Sunday, 21 June 2015


When I woke up this morning, I took my phone and started typing "Happy", my phone being a smart phone suggested the next plausible words as "birthday", "mother's",  "day" and "new". I started then to type "Happy father's..." and the only word my smart phone could suggest was "money". Does this ring a bell? I laughed out loud. I drew the conclusion that even our phones cannot remember this occasion but see fathers only as money providers. . A man, in that case a father, plays a role like a ninja in the shadows. They do not come out plainly but they get the job done. A father, just like a goalkeeper, is not shown much but in the face of rushing opposition, he is the last man standing and he saves the day; like the captain of a ship, the father ensures that he stays on a sinking ship till all onboard are safe; like a firefighter, he is called upon only in the hottest fiery moments to quench the flames; like a shepherd, a father sticks his life out for his flock; like the policeman, a father is the first line of defence when an enemy attacks in the night. Some father's are always present but their absence may not be missed. Some fathers are always absent but their presence is sorely missed. Either way, fathers are worth the honour. A father is an honour. As a father, you might not be carrying out all your responsibilities for one reason or the other. Let us sit up. I honour all boys to men. Let us keep working in secret and The Ultimate Powers that be would honour us. To the ones who receive all the attention, praises and gifts on their day, you have received your reward in full. I did not mention any names, they know themselves.
In honour of the fathers who were, the ones we have, the ones that are and the ones we aim to be. HAPPY FATHER'S DAY. My name is Edwin Oko Lamptey and this is the "best day on any calendar" RAT (RANDOM AFRICAN THOUGHT).
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