You’ve Gotta Change

Anyone who enjoys doing the same thing over and over and yet expects a different answer could only be termed foolish. This is why we preach for change.

A man who always preach for change is not quick to adapt, because they are often scapegoat for any dissatisfaction.

Everyone understands the need for change in their progress, yet we never fail to exhibit our character as creatures of habit; enjoying our comfort and will do everything possible to escape uncertainties.

Scepticism is in connection with new ideas. Yes, the past is powerful. What has happened before seems great but perhaps we need a little twist today to make it greater.

Our human psychology consists of many dualities; one that values the essence for organisations and people to change and another who is always irritated and upset by changes when directly affected.

We all know change is necessary and relieve us from boredom but deep inside us all, we might cling to the past. Gone are the days when men depended on communication centres for important calls but now we do them right at our comfort zones.

Gone are the days we journeyed several miles to explore places outside our scope to explore geography under demand and at times out of men’s inquisitiveness to explore knowledge. Evolution of technology has made this a thing of the past also, replacing it with Google maps in our pockets at all times.

Change in the abstract, we desire, but change that upsets core habits and routines are deeply disturbing.

When the masses inevitably yearn for the past experiences in organizations and from individuals, we need to realise the past is just a text which need to safely insert our own lines to suit the change we advocate.

In conclusion, change is inevitably an uncomfortable discipline to master, nevertheless, how fast you excel in life and in any venture is dependent on how quick you respond to change. It is a choice to make; choose right!

Written By: Snr. Emmanuel Adjei


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Value Your Own

Wishes carried on a tray

Not long after it fray

Oh God this only one I pray

And it will begin my days of play

Longings in the secrecy of heart

Desires buried in silence land I unearth

And oh the tears of seas

That only God sees

Inside the heart of a gentle soul;

The sheer ecstasies and fallacies in sole

Today I write of

What I had I never valued

One afar I passionately wished for, even another’s

Everything was wrong with mine

Everything was right about what I longed for from afar

Another was lucky to have that

I’m unfortunate for mine

It was beautiful from afar

Unfolding before me was the potency of desire I barely knew of

What seemeth afar drew close

Every nigh and night

My desires serving me as will a knight

What I didn’t know;

The sun’s beauty from afar

Doesn’t make it all beautiful within

From afar we chase

We draw close and we wished for the distance

Hunted by what we were running from

The long embraces of the cyclic pasts

Long enough to forever seem to last

Inside silence is the buried words for a million page book

Today I return to tell a tale

A tale that will leave trails

Setting men to sail

Of the distance deception I reveal

And that I say;

Value your own

Written By: Asamoah Eli


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Just Do It

An Aunt’s love for ants

She will never advice except for an ice

Today’s tale began on her pale

It’s a tale I must trail

Today I will sing

And will hope it sink

Today is sunny

Today is warmth

Today I’m strong

I know I could do it today

But I can do it tomorrow also

Why not do it tomorrow?

Today I let go

Tomorrow I shall do it

Tomorrow is not mine to predict

I’ve got to make it today

But a little more sleep I longed

A little more play I prayed

I fail to take opportunity of today

Hoping tomorrow will be today’s synonymous brother

I left it to chance tomorrow

When I had control over it today

I’ve got to worry about tomorrow

I’ve got to fill my mind with anxiety

I left it to chance; I left it to whim

I failed to see that today is the present

And that I can see and control

I should have known

I couldn’t tell it all tomorrow

It might be sunny today

But it might not always be sunny everyday

I am strong today

But I might not be strong tomorrow

Why not do it whilst I’m certain I can?

Today I live

Living to take control whilst I can

Written By: Asamoah Eli

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I Just Had Sex

The human mind is a miraculously, wonderfully, weird, complicated-crafted organ with a sophisticated capacity of unveiling mysteries and carrying out greater works. The Creator must have been a nonpareil craftsman.
Nevertheless, the extent to which this organically-engineered organ will function greatly depends on its host. The chemistry behind its operation may vary from person to person; albeit, from a generalized perspective, the power of the human mind is more than incredible.

