Somuah, Michael Kwaku Kesse

Ariadne wrote: We are  so pleased to welcome our new World Poetry Reading Series Member!  He will be featured three times during his membership and you will be able to read a selection of his poems. He dedicated his poem to Oneal Walters who has been a long time friend and supporter of World Poetry.

MICHAEL KWAKU KESSE SOMUAH was born in Akim-Oda but a native of Obo-Kwahu, Ghana, in December 1984 and was educated at the Hermann Gmeiner School (SOS)-Tema, Presbyterian Boys Secondary School (Accra), before pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Management studies at the University of Cape Coast.  He holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Management and Commercial Management from the Institute of Commercial Management-UK.

Michael is currently the Project/Human Resource Support Executive of Rakes Company Limited, an avid poet and has coordinated activities with the Secretary General of the Pan-African Writers’ Association, Prof. Atukwei Okai, the Ghana Association of Writers’ as member on their GAWBOFEST sub-committee, and Publication team. A staunch member and contributor of Poetryspace (UK), Indigo Dreams (UK), United Poets Laureate International (Brotherhood of Peace through Poetry) -California/USA, and other literary bodies. Michael is currently working on his first poetry book which seeks to conquer the opponent with love.

A little about the Writer
Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah lives in Ghana and is an African

International Poetry congresses and festivals have
included his poetry presentations and writings in their programs. He is an
award-winning poet and has participated in Poetry events, readings in and out
of Ghana, including Greece.

As a Kostis Palamas poetry prize winner and Guest editor
of Poetry Space-UK, he is being published widely in Literary Journals,
Anthologies and newspapers in the UK, Canada, India, Ghana, Malawi, South
Africa, Pakistan, Hungary, Greece, USA and other web hosting literary
Magazines. He uses his form of poetry in projecting brotherhood of peace, love
and beauty in all style, and a distinguished member of United Poets Laureate
International-Brotherhood of Peace through Poetry (UPLI-USA), Indian Poetry
Society, Ghana Association of Writers’ (GAW) among others

Michael’s poems have been translated into other languages
such as polish by Piotr Balkus, Croatian by Vinko Kalinic, Hungarian by Istvan
Dabi and read on Co-op radio 102.7 in Canada by Ariadne Sawyer

He is a Project Support Executive of Rakes Company
Limited, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies from the University of
Cape Coast and finds poetry as a tool of promoting peace and conquering the
opponent with love. He is writing his first poetry book.

You can reach the Poet at and blogs on


to Oneal Walters (Canada)

If I should die young,
Bury me at dawn
Where the rivers are still
Butterflies migrating,
And the world soaked in silence.

If I should die young,
Do not shed a tear
Do not cause a scare
Ask of smiles from the rainbow
On my smiley rest.

If I should die young
Feel human again
Smell the roses
Jolly in the floodgates of rain
And dance to the music my heart aspired for.

If I should die young,
Hide your sadness
Alarm the world with happiness
‘Coz that is what I lived for

Copyright © 2011

Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah (Ghana)

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2 Responses to World Poetry Presents MICHAEL KWAKU KESSE SOMUAH!

  1. Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah says:

    Featured on World Poetry Canada and I feel so Ghanaian. I feel my Poems have a holistic healing to human kind.We define poetry in different senses, but to me, it’s the cock crow that arose the early bird to catch the first worm. Poetry is life and a renewal of the soul. Read and share with friends. Thanks Ariadne, Oneal Walters, Patra, family for the support. Loads of love

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