I was once a subject;
A subject to a great lord
One whose promises could not be held prospect
Yet did not want his regime to be abhorred.
I was once a spectator;
A spectator at a football match
Stretching out my neck like an alligator
Postulating whether that hunter was aiming at a catch.
But a new dawn I see today
Has transformed my mentality
One that has come to stay
And hoot at mediocrity.
I’m now a citizen
A citizen of my motherland Ghana
I mean an active citizen
Of Kwame Nkrumah’s Ghana.
If I enjoy some rights from my motherland
Then I must honour her with responsibilities
If I boast of the minerals in the land
Then I must be a protector of her properties.
I was once a subject of Gold Coast
But now a citizen of Ghana
I was once a spectator at Elwac
But now a stakeholder in the administration.
I am now a co-architect of Ghana’s future
Erecting monuments of patriotism
Destroying ancient doors of sabotage
And bridging the gab between classes.
#Reputation is not a token of animosity
Maame Akua Annan
Student of English
Member, KNUST Writers Association