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OF DEMONSTRATORS AND LEADERS

Soldiers need a nation to protect
The Police need citizens to power laws
Politicians need a country to rule
Sovereignty is the preserve of all
So all should know better


Ib
A demonstration is a wakeup call
To bring workers to their effective hall
Demonstration is a damn loud bell
To let leaders know subjects are out of their ignorant or indifferent cell
And are ready to fight or yell
Should they, to them, horrific ends sell

II
Combating demonstration with aggression will eventually backfire
Because intimidation only works for a short time
So try shooting and the next batch will come with their chests out
…prepared to die
If you can act Agorkoli to build a fence of defence around all citizens
Then continue on this line

III
But do remember
Agorkoli was abandoned to rule a desert
Wise leaders talk out
…instead of shoot out
There is a reason even porcupines shoot not
…until their lives are threatened
Humans should be smarter

IV
So open your ears to listen
Humble yourself to reason
Think through your deeds to amend
Be sure to work to your nation defend
If there are potholes in your character
…fix them
For a leader’s steps are models for the upcoming
If there be potholes in your duties
…fix them
For your duties affect a whole nation
If there be potholes in your transactions
…fix them
For your transactions can create debts or growth
…as the nation’s inheritance

V
When your guns speak to kill snuff lives out of the innocent
…it is evidence of your daylight robbery
When your power speaks to silent activists
…it is a sign of horrors in your closet
When your positions speak to attack innocent citizens
…then you’ve lost the essence of your seats
There is no smoke which comes out of mere sand
Check your hidden fires and leave citizens to be
For you are because they are
Destroying them automatically breaks the stools you parade for your importance
Just so you know
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © June 30, 2021

By amoafowaa

Just a simple Ghanaian trying to find the best in our society. I may be fun, I may be interesting, I may be funny, I may even be foolish or intelligent, but it is all based on the mood in which you find yourself. I believe our minds make us who we are. Know that, pain, no matter its 'unbearability', is transient. Unburden or delight yourself for a while in my writings please. And all corrections, advice and opinions are welcome. Know that you are the king, queen or royal on this blog. :)

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