|The HELP YELP on wheels!!!!|
Everywhere one hears the help yelp
Almost inescapably it floods your ears and your very mind
Our presidents use it and ministers and the high and mighty and the ordinary man and woman too
On official cars; on walls; on TV; on radio
The help yelp howls: DONATED BY
And then smiling faces, items in the background, obsequiousness and then groveling
Where did Ghana’s pride go?
How did our DIGNITY escape us?
When did a perennially outstretched hand become de rigueur?
How did the help yelp become fashionable?
Our ancestors said: if you don’t WORK HUNGER will stalk you
The venerable Paa Willie had echoed this sentiment: animguase mfata Ghana ni
To wit: Shame cannot be the lot of the Ghanaian
We have forgotten so soon
How do we restore our Pride?
How do we stop this Help Yelp?
How do we reclaim our Dignity?
Its starts with you and me
When we refuse to be overcome by any little adversity
And look within to solve our problems by hard thinking and unrelenting hard work
Then we would realize the fine gems we have that we thought were useless stones!