Let Me Go Home To My Africa

Inspired by Zainab Abdallah and Michael Buble

Sawaba…
Sawaba…
Sawabaeee……
Helsoles!

If I could
If I could come back home
To the truth
And if only I could
Come back home to the love,
The family I fondly miss
If I could
If I could be the clocker
And purge the beads of time from ticking,
If I could and wouldn’t have made those choices

And I am coming home
To that truth
I am coming home
For the love

If I could share my last penny
If I could
Walk that mile just to make you smile,
If I could
Hold on the beauty,
The magical gem of life
And arouse thy emotions to the rivers of still
If I could and wouldn’t have made you sad

And for that,
I am coming home
To the truth
I am coming home
For the love

If I could avert those mistakes
If I could
If I had not stroke you with insults,
Jerked thy ego with a blunt blade
If I hadn’t
If I could be the Angel
And flap my wings to your holy path
If I could and wouldn’t have been that prodigal son

And for this,
I am coming home
To the love
I am coming home
For the truth

If I could
If I could mount the seat of leadership
And only if I could
I wouldn’t have dreamt of things that never were
If I could
We all, would have weaved the journey into tomorrow
By making space for the yet unborn,
Than sow war and mould bombs, that calls for tombs

And one for all
I am coming home
To the joy
I am coming home
For the love

If I could
And if I could be Julius Nyerere,
Nelson Mandela, Kwame Nkrumah,
Nnamdi Azikiwe, Seretse Khama,
Jommo Kenyatta, Milton Obote,
O.R. Tambo, Kenneth Kaunda,
Then I am here now

I have come home
For the truth
I have come home
To the love
I have come home
To my history
I have come
For my culture
I have come home
To my Africa.

Copyright © 08-06-2012
Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah
(Ghana)

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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