Treasure Island

Rhyme sonny

(Accra - Ghana)

POETICAL BIOGRAPHY OF “OSAGYEFO” DR.KWAME NKRUMAH


Oh wonderful
Born in Nkroful
In the Gold coast
What a clean ball in our goal post

Educated at Achimota School and Lincoln University
A man of great integrity
An educationist and a great philosopher
A man who is always willing to suffer, willing to offer

Himself for the people
This made him earn for himself so many disciples
He encountered the ideas of Marcus Garvey
And became more innovative like William Harvey

He was awarded honorary doctorates by so many universities
He met the Queen
George Padmore and Martin Luther King
And so many other personalities

He returned to Ghana in 1947
With a vision of making Ghana second to heaven
He joined the UGCC as a secretary
And was part of the Big 6
Who were then in a terrible fix
This man has made a tremendous impact on our history

He despise autocracy
Believed in democracy
Hated bureaucracy
And he never exhibited hypocrisy

In 1948, some ex-servicemen protested
Sergeant Adjetey, Corporal Attipoe and Private Odartey were shot dead
The blame came upon Nkrumah's head
So he was arrested

After his release
He disagreed with the British policy
Concerning the containment of swollen shoot disease
He appealed for women at a time when women's suffrage was new to western democracy

He formed the CPP in 1949
Making moves for the British government to resign
British called for the drafting of a new constitution
To be drawn by selected commission

Nkrumah proposed a universal franchise without property qualification
The amendments was rejected by the colonial administration
This rejection
Led to Nkrumah’s call for positive action

For this reason
He was arrested and sentenced to three years in prison,
For treason
The British organized the first General elections to be held in Africa
Though in jail, Nkrumah conquered

He won the election by a landslide
90% of the people were on his side
He was appointed the Ghana's first Prime Minister
The affairs of the nation were giving to him to administer

The motto of his party was Self Government Now
Wow, now one will ask how
At 12 am, March 6.1957
Sad, the British have to be leaving

In his own wisdom
Ghana attained political freedom
He was given the name “Osagyefo“
The antivirus that captures jeefo

These were his words and I quote
'At long last
The battle has ended
And Ghana, your beloved country is free forever'

Submitted: Thursday, January 22, 2009

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