Wednesday, April 22, 2015


The flag was up
When your body in all glory
Dropped off the eye of the globe
A saintly tear
Dropped off
Saved in the scar of sun star

The flag was still up
It was still morning
In Nkrumah's Tema
When the red gold green songs faded
Outside the barns of charred dreams

Children with red gold green faces
Elders with red gold green palms
Mothers with red gold green babies
Priests with red gold green psalms

Lauded your handiwork 
Gripping unto the black star lone
Lone like an un-mopped sweat drip

Damirifa due!
Due ne amane hunu!

And if art
As sincere and delicate is nothing but soul
It only goes to say, you offered yours to Ghana
Even before your humble transition

Theodosia Salome Okoh (born June 13, 1922) designed Ghana's national flag. She died at the Narh Bita Hospital in Tema on Sunday April 19th morning after a short illness.

1 comment:

  1. When the mighty sleep the Lion's roar is talking dreams to listening ears