Leap of Will


Papa is dead now!
    Ebusuapayin Mintah is in rush….
the funeral is yet to roll—
with burial rites already gone home:
     the extended family members searching;
for the will from his drawer…

    Papa is insolvent!!
the bank barks from behind closed door;
the will is ours now…
   all drowned by silence;
looking to Mama in the face,
   but, please, can you reflect it according to PNDC Law—
finally faces all shrunken to innocence.

The Village Thinker © 2014

Note: In Akan local Fante dialect in Ghana,  “Ebusuapayin” means “head of an external family”. The “Ebusuapayin” is responsible for the external affairs of the family from which he heads.


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