World Poetry Proudly Presents Benjamin Tetteh Oku from Ghana !

Ariadne’s notes: World Poetry Canada International is proud to present a talented poet who has been waiting for a long time to go on the www.worldpoetry site. We are glad to feature him here!

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Bio:

From a humble begining of a little boy who was both forced and encouraged to read, write and recite childhood poems and rhymes; Benjamin Tetteh Oku has grown into a compelling author poet and business
executive, who comes to the table with must-read books, analysis, summaries, poems and profit-worthy ideas

Benjamin went to high school education at Swedru
Secondary School and St.John’s Grammar school respectively. He then proceeded to the premiere Laboratory Technicians Institute. He has also trained at the Ghana School of Marketing where he cut his marketing and business teeth.

As a committed Christian of the Anglo Catholic faith, he loves to sing with the choir.

He loves to read and analyse works of other people, as well as write his own.

To date, he has five self-authored and must-read books to his credit namely,WORDS FROM THE PULPIT,LETTER TO THE AFRICAN BIRTH IN PERSONAL ANDRURAL DEVELOPMENT SOCIALIZATION; THE CURETO SOCIAL CANCER IN AFRICA,
POEMS FROM BENYROSE and THE GHANAIAN HOME RE-DEFINED.

Benjamin has had countless opportunities to perform on different platforms including the National Center For Arts and Culture,Alliance Français, the British Council and many others.All in Ghana.His works and exploits have also attracted like minded talents to collaborate and perform with him beyond the borders of his homeland GHANA.

He is a member of World Poetry Canada International and the Philippines respectively and has won an Inspiration Poet Award in the year 2013 in
Philippines.

He is the chief executive officer of Albaleen Enterprise, a fast growing business statement in GHANA And He is single…

WHILE I’M GONE,
MAY THEY BE TOLD.

May my coming generation
be told
True lights
Are better than shadows
For
when offences made me sad,

Mercy
tempered with justice made
me glad

O may they be told
War falls with their morning
sun

And peace reside on their lips
as morning psalm

O may they be told
grievance ne’er attuned my
heart

O’er all,
Love
Peace
Harmony
boredom

My best part
O may they be told
In my home

White
Black
Brown
Red

Even in my perfect praise
blend
O may they be told

In absolution from past days
War

I
Fought
With purity and inward peace
in haste

O may they be told
Their generations to raise
Honour this word ‘peace’

I
Pray!
For the shades of the night
has fallen

Fallen in the fiery beams of
the burning flames

Fallen down the suns
declining rays.

O
Fallen
So walk ye all

Yes
In the morning light and
beyond

Even in unity of primal might
With a peace song

O
while I’m gone
May they be told

Yes
I
believed in peace
And to them

So I
Wish

Benjamin Oku (C)

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2 Responses to World Poetry Proudly Presents Benjamin Tetteh Oku from Ghana !

  1. Christena says:

    Just beautiful

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