Biography of HAKAM ABUBAKAR
He grew up in Kumasi where he attended New Oxford International School. While there he was awoken to his talent as an able writer. In 2008 he graduated to Kumasi Academy. Regardless of adopting Science as his discipline of learning, he pursued his dream as a poet and writer. He wrote a lot of poems and creative writings that earned him several critical acclaims from teachers. He was the editor of the 2011/2012 ACADEMICIAN magazine, through which he had interactions with popular and gained exposure as an editor.
In August 2012, he worked as the Associate Editor for 24 Hours Newspaper. He is currently one of the cherished poets of BACK TO ROOT POETRY GROUP (founded in 2011) and has performed poetry for the group. He writes articles, stories and poems on social, religious and fictional genres. He draws inspirations as a writer from writers like Naa Afarley Sackeyfio, Chinua Achebe, Khalil Gibran and others. Hakam believes that writing, whatever its kind, is a meritorious venture. He is of the view that in writing, there exist solutions to the myriads of problems that man faces. He still continues to pursue writing as a unique responsiblity.
HAKAM ABUBAKAR Poems
I write these words Full of ecstasy My malady has gone by
To Joe, Who Misunderstood It.
Yes, i believe perfection reigns For perfection, you and i crave But in those who claim perfect souls
New Year Contemplation
Life takes new turns as time wanes A lot said, a lot done; what remains? I sprint into ardent prayer as a new year calls on me; to live again, and my affairs steer
A Stab Of Guilt
I've seen melancholy engulf your face for your pain and tension have resurfaced
Let alone my pain and distress The hope lost at the toss of a coin Let alone the uncertain progress The queue of optimism I'll always join
I write these words Full of ecstasy My malady has gone by No more I am
With You It Will End.
There I saw you santer As I sheltered under the mango Over your raven hair I wonder My eyes set gawping at it
Verities Of Nature.
The night will always be followed by a morning And nature shall always assume its verities
Song Of 2010
Verily i realised the fixity As the days showed versatility Hence hid no verity. It's pleasure i never sated
The Night Before Dawn
The day has ended The sun gives way to the night Soon the sky will be free Of flocking birds
I Was Self Seeking
I could have made it out
Willy nilly You are leaving
Stare not at me Your face i wish not to see
For All You Rendered
Knowing i wanted You gave and were true I did ask, but dithered But willingly, you took me through
For All You Rendered
Knowing i wanted
You gave and were true
I did ask, but dithered
But willingly, you took me through
For all, and all you rendered
I say thanks to you
For the knowledge imparted
Your order is my do
I remain indebted
My reverence you have too.