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POETRY

LION IN SHEEP SKIN

Once upon a time, an Odwan
Sought the mandate of the jungle to become Ɔhene of the Ɔman
The people saw his humility
And equated that to his leadership ability
So they gave him the mandate to ensure their own peace and liberty

II
Hardly had a day gone by did Odwan
Start to radically change things in the Ɔman
Making his people worry
Making others so sorry
Forcing to birth many a story

III
Then a hyena saw in the eyes of Odwan the Ɔtan
And asked his fellow animals to look for ways to subdue their aban
But word went to Odwan and he had him killed
When tongues started wagging he looked for the skilled
Nightingale to make his name innocent on the field

IV
But few had seen the ɛhan
And decided to find ways to bɔ themselves ɛban
So they gathered courage and went to him
He used aggression to the group trim
And accused them of wanting to his light dim

V
But the aggression continued and cleared his eyes wann
And forced him to show himself as Dzata kann
Scaring the animals to back down in fear
As others tried to hide many a tear
But others took to stooging in order to be able to, his tenure, bear

VI
When his tenure was over, the Ɔman
Voted him out for their own ban
And angered him to the core
So he inflicted on many, many a sore
And lived breaking many a law

VII
That is why Dzata still lives aggressive in many an Ɔman
And is caged by many an ɛban
To protect others from his bitterness
And save lives from his attitudinal ugliness
And his lack of orderliness
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © September 11, 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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