the leads
Nothing,
Absolutely nothing will work
…in this quest for development
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © July 16, 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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