Praise Worthy

A half an hour ride
Maybe more for the hefty
traffic slowing the ride
He descends to hailing voices
and waving arms
Disbelieving stares
following closely behind
About him, an air of
doubtful satisfaction
His “ordinary man” impersonation
Soon floods the media stations
Because he joined a
public transportation
The statesman’s stunt is praise
worthy
His rare condescendingness
only too cosmetic

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Kwaku Feni Adow

Kwaku Feni Adow is a writer, poet and student from Ghana. He is a member of Africa Haiku Network, Ghana Haiku Society and UHTS (United Haiku and Tanka Society, America). He writes Haiku from his home country and has received publications in haiku journals the likes of The Mamba, Brass Bell, Under the Basho, Frameless Sky, Cattails, Failed Haiku, including Honourable Mentions in online haiku contests. He is the winner of Babishaiku 2016, Africa’s first haiku contest organised by Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation, Uganda.

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