A letter to my father 2017

Hello Dad,
how are you sir? and your beautiful wife? I mean my mother! We have not communicated in along while. How is Nana and Auntie Rene? There is so much to tell you. At a point I believe your jaw will drop. Yes I mean drop.
Where would you want me to start from? family matters or Ghana matters? Choose
Dad, I have finally deleted your 026 number from my contact list. I tried sending you a WhatsApp message only to realize you are not on there. WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat are among the “in things” for social media today. I wish we could communicate more often through social media. The world is now a digital global image. It gives credence to the saying “Small World”.
Dad, your friend is now the president of Ghana. He persisted brutal. The people were also tired. They clamored for change.
Sad news. Some folk of a town called Denkyira-Obuasi stoned an army Captain to death. Gidigidi like that ooooo. He was promoted to Major posthumously. He left behind two boys. Hmmmmm. Dad, he will miss Father’s Day. His boys will miss him. His wife will not cook any special meal for him. Please when reading this letter don’t tell Mom about this sad happening. Which brings me to family matters.
I will start with the news of me being in the hospital first.
Yeah! I am free. I said it. Please be rest assured. I have changed my diet and now try to exercise daily. Slim things. I am capable of laughing now and please join me in always giving thanks to God Almighty. I know you and mom are not ready for me. Yet.
Now achievements. I brought home another certificate. Your boy made Honor role. (Not me) The girls are just rocking it. When I say the girls, you know what and who I mean, right? As for Trudy, her patience and strength is amazing.
Dad, my dream of writing is being fulfilled. Though some guys tried to put me down, some other guys propped me up gigantically. I also took up a position as the Managing Editor for an Online Media Outlet. Please type in http://www.GAJReport.com for the most authoritative and authentic Ghanaian American News.
Dad, in truth I miss you. I miss you very much. There are times I wish you were around so we could just sit and chat. Do debates. Assimilate your knowledge. Today is Father’s Day. God has taken your place. Though I miss you, HE comforts like no other. HE talks to me always and is so loving. HE tells me you are in a better place and doing well. Do not get misty in your eyes when you read this letter. Just know that my siblings and I, will forever uphold your name. Wherever you are, we will make you proud always. Kisses to mum and sir, Happy Father’s Day!

Your son
Kwasi Mensah (Don Major) aka #SILENTNOISES


Published by: #SILENTNOISES

I am a social advocate with a biased focus on empowering Fathers to be role models for not only their children but all children. I also love to write reflecting articles and poems on social issues. I am married with a wonderful and loving wife with whom I have three lovely children.


4 thoughts on “A letter to my father 2017”

  1. I”m sitting here at GIMPA, only thinking how life will be like hanging out with Lawyer Mensah and Nana!! I can only imagine the wisdom and their stories, who how they cut deep in the truth of life. Major, thanks for always bringing their memories alive. The Greats don’t die, for they live through their legacies of good deeds.

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