Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Are You A Ghanaian By Choice...???
Leaving home for work this morning, I was listening to a presenter of the Network Africa program on BBC. He touched on a poem, a listener from Khartoum wrote which really inspired me to write this piece.
My question is;
ARE YOU A GHANAIAN BY CHOICE....???
The place and circumstance of birth is not for babies to decide, but as grown-ups each one of us have the exclusive right to lay claim to where we truly belong. I wrote an article on "Who Do You Think You are?" and I guess, this is more like it but its in a different dimension.
Whether at home or broad, some of us will always obey the Ghanaian call and we will always hold her Red Gold and Green flag in high esteem.
It's not that we don’t have the chance to be or act otherwise, it's because we have faith enough to look beyond the present gloomy cloud to see the blue skies of brighter days long before the dawn of its first breaks.
Being Africans does not make us inferior and being Ghanaian does not make us dubious; We are Ghanaian because that is who we want to be.
Did you hear Queen Latifah say, talked about how important Ghana was in the life of the Late Pop Legend, Michael Joe Jackson...? The Memorial service of "Jacko" has placed Ghana again in the limelight.. Isn't that awesome? Aren't you happy to have a link with Ghana..??
Today in Tokyo, beneath the Eiffel Tower, in Ghana's Black Star Square.
In Johannesburg and Pittsburgh, in Birmingham, Alabama, and Birmingham, England. We are missing the King of Pop Music, Legendary Michael Jackson.
We've got strength like horses, beautiful flowers that blossom on our rich dark soils and the great River Volta that unite us across the Ghana;
With enough willingness, fate and dedication, we will always soar like eagles that protects the coat-of-arms of the nation and we will be able to hold our own in the committee of nations.
If you are faithful, loyal and honest; If you pledge to serve, represent and identify with the Ghanaian dream;
If you are a Ghanaian, not by chance or accident, but because that is who you really want to be,
Say "Aaay" and join this community of great people who are Ghanaian by Choice, together we will create a brighter future for our dear native land. I am proud to be a Ghanaian and a Ghanaian Blogger.
Your thoughts, feedback and comments are always welcome.