Akonadi, The people's activist.

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 23:35 -- byounce

"Akonadi, the people’s activist."

Akonadi is an oracular goddess of justice and a guardian deity for

women. Inspired by a Ghananian goddess.

 

 

 

"Born in the motherland, Akonadi knows struggle

Growing up seeing that the world didn’t favor those like her, made her blood boil

Seeing her country during hard times, and her people having to adjust

Are memories that repeats in her head, is why she fights for what is right

It started out small, writing about how the government was so corrupt

Writing was hard anyway, as they didn’t fund the schools 

Leaving Akonadi and the children around her to fend for themselves

Share books and break down each word and syllable on every page

Joining social media, Akonadi gained a following

People liked what she had to say, she had a way with words

Her accounts of injustice of the underprivileged around the world 

Her speeches on social and economic injustice gave her an even bigger platform

Surrounded by crowds, she shines

Screams, shouts, and cries that carry a heavy weight with each line

Her people matter, matter more than a punch and a bullet

She speaks to her people and those who can’t see through it

Similar to the power of Ella Baker’s words

Her messages, stand clear like Angela Davis spurs

Like Ms. Chisholm, she fights The Good Fight

“Ain’t I too, a woman? Or just for a woman of white?”

At the end of every assembly, to the very last shout

Akonadi raises her right fist, showing strength to keep going

And to display an unwavering spirit 

To those who watch

She’s there for every movement, every March and meeting

She hangs posters, ads, and shows up on t.v. to spread the word

She’s there for every hashtag, every tweet, and post

She’s there for every opportunity, to fight for justice, for those who need it the most."

 

This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world
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