Great inventors, dead and alive are praised today for their laudable achievements; less said about that, not without the power of the BRAINS behind such impeccable inventions. There be countless ideologies and theories to be considered in the quest to justifying the unparallel abilities of the human mind. These numerous conceptions about the mind include but not limited to the three core entities to be discussed later in this piece:

Self-Actualization, which dates its root from the psychological point of view, specifically in reference to the old-famous Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. According to Maslow, self-actualization represents the holistic progress of an individual towards the fulfillment of a meaningful life. It is the desire to live an accomplishing life, as an individual genuinely realizes his potential. A self-actualized person has a great sense of REALISM. In addition to such a beautiful life, they do not only embrace themselves but warmly accept others.
Who are you?
Where do you originate?
Where are you headed?
What are you capable of?

These questions sum up the whole concept of SELF-ACTUALIZATION

Self-Belief, when one is scrupulously able to realize his potential (self-actualization), the next crucial thing to consider is SELF-BELIEF. We’ve initially seen the power of the human mind; anything you can imagine yourself being or achieving is very possible. You have realized the real YOU, your potentials and the reality surrounding them. It is however important to be highly aware, the mind cannot, will not and can never engineer you to your desirable achievements until you believe IN and INTO yourself. Until this ideology is well conceptualized by an individual, it is once again impossible to actually realize the immeasurable ability of the human mind; much less, it fulfilling one’s desire(s). You become what you think and believe, the mind also becomes a product of what it is fed with. The positive mind will eventually produce positivity and the negative, negativity!

Act Now!, the very last item to consider is to “Act Now”. The veracity to achieving your desires greatly depend on a relentless zeal of acting now! Yea, you’re doing it now and not tomorrow. You only have today, tomorrow cannot be guaranteed. Self-actualized people believe they can make it and they do so in ACTING NOW! You can be the master planner of all time, the smartest of all; however, your failure to act now will outshine the immeasurable ability of the mind. Never forget, you will never see the best in you, how excellent you can be until you realize the real YOU, believing in YOURSELF and making a firm decision to ACT NOW!

Oops, I almost forgot this. In case you really wanna know ‘I just had sex’, damn, it wasn’t me…… I had a silly day eavesdropping a conversation between my dog Snoggy and cat Lotty; Snoggy said, Lotty I just had sex. Hilarious! said Lotty. Oh, my word, I woke up and it was just a dream. Snoggy and Lotty were great characters in my dream. I love the way you’re thinking dear reader 😅

Written By: Yeboah Kankam


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Live Your Good Life

Competition in life breeds insecurity. We’re here on earth on different assignments and courses. When we spend our time and energy focusing on others, we miss out on our own paths to our God-given destinies.

The problem with unhealthy competition is that it’s a never ending cycle. There will always be a better somebody. There will always be people ahead of you in life yet you can be the best that you can when you are not competing with anyone.

True competition is one that competes with self to become a better person each day. Focus on yourself! If there is something worth competing for, let it be your own self at all times. Seek to be a better person each day.

Some people are insecure in life because they pay too much attention to others and not their own selves. Take what God has given you; the height, weight and personality and be proud of it. There’s surely a reason for them all. Just live life and enjoy every moment, you’ll look back one day and be proud of who and how you were made. you’ll be blessed by it.

Live your own life. Seek to become a better person each day and become your true and highest self!

Written By: K. Nyame Jnr


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So Much To Live For

In the deep

Where everything is dark and quiet

Perhaps unheard

When men birth tales

Tales untold

Tales of great and murmured longings

In the forests of heart

Dying hopes

Unsatisfied longings

Many a need

And ever exceedingly wants

Needs of family

And of love and of life

Just these satisfied needs and life would be eased

And burdens will be lifted

Ohh sheered deceitful hopes Amidst unfazed wishes

We never live to know and accept

Agreeing to it to be fate

What happened to faith?

Like the Inspired word recorded

With your eyes you shall see Canaan

But never your footsteps be buried in its sands

Aspirations against ‘fucked’ reality

Hope against weak thought conceptions

Crushed dreams

Life seemingly presenting the choice of mediocrity

Against wishes and esteems

Who do we run to?

And what do we run for?

Now before me are choices

The choice many make

Perhaps in the wake

Against desires and wishes

A battle rarely won

But against all odds I choose to live Living for hopes and not popes

Against crushed souls and critics

Even pessimists and the tenacious-ridden offs!

On the inside is a blazing glow

Steering us to grow

Making the difference

And in it is a buried confidence

Ohh now I know;

So much to live for!

