It's Daybreak - Darko Antwi

Kofi, it's daybreak
And the Al-bafoons are long gone
Those who are neither cobblers
Nor farmers nor hunters

Kofi, Kofi, Kofi...
Kofi, Kofi, oh Kofi...
Kofi, Kofi, Kofi... wake
Kofi, Oohhh Koo-fi

Daavi has served you coffee
And Esinam has come to greet you

Kofi, it's daybreak
And the Al-racoons are no more
Those who are neither moslems
Nor christians nor atheists

Kofi, Kofi, Kofi...
Kofi, Kofi, oh Kofi...
Kofi, Kofi, Kofi... wake
Kofi, Oohhh Koo-fi

The newspaper vendor is at the gate
And Kwoku will soon be here for draught

Kofi it's daybreak
But we shall allow you this sleep
This long long sleep
We shall allow, we shall allow
Sleep well!



Darko Antwi is a long-time contributor to One Ghana, One Voice.

This poem is part of our series of poems in memory of Kofi Awoonor. You can learn more about Awoonor and the series
here. If you have a poem in memory of Kofi Awoonor, please send it to us at oneghanaonevoice(at)gmail(dot)com.


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