Agbelitime love

A touch

A bite

A whip

A cut

A blow

An insult

A hurt

An insinuation.

Sorry.

Okay.

 

A gift

A hand

A stab

A gossip

Betrayal

Sorry.

But why?

 

Love, they called it: love unrequited

Agbelitime love.

They say when you are doing it and you hold on to one

And it breaks

Hold onto another.

That’s the rule of the game

But my friend didn’t know

But the other one knew all the rules of engagement of agbelitime love.

One went with a heart,

Another went with a stomach.

Hehehhehhehehhe.

 

The gown

The dowry

The ring.

The Bible.

The house.

The car.

The money.

The kiosk.

The documents.

The trust.

The advisors.

Virginity and innocence lost!

Friends lost.

The prices unaccounted for.

 

It was on the street,

In a street court where the differences,

The real love differences were tabled.

A free gate show.

Fiery trade of secrets couched in unfriendly language:

Love turned sour.

 

It was love,

It is love,

It will be love.

 

I dog you, sake of I love you.

Go practise your things elsewhere.

You have my permission to go,

Go,

because

I

love

you;

Go,

because

I

want

you

to

be

happy;

 

Go

meet

your

agbelitime love match.

For

I ‘aint

your

match,

adieu

my love.

 

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Describing a man like this cannot be an easy task. A man of many parts and sides. A single statement of his sends confusion all over the place: some laugh it off; others weep. Highly unpredictable… consistently inconsistent. Strict but funny. You cannot fully know him because he does not know himself enough either. Settled? When you first meet him, he’s banal; then you get to know him a bit, then you like him. Get to know him some more and you don’t like him much anymore. Write him off…. A mistake. He likes to be undermined at first contact. WARNING! You’re in the territory of a man with uncommon experiences so don’t be unexpectant of the expected unexpected. What do I mean? DJ Merque’s hobbies are reading, teaching and video-making. Writing is his part-time job wae. Kweku Tuadzra started writing in 1996 and now has collections of plays, films, poems and stories. A product of Dzolo Secondary School. He read English, French and Theatre Arts for a first degree, graduating in 2000, having combined Theatre Arts and English. Subsequently, he read English for an MPhil degree in Legon, specializing in the Syntax of International Auxiliary Languages. Grandpa, an expert on Ghanaian Pidgin English, has lived in almost all regions of Ghana ever. Willy Tuadzra is the CEO of Grandpa & Sons Primal Communications Consult. He was born in the 1970s.

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