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THIS SELFISH POWER

My grandmother taught me that power lights
To make all bright
And said a leader is like the moon at night
Shining to help eyes see things right
Did she hide from me the power that bites?

II
I see power which suffocates growth
Seizes development and promotes hearts to loathe
I see power which supports shocks
Hurting the weak by throwing hot rocks
I see the power which holds the neck of strength
Until it loses control and stretches all its length
I see power which showers to cower
And I ask why such power mostly acts tower!

III
In Costus Spectabilis are vile kidnappers
Who can use love of kins to force people to sell their wrappers
Even as others use guns to imprison freedom
In this Impala Lily are horrid hearts playing out a sitcom
…to hurt many a different others in a peaceful kingdom
Many others sit on many a progress
To watch many lives as they regress
Why didn’t my grandmother say
That some use power to push rot to decay?

IV
I can’t stand
On this land
To watch bad band
…our good disband
I can’t watch
Those with crotch
Driving us mad
Just to up their bad
But power’s wings are on the bad
So all others are part of the mad
Caged in the rage of followers
…and branded as disgraceful shallowers
So sad!
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © July 26, 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 “THIS SELFISH POWER”

Hmm… This is indeed a sad scene;
A reservoir of anguish created by men, mean.
Powers meant to create a society of sobriety
Have become towers of insensitivity.
Hmmm… This is indeed sad.

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