Here Arises The Daniels, Here Arises The Esthers
A poem for Ghana by Mr. Reginald Arthur-Mensah Jnr, Mr. Francis Elikem Kosi Mawusi and Mrs. Anita Addo-Tara.
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Pentecost University
Medical-Surgical Department, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
Department of Communication, Pentecost University
In every curve, in every turn, there is a magic moment waiting for its citizens
The adventures of city life, the calmness of the countryside, the scenes of rich cultural display, the view of green vegetation along the countryside, the diversity of wildlife, the hub of precious minerals, the marvel of the sea, the experience of sunshine, the experience of rainfall and the sight of beautiful women and handsome men; This is Mother Ghana.
From Gold Coast to Ghana
From Aflao to Axim
From Keta to Cape Coast
From Bolgatanga to Accra
We tell a story
The story of dark days to glorious days
The story of colonialism to freedom
The story of tyranny to the commonwealth; This is Mother Ghana.
In the voice of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah,
“I am in the knowledge that death can never extinguish the torch which I have lit in Ghana and Africa. Long after I am dead and gone, the light will continue to burn and be borne aloft, giving light and guidance to all people”.
This was the Prophesy
This was the vision
It put love and resilience in the hearts of its citizens
It bound all spirits in one accord
It united all minds with one purpose
We stood our grounds and said, “We shall be the stars of Africa, we shall be the light to be pointed at”.
And here we are, 65 years on, we are the beacon of peace in the whole world; This is Mother Ghana.
Yes, we experience corruption
Yes, we experience politicalization
Yes, we experience “pull him/her down syndrome”
Yes, we experience hate
Yes, we experience deception
Yes, we experience lies
Yes, we have challenges; This is Mother Ghana.
But, here arises the change makers
Here arises those with excellent spirits
Here arises those with knowledge
Here arises those with understanding of the times and seasons
Here arises those with prudence
Here arises those who will solve hard issues
Here arise those who will dream dreams and execute them
Here arises those who will see visions and accomplish them
Here arises those with light
Here arises the doers
Here arises the legacy
Here arises the Daniels
and the Esthers
We shall work to eradicate corruption
We shall work to stop politicalization
We shall work to have a green Ghana
We shall work for best health care
We shall work for quality education
We shall work to reduce unemployment
We shall work till the country is a haven
We shall strive to thrive
For God and country
Pray for the peace of Ghana, they shall prosper that love thee
We will continue to keep hope alive, for his covenant is established with us
GHANA, GOD HAS ANOINTED his NATION ALREADY
This is Mother Ghana.