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Stories by Sharon Rowe and Victor Shwartzman.
On now on the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show featured e-poet: Oswald Okaitei and World Poetry Director!
FOR THE SAVERS OF LIFE
(For the Frontline Workers)
And for cyclic seasons
—Now and ever—
We shall pronounce your names
And write you down in the pages of history:
We shall tell
The come afters of your bravery
And altruism—which you
Offered to save a life from the venom of this pandemic;
We shall speak of
How you chose to carry the cross of thorns
For men: bleeding to death
That life should not fall at the feet of an army of viruses;
And, we shall tell of
How you saw devouring flames roaring at you
And yet, never chose
To choose your lives over the lives of the many.
Yes, today is night
But for your unceasing strives, the sun
Shall find its way
Up in the sky again for a new day
And then we
Shall come back to life again, renewed;
And shall hug again,
And kiss again, and shake hands again…
But till then,
Savers of life, the war is still on
So be safe & be sure
To return home after this long scary night!
All rights reserved. (C)
Oswald Okaitei © 2020
Oswald Okaitei is a multi-award-winning young Ghanaian poet, spoken word artiste, and a playwright. He is currently a World Poetry Director in Ghana and has eight poetry collections to his credit. As one of the promising fresh breaths to poetry spoken word, he has shared performing platforms with poetry /spoken word legends as Prof. Atukwei Okai, Prof. Kofi Anyidoho, Muta Baruka, Rocky Dawuni, among others. Oswald represented Ghana at the 2016 Storymoja Festival in Kenya and Babishai Poetry Festival in Uganda. In 2016, he has judged the Pan-African Poet/Spoken word artiste in Ghana. This poem comes at the time when the whole world has come together as one people in a common fight against one.
We are so proud of him! He is a shining light in the world.