My Last Request - Kodjo Deynoo


And before I pass, one last request
Do not stand on my buried earth
Do not weep, to wet this earth
It holds my casket, do not sink me further

Do not ask, how I was in my last days
Don’t break glass in my honour
Don’t talk of me in joyful memory
Don’t shake hands of old acquaintance

Do not dress in the finest silk
Do not mourn my death
Do not collect silver to bury me
Do not sit in silent wonder

Do not cuddle in condolence
Do not ask the priest for last rites
Do not speak well of me in eulogy
Do not write list of stranger’s names

Do not with names on my obituary
Do not with signed books of condolence
Do not bring pretence to my burial
I want no tears from the crocodile
It is my last right to be honoured

Kodjo Deynoo is a past contributor to One Ghana, One Voice.

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