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Kpegah Must Blame His Boys, Not Mills

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.




“A former Supreme Court Judge, Justice F.Y. Kpegah, is in no mood to defend the John Evans Atta Mills government… “’The President has surrounded himself with law students,’ said Kpegah, “’ instead of relying on the wise counsel of people like us.


That is why the government is having problems’” (Ghanaweb April 24, 2012).





They are not only law students


Cacophonous law students


They are also roaring boys


Raw Keta School Boys


Ballooned by Awonoor Doctrine


Ballooned by Kpegah Laws


Doctrines of Supremacy


Laws of Victimhood


Ah! Atta’s bane


In the Castle


Is their gain





Yes, Atta is being drowned


Drowned by deflated students


Drowned by dumb law students


Drowned by cacophonous boys


Ah! But they belong to KPEGAH


All belong to Kpegah’s worldview


Immersed in Awonoor Doctrine

Yes, they are law students


But they are something else


Like day and night


Contrasts lost on Kpegah


Ah! They are the boys


The boys that JJ never critiques


The boys nursed by Awonoor


They are all Keta School Boys


They have entombed Mills


Entombed in “Tribalism”


Competing with Nationalism


They are all Keta School Boys


They have entombed Mills


They are all and be all


Aides


Cooks


Drivers


Deputies


Secretaries


Chief of Staff


Spokespersons





Like the sun in the morning

Kpegah the enduring bigot


Like the dimmed sun


Kpegah didn’t shine well


Kpegah didn’t speak well


He spoke half-truths


He unfurled one side


Yes, Atta is surrounded


Atta is entombed


Atta is being sabotaged


Atta has been silenced


By law students


By young boys


By inexperienced boys


Bu they are mostly the KPEGAHS


They belong to what Kpegah loves


They come from Awoonor-Kpegah


The worldview of Awonoor-Kpegah





The last king


Simpa Mills


Konongo Kaya


Atta Mortuary


Who born dog

Atta the Snail


Ah! Fante Mills


He who can swim


Atta is coming ashore


Atta is being held back


By a shoal of Keta Boys


Holding Awonoor’s net


Net of victimhood of kinship


Net of ideology of supremacy


Atta is swimming hard


Atta is being held back


By chiefs


They are chiefs


They are Groups


They are Aides


Chiefs of Staff


Spokespersons


Atta is swimming


Swimming adrift


With Keta School Boys


Swimming against currents


Mills forward –strokes


Has become his back-strokes

Mills has failed


Mills is the son


Sun that fails to rise





Ah! Mills is lost


Falling headlong


Straddling precipice


Adrift


Sailing


Wandering


Meandering


In the Keta Sea


Full of Boys





*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





**My poems and essays on Ghanaweb and elsewhere must not be reproduced in full or in


part for any academic or scholarly work without my written permission.

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.