This world is full of injustice
Injustice is all we hear and see
Despite the sea being just to all its inhabitants
Injustice engulfs us and beckons at our door each day
We are ignorant of the past
And yet pretend to walk into the future
How is it possible when we have no knowledge of the past?
My message to the world is for mankind to be conscious of the past
I am a man of the past living in the present to guide my people into the future
Certainly the message from where I belong
We have been in the wilderness for far too long
All because we rise up against injustice anytime it shows its head
We have been killed far too many times but we refuse to die
We have a message that needs to be told
To both the old and young
Ying and Yang
Hear my message and my loud cry
We refuse to settle for chauvinism
We refuse to settle for anything short of quality
Birds are crying from afar
The air blows the message my way
Arise and fight chauvinism
Arise and fight against maltreatment of women
Stand up and fight against wars in Africa and Asia
Stand up and kick against child labour
Arise and fight against imperialism and corruption
My message is so long
But time isn't on our side
As I need to hide my voice
Hide my voice because we're not safe
Tribal and political killings all around us
The ass is running for shelter and so are humans
Ants are even fighting for cover
My message is clear as the air
We detest all the wars and hatred around us
My message is long and must continue in your minds
As you picture all the violence we face in your mind's eye
I am for peace but when I talk, I am for war
Or maybe my voice pierces the heart of the heartless
My Message - Julian Adomako-Gyimah
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SO PLAIN A MESSAGE.
Julian's verse opens with an assured line: 'This world is full of injustice', and ends with this uncertainty: 'Or maybe my voice pierces the heart of the heartless'. What a clever and modest way of sending a global 'Message' of his own!
The dozens of lines inbetween the aforementioned (alpha & omega)lines are equally strategic. Each plays a key role in delivering his 'Message'.
This poem could be reviewed as plain and simple. Perhaps 'too' simple. Yet we can't dismiss the fact that it carries the momentum of truth, which so many writers have shied away from - or adulterated it with unnecessary caricature.
Titles such as 'Crying Mama' and 'My Message' are typical of Julian's heartbeat for a degenerated world.
Hence, it's always a privilege to read from this literary pioneer - because it gives reader's the valuable access into the mind of a principal but disciplined artist.
It's a blessing we have people like you, Julian.
Thanks for the warm words Darko Antwi and we certainly need to come up with direct poems that pierce the heart of the heartless who yearn to see so many innocent children and women not forgetting mankind in general die..... Keep writing and let's remember that cowards die many times before their death............ let's win the war against injustice with the pen
Ayekoo, Julian. Keep the fire burning!
I can clearly thank you poets and critics in Ghana and the Diaspora, you have made poetry much more enjoyable. Continue to write and set forth a foundation for the next generation. Welldone Julian
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