This is a piece written by my friend James D. Makumator for a theater production he featured in recently. It focuses on the recent election petition…. pretty cool!
Peace! Peace!! Peace!!!
Justice or no Justice, you’ve got to practice what you preach
The tensions keep rising
The police keep flexing, the masses are whining
This is unprecedented but is it necessary?
Nonetheless, we are all here in one piece,
Enjoying our early morning weekday traffic “madness” as well as the ever intriguing Friday night life.
Ghanaians like their “gbonyo parties”, their all-night services and their live band fashion.
So I wonder who will be willing to let go these things
Just to help someone achieve his presidential ambition.
Afari Gyan and president Mahama are “stealers”,
“They rigged the elections, we must seek justice”!
“Go to court if you want, after all any idiot can go to court”!!
Atuguba and friends are ready for the “battle of the pink sheets”
Petitioners and respondents came out all guns blazing
All eyes are watching, all ears are listening
Media commentary is the order of the day.
Ghana has come to a standstill, production is dwindling, and the economy is retrogressing
“On the face of the pinks sheets, you and I were not there”
“At the heart of the matter, you petition has no merit”
Ghanaians are anxious, their patience is being tested
Witnesses are sweating, tempers are flaring
Lawyers are boasting
And thank GOD for opinions,
Social media is abuzz
Insults are being hurled in the name of democracy
The laws have been tested
Waa look…even the “animal” called “contempt” has been tempted
But this time around the “Loud-mouths” have not been spared
Lessons have been learnt,
The curtains are now closing
The “reality show” has come to an eventful end
“At long last the battle of pink-sheets are over”
Justice has been served
Though bitter, it has been accepted
Life goes on
The Supreme Court has spoken, but the court of public opinion is still undecided.
PEACEFUL, it has been
“The Battle is still the Lord’s”