I sing this day a melody from my heart
I sing not because I have to
But I sing because I need to
When life gives you more
As fate beams of a peacock fragrance
You ought to return more
To let your waters not dry up
Today I sing you this melody
You are the eye of the future never seen
‘Twedeampon’ knows your worth if not humanity
The gods and the spirits of the ancestors
Value thy rod of ink to humble souls
It is a blessing that you were born
A blessing that you are still alive
But as we look to the light of the future
May this day of your birthday
never let you yield to the whacks of life…..
I bless you with the favour of God
I wish you lot of thousand folds
Of true wisdom from above and divine ink from the ancestors
Happy blessed birthday
—Robby Osei: Mr. Tale Bearer.
The Village Thinker © 2014.