Biography of Alvin Mingle
My name is Alvin Albert Okoe Mingle, born and raised in Accra, Ghana. I schooled in Achimota Secondary School where I took my GCE O & A Levels before proceeding to the United Kingdom. I undertook my tertiary education at the Loughborough University in Leicestershire and remained in the United Kingdom for most of my adult life.
My love for literature and poetry was kindled from infancy from reading with my mother. Teachers such as 'Ringo' have had a particular impact in my life and my love for the arts.
Alvin Mingle Poems
Mighty Are You Lord
I sat beneath the clear blue skies And gazed at the beauty of your works
Where I Want To Be
The deep blue sea, Velvet, Mauve, Cucumber, Cream Held on the lawns of the Mount Nelson Tea, Tea, Earl Grey Tea
My Dear One
My confidant, my keeper, my friend How cruel can death be?
Look into the Light The stars are so bright The layers of life peel away Has this burden come to stay?
The Totem Pole
Dancing around the Totem Pole They turn here; they turn there
Lord, grant me eyes to see The hands that guide my feet by night
Do not cry for me when the end draws nigh
Separate us from the cords that bind us together Release us from the pains that we share
I stand at the top and shout But no one hears my cry
The Love Of A Daughter
You came into my life At a time I needed you most
Ode To 'H'
Deliver me O Lord My heart cannot rest Even as "H" crosses these fjords Help us get thru this test
Her beauty knows no bounds The timbre of her name resounds Her eyes blaze like fire Never to retire
Look to the East Amidst the Haze
I go to bed I sleep, I cry
I go to bed
I sleep, I cry
I see myself fly
To mountains & hills above
To valleys & lows below
I sleep, I cry
I wake up and I die
(Feb 2014, Accra)