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THE RIVER TOO DRINKS

The River Too Drinks

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Frimpomah sits at the bank of Ankobra
Eyes feeding the river with tears
And Ankobra drinks with no fears

Frimpomah sings a dirge
“You them boys swimming
You them girls fetching
You them women washing
If you see my mother
Tell her I wait for her body.”

“You them boys swimming
You them girls fetching
You them women washing
If you see my mother
Tell her I wait for her body.”

Dufia, do me no pity, cry me no more
Go tell Nana Brago we came fetching
She dove for a swim
I watched with eyes screaming and bones crying
While Ankobra ate and drank her

The home is no longer home
The hen will greet bad morning
The Oracle will speak
Today the gods have taken one of their own

Tell Nana Brago her daughter drowned
My mother is dead

Written by: Oppong Clifford Benjamin
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

Author: Oppong Clifford Benjamin

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