Month: November 2014

CALL OF HOPE


 7 am.

I woke up under the bridge;

Smiled and strolled down,

on grinding lane.

2 am.

I woke up

Sat up, all night long

Wondering why in the abundance

Of life, I can’t steal a smile.

Then I realized that, riches can offer

You the best in life, but can’t guarantee,

A lifetime of true happiness.

5 am.

I knelt down beside my bed and

called on Him (God) who gives life

Copyright 2014 | McDaniels Gyamfi

O’ The Night Seasons


Like a dispirited spectator, watch his
favorite team, in a long losing streak;
He sits quietly, on
the cold wooden floor,
staring at the dark ceiling,
with a belly full of shame,
guilt, and pain. His mind;
running fast and furious, with
hard-core life questions.
He is on hell’s wheels,
with no destination, in sight.

Where do I go from here?

How do I go from here?

The void of hopelessness.
What went wrong?
Why, why, why me?
A whirlwind of;
Incurable disease, mix with dust
Lack and dark secret chains
Death of a love one, heartbroken
Rejection, unpaid bills, looms
Divorce and loneliness kicks in
O’ the night season, is long

O’ the pain is overwhelming
How I yearn for the crisp mornings;
Peace, life, and wholeness
Earth-maker, please bath my heart with
life, and free my soul, from the snare
of the Fowler.

Copyright 2014 || McDaniels Gyamfi

…AND WE ALL SAID “AMEN”


Milk for meat
Hype for hope
Lies for love
Ashes for beauty
And yet we all said “amen”
Puppet master;
Thy humble puppets, enthralled
…and we have anointed you;
To tell us …
What we want to hear
What we want to read
What we want to watch

You have executed thy duties, craftily;
Tickling our ears to perfection,
With feathers, dipped in murder
Our souls; numbed
our hearts; tangled in lies.

The parade
The confetti
The Loyalist
An ovation;
To he who sits lonely on his throne;
Feeding our emotions,
In his own emptiness.
Sensationalism
Emotions
Temporarily
Seasonal
Hypnotized
Roller coaster ride…
We are dead, like yesterday.

Copyright 2014 || McDaniels Gyamfi