Bleeding Call - Nana Agyemang Ofosu


Tell the winds of the south
To blow up north
To replace the winds of the desert
For the hot dry winds have drunk
The waters of my fields

Tell the heroes and warriors of the west
To come to the east
To save my children
Who are drowned by the greed of my first borns

Tell they who take from my pouch
That my children need to sleep on a couch
For their backs have ached for long
For years have they tilled the land
And yet bare on the floor they sleep

Tell those wise sons and daughters of mine
That I do miss them; and I do lay for them a wreathe
To those returning send message
That the old mother is dying from rot

And now to those who are here
Let the winds be still
And peace inundate our barrels
I see in the hourglass distant good tidings
Booming and waiting to be tapped
When my coast is cleared of debris.



"Bleeding Call" is the fourth of our series of poems on the Harmattan. New entries will be posted each week, and collected here.

9 comments:

Jonas said...

Well Nana, your poem is not bad in the least. I actually like it but I shall give you the details later.

MASTER APPIAH GRANT\ said...

NANA I THINK THAT WAS TECHNICALLY GOOD. YOUR VERSION OF THE TOPIC GIVES ME THE KNOWLEDGE OF HOW MUCH YOU WENT ABOUT THE NARRATION. GOOD WORK BROTHER!

Adjei Agyei-Baah said...

Love the metaphorical use of the WINDS in your piece though there wasn't much focus on the Harmattan;I will still remember the WINDS that brought the sailors to our shores since touched that.

Adjei Agyei-Baah said...

Does blogger.com create room for editing of text.I need help from any one

Darko Antwi said...

Welldone Nana. It's as usaual an enjoyable one from you. Keep it up sir.

To Adjei. I have wondered before why I haven't been able to correct the factual, gramatical & typing errors I've made over the years. To the best of my knowledge, i don't think blogger has a room for text editing. May someone else help!

Rob Taylor said...

On the editing front: my understanding is that if you create an account and log in when you leave a comment, you can go back and delete it (and then post a corrected version). I don't think they have a system yet to edit comments you've already posted, though.

Also, if you have posted without logging in, you can't go back and delete comments (as Blogger has no way of knowing if you are, in fact, the original poster).

Hope that helps.

Rob Taylor said...

p.s. As the editor of the site I can delete any comments (though I can't edit them either), so you can always send me an email if you want something removed.

Adjei Agyei-Baah said...

@ Darko and Roy, thanks for your help.I'll give it a try

Nana Jabuu Agyemang said...

Thanks to you all for your comments. you will always have the best of me.