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
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
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
Ode To 'H'
Deliver me O Lord My heart cannot rest Even as "H" crosses these fjords Help us get thru this test
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
Mighty Are You Lord
I sat beneath the clear blue skies And gazed at the beauty of your works
The Love Of A Daughter
You came into my life At a time I needed you most
My Dear One
My confidant, my keeper, my friend How cruel can death be?
Look to the East Amidst the Haze
I go to bed I sleep, I cry
The Warrior Queen
Some call her Operkoh Broni We know her as the Major The lone female Warrior Amongst seven pillars of rock
Look into the Light The stars are so bright The layers of life peel away Has this burden come to stay?
The Warrior Queen
Some call her Operkoh Broni
We know her as the Major
The lone female Warrior
Amongst seven pillars of rock
She stands tall and proud
Running to and fro
As she leads the warrior tribes
Down the Lokko Road
To pay homage to her Nubian folk