Under the moonlight I hide myself;
Staring at feet from every angle making moves.
Akonto has done me evil; my shoulders are sored, my tender arms are wailing for help.
My legs; feeble.
I am dying on the inside.
Something has happened to me
The things so great that I cannot weep;
My people, I have been somewhere
If you see Akonto
Tell him he hasn't dealt well with me;
My great household is no more.
Leave me here under the moonlight to grief my loss.
In the noonday,
I shall see the sun
She shall come to visit me,
I shall stand on my feet; restore my household,
And repair the broken fence.
I shall look regal, and walk down the street with pride,
And sit at the gate with great men.
I shall climb the Iroko and bring down its leaves to heal me.
I shall eat the bread of the land I ploughed.
I shall sing and make merry again.
I shall stand up to Akonto!
Akonto in this poem represents life.
This poem is basically about a man who unforeseen circumstances of life had laid hold on everything he ever owned but while in his grief dares to rise up and face life!
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