dimanche 5 septembre 2010


By tikum Mbah Azonga

Our good old chaplain didn’t own a horn
But he was called Mac Mahon
A British man all over
He was proud, snobbish and arrogant
Standoffish, unapproachable and highly critical.

Sometimes he was for me a thorn
But he also shared fun
He was knowledgeable, thorough and clever
Yes, but why were his GCE scores so stagnant
Until Father Terry came and made them more topical?

Copyright 2010

2 commentaires:

anjeh a dit…

Sorry Mr.Tikum,
MacMahon does not rhyme with horn. This Scottish or Irish name is pronounced---Macmann!!
I believe whilst you were here in the 80's there was a player in Liverpool F.C, with the same name? He also had a few caps for England.
"Water be don go lev stone"
Anjeh Daniel belongs to the class of 79 that came here to the UK! You would not know it but some us held you in very high esteem, given that the tit-bits from home were thanks to you, in your column in West Africa.
As a reminder, how do you pronounce these places: Tottenham, Edinburgh, Leicester and my bugbear of all English words: albeit!!!!!

Tikum Mbah Azonga a dit…

Hi Anjeh,

Thanks for your comments, but above all for creating the time and having the patience to go through the poem. There are a lot of people who are not inspired by poetry.

Yes, `MacMahon does not rhyme`. I thought about it but couldn`t find any rhyming word. So I let it go.
I did not know about that other pronunciation of the name. I just remembered the way we called him at school.

Concerning the town names, I must confess that I`m not very confident 0f my English pronunciation. I`m not an authority on the English language. I just use it. What I am an authority of is the French Language. On that one, I can raise my voice and speak at any time.