Deep Obeah

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By Roi Guanapo Ankhkara Kwabena


I wish I was an obeah man
I wish I was an obeah man
I wish I was an obeah man
I wish I was an obeah man

I wish I was an obeah man
to light a big mauve candle
and throw light on evils throughout the global village

I wish I was an obeah man
to right the wrongs but
not for a nobel prize
only to feed the hungry children
and poor people.

I wish, I wish I was an obeah man
to enable sight through the lies
and chase away the flies of broken promises.

I wish, I wish I was an obeah man
to decide an end to austerity measures
establish a real world order
destroying racism
and political debauchery.

I wish, I wish I was an obeah man
and run them foreign conglomerates
who exact profits in a new wave of deception.

I wish I was an obeah man
to obliterate nepotism
I wish I was an obeah man
to manifest and distribute spirit blows.

I wish I was an obeah man
I wish I was an obeah man
I wish I was an obeah man

I wish I was an obeah man
I wish I was an obeah man
I wish I was an obeah man
to light a big mauve candle
and throw light on evils throughout the global village
I wish I was an obeah man
and wuk some true, true obeah.

I wish I was an obeah man
to right the wrongs
I wish I was an obeah man
destroying racism,
I wish I was an obeah man
to feed the hungry children and poor people
I wish I was an obeah man
and wuk some true, true obeah...

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Source: Reprinted with kind permission of the author
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A Note From The Gull

For those needing to purchase Dr. Kwabena's works, please visit his storefront at Lulu.com.

"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!
Guanaguanare

2 comments:

Blackgirl On Mars said...

This is really funny because someone just sent me this song yesterday and I've been listening to it. Roi still lives! & thanks for posting the information about how to buy his work, because it's been on my list. I was actually included in the last issue of Dialogue--
RIP Roi,
Thanks for posting this.
Respect,
the lab

Guanaguanare said...

Yes, at first I thought that I was just in denial when I could not mourn but with the passage of time, the conviction that he is still very much with us has not been shaken. I am happy to trust that feeling above all others.

Roi, always generous and willing to support others, had sent me some audio and text files of his works a while back with permission to post them on this blog. I posted most of them. "Deep Obeah" is one of the two audio files that I had not put up. I will post the other soon. Thanks for your encouragement.
Blessings,
Guanaguanare