I originally wrote this in French.
2 years ago, Accra was reeling from the shock of floods and related calamities. Today in 2017, poor planning results in these same devastating floods over the country. Despicable.
Find the original piece under the ‘Poetry’ Category of this blog. – “Les Larmes D’une Nation“.
For Non french speaking readers, find the translated version here:
Tears of a Nation
You hear the thunder rumbling?
Do you see the storm clouds covering the sky?
We live in dark times.
Literally dark times,
Steady electricity supply, a myth
Steady potable water flow, a luxury
Living like it’s the Stone Age in the 21st century
Each day, they lie to us further
Turn on your radio and listen to the corrupt politicians
“Budgetary growth looks to rise in upcoming months”
They say plenty words, but mean nothing at all
The man on the street sees no projected growth!
He sees suffering, he feels Hunger!
Sickening, unending hunger
The politicians grow fatter,
Their mansions grow bigger
The sons of Mother Ghana,
Robbing, plundering, breaking her heart
Have you ever seen a mother raped over and over by her children?
Think about this . . . What a horror!
- Look at Ghana!
Look at the headlines of daily newspapers
Corruption, calamities, fires and floods!
The source of these floods?
The overflowing tears of Mother Ghana