Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese

Rookie (1965 / Abor, Volta Region, Ghana)

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Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese is a Ghanaian poet, playwright and scholar. Currently he is a lecturer at The Ohio State University in the United States. He received his elementary education in Ghana at Abor Roman Catholic Primary School and later his secondary education at Abor and Kpandu secondary schools. Throughout this period his Grandma never left him uninformed of who he is. The basic ... more »

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Best Poem of Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese

Can’t Promise Anything

I can't promise you roses
which bloom of brilliant red
but I promise, when you need me
as much as possible
I will be here for you

I can't promise you perfection
for perfection I am not
I am like the rose
thorns are all I've got
and tears are what I know

I can't promise you wealth
with money to shower away
the old pains that engulf you
but I can give you my love
to share throughout each day

I can't promise you the stars
for they are out of my reach
but I can show you how to walk
gently through your stormy nights
I’ll hold ...

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