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Earth Song

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A tribute to the earth

Who cares?

When she cries and wails
At the flogs and flails
Tearing its beautiful skin
Off its adorned ornaments

But who cared

A beauty once admired
Held her breast in the skies
Smelled her fragrance
And looked at her many eyes

But who cares

Who cares when she dying
Of hands fondling her to melt
She is mute to their mutiny
And waiting to deteriorate

But who cares

If she is older than they
That makes her a prey
Tearing her heart apart
Making the tears of her eyes a flood

Now we care

Because her smile burns too bright
Her cries flood and unsettle
Her breadth is now violent
And she is erratic

We care

To make her green again
And feel her fresh breadth
And dim her scorching eyes
And make her cries sporadic

Nana Agyemang Ofosu

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Generational Song

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Sing sweet melody
Melodious humming of sweet words
Of freedom
Sing songs of old
Of the fathers’ dream
Dream to liberate
The dream song some day to come
Will be song of total emancipation
Song of liberation
Song of hope
Hope we anticipate
But long stayed in the dark
It is a folk song
Sung to the children of Africa
Opening their eyes to the follies of the world
Not to repeat the blunders of history
What they heard is no story
That we danced to tunes
That bears no similarities to our croons
Still we danced to loose
And on us they pounce
But we arise from the slumber
Creating marks on the muddy floor as we lumber
Reaching for the dreams of Nkrumah, Lumumba and Kenyatta
Dead and gone
But today for their bravery we beat the gong
From Monrovia to Soweto to Lesotho to Maputo
But they walked incognito
Not showing us that they were the black angels
Leading the way to total emancipation
Now, this generation
Shall harmoniously
Sing the song of total liberation
Song of freedom
Song of justice
Song of peace

Nana-Agyemang-Ofosu

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Biography

Ghana based poet Nana Agyemang Ofosu saw the skies in 1985 on the third day of February. He has labored through the rudiments of school and bears a BSc Civil Engineering Certificate from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He has grown to believe more in a world created by the ink of a writer than that seen by the eyes of men.

Nana Agyemang Ofosu

Nana-Agyemang-Ofosu
Nana-Agyemang-Ofosu

Biography

Ghana based poet Nana Agyemang Ofosu saw the skies in 1985 on the third day of February. He has labored through the rudiments of school and bears a BSc Civil Engineering Certificate from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He has grown to believe more in a world created by the ink of a writer than that seen by the eyes of men.

Earth Song

Enlarge poem

A tribute to the earth

Who cares?

When she cries and wails
At the flogs and flails
Tearing its beautiful skin
Off its adorned ornaments

But who cared

A beauty once admired
Held her breast in the skies
Smelled her fragrance
And looked at her many eyes

But who cares

Who cares when she dying
Of hands fondling her to melt
She is mute to their mutiny
And waiting to deteriorate

But who cares

If she is older than they
That makes her a prey
Tearing her heart apart
Making the tears of her eyes a flood

Now we care

Because her smile burns too bright
Her cries flood and unsettle
Her breadth is now violent
And she is erratic

We care

To make her green again
And feel her fresh breadth
And dim her scorching eyes
And make her cries sporadic

Featured Poem:

Generational Song

Enlarge poem

Sing sweet melody
Melodious humming of sweet words
Of freedom
Sing songs of old
Of the fathers’ dream
Dream to liberate
The dream song some day to come
Will be song of total emancipation
Song of liberation
Song of hope
Hope we anticipate
But long stayed in the dark
It is a folk song
Sung to the children of Africa
Opening their eyes to the follies of the world
Not to repeat the blunders of history
What they heard is no story
That we danced to tunes
That bears no similarities to our croons
Still we danced to loose
And on us they pounce
But we arise from the slumber
Creating marks on the muddy floor as we lumber
Reaching for the dreams of Nkrumah, Lumumba and Kenyatta
Dead and gone
But today for their bravery we beat the gong
From Monrovia to Soweto to Lesotho to Maputo
But they walked incognito
Not showing us that they were the black angels
Leading the way to total emancipation
Now, this generation
Shall harmoniously
Sing the song of total liberation
Song of freedom
Song of justice
Song of peace

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (0)
  • Pride (1)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (0)
  • Reflection (0)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (1)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (0)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

Earth Song

Enlarge poem

A tribute to the earth

Who cares?

When she cries and wails
At the flogs and flails
Tearing its beautiful skin
Off its adorned ornaments

But who cared

A beauty once admired
Held her breast in the skies
Smelled her fragrance
And looked at her many eyes

But who cares

Who cares when she dying
Of hands fondling her to melt
She is mute to their mutiny
And waiting to deteriorate

But who cares

If she is older than they
That makes her a prey
Tearing her heart apart
Making the tears of her eyes a flood

Now we care

Because her smile burns too bright
Her cries flood and unsettle
Her breadth is now violent
And she is erratic

We care

To make her green again
And feel her fresh breadth
And dim her scorching eyes
And make her cries sporadic

Comments

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