THE JOURNEY TO UNDERTAKE

I have heard that the brave are not easily defeated

The warriors of our land are hard to compromise, not even Google

The journey of a thousand miles start with a single step, yes, Amazon stocks would remind

If I need humble myself and take it one after another, remind me,

If Duckduckgo would search wide than Google

Yet not known as much

Yes, if it all starts with a single step

It would be continued and completed with many footsteps already taken notice of

To he that is in haste

To he that thinks no need to continue

Togbe Klikor would demand maybe

“What pushed you to start at the first place?

What inspired you to start at the first place?

To them that resign to fate, not long enough to continue after all”

I say ‘Ayekoo, Ayekoo, Ayekoo’ to those on the journey

Which I just began so strongly

TO THAT EARS WHICH COULD NOT

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Like days of my friend Noah

When we built the ark together

Never needing a sailor

Or Master to direct the ship

No, MASTER

Or better still a captain

Where humanity of our time would not just heed to instructions

My close friend Ecclesiastes would tell you

There is time for everything

Of course there is

Especially to the king’s heart

Which lies in the hands of the creator like a river?

And what about me the pauper

Sleeping and waking up with it

Means it not that I have to slumber

I would only remember the words of my good friend

Who will dine with Queen of Beersheba

That surely a wise fellow would grow in seed-time

You know the end to that story

If to them who has the ears would not listen

Hmm, I guess those with none

Would maybe listen with cork ears

Yes, I know

For how long possible

If strive always, I may be met by time

To quicken things up

To give me rest

Until then or?

Poverty would steal me like a thief

Oh, not so nice

Is it?

MY LITTLE HOPE

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This only grows in the times the flood run and run over my humble house

Which was there before the dawn of ages?

To serve as a home to all that may possible pass by

Sojourn to places they would not remember

Talk of recounting a story from here

Where thousands would have slept and dine before

Bringing back home their lost treasures

O f all goods and goodies

So beautiful and majestic to adore in insight

For the kings sake

 

Who would know full well he could possible rule till end

If only I am correct

If it be a plant,

It shall not cease wet

For such make the hunter

Leaving early as he could

To the forest of many animals and things to hunt

But few to lay hands on legally

To remain focus at least

Why

Il n’est pas facile

When great men sit to see

Stand yet you

Not to see

 

My little hope

Which dries in the raining season?

Like a saliva

From the north-east trade wind door post

Which finally happens to wet it?

Growing it little by little

That someday

Rain possibly

It’s all about my little hope.

IF EVER TO LOOK BACK

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To the things I heard I did

This was not supposed to be encouraging

Or? No! Encouraging instead

Which could not yet be this time around, or always?

For the law of vibration

In that I can, some utensils

Like a silver

Wash them to become finally

If you ask my brother

“Do not wash your dirty linens in public”

Which I am yet to do however

Though in private

As to avoid the public after all

If ever to look back

To things tagged shame

Tagged beauty

Needs no wandering to what I would do

For the forward need a building block from behind

Which could be done best from behind, block?

Wait a minute, what if not?

The building may dangle and finally fall on my head

My future so shut

The past so dim

If ever I look back

To the things recorded by scenes and nature

To re-write my story

Which someday my Maths teacher would ask off

And finally get punished by the religious tutor

I could just image myself

As the future walked becomes past

To repair the way indeed

If it’s a rough road

To do some gravels and quota

Yes, to make it the most street travelled by

Yes, I know

Just someday

If ever I could look back.

THE GROWING TREND

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“I heard you are now a lawyer”

“Yes Togbe”

“You intend to change the course later too?”

“Yes Togbe”

“if you ever, think of this too

Days of old reigns from the dawn of ages

Where humanity has none

Than living with what it has?

You should be careful indeed

If you ask ‘Togbe Klikor’

He would tell you

The good speakers he bought

Has left him deaf

Whiles I cannot forget about ‘Devio Mama’

‘Mamaga Asignon’

She claims she regretted

Having a wife as a husband

Very soon she will be here, yes,

I know

When you ask her

“I thought it was the growing trend”

Whereas you be met with the good and bad

Take heed you follow nature’s principles

Doing what ‘Togbe Sogbolisa’, ‘Fiawo dzi fia’, requires of you

Yes, I know. The growing trend”

“Yes Togbe”

MY TAKES ON NYARUGUSU REFUGEE CAMP

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“Investing in girls’ economic and social empowerment can reduce their risks of experiencing violence,” says Kathryn Paik, the Women’s Refugee Commission’s program officer who has been working closely with the International Rescue Committee in the Nyarugusu Camp. “It equips them with the skills and resources they need to be healthy, productive adults who can contribute positively to their families’ and communities’ well-being.”

The Nyarugusu Refugee Camp is located in the north western part of Tanzania, it is however crowded because of the increasing numbers from other migrants. And now it is bursting at 200 percent of its original capacity of 50,000. Good work done by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Heidi Lehmann, director of the IRC’s Women’s Protection and Empowerment Unit, who is a major force behind the Girls Summit formation.

At least the IRC’s are doing a good job, training 380 adolescent Congolese girls among others. It is a good thing to hear that they try to build their morale and develop some handy skills for them. Also, helping girls to archive their aims and objectives is really a good thing. The food, the clothing’s, housing and just to mention a few, kudos to them.

