translates to welldone
where i come from.
women with large baskets
of yams on their heads
are loudest .
young lasses from streams
balancing oversized basins
embrace a louder jookwa enthusiastically.
old people walking kilometres to
pay in-laws visits are
on bent knees et hugs
welcomed with loud jookwas
and you my dear,
in front of a television all day
cellphone on your chest: the crucifix,
sharing photos and awaiting likes
on Facebook and Instagram
betting more than you earn,
you expect a jookwaa too right?
*jookwa- an exclamation of praise*