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Opinions Fri, 30 Jul 2010

A Struggling Ghanaian Brother

I will cover my eyes with dark ashes


I shall pretend to be blind


I shall retire my legs from walking


So that others could call me cripple


It's not that I feel defeated


Because the battle isn't yet won


There was a time when I stood tall


But now I only stand to fall


Greed has shamed my house


So, poverty has sent me in search of wealth















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I must go into hiding before the dawn


This man made paradise isn't my home


Here I am just another face in the crowd


Here they call me a beggar behind my back


Here the call me the Black devil


I eat honey which turns bitter in my mouth


Only God knows the trouble that I have seen


Indeed, if I am only as strong as my burden


Then I will carry on just the same


With the hope that my heart doesn't cave in









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Sweet memories lay broken underneath my wings


How quickly time has flown


They told me to seize the moment


But the moment was bound for tomorrow


And now all that I have got left


Is the memory of yesterday when I was


I know what was written by the hands of fate


I read it with my own two eyes


But now that it has come to pass


I wonder how fate ever came to know



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I know that Ghana needs me back home


But I cannot leave now


To whom shall I return empty handed


Nobody loves you when you lose


They expect me to return with money which I don't have


They expect me to return with cars bought on credit


These unrealistic expectations are killing me


These unrealistic expectations have got me trapped


No, I cannot leave for home now

So, I will stay where ever I am in shame














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Source:


The Royal Enoch

Columnist: The Royal Enoch