Galamsey

​Author – Kelvin Annorson


I wonder what it was meant by “Galamsey”

Extraction of gold, unlawfully that’s what people say

I wonder why should people make up a mess, in the name of making hay

But that’s the call of man, to work under the suns golden ray

The talk of the Ghanaian universe,”Galamsey” I needed to find out

Finding out left my mouth opened, questions in my brain wandering about

I think something needed to be done, with the prone and risk I thought

Swords buckled, eyesore the Ghanaian universe who fought

The destruction of the Ghanian universe involved

Due to the extraction of gold, revolved

A thousand unanswered questions and inputs unsolved

As to why to these operations, life’s were secretly being devoured

Bathed with the great red soil are our lakes

I wonder in the near future what mama will use to bake our cakes

But as the saying goes,”hakuna matata”, I think we should all join hands

To fight against the savages destroying our lands

We live in the stone age of technology

Where one can use the computer to calculate the length of missisipi 

Why can’t the Ghanaian universe arise

Cast away our anxieties and compromise

“Galamsey” has many unnoticed effects

As the saying goes,”A sting felt from a cloth is by the cloth with the insect”

Can’t we see that we are destroying our own forest

Can’t we see that our water bodies are all red

Can’t we see the destruction of our land

….Animal species and plant….

Why has greed even taken over our holy creed

Africa unite, The Ghanaian Universe needs to fight…


Copyright © 2017 Kelvin Annorson

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