'Bold to Defend Forever'

Osei Zion

Freedom! The cry of warriors

Blasted out from every mouth of the people

In shorts, fugu and kente

Black stones tattooed in black ambushed

And thrusted the barks of few yellow trees

With wooden spears in the forest

Quarshie's golden gift had started brewing

'Food of the gods' taxed all their strength and lands

Bees pollinate 'Food of the gods'

Honey drips from their toil

"The honey maker only knows the process, except the taste?"


Because they are exiled into the city of Babylon during the the jurisdiction of Nebuchadnezzar

Highlife and concert parties

Gingered Yaa to stand bold

Red eyes faced the face of Nyogmo

While atumpan calls Asafo  to gather

Mighty ones somersaulted

Now, the coast houses sweet, bitter and sour candies

Webs capture insects, the pollinators

Accipiter hawks make their way through

"The peoples' motto, "Freedom and Justice"

Suffocates under the foot of elephants

The ant is bold to defend forever.

  • Author: Osei Zion (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 7th, 2022 10:00
  • Comment from author about the poem: Yaa - a female name for a Thursday born in Akan, Atumpan - Akan traditional musical instrument, Nyogmo - God in Ga language, Kente - woven clothe for important events, Fugu - important clothe in Ghana, Asafo - traditional soldiers
  • Category: Unclassified
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