A Poem: Ghana Expects No Less From You

Fri, 8 Apr 2011 Source: Sakyi, Kwesi Atta

Change is coming Change has arrived The seeds sown seasons ago Have sprouted The storm has erupted We are caught in the belly of a ripe tsunami

Those expecting change Exchange glances at the budding pregnancy The baby of change is waiting to be delivered Is it a monster bastard fathered in awkward economic straits By bumbling menstruating goons?

Change, yes change did you say? Wait no more The people’s popular protests Have won the day in the Arab world Yet we in these parts want a better change Not change for the sake of it Yes, change arrives like a tsunami

Chase away the political charlatans Chastise the cheating political cheats Expose the hard-nosed double-tongued rabble-rousers Change the guards Guard the changes from relapsing into the status quo ante Ghana expects no less from you

Change your lowbrow education Seek quality and higher education Cut the cackle and talk sense Ghanaweb is for sensible sages Not forum for insane rages Use the forum with decorum Ghana expects no less from you

Stop the tribal diatribe Cease the insensible ceaseless political altercations Discontinue the dirty dissing drama in the diaspora Ghana is for you, me and us all Better Ghana for generations to come Ghana expects no less from you

Are you a cookie Give Ghana your talent Are you a rookie Become Ghana’s Mark Zuckerberg, the technopreneur Or better still, a Charles Peprah or an Asamoah Gyan No matter your station in life Ghana expects no less from you

By Kwesi Atta Sakyi

Columnist: Sakyi, Kwesi Atta