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COVETING THINGS

Once upon a time, aboa Kɔkɔsakyi
Looked strangely at aboa Ɔkɔreɛ akyi
And asked why he too can’t be known for strength
When they’re almost of the same length

II
So he raised and looked at ne nsa akyi
And flew at Ɔkɔreɛ akyi
To follow him to wherever he went
By advising himself that there’s nothing the other can do that he can’t

III
Ɔkɔreɛ caught live Adanko
Kɔkɔsakyi tried and it turned into ɔko
Ɔkɔreɛ caught a live rabbit
Kɔkɔsakyi tried and the rabbit will not have it

IV
Ɔkɔreɛ caught some nnomaa
When Kɔkɔsakyi tried the nnomaa pecked him hard and said ‘sagaa’
Everything Ɔkɔreɛ did
Made Kɔkɔsakyi feel stupid

V
And so he decided one anadwobere
To stop embarking on the road of anibere
And feed on remains of the dead
After deciding to live an easy life instead

VI
Because his eyes always rained nisuo
As his covetousness promised him owuo
That ended the coveting glory
Of Kɔkɔsakyi and his sorry story
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © September 9, 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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