Everything atop seems supreme
Many pant to climb to mountain tops
And jubilate as winners in the end
Many eyes look up to the sky in reverence or solicitation
Even though legs mate the earth
So why do you sleep naked on this Ghanaian floor
Regarded as the pauper of the nation?
From Yaa Naa to Yagbon Wura
Bolga Naaba to Paga pio
Naayiri to all the sub chiefs
Wake ye wise heads!
To wake your young out of the sleep of under-development
Inculcating into their will the power of the north
Powers which will act as catalyst to open wide their eyes
To spot opportunities in hurdles gargantuan
For you are the path clearers
Oh warriors built in height and braveness!
Ye crafted with skills of the almighty!
Move from victimization of all kinds:
From witch camps to ingenious camps
From the Gbolu Defense Wall to building walls of togetherness
Remind yourselves of the pain of foreign reign
Through the Salaga Slave Market
And let that beautiful scar lead you to seek victory of more freedom
Freedom to love
Freedom to own
Freedom from war
Freedom from poverty
Freedom from attitudinal negativity
For you are blessed in nature
You are blessed with nature fit for a kingdom
Look at the miraculous Laribanga with it’s mystic stone
Built by mythical hands and spiritual hearts
To serve as a perfect ladder to God!
The Mole National Park which is like the historical Garden of Eden!
Housing creatures big and small
From Elephants to warthogs to ants!
Need I mention the ponds which house the fiery but tame crocodiles
Who lead and protect you?
See the beauty of nature from the Wichau Hippo Sanctuary
And feel the landlordship of owning the Wa Airstrip
Oh the Tamale International Airport!
Ah! The Nandom and Navrongo Basilicas made like the cross of Jesus
Should I add the Tongo Hill?
I could go on and on and on
You are beings blessed with crafty hands
See the Bolga Baskets
To beautiful leather sandals to the angelic craft and sounds of xylophones
Which pacify God and all ears
See the product from the blessed fingers of Sirigu Potters!
Follow in the footsteps of former president John Mahama and Dr. Mahamoud Bawumia!
Tow the line of Dr. Isahaku Nashiru!
Inculcate into your hearts the pure heart of Dr. David Abdulai
Get the ambition of Alhassan Gbazanba
Get some wings of success like Alhassan Andani
Sing your way into hearts like Fancy Gadam and Sherifa Gunu
Work with your brain into a breakthrough like Siita the Investor
Giving you the magical box in the form of North Television
And join your wires of success to light up your realm
So you can move from unfortunate exemplary tags
Liberating your women into angels of success like Hikmat Baba Dua
For you are built to excel and have the capacity to do so!
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia ©August 8, 2017