Denial Of My World

Where am I?

Where am I-

that I cannot be cheese of happiness and success

Where am I?

Where am I-

that I cannot  stand against this defenseless storm

of reflexes and illusions

Where am I?

Where am I-

in diffused billow smoke roll

Where am I?

that I hardly feel the warmth of trees and hear the buzz of bees

but sneeze of “Etsie”, and deep sighs of hmmm

Where am I?

Why am I-

soaked in misery at day and hopelessness at night,

unlike where I aged,

the haven of Eden and Adam

Where am I?

Who am I-

that I sob in tears

and call for manna to grease my fears

Where am I?

Of different colors and distorted thoughts

screwed with threats of daggers and bullets

scared of brutalities and tease of inequality

But I opine,

“We are hybrids of one royal blood, and angelic cells”.

Why am I?

messaging that we are no island, but one people

Where am I?

A world of sand in disguise and atrocities

Is where I surely am

But I ask? “To whom does this land of sand belong?”

that a million children die a day

of starvation, tsunamis and wars.

To whom?

Let bygones be bygones

and allow the past to mend its own wounds

To whom do we surrender these shames?

Again, let bygones be bygones

and with a strive of iconic breath and common heart,

we can create a Paradise of our own,

‘Coz a heart saved, is a soul won.

To whom, and where?

Let bygones be bygones

And,

with a renewal of our art

we can pat each one at the back

and smile to the natural serenity we uphold

by creating a home for all

through silence, to a call to “Peace”,

and love for “Humanity”.

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Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah

Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah lives in Ghana and an African Poet. International Poetry congresses and festivals have included his poetry presentations and writings in their programs. He is an award-winning poet and has participated in Poetry events, readings in and out of Ghana, including Greece. As a Kostis Palamas poetry prize winner and Guest editor of Poetry Space-UK, he is being published widely in Literary Journals, Anthologies and newspapers in the UK, Canada, India, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, Pakistan, Hungary, Greece, USA and other web hosting literary Magazines. He uses his form of poetry in projecting brotherhood of peace, love and beauty in all style, and a distinguished member of United Poets Laureate International (upli-USA), World poetry Canada, Ghana Association of Writers’ (GAW) among others. Michael’s poems have been translated into other languages such as polish by Piotr Balkus, Croatian by Vinko Kalinic, Hungarian by Istvan Dabi and read on Co-op radio 102.7 in Canada by Ariadne Sawyer He is a Project Support Executive of Rakes Company Limited, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies from the University of Cape Coast and finds poetry as a tool of promoting peace and conquering the opponent with love. He is about writing his first poetry book. You can reach the Poet at kmsogh@gmail.com and blogs on www.mkksomuah.wordpress.com

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