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Sunday, February 28, 2010

When will sanity prevail on our roads?

This hot afternoon, Sunday February 28 2010, I came across this truck on the Tech-Adum stretch of the Kumasi-Accra road. Certainly I do not know where it’s coming from and heading to, but the threat of this vehicle to human life and property I surely could imagine. Pedestrians and other motorists looked on in awe as the truck wobbled along and road and attempted negotiating sharp curves. All I could ask myself was ‘FOR HOW LONG?’
Road safety campaigners estimate road accidents, resulting in loss of human lives and injuries, cost the nation some 165 million US dollars annually, representing 1.6 percent of Ghana’s Gross Domestic Product

Surely, the nation must think through pragmatic measures to sanitize the roads but barring truck-loads like this from plying our roads do not require any brainstorming. Some persons in authority must be made to ACT and act NOW!

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Thursday, February 25, 2010


Wow! You cannot but be amazed!
Only hypocrites resist second look
Her dazzling eyes sparkling like diamonds
A smooth skin of an African queen
Model-like legs and shape to behold
And a backside that send men panicking
Her front view, a sure winner of any Beauty Pageant
Always smiling to reveal good mouth goods

Her popular name is sizzle
Called by all but none
Always willing, accessible and ready
A pride of those who could approach boldly
Just forget your status, image or taste
The colourful paper is a password to cyber Ville
Sometimes she snubs the sadist,
Humiliate the humble and mum the muggings
And most often she does it for fun
‘Enjoy Yourself While a Youth’, her motto

She never thought that some seen innocent were guilty
Until her ignorance turned to stupidity
Caution had not being part of her game
The Highly Infectious Vamp never thought HIV is real
Until she exchanged men’s aid for AIDS
A predicament from nowhere with no future

Rumours spread far and wide of her POSITIVE Test
And soon all started loving to hate her
Family, Friends, Fianc├ęs found wanting
Suddenly exhausted all earnings on life saving remedies
Thinking and wondering rendered her insecure
Now the once eagle-watchers run on seeing her
Avoiding her touch of negative infection
Shame and fear keep her indoors
Keeping the idol object from people’s eyes

The youthful days never got to maturity
As days went by with no assistance
She withered away like a Saharan flower in hammattan
Her balloon-like gadgets turned to writing pads
Her skin competing with the bones for space
And the eyes hid from the face to the skull
As all her tight clothing turned oversized

She lay in an act of a slow painful death
The thing of beauty couldn’t last forever
Now she’s become an evil saint
In wait for a divine intervention
O! She cries, ‘I wish I had…’

© Kofi Adu Domfeh

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Invictus: The Mandela Poem

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela (prisoner number 46664) from Robben Island Prison, where he was held for 27 years under the apartheid system in South Africa.

In commemorating this day, read ‘Invictus’: a poem by English poet, William Ernest Henley, which was written on a scrap of paper on his prison cell while Madiba was incarcerated. According to Mandela, the poem helped him cope with the pain of injustice and imprisonment.


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.


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