Black Revolution

In the wailings of a black soul;
And in the murmurings of a dying and a despaired one in sole;
The ever heard utterances of grievances
Ever said yet never enough:
Intentions clear but ever misunderstood
Trembling voices amidst incessant screams
Screams as of forceful murmurings
Never again! Never again! Never again

The black skin man will do better
Enough of blaming everyone but ourselves
Be it the dawning of a new day
And in it we sound the true message of hope
Finally, there is the awakenings of the true message;
A message that had never been shut
Delivered as words
Heard as sounds

A future unborn yet seemingly helpless
An innocent generation
Affected by our every action
The fears we imposed on ourselves
Settling for mediocrity
Scared by uncertainties;
Lowered to the undeserving certainty we afforded

Just like desperate confused souls warming pews have we been
But today births the soundings of a new message;
The true message of hope
That lives to satisfy the African dream
Now are we masters of our own destinies
Architects of our future
Be it the dawning of a new day
The black man will do better;
And ye! we deserves better!

Written By: Asamoah Eli

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Polish Till You Shine

Prior to getting admission to the university, I had thought of devoting my all to my choice of programme. However, it turned out not to be the case. I grew up in this student community, nurtured and equipped myself with extracurricular activities which had countless and nonpareil benefits. My days in the university has been one of the greatest experiences in my life; simultaneously engaging myself in multiple ventures and also getting on course with the main reason for going to school were more than a challenge; a challenge which continually sorted out the best in me.
Now to the young undergraduates, graduates and colleague workers, we’ve got to acknowledge reality and use it for our advantage. Many a time, we fail to admit this reality. On the other side, life can always be perfect when we realize this truth and act accordingly. From personal experiences and the couple of encounters I’ve had with diverse calibers of people, I did come with the conclusion that as a student, your certificate does not guarantee you a job, it works but for a selected few! The certificates are important, but what you can do is more important.

Now the question that challenges and keeps me exploring has always been this: “if my certificate does not earn me a job, is it tantamount to disappointment or failure in life”? Certainly not! I’ve got a whole lot of avenues to explore and develop my potentials.
Your first degree is but one out of a million step. What lies ahead has got more than enough to make you successful.
Gone were the days when you would obtain a first degree and more than a thousand job did await you. Today, it is not. Times have change
To us the fast growing youth, we’ve got to try something new by utilizing our greatest asset; the mind.
The mind is capable of identifying problems which I call opportunities, and at the same time has the power to enable us engineer solutions to the said problems. Remember, a successful man is a problem solver!

Less complains, less dependence on goverment but more positive action. You can create your own world, with or without government support. Challenge yourself with something new, go the extra mile, create your own job(s) if the need be and become your own CEO. It’s definitely not easy but it’s achievable.

Establish a network of individuals who can turn your life around positively. This is very crucial. We all have got our circles and have our own crew. If your crew members are the clubbing type, you know where your life is headed. If they’re the investment minded, you do same. It goes on and on and on and on..

The likes of Carnegie, J.P Morgan, Vanderbilt, Rockefeller and many others begun from nowhere and ended somewhere. The only thing that draws you back is none but your very self.
Let’s try something new, make impact and live the reality.

Written By: Yeboah Kankam

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Rhymes of Life

I woke up in Mars

A desire for grants
And I was asked for brants
In the assembly of ants
To make it count
No rants!

Guy relax, no taunt
Just a plan to plant
Try as much to taint
And I will still excel by the blood paint
My Lord made me a saint
Trust me you can’t make me faint

Yesterday I dreamt
I had put on a mask
Full of marks
When I had not worked my maths
Now I’ve got to find my maps
Just then I was forced to sit on my ass
And be judged by the mass
Fortunately I woke up in mars

For this I deserve applause
Hey let me pause
Don’t ask me the cause
I chose to pursue my course
Pelosh play me some cords
As I admire the iPods
Away with the odds
And opts
It won’t break pots
But it might leave spots
Life is all sports
Don’t bring in the corps
Or you better fly into the copse
I would have to find your corpse
Whilst I pray I’m not copped
What if I made a sound of clop?
I repeat it and I have a clop-clop

Written By: Asamoah Eli

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Judge Not, Be There For People!

In my third year in the university, a first year lady committed suicide. It was a very shocking moment amidst mixed feelings and emotions. Everybody wanted to find out what could possibly cause a young girl who might have seen her dreams come to pass by making it to the university, KNUST.

Amidst the contemplations, one statement struck me; it’s been years now and I’ve never stopped reflecting on that statement. A colleague had been listening to our comments and countering the story. As if to give out his possible suggestion for what might caused for the girl to take her life, he said, ” so is it that nobody has told this girl she loves her to give her a sense of caring and protection.” As just a statement as it might be, it meant so much to me. How many people living with us long to be told they are loved at least by us? How many people living with us long for our time to have a feeling of being cared for and loved? How many people around us are living their lowest selves just because of no sense of encouragement that we never gave them? It’s sad!

We often accuse people and their character, yet we fail to see how we contributed in making them so. That girl who’s sleeping with every guy that you so much detest, have you considered it could be just a friend who would be there for her always she wanted? All the good guys will not give her this. In her bid to satisfy this need she encountered the bad guys and became this. Who are you to judge her afterwards.

We are quick to identify the weakness of others yet we fail to see how we contributed to that. Everything has its foundations. That little act of love or care you will show to somebody might be all she needed to live her dreams and true self. Don’t be the judge over lives; be there for people at all times as much as you can. It might be life to somebody!

Written By: Asamoah Eli

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Live That Dream!

They try to kill your passion

They try to shatter your dreams

They did envy the precocious you

But you said, ” I’m well focused and my vision is still in motion, my backing is sovereign from the man up there”

When you realize the only true friend you’ve got is yourself, all you do is to work hard, forget the haters and prove critics wrong

This is the original impetus for self-development

The good earth is rich and has more than enough to offer you

Why waste time to judge that which is right and wrong?

Can’t you realize you do waste too much time and zeal on many unproductive ventures?

Time wasted they say is money wasted!

Count those moments one by one

Reminisce those years day by day, then you’ll see how wasteful life has been

But it is never too late until it’s late

Yesterday is gone, yea gone forever

Today you’re saying I’m gonna do it tomorrow

Little did you know tomorrow as the saying goes never comes and even it does, you cannot promise yourself any good

Yesterday never promised you good, today is here, no promise of good either and so with tomorrow

The reality lies in moments

Moments where you seize every single opportunity and make gold out of it

When you see good in the worst while the pessimist sees the direct opposite

Be hungry for more as Oliver who always asks for more

Be ‘greedy’ for self-accomplishment and self-development

The heat is always on, the marathon is getting harder, the racers are panting profusely but the prize sits comfortably and waiting patiently to be handed over to he who rightly deserves

Fight the good fight and complete that race

Written By: Yeboah Kankam

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