The Battle Is The Lord’s


This is a piece written by my friend James D. Makumator for a theater production he featured in recently. It focuses on the recent election petition…. pretty cool!

Peace! Peace!! Peace!!!

Justice or no Justice, you’ve got to practice what you preach

The tensions keep rising

The police keep flexing, the masses are whining

This is unprecedented but is it necessary?

Nonetheless, we are all here in one piece,

Enjoying our early morning weekday traffic “madness” as well as the ever intriguing Friday night life.

Ghanaians like their “gbonyo parties”, their all-night services and their live band fashion.

So I wonder who will be willing to let go these things

Just to help someone achieve his presidential ambition.

Afari Gyan and president Mahama are “stealers”,

“They rigged the elections, we must seek justice”!

“Go to court if you want, after all any idiot can go to court”!!

Atuguba and friends are ready for the “battle of the pink sheets”

Petitioners and respondents came out all guns blazing

All eyes are watching, all ears are listening

Media commentary is the order of the day.

Ghana has come to a standstill, production is dwindling, and the economy is retrogressing

“On the face of the pinks sheets, you and I were not there”

“At the heart of the matter, you petition has no merit”

Ghanaians are anxious, their patience is being tested

Witnesses are sweating, tempers are flaring

Lawyers are boasting

And thank GOD for opinions,

Social media is abuzz

Insults are being hurled in the name of democracy

The laws have been tested

Waa look…even the “animal” called “contempt” has been tempted

But this time around the “Loud-mouths” have not been spared

Lessons have been learnt,

The curtains are now closing

The “reality show” has come to an eventful end

“At long last the battle of pink-sheets are over”

Justice has been served

Though bitter, it has been accepted

Life goes on

The Supreme Court has spoken, but the court of public opinion is still undecided.

PEACEFUL, it has been

Indeed,

“The Battle is still the Lord’s”

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Politics, politics, politics… POLI 101 taught me and my mates that politics is way bigger than the negativity it immediately connotes. Oh well, not many people know that, so once again, politics, politics, politics…

Ghana is one helluva an interesting country. A trend has started where every 8 years, the political ideology of the government moves from capitalist to socialist. The other ideologies aren’t noticeable.

Ok so here is the deal.

The National Democratic Congress == Social (ist) Democrats. The New Patriotic Party == Capitalists.

So basically, leftists and rightists!

A little research, you will find out some basic things

The left (NDC) usually does the free stuff, welfare and the likes. They’re all about providing for the people for the national good; the state is your father and mother, who treat their children equally [supposedly]!

The right (NPP), now these are the business moguls! Individual capability over everything. For them, the state would provide the means; the outcome is entirely in the individual’s hands. Case closed. Privatization and more privatization. Men are not equal at all levels.

Elections are coming up, and manifestoes are being read. The rightists are espousing free education (:O) and the leftists are seriously opposed to it.

That makes no sense! The leftists, based on their inclinations, should be the ones espousing free education and not the rightists.

Then I think to myself, oh well, some ideas come earlier to different people at any given time, so maybe they were late. But the opposition they’re giving makes me think maybe this party ought to redefine itself.

The leftists are instead proposing providing the infrastructure first, and that sounds to me more like what the rightists would say.

What the hell happened?? Did the devil become Jesus Christ or something?! Did Steve Jobs suddenly become an android or Sergey Brin a diet of only apples??

These people need to get their priorities straight. I’m not saying either of their promises is bad, I’m just asking, when the hell did the tables turn??

P.s.: I’m not opposed to change or anything, it’s just it all seems so hypocritical and like a facade!

Letter To The President – By Prince Buabeng Amaniampong


Dear Mr. President
With heartfelt sorrow, pain and
empty pocket I write to let you
know my sentiment
I remember 4 yours ago you told
us if you win you will be
omnipresent
But situation at hand clearly
shows our President is totally
absent.
It seems like we were all deceived
by your lies spoken with good
accent
Free schooling, more Jobs and
free health care, I promise
everyone will be affluent
Mr. President, I am a graduate
but can hardly boast of an
experience
This is all you politicians tell us
when you need votes since
independence
We eat cramps, die of common
disease while your people in
power live in affluence
Graduates are crying, pregnant
women are wailing, farmers are
shouting, they all need your
audience
I have a degree but no job, he
has no degree also no job, now
tell me what is the difference
Each time we demonstrate, carry
placards and call for your
attention all we here is Mr.
President is in a Conference.
**We are tired**
I am grieved, disappointed and
feel cheated
There is poverty and suffering
and everyone have been affected
You told us you are the chosen
one and that you have been
anointed
Yesterday, we heard on the news
that man Woyome was finally
acquitted
When I very well remember you
said you ordered a “seize no
payment” when you were alerted
**We are suffering**
This is not my voice but the voices
of the people
This is not cry but the wails of the
masses
This is not my letter but the
emotions of the nation
**We are starving**
Food prices are sky rocketing
Instead of development, all we
see is backbiting
No jobs, total hardship yet we
have thousands of Graduates
each year graduating
**We are dying**
Mr. President, I know soon you
will be knocking on our doors for
our votes
We please urge you to hear our
cry and do something about our
woes
Hoping to read your always
deceiving promises in your reply
soon.
Regards,

Concern citizen.