Friday, July 22, 2011


You needn't tell me
I know what breathlessness is
Tell me it will get better
Broda, it just went worse.

Your getup is not complete today
Why did you leave your smile in a safe?

Your 'friend' came here again
Tales were told
Don't ask me what

Are you here again?
Today  no 1 cedi for you oo,
Masa, go find some job do.

So you! this 'chosh' kenkey too you won chop some?

With grumblings in my head
I walk the world with a smile on my face.

Keep to the right, keep to the right
The left people are coming by.

I gasp that first breath.

broda: play on the word Brother
masa: play on the word Master
Cedi: Ghanaian currency
chosh: small


Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

like the way you mixed the slang

seye said...

Nice nice nice!

The language sounds like our naija pidgin.

kiacharon said...


Tetekai said...

@Nana: Thank you.

@seye: :) Yes

@kiacharon: Thank you. Having fun?

VenusSpeaks said...

yours is the second blog where i go to find beautiful poems :)keep writing :D

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DIDI said...

my 1ST comment on your blog . Lovely Post :)

Tetekai said...

@VenusSpeaks: Thank you. I want to read the first. :)

Tetekai said...

@Fiona: I am loving the book

@DIDI: Thank you for droppping a comment