Monday, September 14, 2009

The Immortality of Nkrumah

In the beginning there was nothing
And out of nothing Yahweh called everything
First the angels and demons to keep the mortals busy
Then the women of the earth to remind man of his existence
After all was set and after all had been written

Yahweh called Nkrumah to stay in between the mortals and the immortal
To call for war at a time everything seemed peaceful
A mission to save the lost from its leash and its destiny
And begin a new path into a different generation
After that mission was done and all covered,
Nkrumah crossed the line

The line that separated mortals from those who never saw death
And built a home amongst the living and shared in their greater pain
From far up in the skies Yahweh unchained the punisher
The hibernating demons that lay in wait and smelled the blood of heroes
This time to spark a begging of the end of immortality among men
And so history was ordered to record it, Nkrumah the last immortal man


  1. heard you read at the Talk Party. Interesting piece.

  2. Nkrumah's greatness is truly beyond doubt. Yet, i'd like to think that the unique challenges of people at each point in history would always lead to the emergence of great leaders, some of whom would become "immortal."