In mockery, you countered with a smile
With humor, your opponents' ridicule diffused
In muddiness, yet your slate stands untainted
Man of peace and humility
Fallen but with grace and dignity
Indeed, death does conquer all
But not your clean seat and high raised flag!
Adjei Agyei-Baah is a Ghanaian poet and regular contributor to One Ghana, One Voice.
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