The Police Killed Patriots: Pen-Armed Robbers Are Alive!

Sun, 7 Nov 2010 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

** Dedicated to our bankrupted, jobless youths, whose dreams deferred by inept

leaders had been killed by the police, while the REAL robbers, that is, our

selfish educated-elite pen-armed robbers of MPs, Ministers, etc. live to enjoy

their stolen wealth. It is about time we ask the police to kill all Ministers,

MPs, Bankers, Prophets, Chiefs, etc. They are the REAL armed robbers, in fact,

our worse eternal enemies and the cause of all our postcolonial woes.

“Five armed robbers were gunned down Friday in a shootout with the police at

Agyiringanor, East Legon in Accra” (Ghanaweb, November 5, 2010).

“Greater Accra Regional Police Commander DCOP Rose Bio Atinga has solidly

defended and justified the shooting and killing of five suspected armed robbers

at East Legon .The Police Service has constantly received bashing from human

rights activists and members of the public for unnecessarily shooting and

killing suspected robbers…” (Ghanaweb, November 6, 2010).

The true patriots died

Patriotic armed robbers

Gunned down by the police

The politicians are alive

The REAL armed robbers

Those who rob us daily

Those who use pen, paper

Those who use demagoguery

Deadly instruments of robbery

To rob and impoverish us

In our peripheral visions

Drip-fed by sanguinary elites

The politicians, the media

The human rights activists

They REAL armed robbers

Real robbers are our SAVIORS

The Police, Army

When the sun retires

Before a new dawn emerges

Go to our Harbors, Airports,

Banks, Customs, Churches

The Castle, Parliament

Ministries, Hospitals

You, the police, invade

Invade your own Barracks

Homes of pen-armed robbers

Of Parliamentarians’ homes

Of Ministers’ posh homes

Those whose acidic selfishness

Have mummified us in poverty

Birthing a mass of jobless youth

Armed-robbery baptized youths

Go and kill, KILL them all

Kill all the pen-armed thieves

They are the REAL problem

The police should gun down

Go for JJ Rawlings

The Police patrol Agyiringanor

The province of JJ Rawlings

The land of JJ’s PALACE

The Palace he won’t burn

The self-righteous conman

Owner of palaces, mansions

Speedboats, posh cars

Nsawam Cannery

Burn him in FIRE

His Obonsam FIRE

FIRE set at Ridge

The police should gun down

Go for the Kufours

The police patrol Airport

The home of Kufour

The province of K4-HOTEL

Of sons wedded to theft

Go to the K4-Family-Hotel

Throw them down

Headlong to their deaths

From the highest floor

Of nepotistic brokerage

Police don’t patrol poor areas

Sodom/Gomorrah is a “no-go”

Oh! Too poor to be patrolled

Police patrol East Legon

Police patrol Airport Area

To protect pen-armed robbers

The elitist pen-armed thieves

The pen-armed murderers

Selfish educated elites

Self-seeking educated elites

Self-centered educated elites

The killers of the dream

Of unemployed youths

Who have nothing to do

Who see educated thieves

Their perennial role models

Elitist thieves wielding pens

Pens to impoverish them

The patriots died

The politicians are alive

The Sekyi-Hughes

The Agbodakpis

They are alive

They enjoy their loot

Educated predators, robbers

Perennial thievery role models

The pen-wielding armed robbers

*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.