Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Finding Hope Again

She was lost slipping on the tears she shed;
Her faith consumed by darkness;
Besieged in pain by the injury that bled;
And a resolution to make herself callous.

The river in her had gone dry;
Her feelings no longer moved;
She has lost all motivation and desire to cry;
And her voice was no longer heard.

Hesitation devoured her;
Magniloquence devoured her;
Then hope embraced her;
And now she has found peace.

Always questioning the light at the end;
When she was passing through a long dark cave;
And as the dark was growing, she wondered if this was her end.
But not was the spark that embraces something called hope.

She escaped the darkness with a rope of life;
And she found renewed hope and the will to go on;
Then she heard again those very same pieces of music;
The ones that blessed with poetic view.

Her heart was whole again as things were once again how they were;
And the sun shines brightly whilst the breeze is blowing;
An ambiance so pure like the angels in serenade;
And until death, the thought of reaping what was once sowed gave her hope again.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

My Crazy Heart

Oh, my heart;
It keeps sighing;
Broken promises linger in my mind;
But all it ever wanted;
To fufill your heart desire.

Your memories makes it restless;
My heart doesn't listen to me;
There's sweet intoxication;
Everything seem a blur;
My heart doesn't know a thing.

It belonged to me but now a stranger's;
Just don't understand;
Sometimes, it's silent; other times, it sings aloud;
It sings of your praise;
Are you real or are you just an illusion?

You dwell in me;
In my heart, like life;
Just like raindrop in the desert;
like a story;
That conveys from the heart.

When it sees you;
It runs after you with me;
It's obsessed with you;
You're it's peace;

You should know that it's crazy about you.

Though unexpected are the melodies that come;
When  the heart goes crazy;
But I wish the memories never come crushing;
Like the waves in the ocean;
Because like the eclipse, the darkness come.

Monday, 6 July 2015

The Memories Unforgotten

I've thought of you;
A day before yesterday;
A day before today;
And I'll think of you;
A day after today.

I think of you;
In my loneliness;
In my silence;
I speak of you;
I speak of your name.

All I have left;
They're memories of you;
Like a picture in it's frame;
Memories that live on;
They're memories I want to keep forever.

Your memories;
They're my safe heaven;
My sanctuary from the harsh truth;
Thank God for the memories;
The memories unforgotten.

Friday, 3 July 2015

The Mystery

It's a mystery why we fall in love. It's a mystery how it happens. It's a mystery when it comes. It's a mystery why some love grow and it's a mystery why some love fail. You can analyse this mystery and look for reasons and causes ,but you can never do any more that takes the life out of the experience.

Just as life itself is more than the sum of bones and the muscles and electrical impulse in the body, love is more than the sum of interest and the the attraction that two people share. And just as life itself is a gift that comes and go in it's own time, so too the coming of love must be taken as an unfathomable gift that can't be question in it's own way. Hopefully, at least once in your life, the gift of love will come to you in full flower. Take hold of it and celebrate it in all inexpressible beauty.

This is the dream we all share. More often, it comes and take hold of you, celebrate you for a brief moment then move on. When this happen to young people, they too try to grasp it and hold it to themselves refusing to that it is a gift and just as freely, can move away. When their love falls apart or the person they love feels the spirit of love is leaving, they try desperately to reclaim the love that is lost rather than accepting it for what it is and move on. They want answers to questions they've already got answers to. They want to know what is wrong with them that makes the other person no longer love them, and/or try to get the situation change, thinking that if something is done differently, love will bloom again. They blame their circumstances. They try anything to give meaning to what has happened. But there is no meaning beyond the love itself, and until they accept it's own mysterious ways, they live in a sea of misery. You need to know this about love and accept it. Accept what it brings with kindness.

If you find yourself in love with someone who doesn't love you, be gentle with yourself. There's nothing wrong with you. Love just didn't choose to live in the other person's heart. If you find out that someone is in love with you, know that love has come to call at your door. But don't unnecessarily accept when you know you can't give it back. Don't take advantage, don't cause pain. How you deal with love is how you deal with yourself.
All our hearts feel the same pain and joy even if our lives  and ways are different.

If you fall in love with someone and he/she fall in love with you, and love chose to leave, do not put blame, just let it go. There's a reason and there's a meaning. You'll know in time. Remember, you don't choose love, love chooses .All you can really do is to accept it when it comes and reach out and give it away, give it back to the person who brought it alive in you. Give it to the world around you, in any way you can.

Situations where many lovers go wrong is that, having been so long without love, they understand love only as a need. They see their heart as an empty place that will be filled with love, and begins to see love as something that flows to them rather than from them. They ceased to be someone who generates love, instead, becomes someone who seeks love. They forget that the secrete of love is that, it can only be made to grow by giving it away .
Remember this and keep it to your heart; the gift of love has it's own season and reason for coming, you can't bribe it or force it into staying. You can only embrace it when it arrives and give it out when it comes to you. But if it chooses to leave from your heart or the heart of your lover, there's nothing you can do, and there nothing you should do. Love always has been and will always be a mystery. Be glad that it came to live  for a moment in your life. If you can keep your heart open, it will come again.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

The Ghanaian Edge

  Ghana's economy, business organizations and society, I believe, are confronted with a challenge quite imposing and perhaps unique. It is unique not because this is the first time we're confronted with such a situation, but the dimension it has taken, looking back on our past experiences.
In these days of Ghana's currency imbroglios, economic uncertainty and strident politics, understanding of the need to champion self development must be put forth as not merely a useful goal but the imperative of the day. There's the need for our consciousness to be awoken.
Day-in day-out, public servants and students should endeavour to advance it. State men and women and our diplomats must demonstrate it. Captains of industries and commerce should embrace it, as the framework of our self-interest. Journalists should labour diligently to expand it and inform it. Professors and technocrats in academia should stand up to this challenge
Perhaps, it's worth asking: "where have the dreams and prodigious efforts of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah so far left us?"

  Almost fifty years or so ago, Ghana was in the same boat as South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia.
But half a century down the line, Ghana is about twenty times behind the likes of Malaysia and Singapore on the economic and social development radar.

The question one could ask is, what is it that went wrong for Ghana? What is it that propelled the Malaysians, Singaporeans, Koreans and even the Chinese to transform their economies into world class economies that they are today? For all these countries, one thing remained common, the people. A very important aspect of what contributed to the success of these countries, especially Japan, is the people - not as members of this or that group (be it political, ethical or religious), but as individuals and as society, and their understanding of the need to champion self-development.
  It is said that "if three persons are marooned on a desert island: two men and a woman. If the men are Italians, what happen is that they fight for the honour of the lady's hand. If they are both Frenchmen, then they join forces to try and talk the lady into an agreement. But if the two men are Japanese, they wait on Tokyo for instruction." Ask yourself, what would they do if they are Ghanaians.

  All over the world, countries that are serious about development and transformation have philosophies. You can talk about the Germans, Japanese, Chinese and so on, but what is our own philosophy?