We mourn you, Your Excellency J.J Rawlings
We mourn you
As a country, we mourn you
The Federal Republic of Nigeria mourns you
You will be greatly missed
You lived, the course of Ghana and Nigeria to advance
A patriotic Ghanaian, you lived
Your country greatly to impact
A true Pan Africanist, last breath you drew,
A legacy to bequeath
Memory won’t fail us, J.J Rawlings
Never will it fail us
For the rare gem you were
Ghana, Nigeria, Africa, the World won’t forget.
Memory will never fail.
A hero you lived, Your Excellency
A hero, your sword you laid down
Leaving a Vacuum
Hearts bleed wishing t’was a dream
Alas, its Adieu!
Adieu! Adieu!! Adieu!!!
Noble Knight of Ghana
Whose glittering armor, Africa’s pride, reflected the World across
J.J Rawlings has taken the bow
The sun has set on the heart of gold.
This poem was sent to Patmos Media Line from Accra, Ghana.
It is written by a Nigerian lady resident in Ghana to honour Jerry John Rawlings, the man they call ‘Junior Jesus’ in Ghana.