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Poem in Krio: Salone Story Long…

26 May 2012 at 01:15 | 2889 views

Salone Story Long…

By Ernest Ola Cummings, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Until Bangura manouvre,

Dem two na bin good padi

When Shaki en Khaki turnoba,

Di balance stori na u sabi.

Pas Ar Die bring nuff gunpowder

(En nuff nuff sneezing powder)

By China, Castro en Guinea power,

For make ISU timap tranga

For put Soja to asunder.

Bifo dis all we see Juxon

Kam up wit im sef yone gbin-gbin.

But e run go Oba Yanda

When Shaki timap for im power!

1977 Wahala

No college, No school; bin tranga!

Shaki bye-bye den yuba!

Momoh mot-mot take oba.

Momoh….

E promise dis, E promised dat!

All tin kam turn, Adonkeh-dam.

De rebel belleh jes dey big!

So Borbor Soja deN PRC

Dreb big Momoh to la Guinee.

Sankoh, Taylor en Maskita;

Nor to small tin dem make we yai see.

Cut-han en short-sleeve, masaka,

Oh Salone, oos kin triel dis?

Ten God, ECOMOG kam na ya

For don de war, yes “pretty soon”?

But gee de debul im yone praise’

Kabba im tranga effort

End dis disgrace!

Di war don kpata-kpata yes

But more di raray boy den dae….

No jab for do, en idleness,

En di tif-tif yone, nor for talk!

Mr. Infrastructure (Bai Bureh), dey do im yone

Wit good fine road bill all obot.

Belleh uman sef nor lef bien;

Fraid nor dey now for jes dey born!

O ya, boku still dey 4 do!

Di light, de Bumbuna power?

Leh we lef dar wan im dat gi dat.

Di wata biznes; ar dey choke…

Mi Freetong pump lock two mont….

But me Tumbudu fambul nor ever see clean wata!

En cousin,

Di wan way sorry pas all,

Di Lan-Book biznes; Oh my God!

So Mr. Structure u dey try,

But second term, opin yu yai…!

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