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23.03.2020 Poem

Lord, Save Us From Hand Sanitizer Profiteers

By Shadrack Oteng || Poet-Shaddy
Lord, Save Us From Hand Sanitizer Profiteers
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For Nhyiraba, who asked what am writing today?
While many pray for mercy towards this corona crises,

Some profiteers are only ballooning their hand sanitizer prices.

While the spread of the virus has drawn tears
Others without empathy have become profiteers
It is a piteous pity
That in such trying times, some Ghanaians show no sympathy

One wonders the utter ugliness
With which some have put thousand percent on sanitizer prices

The Holy Book says "Love your neighbours as yourselves"

Yet, some greedy sellers think of only profit for themselves.

By raising the prices of hand sanitizer so high
These heartless sellers are telling those who can't afford to go and die

So by the grace of coronavirus, sanitizer has become very vital

That some inhuman beings are making skyrocketing capital?

Such profiteers pray the coronavirus soars
That for high profit, they would win hand sanitizer souls.

Why should something that cost 2 cedi a fortnight
Be parachuted to 15 cedis overnight?
It begs the question to think why some will horde
Sanitizer to make it difficult for people to afford?

May we wake to see no more of coronavirus
That those who have wickedly horde sanitizers will be at loss

May we wake to see coronavirus say bye bye
That the unrighteous profiteers will cry
Lord, let the days of coronavirus expire
That the selfish profiteers will perspire
Lord, grant us divine peace
For we can't afford exorbitant fees.
In the gracious guarding God we trust
In profit seeking men we will rust.
From a room with a pen alone