(For past students of Sacred Heart College, Mankon,who will remember that `rice and beans` was the most popular meal in the college,, but especially those of St.Thomas` House who loved rice and beans most to the extent of having us others nickname their House as "Saint Tom").
By Tikum Mbah Azonga
I love rice and beans
Especially when it’s on Thursdays
And in the afternoon for lunch
It gives a sense of false security and a leitmotiv
But there’s one condition, though
The weevils must be legion in the rice
And the palm oil must sparkle
And colour and coat the rice.
I like the flatulence of beans
But when it’s with rice on the trays
It’s different, it becomes a crunch
Although rice and beans may not be a locomotive
I don’t mind the trough
So that when the prefects us rattle
I can boast I ate rice and beans and more rice.