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I WILL BUY NO PRESSURE FOR MYSELF

“Golden rings
New IPhones
Perfect heels
Hot handbags
Branded clothes
Wonder watches
Glowing sunglasses”
I will buy no pressure for myself please

II
As long as my ordinary clothes can cover and protect
…and fit to walk
As long as my advanced yam can call and text
…and post and read
As long as my perfect eyes can duck the sun
…and see to walk
I won’t act like a goat lost in the heat of materialism
…bleating into its unseen sweats to buy sore throat for itself
I will buy no pressure for myself

III
For I came into this world naked and with nothing
And no matter what I’m given when I fall
I can use none to brag in the beyond
Rot knows no wealth
Moths know no riches
And corpses have no sense to gloat
…with materials unusable
So I won’t buy pressure for myself

IV
As long as the wealthy eat and I eat
My full stomach is what counts
I won’t cry over some fancy meals whose taste are only in their extravagance
Mostly making some stomachs bloat like balloons of stubborn and curious kids
…begging a burst
As long as my hair is kept clean
My nkuto is no inferior to the hair pomade
…whose name I care not for
As long as my skin is okay
I care not about any branded pomades
…and their toning taunts
Master, I will buy no pressure for myself
Madam, I will buy no pressure for myself
Sister, I will buy no pressure for myself
Brother, I will buy no pressure for myself
Neither should you
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © September 30, 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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