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March, 2017

  • 23 March

    WHEN A FRIEND BIDS A FINAL FAREWELL

    (A tribute to the Late Mike Oboubi) In the evening of January 24, 2017 A roll call was made in Heaven And your name was among those God wanted back If tears could build a stairway and thoughts a memory lane I would walk right up to Heaven And bring you home again The thought of never seeing you again …

January, 2017

  • 28 January

    For How long shall we suffer?

    Every month or so, TV screens are filled with images of desperate people somewhere battling a flood most especially on the streets of Accra. Fire outbreak here and there! Yet they say they care! Our markets being burnt into ashes! Innocent souls losing their lives! Survivors being left homeless! For how long shall we depend on the government to solve …

December, 2016

  • 2 December

    Why are women so strange?

    Why are women so strange? Why these creatures can’t change? Love them … they are selfish Ignore them… they run to you like dogs Care for them … they become spoiled and childish Offer them your love and they will refuse Be generous to them and they will abuse Be cruel to them and they will be like shoes Give …

November, 2016

  • 27 November

    PEACE OVER WAR

    I saw the dead where they had fallen, And I cried out, “Why did they die?” They were so young and full of life; I could not help but utter a cry. Is there no way to find peace on earth? Are we so selfish, so cruel to others That we must fight like animals? Why can’t we act like …

  • 23 November

    I STAND FOR PEACE

    The Bloody Flood Our land is flooded with blood And everyone is crying except those who caused the flood and afforded safety for themselves, their vile souls and their guilt With our trembling souls and eyes covered with tears we look dimly at the unnumbered bodies human bodies that lie lifeless on the streets at the countless human heads that …

May, 2016

  • 28 May

    AS IF YOU CARE! – by Blessing Elikem Narh

    As if you care! You watch me in pain several times You watch me cry each time I’m sad You look me in the eyes and tell me the worse things I never imagined to hear from you As if you want me! We seat together as your mind go wild about her You hold my hands thinking it’s her …

January, 2016

  • 25 January

    TOMBS OF TYRANTS

    The invisible skulls Grounded bones Rotten hairs, Underneath flower gardens.   Forgotten triggers Silenced guns Empty barrels Rusting amours Scattered gun powder, Beneath flower gardens.   On tombs of tyrants; Mothers feed their babies Cats play with mice And lions caress lambs, Uninterrupted In the flower gardens!   Birds sit and sing The sun pours gentle light Flowerets breathe and …

  • 13 January

    WAKE UP AFRICA

    Mama, mama, mama Darling mother of mine; Wake up! Our neighbor in the east is awake, So is another in the west, Wake up mama Africa. Mama, mama, mama Stop the too much wine; Stand up! There’s much beauty we can make Without calling a neighbor to invest, Stand up mama Africa. Mama, mama, mama With poverty we are not …

July, 2013

  • 30 July

    I Love YOU

    I Love YOU. In times of Trouble, Pain, and Challenging moments, you were there for me. You are a Friend, Sister, Mother and Infact, You mean the whole world to me. If I were a Poet, I will write you a piece of poem, If I were a Wood, Metal, Clay Worker or an Artist, I will cave your image …

May, 2013

  • 24 May

    Let Peace Rain

    From the east, west, north and south we all cry, let it rain Sharply, the wind blows sway branches here and there, Mothers harrying to carry their babies in their own bosom. Hares run for their lives Where is Peace and the Love, where is their makers? Why do you kill each other and why you let the children cry? …