on this earth,
the beauty gives
the devil takes.
my brother, on this earth,
you must always keep your eyes wide open like our Kofi
so you can see between beauties and devils.
my sister, on this earth,
you must speak your mind in beautiful ways like our Kofi
since nobody will do it for you.
my friends, on this earth,
you must leave a good account of yourself like our Kofi
and songs will be sung of your name.
Kofi A. Amoako is a Ghanaian poet and regular contributor to One Ghana, One Voice.
This poem marks the end of our series of poems in memory of Kofi Awoonor. You can learn more about Awoonor and the series here.