Oh Ghana!

Land of my birth

A land with gold and greens

The only land with a black star which shines

To lead the way

One powerful land fought for with blood

Where did we pass?

To get this lost?

Where did we go so wrong?

That we use baskets to fetch water?

We all saw when we travelled to rear guinea fowl

Wanting multiplication but ended with negatives

They all flew to the countries of few stomachs

Who blamed Burkina Faso for enticing them

We all know the many payments without efforts

Are we blind to see our coffers having huge holes

Which have mysterious visiting fingers only in the dark?

All we have now is confusion

Many starve

Many can’t breathe

Many commit suicide

Even health needs great wealth

Where are our eyes?

When did Ghanaians go so blind?

Our drivers may be sleeping

Their mates maybe too bitter to notice

Ghana! Ghana!

Let us all have a voice

That talk is cheap

And demand work

Work to get us to the right path

Before the dessert swallows us

Without the streams hearing our frightened cries.

Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

By amoafowaa

Just a simple Ghanaian trying to find the best in our society. I may be fun, I may be interesting, I may be funny, I may even be foolish or intelligent, but it is all based on the mood in which you find yourself. I believe our minds make us who we are. Know that, pain, no matter its 'unbearability', is transient. Unburden or delight yourself for a while in my writings please. And all corrections, advice and opinions are welcome. Know that you are the king, queen or royal on this blog. :)

20 replies on “WAKE OH GHANA!”

Very powerful Cecilia, I can feel the anguish of your broken heart. I love my country but I carry much shame for her. What a glorious world this would be if our people became everything they could be and contribute to peace, innovation, compassion, and love.Alas, as long as folks like us continue our quests then hope exists.


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