Writing Creatively With Spirit

A journey of psychic discovery


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Cape Coast Castle in Ghana

2016-03-12 13.03.24

When humans replaced gold and ivory as cargo
When Africans were sold and branded
as merchandise
When the castle became a hothouse
of rebellion
Then protection was needed  from within
As well as from without.

Barak and Michelle Obama once came
Wonder if they too smelled the lingering
500 years stench of death
felt the pain of the souls the screamed
‘Remember us, Remember us’

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Where a church once administered
to the souls of the slave owners in the sunshine
A Priest shrine, in the bowels of the dungeons,
now minister to the souls of the dead
and to the hearts of the living
who want to remember
Marriages too are celebrated here

2016-03-12 13.44.39

If each wreath, stacked neatly in a corner of the dungeon
Represents a million dead
There would not be enough
To atone for the blood that was shed.

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Cape Coast castle offers an opportunity
for the Diaspora
whose ancestors left through the ‘Door of No Return’
to find our way back, via Ghana, ‘The Gateway to Africa’
Through the ‘Door of Return.’
Akwaaba! Akwaaba! Akwaaba

2016-02-15 17.02.57
Predencia Dixon Copyright 2016

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Children in Ghana

This is based on my own observations. I do not write for a whole nation… just what I observed.

2016-03-02 12.30.02

Small, and not so small children, uncluttered by clothes run around the yard or on the beach unconscious of Western sensitivities about nakedness. They display shades of black I’ve never seen before. Deep, rich, untainted, undiluted.

Children in Ghana march in celebration of the independence of their country (6th March), spend weeks perfecting their swing and swagger.

Children in Ghana carry wood, water, and whatever else the family needs, often on their heads.

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Children in Ghana engage in rites of passage. There is no guesswork about when they become members of the adult world. For many it’s a happy experience, a celebration of man or womanhood.

Children in Ghana smile a lot, offer to give you a guided tour of their area with no other request than that you make a donation ‘from the heart’.

Children in Ghana are its future; if they are carefully nurtured Ghana has a bright future.

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