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GHANA, “DEFEND ONLY ONE HOMELAND”

Ghana is said to be peaceful
Who says we want war
Everyone is very thankful
For we’ve made democracy grow tall

Ghana is said to be very stable
Who says we want to now fall
This is not just an imaginary fable
It’s a pride and legacy for us all

But it never began so smooth and stable
For we have struggled for so long
Postcolonial history not palatable
Coup d’état was our daily song

Since Nkrumah’s indigenous overthrow
Civilians could not just sleep in peace
Political instability was our big blow
Until years later when it began to cease

The journey to peace was very tough
From the shackles of military rule
But Ghanaians relentlessly fought
As they supported the rule by the thumb

Now Democracy flows through our veins
Whether it‘ll cause all our resources
No one ever minds its cost and pains
Since we now glitter from all global sources

Yea, who dare destroys the peace we now have
Is it political bigots in intoxicated power?
Who dare crosses our hard won peaceful path?
Our two turn over test democratic victory

Indeed, Ghana is bigger than any party
Whether winners or losers of elections
For our peace is globally pretty
And it will nullify any artificial tension

She was pregnant with the child of peace
At the maternity of 7th December
Thank God electoral thumbs conceived it
And not civil war that others always remember

Only one leader can rule in Ghana at a time
All political stakeholders must know that fact
But the leader is for all Ghanaians to dine
And not on a single party’s path and line

Ghana has made it again for all Africans
A democratic win of peace over war
Let it promote development for us all
And make our nation great and strong

Oh yes, we have only one Ghana
Who says we want to gamble in war
Let Ghanaians “defend only one homeland”
It’s Ghana and not any party;
That is our only motherland.

Poem by
Samson C. Agbelengor
Email: agbesam2@yahoo.com

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