Honourables, and Fellow Citizens,
The President of the Republic has left the Castle
He has gone to the village
He left around Two Fifteen Post Meridiem
It is sad to know that he will not return
We wish he had not gone
But he went in good spirit,
Leaving behind; a clean seat,
A sharp sword and a high-raised flag
Tears stream down our eyes
The coastal towns are gravely silent
The forest regions are cloudy
And the savanna homeland is windswept
Because the great oak has fallen
We wish it had not fallen
But it did so with grace, and in dignity.
In fond memory of its shade,
And the evergreen foliage, we salute!
Darko Antwi is a regular contributor to One Ghana, One Voice.
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