Opinion

AND OUR ANCESTORS WEPT

AND OUR ANCESTORS WEPT

 

Today, the Sixth of March

Our Ancestors wept

Our Founding Fathers wept

Our Children yet unborn wept

And Ghana stood still

 

Today the ceremonies were disrupted

Mother Nature put paid to the insincerity

Our Ancestors were no longer amused with the celebration of mediocrity

Our Founding fathers could no longer tolerate our joy over ineptitude

Our Children yet unborn wanted some quietude to plan for themselves

And Ghana stood still

 

The failures of 57 years have been monumental

And so today – the Sixth of March of all days

Our Ancestors wept

Our Founding Fathers wept

Our Children yet unborn wept

And Ghana stood still

 

For the loss of our national self-realisation

Our Ancestors wept

For the dullness of our sense of national consciousness

Our Founding Fathers wept

For the absence of the our sense of national pride

Our Children yet unborn wept

And Ghana stood still

 

After 57 long years

We have been unable to outlaw

Poverty and want;

Ignorance and Apathy,

Mediocrity and Shamelessness

Corruption and Greed after 57 years

So, the Mother of all creation wept

The Defenders of the nation became downcast

The Marshal music stopped abruptly

And Ghana stood still

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