Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Lure of the Chieftain

Folds of fine, woven cotton in ivory and azure, sunflower and crimson. Gold bangles, bracelets, rings and ancient pendants. Cowries, beads, a hand-crafted, silken, horsehair whisk and fine-leather sandals. A dark crown-hat with bright reddish-gold and silver sequins, spangles and medallions. Such human pride and splendour. What are his interests: service or ‘serve his’?


  1. A self-serving pomp!
    A frivolous attempt to assuage the emptiness of soul and spirit with obscene splendour that belongs to the humble multitude.
    A world of faked is so unnecessary!

  2. more likely the latter, are such ones ever selfless in our societies? Pschewww...

  3. Posekyere said it!... but I wonder if it is just the power that corrupts. How do good intentions go bad?

    By the way, I like the new look

  4. Kwame Mensa-Bonsu17 June, 2010

    @ Maxine...good intentions go bad with the loss of touch plus money and adulation.

  5. @ Posekyere: I agree wholeheartedly with you, and support the abolition of all forms of monarchy.

    @ I do not personally know a selfless chieftain.

    @ Maxine: Power, corruption, chicken, egg. Which produces which?


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