Friday, 29 November 2013

The Valuable Clues

Rainbow colors … less orange and indigo … add brown
An orange slice … make it a half, horizontally sliced
With a stick inserted vertically … symbolic reasons
One-seven-seven cowries … rebirth and birth

A star with its limbs truncated is tattooed on their faces
Six four-eight captured faces painted on five of their faces
A segmented glittering spine crosses their faces
And their worth is determined by the sizes of their faces

They face no rejection, and know no segregation
But they suffer abuse … cleavage they struggle not to lie
Note … six they are, but five they were
Until the two, became the last born of the six


Friday, 22 November 2013

FOLD

how do you explain this ...

napping on the laps of a father
who sits just behind the driver in a 207 bus
next to the left window ... shut
to prevent the rushing-in air from waking you up

... waking up standing on a bridge, all wet
soaked in blood and water
with the sight of the left eye lost -
left eye dangles on the cheek
held only by the optic nerve -
no sight of father with the seeing right eye

... right down the left side of the road
and the bridge as well, is this bloody river
with the 207 floating like a "white whale"
with human bodies/body parts and travelling bags floating 
like a poisoned river ... floating with dead fishes
...

how come everyone else is in the river
and you alone ... stood on the bridge?


Friday, 1 November 2013

The Concomitance of Religiosity & Corruption In Ghana

Ghana seems to "have said to corruption, thou art my father: to the worm, thou art my mother, and my sister." Job 17:13-15. Last week's post, "Religion and Ghana's Economy," may have ignited a circuitous theory on a correlation between religion and corruption. This post I believe, places a forceful quality on the kernel of religiosity and corruption in this country.

On 28th January 2002, the Daily Graphic reported that Ghana Airwayswith a debt burden of $150 million, has been suspended from the clearing house of International Airline Transport Association (IATA), with government guaranteeing more than 53% of the total debt. This was the crux of the clutch. 

On 4th June 2003, the Independent reported that the management of Ghana Airways have scheduled a special night for prayers to seek God's intervention to save the "giant airline company" from collapsing. This all night service or better, the special prayer session was themed – “Christ Is The Answer.”