Nana Sampson

Rookie - 47 Points (5th March / Ghana-Obuasi)

Africa - Poem by Nana Sampson

God made everything to be free and fair
and forever he'd shown us His care
and gave everyone his flair
so that the world would see and understand His glare

look at what is happening in Somalia
genocide and hunger have made them inferior
see what is also happening in Libya
selfishness and greed have been their superior

bribery and corruption is the case
whom-you-know is what we now face
Nigeria, Ghana and the like are already on the chase
bribery and corruption has already set the pace

nevertheless we are the origin of culture
from time immemorial our tradition is what we nurture
and from cradle to the grave our ethics we administer
yes, we show the true meaning of nature

Africa, of which nature can boast
gold and diamond are what we raise for a toast
oil and cocoa always fill our coast

we have all nature has got
our pride and dignity our ancestors have fought
God has given us everything His love has thought
yet greed and selfishness has destroyed everything we've toiled and bought

Comments about Africa by Nana Sampson

  • Hans Vr (12/28/2011 6:40:00 AM)

    Very good poem. A true and very strong message to the world. Not only in Africa, greed has ruled the minds of too many people. I think it is a global disease.

    I like the rays of hope in th fourth stanza.

    There is indeed a strong medicine to cure the disease of greed. Nurturing good ethics, kindness, honesty, humbleness and so on. What we can achieve with this medicine as an individual may seem futile at first, but after a while we really can see the many chain reactions it triggers. Many triggered chain reactions of goodness die a spontaneous dead, but many also survive for very long and somehow if we can trigger enough chain reactions of goodness, one day greed will start to melt away. Each of us really can make a difference.

    Very good and thought provoking poem. Well written
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  • (12/25/2011 2:09:00 PM)

    strong, passionate piece... a call to destiny! (Report) Reply

  • (12/25/2011 1:20:00 PM)

    A very powerful poem. A great write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 25, 2011

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