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Ode to Kofi Mbir

By Kwesi Atta Sakyi 26th July 2012

Oh, 24th July 2012,

What a snafu(chaos) day

And a shameful day

For the cacophonous and castigating popinjays,

(Noisy accusing critics)

The whole Ghanaian sky was overburdened and overcast

Every Ghanaian was downcast

Even the sun was not its usual self

Ghana was plunged into a gargantuan

Doom and gloom,

Our bright star was summoned into the ancestral world

At high noon

Every Ghanaian was bereft and in mournful mood

Breaking news, breaking news,

The din on the plenitude of Ghanaian radio stations

Beggared belief as I journeyed from Nsawam to Swedru and Winneba,

The news became bitter and bitter,

There was no better Ghana this time around,

At 15.30 hours Ghana time,

The shocking news graduated from better to bitter

As I had earlier disbelieved , thinking it was the usual hoax,

Professor John Evans Atta Mills (alias Kofi Mbir)

Had joined the ancestors

Dammirifa, dammirifa due

Yema Ghanafuo nyinara yaako

Alas, at last he confounded his virulent critics

Oh what a bitter pill to swallow

Alas, at last there is no more bashing

But weeping and gnashing of teeth

May his good deeds in the Better Ghana Agenda outlast his detractors

May his role model character of modesty and humility

Be a shining example to all Ghanaians

May his soul rest in perfect peace with the Lord

By Kwesi Atta Sakyi

Columnist: Sakyi, Kwesi Atta

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