By Siahyonkron Nyanseor
I am not going to tote that Hammock anymore!
If my great grandparents and relatives tote it
it doesn’t mean I should do the same.
So you better find someone else
to do your plotor work ’cause this time for sure
I am not going to tote you in that hammock!
Big hellova man like you if you can’t walk by yourself,
then that’s your own kinja you will have to bear
You don’t expect me to tote you on my shoulder!
Instead of toting you, I could be attending
to my rice farm, cassava farm and small, small thing
So let me tell you Joe Blow, this time, I am not going
to tote you in that hammock!
Although, I was a small pekin when
the District Commissioner came to our town
he humiliated my grandparents and relatives
in front of their wives and children
I can still feel the pains and sufferings they had to endure
Toting Government officials from village to village,
and through thick and thorn.
So, let me tell you once and for all, this job is not for me.
And you can’t force me this time, I know my right
So, you better take your hot sun trouble from here!
My friend, this time you really juke-o!
You will really have to kill me dead;
even then, I will still refuse to tote the hammock
You see, I made up my mind long, long time ago
not to tote anybody’s hammock, even the President – self
’cause the same way God gave you hands, head and feet
That’s the same way He gave me mine
And since there’s nothing wrong with yours,
I don’t see why I or my people should be the one
to do your toting
Mr. Big Shot or my good friend,
You’re really juke this time
So, you better try hard and carry your trouble
some place else; because if you make me vex,
it will be HELL to tell the Captain
‘cause I’ll not tote BIG hellova man like you ANYMORE!