Walk Together

I received a poem from a friend in my inbox – an uplifting reminder about our hopes for the future at a time when many of us are despairing. It dreams of a race-less future generation, anchored on the words of Jimi Hendrix: “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

Walk Together

by Akwasi Aidoo


Together they’ll walk

side by side

swinging arms in Arecaceae grace.

Race-less … They’ll walk

together gentle, silent, firm

uphill to the vaults

where ancient mysteries hold

memories reposed, exposed

of our triumphs.

And there is nothing

more to it than that.

They’ll walk

together, palm in palm, unpegged

by what long strewed shared dreams,

to a world that belongs

to all who live in it.