I NO BORE YET

Sangbuis! Suaen! Zuan! Luuubu!

I serve you like my head no dey

So you pay me like money no dey

Paa like money no dey you.

I love you like my head no dey

Wey you dawg me like courtesy no dey

Paa like courtesy no dey your family blood.

I respect you like my head no dey

Den you treat me like manners no dey

Paa like manners no dey you.

Sangbuis! Suaen! Szui!  Buuuluu!

 

Your skin barb you like you no get family.

Abi, you naa talk

Say your family diz you,

Say dem no like your matter den tins

Natin know say sake of your life nko

Abi, like me too I for treat you like your family some

Wey I pity you pe

Hin top you figure say I be dong-gong.

Your family. Abi dem be right.

Sake of I look your morbor noh,

You mon dupe me for top.

Kweh! Zuulu! Buulu. Azui.

 

And you.

Inter Zimbabwe-Ghana most beautiful gerl

Walkings, one in town

Eyes and forehead, tourist attraction

You beautiful give your beholder pe, den no bro else

Wey me, I no mind.

Natin know say your face saaf fine pass your character

Wey dat one saaf be family asset give you:

Zulu  beauty plus character.

But na I fool

I figure say as you dey so noh, you go stay one man

Say you go dey give me alone.

Your Zulu beauty saaf,  wey your matters dey so,

Abi God know wey E make your face so

Wey you sarng fat den lazy join am

Na  me, I no mine.

But you no talk me say your family get monies?

Natin know say your uncle nya buy Sanya motorbike pe

That be all.

Suihn. Piiiinngh. Twchear. Korh.

 

But dem all no pain me like dat one:

Atadi Komi Korkuvi too!

I shock-shock saaf. He too see my face Jhorhn!

Me, I see you wey I respect you-aa

Natin know say you figure say

I know say you no be person wey dem for respect

Say like I mon treat you like nemibeku

Wey I handle you like emperor: my crime.

So you wonder if I craze

Or e be say I fool

The respect plenty pass your level

So you figure say I fool.

Wey you treat me so.

I no bore.

 

So that is how the world works

In our immediate our shock lurks

To be betrayed by a social contact, a thing that irks

But that is how the world works.

So, I no bore yet! Just thinking aloud!

 

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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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