What a shame!

gossip
What a shame !

They said he was bad
Kofi* heard it and whispered
It to Kweku*
Yaa* learnt about it and let
Ama* know
It fell on Kwadwo’s* ears
And Kwame* did not miss
Hearing of it
And so it went on and on
Till everyone heard about it
But no one bothered to ask
He himself
Or find out whether it was true
They all made up their minds
About him
Just from hearsay
What a shame!
(8/27/89)

*Ghanaian names

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