‘Death, be not proud’ by John Donne is what I would want to say as I write this piece.
Death takes away the most people held at heart
They may seem not important to mankind
They may not be attached with any importance whatsoever
But still hearts get broken, Minds stumble in thoughts
Heartfelt messages cannot be voiced
Death appears to numb the brain
Blood misses its way from the heart to the brain somehow
It is just too quick and sad how some few minutes can change a present story
When you have life it is only natural that we judge you
But once you lose it we trust the process and wish you a safe journey
Happiness for the lost soul is hoped at some point
Sorrows pour out in a row
Bitterness, despise or repugnance
Laughter and unforeseen contingencies
We call them natural moments. We cannot withstand the storm but yet we will surely sail through this life.
Ghana has lost quite a number of celebrities through fatal accidents
Today marks another brutal and tragic incident that has taken a wild hit on the people in Ghana
A tragic incident which has left the whole of Ghana in dismay.
Many lives, celebrities and commoners alike have been lost
But fact is that there’s no life greater than the other
Families of the other three who died along Ebony deserve the nation’s sympathies
Bubbly Ebony was full of life, always electrifying stages upon stages on daily basis
To the admiration of all her fans and others who tend to criticise her for her choice of dressing
We have lost Suzzie Williams an actress at the age of 23 in the year 2005,
Kwame Owusu Ansah an actor also passed on in the year 2008,
Terry Bonchaka a musician at the age of 21 in the year 2003 left us
Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng popularly known as Ebony Reigns on the 8th of February 2018 at the age of 20 leaves the land of the living.
Over the next few days, Ebony will be the talk of the moment
Her songs and pictures will be splashed all over
But just like all the others, that will die out after a moment.
Their families not being left out are also neglected.
To everyone who has lost a loved one, take heart!.
But the pressures of the demanding life of celebrities is also called to the spotlight here
Artistes are having to please the public because of a contract to perform at an occasion
To maneuver their way to the venue on time, they are tempted to drive at top speed
The desire not to disappoint and run late results in sudden accidents leading to deaths
Imagine the faces of the fans or the reactions of fans having to know that their expected artiste will not turn up after buying their tickets.
The details of these tragic deaths are hardly spoken of
Over-speeding, bad roads, barriers erected at dangerous points,
Speed limits road signs and road safety education should be given much attention
Reaction to accidents should be immediate to prevent further damage and tragedies
The past is gone but the present and future still exist
The choice to reduce sudden unwanted deaths that will sadden Ghanaians lies in our power.
May the souls of these celebrities rest in perfect and absolute peace until we all meet again.
By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Jacqueline King/KNUST intern