Duku Akwasi Odwaa Boffour

(12 June 1985 / Nkawie)

Halcyon Days


Gone were the days when green grass
Were succulent in the mouth of a lamb
People seeks for greener pasture
Today leaves are dryer than
Hay in the dessert
Bird of the west fly,
Fly high above the ocean
Bring me some good news
Don't bother me with good news, man!
The last survival now flake
I sail here for dry food
Our forefathers wept for halcyon days
Because of their oppressors
But we cry for the halcyon days
Because of our liberators
No place is cool

Submitted: Monday, June 04, 2012

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  • Rookie - 4 Points Ashley Dias (7/17/2012 12:42:00 AM)

    Its a powerful poem, with true feelings. It outlines the fleetingness of life, eg Gone were the days, today leaves are drier etc. The words go deep and involves the readers eg our forefathers wept, but we cry for the halcyon days.
    Its trully wonderful and i love it! ! (Report) Reply

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