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I Walked a Lonely Road

I walked a lonely road

It didn’t seem all pleasant nor easy

Guarded by a conviction in heart

I could never deny nor ignore

Even when I want to follow friends

And fulfill desires of family

And take the road

Prepared and Organized by men

I just couldn’t

That lonely road I walked

That still voice which burdened my heart I followed

I know not where it is taking me to

I know not the extent of roughness

Neither the thorns and rocks I will encounter

But I trust the voice I followed

It might not be all rosy I know

But the conviction that I will love the end

Makes it an easy road to walk

One day I will stand tall to say

I walked a lonely road

I had no idea where it will take me

But I just trusted the voice guiding me

And I followed

It was not all rosy

It was not all pleasant

But it was a walk worth the walk

One day I will stand proud and say The voice I obeyed

The lonely road I took

It made the difference

I walked a lonely road!

Written By: Asamoah Eli

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Letter To My Unborn Son

Dear son,
I know you are somewhere out there staring at me. Honestly, I also can’t wait to have you here with me. Son, it is evident that mummy is nowhere near ready to host you in her womb, how much more bringing you to this planet.
Daddy on the other hand can cause your coming to this planet any time.However my conscience had always embattled me and keeps haunting me whenever I decide to make such a move, especially in these times I’m jobless, and your grand-parents still paying my fees, providing me shelter and apparently all my needs. Son, don’t you think it will be so unwise, unfair and uncultured to host you in grandpa’s abode? How will he bear such a pressure, he catering for your uncles and aunties has never been easy and friendly. Grand-pa never rushed, as his son, growing up in my daddy’s (your grand-pa) home and comfort had always been an undisputed pleasure and happiness. Having decided to emulate and excel like him, I have emphatically decided not to trigger your coming to this world any moment from now. My number one reason being my unreadiness and immaturity to host you. I know how it feels to be virtual but I can assure you that with the Heavens on my side, you’ll soon become a real being to enjoy the pleasures and delicacies I’m sweating over for you.
Son, I know somewhere your mum is so ambitious to be a complete woman, and as I write to you she isn’t kidding with her studies and has been vibrant and fruitful in the things entrusted to her. This character of hers will make her my number one choice and such is the kind of woman I’m recommending for you and will be hoping to see you settle with. I want you to see far beyond a woman’s beauty. See beyond physical appearance and reach out for a woman of substance; a woman who’s got your back wherever and whenever you’re down to zero, a woman who is godly, virtuous and prayerful. Behind my much-anticipated success, there is this beautiful, wonderful and God-given gift who is your mother to be.
Son, your grand dad never promised me the whole world. He said to me ” etire nte a, y3n gyae 3ky3 soa ” literally translated as ” so long as we have got our heads on, we will not stop putting on a cap”. He simply instilled in me that there is no rest for man, as such I have to value time, strive through and make the best out of life for you, myself, your mum and your other siblings. Son, I believe that success is not for the weak; it is but for those who embrace difficulty and defy all odds to make feasible plans a dream come true. This is how I have trained myself to philosophy.
My beloved son, your mum and I have been so patient and focused all this while just to make you feel at home until your destined time to be with us is certain; when you will surely be the feather in my cup. Finally son, I have tuned my mind to the frequency of not disappointing you, your mum and myself as well. I will never let five minutes of immediate pleasure with a woman cause a perturbation in my lifetime reputation.
I know one day your mummy will be ready and I’m going to be the most loving and caring dad you would ever have.

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Inspirational

Believe You To Be

In a world where everyone can be anything they say

Yet people have got dreams created for you

And what they would want you to be in their minds

They create the future they will want for you

Family seems to have carved dreams for you

Friends who believe in you

And feels should be looking up to you

Disagree with the paths you are threading

Too many questions to answer

And yes I’ve got the answers

Yet ever misunderstood

My tongue seems to have changed when I try to explain

Or is it their hearing sense that changed

That made them never understood me ?

Oh the lonely road I took

The course you have decided to follow they don’t understand

There is an easier road

It will not offer you all of life’s goodies

But you are assured of much

…In a world where you can be anything

In a world where there’s will

In a world where you have the power to choose

Choose to live your dream

Choose to live purpose

Be yourself!

