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The Sonnet of Our World

In his dying words, Papa said of all Kofi Awoonor’s Poems taught in school One which still lingers in the chambers of his heart is ‘the Sonnet of our world’ He stuttered, “Son-my son in today’s world everybody is screaming for attention The intelligent, educated, eloquent, charismatic, all-all-all in fierce contention” Papa said this is the Sonnet of an embrangled world He said most will opt to be leaders than followers They’ll cough out their egos and laud their names They’ll strive for glory and they’ll never be ashamed Papa sounded out “most will seek to be the next biggest thing in town And that’s not important, but what matters is to serve and not to be served Give yourself to your passion and have integrity in the things no one sees Love more and laugh harder, and where I am going together we will be” When I saw Papa pressed in his coffin like bread on a shelf Unceasing tears rolled from my eyes PP©2015

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