Modern Ghana logo

FEATURED: The Gods On African Thrones...



of old and bold

Every second every soul ages
Time inflicts on body damages
This increase in age disparages
As old age has disadvantages

Though with courage, youth manages
It will not accompany at all stages
To meet the future wisdom encourages
Experience gives wonderful messages
We learn while traveling in life-passages

We accept all traditional usages
We are caught in conventional cages
Old age makes us all sagacious sages
Peace and experience are our wages

Old age stops us from exercising rages
We build for ourselves certain images
We procreate through holy marriages
We are lucky in escaping miscarriages

We come across unscrupulous sabotages
Leading to very disastrous carnages
End cancels all problems and privileges

When old age is attained
Only weakness is gained
By work body feels strained
Energy could not be obtained

Youth cannot be retained
The same cannot be regained
May feel energetic mind
The same energy, body cannot find

Activities are restrained
All joints are easily pained
Health has to be maintained
Sex cannot be easily entertained

Body's condition must be ascertained
Our state must be to Doctor explained
By noble deeds, health can be bargained
Tough tasks when are assigned
Acceptance must not be blindly signed

Tedious manual jobs can be resigned
To live healthily, body must be designed
Worry not as all will be very kind.

by henry ntiako ayi cobblah

 Posted by: henry ntiako ayi cobblah


koja | 5/3/2010 9:10:34 PM

so good a poem

kojo bakim | 5/3/2010 9:11:54 PM

wish you win

sarfo sarpong | 5/3/2010 9:12:38 PM

it is good to be bold

edwin osei kwame asa | 5/26/2010 6:35:15 PM

and also to be courageous

KOBBY KROSS. | 8/24/2010 4:25:03 PM


Rodrick Elfangor | 2/14/2012 6:57:05 PM

I am a Scottish writing from Scotland who is also a poet.I was fascinated by the title of your poem and the contents, but there are a few things you omitted:Firstly you did not write the subject matter, the appreciation the meaning of the literary devices used.
These are my troubles with your poem please do it and you will be sure to win.
I am not saying this to discourage you but to make you win.


Add Comment