Written By: Asamoah Eli


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The Meaningful Life

A meaningful life is in the freedom to live your own life and not somebody’s life, dreams or aspirations for you. It is easy to fake living; it is easy to try imitating everybody. It is easy to speak the language of every man. It is easy to live life to meet the demands of family, society and the status quo.

There’s nothing special about all that. A meaningful life is in taking the decision not to be like anyone, but your true self.

A meaningful life is one that competes with itself to become a better person each day.

A meaningful life stems out of the freedom to realize true and highest self.

There is never a satisfaction in life outside realizing the real you and becoming the best you can at all times.

It might not be easy; It has never been easy! But let the joy of realizing true satisfaction after you’ve become your true self, drive you to walk that walk.

When you have come to the end of the road, you will have a course to smile as you look back

Live life of your own

Decide to live a meaningful life!

Do not settle for less

Do not live life pleasing others;

There is no honor in that

True honor is realized when you’ve found and lived self!

Live your dreams

Live the meaningful life

And realize true satisfaction

Written By: Asamoah Eli


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There Are No Roses Without Thorns

There is no success without failure

There is no learning without mistakes

There is no investment without loss

There is no found without lost

Yet, we have hoped that one day things will be better.

There is no smoke without fire

There is no flood without water

There is no reap without sow

There is no rain without lightening

We should remember that everything has a cause.

There is no love without hate

There is no laughter without tears

There is no courage without fear

There is no light without darkness

In our greatest despair, we should not think of our emotions but use our emotions to think. We should choose love over hate, courage over fear, light over darkness.

There are no roses without thorns is a proverb that should remind us that, no matter how happy we are, there is always some little touch of disappointment.

Written By: Emmanuel Owusu Adjei


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Life Puzzles

What we made them believe we are:

What we never were

What we said we are made of:

What never knew us

The battles we claim we fought:

The battles we never saw

What we fell in love with:

Who we didn’t fall in love with

Oh what we think we know:

What we know nought

The answers we seek:

The questions we never asked

The future we dream:

Yet never created

The honor we want:

The submission we never gave

The greatness we aspire:

The seed we never sow

What life offered us:

That we claim we never bargained for

The fruits we reaped:

The seeds we ignorantly sowed

The mistakes of others we mocked:

The victims we ended up to be

The darkness we detest:

It birthing light we love

The weakness we abhor:

The indiscipline we exercised

The puzzles of life we missed:

The knowledge we never pursue

Oh the God we think we know:

The God we know nought

The life we want:

The life we don’t understand

The fame we seek:

The value we failed to recognize!

The success we admire

The wishes we never made happen

When we heard no:

When we failed to interpret it meant not now

Failure meant nothing

We gave up to make it meaningful

The hypocrites we are:

The Angels we present ourselves to be

Another’s weakness we proudly criticize

Our own weakness never any better

A worse sin:

All sins are sins

People we didn’t know:

Their true self we were blind to see

The Angels we sought for:

Our own devils we were

Life’s games:

The fun we missed

The more we want:

The appreciation we never gave

What we want:

What we failed to sacrifice

What we celebrated:

What was not worth it

Our true self:

We never realized

Oh life’s puzzles:

Sheered longings

A murmured longing!

Written By: Asamoah Eli


Image credit: Brian Almeida

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Africa & Beyond

A Letter to The African

Dear African

You are independent and strong

You are worthy of shaping your life

You are capable of creating a better future for your progeny

You don’t need the White man’s assistance to be great

You can make it on African soil

You don’t have to be a servant to the white man on his land

Before you return to be a blessing to your people

Dear African

Know that you were not wrong when you called yourself a failure

Neither were you wrong when you said you can make it

Your life’s reflection has been the programming of your thoughts

When you say you can

You actually can

When you say you can’t

You actually can’t

You don’t fail because of your color

You failed because you made your mind believe you will fail

Dear African

The politician is not your friend

He’s selfish and a loot

He care less about you

He care less about how your progeny will live

When he promises you free education

It is to make illiterates out of your children

Oh they intend to crush your future

Returning your descendants to the slave-hood our good grandparents emancipated us from

When he points out something good he wants to give you

It is because he will make a thousand times better of it for himself

A letter to the African mind in quest of liberation

Written By: Asamoah Eli


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