Atta Mills, you have been through the mills
and bowed out graciously
your troubles many your
your arrows too fierce
some said you were too cold
only to betray themselves bad students
for you demonstrated the wisdom of Anyidoho the sage, that
"the firewood of this world is for only those who can take heart" Anyidoho taught
but you carried it, through the mill, Mills you carried it
even in the fiercest storms
your nature affable, your demeanour calm
as the storms Jesus calmed
for the pins you carried in this life
only the heavens can console
And God alone could wipe your tears
So this morning God had a cabinet meeting in Heaven
With the angels present
And El Shaddai gave the verdict
Atta come home, you are better off in heaven
The Christ who you never shied away from in public
Has called you home to give you the rest
Presidential woes denied your mortal soul.
Asumadu Daniel is a Ghanaian poet.
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