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KWAKU MANKRADO

Kwaku Mankrado will cook for Obroni baa
But will not lift a spoon to stir food prepared by his own bibini baa
Kwaku Mankrado will wash the pioto of Obroni baa
But will not try to take things washed on the dry line by his own bibini baa
Kwaku Mankrado will happily sweep
And humbly obey when told to sleep
When his Obroni orders
But will lord his muscles and ego over his own bibini baa
Give me a name for Kwaku Mankrado
I think that will open his closed mind’s krado

II
Kwaku Mankrado eiii!
The breath of bibini baa is the same as that of Obroni baa
Kwaku Mankrado eiii!
How you treat your bibini baa is how your broni baa’s family will treat you!
Kwaku Mankrado eiii!
No matter how big you are
…a bibini baa bore you
Kwaku Mankrado eiii!
What is good for the sun is also good for the moon

III
So stop acting like a dog
…sniffing the nyash of its owner
…just because of colour
Stop acting like a sheep
…taking the whips of its owner
…just because of colour
See the brightness of your own
And engage with her hustles
As you meet her halfway in partnership
To keep your self esteem intact
For your own is your own
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © October 12, 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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