Live great

Written By: Asamoah Eli

#8DNetwork

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Inspirational

The Road Less Travelled

I walked a road

It was all muddy and rough;

It was a hard road

I walked a lonely road

I watched on as everyone took the smooth road by my side

The road was broad enough to accommodate everyone

It had not much roses

But enough for everyone

With this road we know what to expect;

There are no thorns and mud

There’s enough for yourself and family

Beyond that is a fallacy and false wish

A thousand people still walked on

Oh they won’t even wait to gaze on my hard road for a second

I walked a lonely road!

The hard road I took;

I’ve got to explain to everyone

Yet ever misunderstood

Why will you take the road everyone avoids!

A folly of madness

I walked a lonely road

It might be rough and muddy

It might be thorny

But there must be something beyond it no man knew and saw

There might be roses beyond the rough

These roses will bless a million lives

It will bring joy to the hearts of many

It will restore life to the dying soul

It will make me responsible for somebody’s hope and belief in God

Oh the lonely road I walked!

I walked a lonely road

Hard and tough it might be

Yet the joy of impact and blessing I will be to my world and God ultimately

Makes me endure it

So I walk the lonely road

Written By: Asamoah Eli

#8DNetwork

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Inspirational, Life

Reach for Greatness

After a long period of hard work

And we are left with relaxing and resting to see the yield and outcome

And yet what seems to be presented to us be ye darkness and uncertainties

We are relaxed

And unshakable

We know the reward of hard work

We know things might seem unpleasant

There might be no sign of rain yet

But hey

It shall surely rain

This is the greatest certainty I found in hard work

Will a hard ground remain hard after several punches from the mallet and axe?

Or will the sky seem bright still after smoking from the earth for long?

After a long day of hard work

Take all the time off to relax and chill

For certainly the reward is showing up

A night experience

Culminating in light

Even Grace

A dream told;

The manifestation of greatness awaits!

A story shared;

The trails of greatness unfolded

Written By: Isaac Eli

#8DNetwork

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Inspirational

Identity

Many times we’ve prayed

We’ve desired

And even pictured

A life full of roses

And never thorns

A life of incessant Joy

And seldom pain

A thrilling life only

And never a dark day

Of a truth no man loves hard times

But when you decide to live an uncommon life

When you begin to pursue the road to extraordinary

You begin to see things differently

You welcome what the ordinary man will avoid

You don’t rejoice only in good times

But in tough times as well

For tough times come to make you better and stronger

How many a man appreciates the brightness of the brightest lamp when it’s day?

But when there’s darkness

We do see the brightness of the lamp and admire it

And even praise it

When tough times come

It’s an opportunity to manifest what we are made of

The virtues we’ve acquired for ourselves in our closet are brought forth

And unfolded before men is our true identity;

Even the gold we purchased for ourselves in our closet

A golden identity

Manifesting in fire

Uncanny nature

Exhibiting buoyancy

Telling our story

Revealing the glory

Written By: Gideon Asenso Mensah

#8DNetwork

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Africa & Beyond, Nationalism

Nkrumah Never Dies

On this day (September, 21) in 1909 a legend was born. A legend who dedicated his life and struggle to the African people. A legend who had a vision and a mission. A vision to see 100s of years ahead of his time. A mission to bring African people together from all parts of the world. To make them believe in themselves and to make them unleash the greatness within them.

A man who lived and died with Africa on his lips. A man who led by example and not words. A man who could think and see ahead of his contemporaries.

A man who went to Prison for his belief in African freedom and self determination. A man who was shot at, and got bombs detonated at just for his belief in African unity.

This was a man who believed in African ingenuity and unity. He saw the potential and greatness of the black race in the contribution to human progress. He saw how the African has been taught to hate himself and to see anything foreign as superior.

But no, he was betrayed by his own African people. They couldn’t see through his visions. They could not see what he was seeing. He tried all his best to make them understand but no, he was doing a cos 90 job . For he was not a man of his generation. His knowledge and foresight was far beyond their understanding.

At last, he was killed by a cancer of betrayal.

