“Where I’m From” by Marita Asamoah
 I am from Cast iron pots
 from fufu and yams
 I am from the Great large buildings and laid tiles Beautiful and grand
 it felt like my personal castle
 I am from the Cocoa
 the palm trees with its vast and wide leaves open like the arms of a loving mother
 I’m from the Efutu festivals and backyard parties
 from Asamoah and Ofosus
 I’m from the loud and carefree but extremely scrutinizing.
 From the cross your legs and if you don’t know how to cook you won’t get a husband
 I’m from the church and the Holy communion
 I’m from Nzema Yams and plantains
 From the consistent partying and drinking of alcohol to celebrate a victory.
 the Absence of affection and the secrets
 I am from Ghana West Africa, The Motherland, The Gold Coast.