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Opinions of Sunday, 14 November 2010

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.

MR. Spew-Garbage Invokes FIRE for HOME-ful JJ

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“A National Vice Chairman of the ruling NDC, MISTER Ekow Spio Garbrah is angry
at what he calls Government’s lack of care and sympathy to the plight of JJ
Rawlings. According to MISTER Garbrah, the Mills government has not made
attempts to house the former President nine months after his house was gutted by
fire” (Abridged from Ghanaweb, Nov 11, 2010).

And “from the where”
Spew-Garbage is just that
Full of toxic fumes
Orifice-ing wind
FIRE-ing JJ’s house
Dokita ask JJ & Konadu
Ask them what burnt
Cats & dogs were safe
Cars were safe
Bicycles were safe
Jewelries were safe
Kentes were safe
Batakaris were safe
Family photos were safe
Flower-pots were safe
Memorabilia were safe
Valentine cards were safe
Everything escaped
Everyone escaped
Only the house burnt
Roof burnt
Structures burnt
And Ridge died

Dokita Who
Don’t speak for JJ
Don’t speak for HOME-FUL JJ
JJ has mansions, palaces, factories
Benefactors who bend backwards
Do everything for him
Those who killed for him
Those who lie for him
Those who paid school fees
Those who buy fleet of cars
Those who gave him gold bars
Those who buy designer clothes
Those who supply kerosene & matches

Blowing wind over JJ’s FIRE
Firing darts at MESS-iah Mills
Spew-Garbage is not a DOKITA
Not a Dr. Liman made homeless by JJ
Not like Dr Atta Mess-iah
The fermented Fante dokono
Mobbed at Swedru
Molded in the crafty hands of JJ
Packaged to Ghanaians
Oh! The faulty Ghana agenda
Oh! The “second” coming of JJ
That never was
Mills has been his own MESS-iah
Milling around with Awonoor’s craft
The saga of JJ’s Voltaic dogs
Dogs baiting
Cacophonic barking
Discordant howling
Detracting Mills
The saga of JJ’s “Northern” sheep
Sheep baying
Eclipsing all
Tractor noise-making
Distracting Mills

Dokita Who
One who spews garbage
One who seeks to lead the NDC
One who seeks JJ’s anointment
One who wants JJ to be RIDGED
In a home in a lake
A new home
That no fire can burn
Dokita Who
Who celebrates Obonsam Fireman
Of Valentine Ridge
Dokita Who
One who spews garbage
Fired by sycophantic wind

Oh! Dokita Who
Speak for the REAL homeless
Of Madina Zongo Junction
Of Sodom & Gomorrah
Of Asafo Market
Of Mokola Market
Of Kotokroba Market
Impoverished Ghanaians

Ah! Dokita Who
Be a JJ-eti benefactor
Build a house for JJ
A house of ashes
A house from the ashes
Of Valentine-day Ridge
Of Obonsam Fireman
For Obonsam Fireman
A house that won’t burn
Entombed by a lake
A lake of sycophancy
Dokita Who knows it all
Spew-Garbage is just that
Full of air
Orifice-ing wind
Over JJ’s FIRED house

*Akadu N. Mensema, Ph. D., is a nationalist Denkyira beauty. She is a trained
oral historian cum sociologist and Professor in the USA. She lives in
Pennsylvania with her great mentor and teaches Africa-area studies at a college
in Maryland. In her pastime, she writes what critics have called “populist
hyperbolic, satirical” poetry. She can be reached at