March 1, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah






Growing up,

in a sad village

where the town was lazy

and the lands unfriendly

with the fingers of the people


I wondered how the orphaned vineyard survived

the dry harmattan winds

and how the rivulets survived

without the tears of a river


I pondered over how the nights yawned

in tiredness

by the spells of the day

but had the deepest conviction

that joy will come in the morning


I was amazed at the poor mystery

where crows triumphed

over the jackets of scarecrows


It was like a mirage

on the jaws of a desert

a fight into an unknown fear

a lost smile in a moody cloud

a journey farther away from food

a path that displeased begging


But, time after time,

dream with actions,

prayer after prayer

and humility in love

I was told,

the spirits fought each other

through my passport of perseverance.


He’s God

His kiss

Offers a right of rights

even in a lonely ghostly place

of unsung lyrics.













Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah

Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah was born in Ghana, in December 1984. Michael is an avid poet whose poems have been translated into other languages including Greek, Croatian and Polish. His work has been widely published in anthologies and several prominent international journals. Michael was awarded the Kostis Palamis prize for poetry as well as possessing an honorary diploma in poetry (Greece 2011). In 2012 Michael was awarded the prestigious National Youth Achievers Award (NYAA) in Ghana.


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