And up till this day, more than five decades after he was removed, the people who betrayed him still has no clue as to how to run a nation. They have no clue as to how to generate electricity or issue a passport.

He achieved in 6 years what his betrayers cannot achieve in 50years

This man was Kwame Nkrumah.

And when he died, he had no single property in his name unlike his opponents who built mansions in their colonial master’s countries and saved money in their banks to grow imperial economies.

And despite his death, his ideas and ideals still live on. Let us learn from Nkrumah’s sense of patriotism and self sacrifice and renew our loyalties to the African state and not just the carved out boundaries imposed on us by the colonists.

The torch he lit, shall burn forever because

” Kwame Nkrumah Never Dies”

Written By: Shiraz Nantogma (Afro Prince)

A proud member of KNUST Writer’s Association

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Nobody Knows Tomorrow

Whenever you are dealing with people, always remember there is tomorrow and you might need them tomorrow.

Life is like a moving wheel, sometimes you are up and sometimes you are down. Sometimes we destroy the bridges that we might need to help us cross back tomorrow.

Sometimes we treat people as though there is never going to be tomorrow. We sometimes act as though we will never need help from any one. Remember there’s tomorrow.

Joseph helped the cupbearer in prison and later the cupbearer connected Joseph with Pharaoh. Imagine how Portiphar’s wife felt when she heard Joseph was now the Governor of Egypt after she had falsely accused him. The brothers who sold Joseph ended up being fed by him. Don’t ever think of going to the extreme with your offenders, they might be rescuers tomorrow.

The little help you give to people today will profit you tomorrow. For what goes around surely comes around and what a man sows will he definitely reap. Do well to focus on your life and the advancement of the path you’ve chosen to tread on. You might look down upon somebody today; he or she might be the employer who will pay you to make a living. Hesitate not to apologize when you err. Success is a continuum of the connections you establish, those who you meet, those who will turn your life around for the good. You can never do it alone. Somebody needs you and you need somebody.

Be good to the people on your way up the ladder because you’ll meet them on your way down.

There is tomorrow folks!

Written By: Kwabena Nyame Jr.

#8DNetwork

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Inspirational, Spirituality

He Never Fails!

A sound life
A walk with graces
And Even on roses
Accompanied by the grandeur and fragrance of incessant goodness
And never a reason to dream and consider thorns
Yes thorns
Thorns of frustrations and disappointments
No man prays for

Yet thorny times will surely come
And when they come we do not breakdown and give up
We see an opportunity in it
To manifest the glory of God
And at the end
We have a cause
To sing along the lines of a composer;
If I never had a problem
I will never know my God can solve it
Through it all
I have learnt to trust in Jesus
And I have learnt to trust in God

Why I’m not scared of dark times?
I want to live all my life glorifying God;
For his glory is manifested when tribulations show up
I want to live trusting The Lord Jesus everyday;
I’ve learnt to trust in him in all my tribulations
And in it I see how mighty He is
And how ever loving God, he’s been all my life
And yet I failed to see
Because everything seemed sound
But now I know
He’s the good and powerful God I can’t have enough of

Written By : Kwabena Nyame Jr.

#8DNetwork

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Spirituality

I’ve learnt to Trust in God

Many times I’ve prayed
I’ve desired
I’ve longed for
I never saw them happen
Perhaps during that time
I was down
And felt disappointed
Even in God

But today when I looked back
There’s a certain joy and gratitude that springs forth from my heart
Not because I’ve seen my prayers answered today
But because God never made them happen
When I imagine what a calamity it could have been getting those prayers and desires fulfilled
I mellow
And bow down
And lift up my voice and say
Lord I thank you.

I thought I knew what I wanted and needed
I thought I could love myself more than you do
I forgot you are the all loving God
You loved me without a cause and unconditionally
I might never have agreed to that
But today , looking back
I’m awed by your love

You never answered those prayers But today
I’m grateful you never did
Today I would have wished they never happened
Today I would still have prayed To you to take them away

Today I’ve got a cause to sing along the lines of a musician
…🎼through it all I’ve learnt to trust in Jesus
Through it all I’ve learnt to trust in God🎸

Written By: Isaac Eli

#8DNetwork

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