By Tikum Mbah Azonga
Tell not your problems to the one who can’t solve them
It will be a sheer waste of time and energy
Even if your heart overflows with joy or
The skies threaten you with thunder
Don’t do it, for God’s sake!
Don’t they say ‘walls have ears’?
Your listener may simply hear them and damn them
It doesn’t matter whether it’s some eulogy or an effigy
And what does it matter to them if they cause you a sore?
They are only too willing to put asunder what God put together
They’ll be the first to rush and fetch the rake
As for you, to hell with all your fears!