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Trans-West Africa Highway

On the Trans-West Africa High way we drove Thoughts of decades we carried Rich history to be unfolded Beautiful sights of trees and mountains we view Hail God’s creation For his handiwork is perfect Stories of the Liberian camp at Buduburum were unravelled How we drove through the hush villages of Gomoa and Mankessim And our admiration for their rich cultures Were the praises we kept on our lips Kuntu Junction to Abandze left us with awe It reminded us of the story of the slave trade Those lives that vanished to the Caribbean How the high seas served as transport in conveying them And the desert served as grave in burying them The Trans- West Africa highway was one of the slave routes From afar, we saw how those forts and castles were dotted along the coast And how heavy they were with hidden stories of our past At Abandze, fort Amsterdam featured in brevity Built by the English and taken over by the Dutch Again, reminded us of our Negro brethren Whose lives were sacrificed on the alter For selfish shepherds who traded gunpowder, mirror and so forth In exchange for pure minerals and a human race The Elmina castle, Cape Coast Castle, and Fort St. Jago Told the story of the slave trade in its sincerity Fishing communities such as Anomabo, Biriwa and Moree Were just additions one cannot overlook while on the High Way At Yamoransa, the attractiveness of a well package Fante Kenkey Left smiles on our faces and our appetite were titivated The Trans West Africa highway connects all ECOWAS countries to Ghana Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin just to mention a few We were assured of meeting the beauty of Mother Ghana while driving on the highway The beauty that engulfs a country hefty with opulent tradition and culture Leaving us with an experience worth repeating A pacesetter of modern democracy We saw Fort Amstardam from a distance, We listen to the infamous stories of Cape Coast and Elmina Castles, We toured Fort St. Jago, Experienced the canopy walkway at Kakum We played golf at Coconut Grove Beach Resort We took a slice of Ghana with us Stories about Posuban shrines at Mankessim, Abandze, Cape Coast and Elmina Kept us awake and our gen about the colonial era were deepened Drive through the Trans West Africa Highway And the memories; you will forever lug with you The Trans-West Africa Highway Is indeed weighty with ancient stories An experience worth remembering *06*Oct*2012*

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Date: 10/8/2012 10:37:00 PM
Nii, wow.. wow... Thank you for this awesome poem. Goodnight :-)~ PD
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