Dela Bobobee

Rookie - 13 Points (Aveyime-Battor, Volta Region, Ghana)

The Visionary Osagyefo - Poem by Dela Bobobee

Relentless forces propelled him to stowaway
his visionary quest to assuage at Harvard
drew him homewards and snatched away
the colonial leadership mantle with hazard
and became the first to be granted freewill
in the African coast laced with much gold
he proposed to merge one great political will
for Africa to become unstoppable and bold
but tearfully and fearfully that pale wizard
a halt a giant spearheaded Monrovia group
Casablanca cried when they fried his gizzard
for their incurable love of steamy pepper soup
and banished him from his own land of freedom
a land he much adored and brought much gain
but mediocrity only succeeded to beget boredom
Osagyfo had sowed seeds of his visionary brain

today his aspirations and foresight is revisited
to lead as kindly light amid encircling gloom
when the chips are down and penury persisted
abetted and prodded by subtle imperialist doom
the Osagyfo still stirs in his mausoleum grave
urging the greedy successors on to get one voice
to become a united front and unstoppable brave
not to relent in their struggle as the only choice
and pleaded God Ghana to open up a well of oil
its seeming budding emancipation is meaningless
unless it yoked with all the will of Africa’s toil
to render our numerous friendly foes powerless
until that fateful day Nkoyeni will slough scales
to ascend the throne of prominent freedom for all
as the wind of change will set African flag on sails
and I see a new virgin catwalk without fear at all

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 29, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 29, 2008


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