Tribute to Professor John Evans Atta Mills- Part 3

Thu, 9 Aug 2012 Source: Sakyi, Kwesi Atta

By Kwesi Atta Sakyi 2nd August 2012

When life’s course is run

When dutiful duty is done

When everything is said and done

You played your part

With all your heart

In the wider drama of life-

In football, hockey, swimming, you name it

In academia, politics, management, you made it

When humankind is unkind

To the gentlest of a kind

You blew us out of our mind

When national values and mores nosedive

Knights of valour emerge on the scene

To douse the flagrant flames of the obscene

Yeah, there are many evil forces unseen

Yet valiant knights on the scene are seen

Infidels, mispatriots and misanthropists thrive

Yet with velvety gloves you floored them alive

The incorrigibles, scoundrels and ruffians alike

In the political arena they fell and fled

You taught them hard lessons in soft diplomacy-

Dzi wo Fie Asem concept made them red

With humour and humility you left them bemused

As you tutored your critics and the ruffians

Now that you are gone

Who else will they gore?

You left them legacy of your lore

Which will be recounted many many years

After you are gone

They are left bored

But one day in future

They will read your legend of yore-

That Asomdweehene passed on

To draw the fractious factions together-

A feat that defies an encore

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