Since this is not only done in USA but also around the World, be happy someday they would reach you too. Helping girls gain knowledge, skills and confidence is their priority. Of course should there be any crisis in the US or anywhere around, women would suffer most. It is all good when they put in their efforts to halt a particular movement or marginalization.

Moreover, it is not only about girls though, guys and the whole Masculine gender is included. If a Congolese migrant like Ilunga Malea Shabani is giving access to go out and do minor jobs on taking permission, it should be something encouraging. At least he has the right to work and earn a living. Though this may not be a frequent thing as due to circumstances, it is cool. It is all about making the refugees feel at home and giving them hopes for the future. It is a first-class thing as well. In his case, he has not seen his parents for 18 solid years. And now he has missed home though he may not recall the journey very well. He has people to tend to, he has a place to sleep and some money to earn, and how much could you possibly ask for again? You can imagine some young men doing the job for UNHCR as translators. In one way or the other, they are made to feel at home and of useful entity.

Finally, with the UN, IRC, WRC among other institutions helping solidly to create a brighter future for these refugees, I do not think that Africa’s youth are wasted in refugee camps as my friend Azad Essa would say.

The Women’s Refugee Commission. The WRC is releasing a report on July 31 intended to help humanitarian actors better identify and address the unique needs of adolescent girls in displacement and crisis settings. The report includes initial findings from the IRC’s work in the Nyarugusu refugee camp. This is also very helpful as it may give one any in-depth analysis as to the current and forwarding situations. So you see why won’t you yet keep your fingers cross and let’s see what the WRC has to offer?

 

MY TAKES ON IRELAND GAY MARRIAGE VOTE

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Same Sex- Marriage or Gay has taken grounds rapidly especially in Europe. Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender Rights {LGBT} would be nothing common to a 10-year-old girl in some of these European Countries.

The recent popular vote by the people of Ireland has triggered something in my thought. In fact it is the first country to accept by popular vote. When it all began with Cicero, it quickly moved to Richard John Jack Baker and James Michael McConnell in the 1970’s,with the history of same-sex unions during ancient times, which consisted of unions ranging from informal and temporary relationships to highly ritualized unions, it continues to be now a modern state-recognized thing; same sex-marriage.

It is rather in despicable how we treat these kinds of issues. We often take it on a lighter note. Oh yes of course I know we are in a ‘modern age’. For the one word ‘modernization’, we tend to think that of course we have to adapt to just things we find pleasure in. Especially to those in Europe, same-sex marriage is not a new thing anymore. Think about it, if you would have to change at every bit in the name of ‘modernization’ what would you be turning into. Just ask yourself. It is not about modernization, it is about how you perceive the world from the beginning of creation. If God, which I know some of you do not still believe that he does exist {would talk about that someday later} was to bring another Adam into the scene instead of Eve, how would it be like?

“If it is about child-bearing that is no problem”. Why, the advent of technology. Of course technology has aided us in so diverse ways. Mind you, to every good thing, there is a bad absolutely. If technologies has rallied us round to recognize that we can in plant sperms and hopefully change the genital organs, does it imply that you should crowd on it? You marry man to man, woman to woman. And then the adoption idea comes. Fine, you adopt a girl child if you a gay, so he grows up to call who Daddy, and who Mommy, same genders? You can imagine the generation of beings you are already introducing into our world.

In addition to this, you have to understand that there is a limitation to everything under this Sun. You have to understand that to every rule there is an exception. Always I have the right, I have the freedom, too? To do whatever that I want. You could imagine the right that was exhibited by the people of Sodom and Gomorrah and the aftermath {Genesis 19:5-10}. I hope you know the story. If that right was just legal in the sight of the Angles, would they have smote the people with blindness on their pressing?

It is not about being in Europe but measures to undertake to ensure that it does not cross over to Africa or to the other countries. You sit in Ouagadougou, and tell yourself “Of course they should enjoy themselves, it is not in my country.” I give you ‘Ayekooo’. There is an adage in the Ewe language which I translate literally that, “if you see your neighbours bear burning, quickly put a pot of water beside your own.” It means that you should not take anything for granted. “I was deeply saddened by the result,” Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state, said at a conference in Rome on Tuesday night. “The church must take account of this reality, but in the sense that it must strengthen its commitment to evangelisation. I think that you cannot just talk of a defeat for Christian principles, but of a defeat for humanity.” Of course a defeat for humanity! He is the Vatican’s top diplomat; he is seen as second only to the pope in the church’s hierarchy, which remarks represents the most damning assessment of the Irish vote by a senior church official to date. So you see it is not only about our country but our religion as well.

Finally, a colleague would whisper into my ears, “We are always talking about it but not much improvement?” assuming you convince your neighbour the detrimental act he or she may think of engaging in it to stop, would she not have given it a second thought? I tell you, it is all about prayers. Of course prayers can move mountains. Mind you, behind every act there is a force.

Do you always have to think about technology, freedom and right, no relation to your country, modernization, experimenting with everything you think is cool? For your information, just yesterday Greenland’s parliament unanimously approves same-sex marriage with effect from October 1, 2015.

Maybe you would be familiar with this, “curiosity, kills the cat”

What about this ““if you see your neighbour bears burning, quickly put a pot of water beside your own.” Ayekoooooo!