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Mills Accepts Exile in the USA: Ghana is Free

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

Oh! Atta Mills

Uncle Atta did it

Exiled in the USA

Free in New York

Finally Atta is free

From a haunting Castle

From a sanguinary Castle

Free like Korle bubbles

Atta is in a Jubilee House

Ah! Jubilating his freedom

Jubilee that JJ loves to hate

Atta is free to breathe

Atta is free to laugh

Atta is free to speak

Atta is free to hear

Atta is free to see

Oh! Atta Mills

Uncle Atta did it

Free in New York

Uncle Atta is free

Free from tribalists

Free from Awonoor

The patron of tribalism

He who appoints a rapist

Raping Atta as an Aide

Atta is free from it

Free from tribalism

Oh! Atta Mills

Uncle Atta did it

Free in New York

Free from Adze Pa

Adze pa wo fie oye

Crafted in Fanteland

Nursed in Cape Coast

Adze that never was

Adze pa wo fie oye

Not in Fanteland

Harvested in Eweland

Harvested in the “North”

Adze pa Adze pa booty

Among Keta School Boys

Among Paga Crocodiles

Atta is free forever

Free in New York

Oh! Atta Mills

Uncle Atta did it

Free in New York

Uncle is free at last

Free from JJ Rawlings

JJ’ artistic vulgarity

JJ’s artistic lunacy

JJ’s holier-than-thou

JJ’s who born dog

Ah! JJ’s Atta the slow

Atta the mortuary man

Atta the Fante dokono

Atta the dog-lover

Atta the greedy bastard

Oh! Atta Mills

Uncle Atta did it

Free in New York

Atta is free from JJ

Free from Ridge Fire

Fire on Valentine’s Day

The fire of sermons

Fire that didn’t burn

Didn’t burn family cars

Didn’t burn family Kente

Didn’t burn family jewelry

Didn’t burn family photos

Ah! Atta is free from JJ

JJ can rebuild Ridge

Ah! Atta is free from JJ

Oh! Atta Mills

Exiled in the USA

Free in New York

Uncle Atta is free

Free from JJ’s bastards

JJ’s greedy bastards

Greedy bastards nursed

Nursed under JJ’s rule

The greedy bastards

Of the Ahwois

Of the PV Obengs

Of the ET Mensahs

JJ’s greedy bastards

Dripping with power

Dripping with corruption

Dripping with divisiveness

Oh! Atta Mills

Uncle Atta did it

Free in New York

Free from all promises

Promises to Ghanaians

Free tea for all

Free petrol for all

Free education for all

Free electricity for all

Free water/food for all

Atta Ghanaians are free

Ghanaians are free at last

*Akadu N. 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.