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Honor Role of the WOYEMIZED Honorables

Sun, 5 Feb 2012 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

One was called

Martin Amidu

Rhetoric of defiance

In stentorian volumes

His gargantuan narratives

Thrown onto the precipice

From the Castle heights

Swayed

Grappled

Oscillated

Landed gracefully

Cushioned by honor

Pride of place

Ennobling fall

Dignity of the moment

He is a petal on a living twig

One recalled herself

Molding inchoate rage

Betty Mould Iddrisu

Molded the precipice

Cascading stairs

Headlong

Lurching

Tumbling

Plummeting

Plunging

Headlong

Like a bat on a precipice

Molding her head as her tail

One has been called

Alfred Agbesi Woyome

To honorable mention

Garlanded

Celebrated

Renowned

Illustrious son

Anointed kinsman

Escorted to the precipice

In full Castle regalia

But fell off the precipice

Like a migrating sparrow

He hit the wall in full grace

Six are yet to be honored

1. John Atta Mills

2. Betty Mould-Idrissu

3. Kwabena Duffour

4. Barton-Oduro

5. Henry Martey

6. Mr. & Mrs. Nerquaye-Tetteh

Are yet to be honored

On the precipice

Of shame

Of collusion

Of incompetence

Of pen armed robbery

Of influence peddling

Of Gargantuan criminality

Tomorrow and tomorrow

Woyome will be freed

Free like all pen robbers

Roaming free

Adored

Worshipped

Waiting for a state burial

Our cultural homogeneity

Our triumphal narratives

Of worshipping thieves

Of adoring thieves

Of revering thieves

Of venerating thieves

Those who kill us

Those who shame us

Those who impoverish us

Those who marginalize us

Oh! Our collective fidelity to theft

*Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D., is a nationalist Denkyira beauty. She is a trained

oral historian cum sociologist and Professor in the USA. She lives in Pennsylvania

with her great mentor and teaches Africa-area studies at a college in Maryland. In

her pastime, she writes what critics have called “populist hyperbolic, satirical”

poetry. She can be reached at akadumensema@yahoo.com

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.