- Life’s surprises
Should child man surprise your seeing?
Should child man surprise your hearing?
Is that a man? I see a child
Is that a man? I hear a child
Like the oceans not surprised at tears
Or the earth not troubled about her earthquakes
As far as our eyes can see is nothing
As deep as our minds cannot think
As good as our ears cannot hear a thing
We shall find our wonder we muse
When they come, we are amazed
By them, ever amazing
So, let them be! Our minded musing
Did their maker not make?
With beauty and color
And painstaking times like us.
2. The Word
Now, the word is out
Where none shall doubt
Seeing his body— fail
They all turn to whispering campaigns
With their sticky-beak
Mouthing down his name
Then, the black-shadow
Tales with the beady eyes
Lowly to take him home like wind
First in teary pail
And fettered pain
Then bricks out of brick,
His hair loose its bridle
And with its cairns
Then the faulting skin shall be so cagey
With toiling like tolls never caged
Then steps out of its step
His legs limbs shall be left lame
Forever there, in that bed,
His regrets always weighing
Where the time so delays
The coming of white horse he awaits
For a ride down those plains
The hurts and HIV/AIDS
Shall have no free lanes.
Author’s Bio – Anthony Djaba Sackey is a graduate of Nautical Science, Regional Maritime University and his poetry is – “dirt, words and spirit which defines him in the time frame of space.” He lives in Koforidua, Ghana.