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Sunyani: Mills Restores Sanity to JJ’s Circus

Sat, 9 Jul 2011 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

In Sunyani

The dust will settle

The dust will swirl

Seismic shift

The last King of the Volta

Dethroned by his Fante baby

The bastard born in Swedru

Has turned the Volta into a pond

We shall see the full circle

JJ’s apocalyptic anxieties

His unraveling of illusion

Hardened in kilns of bigotry

The sun’s rays on his past

Capturing revelatory clarity

Crafting narratives of demise

Their late sunsets

The Rawlingses

Of JJ’s fireside habits

Of burning it all

Like a harmattan fire

Reckless posturing

Demagogic theatrics

Of demeaning all

Of demonizing all

Of deceiving all

Mills enjoyed it all

Mills walked blind

Mills lost his tongue

Mills lost his sight

As JJ demonized all

Demonized Liman

Demonized Arkaah

Demonized Kufour

Sunyani says it all

The moment of clarity

At the center

A bolt of thunder

A jolt of lightning

Storms of greedy bastards

Holding their stomachs

Bulging stomachs

In SUVS

In tractors

In buses

Swimming in potholes

Well-built potholes

Tractors, SUVs

Battered by potholes

Lake-like potholes

Swimming to Sunyani

For power

For wealth

Rags-to-riches biographies

JJ’s yesterday hangers-on

Of NDC thievery politicians

Of the PV Obengs

Of the ET Mensahs

Of the Albin Bagbins

Of the Asiedu Nketiahs

Of the Ahwois

Of the Tsikatas

Of the Kofi Awonoors

From all corners

SUVs

Tractors

Ships

Bought with stolen wealth

JJ Rawlings will foam

His unraveling psyche

Of a bastardized man-child

Of a power-drunk man

Poised for a morning sunset

Elitist NDC opportunists

JJ-rags-to-riches thieves

Wielding Agya Atta

The Fante Adze bone

Wielding Simpa Mills

Wielding Snail Mills

Will restore sanity to JJ

NDC opportunists

Mills is their new bread

Mills is the new pathway

Of rags-to-riches

Of tribalism

Of corruption

Of opportunism

JJ needs sanity

Sanity to know it all

That Mills is his child

The bastard-child of Swedru

The child of a megalomaniac

Will bring sanity to NDC circus

In Sunyani

The dust will settle

The dust will swirl

Seismic shift

The last King of the Volta

Dethroned by his Fante baby

The bastard born in Swedru

Has turned the Volta into a pond

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.