NKRUMAH, A LEGACY (CRAZY STANZAS)

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Maybe you were too forward in your approaches

Maybe you were born with ideas too “future-ristic”

Maybe you were too over zealous in your quest for the best

Maybe you hoped for far too much

But your works remain a legacy

II

You were rains on the raging fires of colonialism

You were a power mind none thought a black being could posses

You were a developer who thought of your “now” and “future”

You were an indefatigable eagle with wings of protection

You were a fixer with an ever-present  personality

You were a man with the perfect plan in mind for Africa

As you sought togetherness and strength for the weak infant shoots

III

Maybe power stained your humble thoughts

Maybe winning corroded your human thoughts

Maybe complacency made you lower your protective thoughts

Maybe you were like a great tree which disregarded its stem

But you made your marks and they were deep to last

In the minds and hearts of all, no matter the diversity

IV

We drink water and have thoughts of you

We use electricity with thoughts of you

We go to school and we have thoughts of you

We ply some roads and we have thoughts of you

We think of trains and we have thoughts of you

The great spokesperson

The great gentleman

The great palm tree whose remains even benefit his nation

Karma

Washes

All

Making thoughtfuls

Eat the fruits of pain

Oh, you are buried with thoughts unharnessed

Now

Kaput,

Reasons

Umbrella

Minds

Antagonistic and

Hating

But you are so gone

V

If you were like a seed in a fruit

You would have been pampered in holy wombs

Be watered and fed to grow better

And be treated best at your birth

While being nursed for more greatness

But too bad

We pinch ourselves for the shattered pot

Which can never be mended

VI

You lived well

You lived wondrous

You lived in near perfection

Making all feel your blessed impacts

Sleep well although the well you created mostly suffers thirst

Sleep soundly although the wealth you left is now like bread being pested on by termites

Help us in spirit know the buttocks to push on the golden chair you created

And give those buttocks eyes to select hands with the golden touches

Which can help mould the nation you created

We need to keep moving

To maintain the legacy you left for generations unborn

For it is an honourable legacy worth keeping

Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

 

8 thoughts on “NKRUMAH, A LEGACY (CRAZY STANZAS)

  1. Great piece Mum C. You really are a Capo poet, from whom I’ll really love to read from at all times. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was, but a great man, whose legacy will forever remain with us as Ghanaians. Mum C, your first and third stanzas presents a picture of a man whose critics got us into almost believing in the words as contained in the above cited stanzas. The man-Nkrumah might have had his flaws as a human, but let’s not link that to the ingredients contained in the leadership he gave our country.

    I really, am proud of you Sweets…..

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