This is a parody of Henry Barlow's 'Building the Nation'.
Like always I have done a lot
In building our nation.
Today I met US Secretary of State
In an important urgent function
And a lunch at the Vic.
The meals reflected our importance
Cold Bell beer and a small talk,
Then fried chicken with niceties
Wine to fill the moments of silence
We also had ice-cream over a few jokes
And coffee to keep us awake and lively.
The Secretary and I were driven back.
We might have yawned a few times in the back
And for I cared I asked my driver
Driver, my friend, had any lunch?
The ingrate replied looking straight ahead
Seemed to smile secretly
That he had not, but was slimming!
Upon which I took not lightly
For it is not easy building a nation
Mwananchi, we do a lot, I said,
Attending to matters of state,
Diplomatic duties are not easy you know.
And friends please give us a break,