Odomankomah, please listen
I am sitting here clothed by darkness
My mind naked on the streets of need
Asking if I can succeed
Like a seed on droughted land
In these times when the cedi is falling
…like a blind man into a hollow hole
As my income dwarfs against this gigantic economy

Abohunu Abobirim, please listen
Needs slap me like a pimp with rudeness
To a point where I cannot feed
So I ask if I can really succeed
At this point when I cannot see your hand
In this sphere as your answers are stalling
…like a conceited criminal clamoring for a contorted goal
For I know not the interpretation of your difficult astrology

Ototrobonsu eeeiii, please listen
In this heart of shining blackness
Hardwork reflects not on its rhyming proceed
So I, like a wingless bird, ask if I can succeed
In this place where successful songs are played by a corrupted band
And righteous mouths make no progress in rising
…as they’re stagnant like sand in a stony hole
Always hard up for money

Ɔseadeɛyɔ please listen
In these times of hardness
By all means do my pleas heed
So I can at least succeed
Like a neem tree on dry land
Then I can heed your calling
In order to make me whole
In this daunting ecology

For I am hoping I look back on this in frisson
Giving thanks like a contented soul with gladness
In happiness for many a great deed
While saying You made me succeed
Saved by Your Mighty hand
Please give me the right to wake those whom in depression are falling
…like your magic wand and make them whole
So they will believe and love, your great great creation in many a trying economy
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © October 23, 2022

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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