For Kofi Annan, a poem
Courage (for Kofi Annan)
Courage’s a hump or bigger baggage
Sometimes feels like heavy tonnage
But it’s not all useless haulage
Especially if you don’t take umbrage.
For the great, it’s a necessary carriage
In zones of major blockade
Or others of missile cascade
Where innocent lives are waylaid
Into expiry, and peace delayed
Yours, arbiter, is portrayed.
I know you hold no bile
You fight arms stockpile
From the Don, Hudson and Nile
Even when your health is fragile.
On this earth, you’ve touched every mile.
Continue to fight this fight
That man will see the light
And know that might aint right.
By the time it is night
Your courage will hold tight.
You’re one in six billion!