Saffiyah Joof, The Poet
The King Speech, 
“We are the trait, 
The flesh of their bone,
The ancestry spirit of our art is portrayed. 
We cried hard for freedom, 
But mentally enslaved”.
“We were the kings,
Sailing our children in exchange for means”.
“We concord many townlets,
We wounded numerous soldiers, 
We scatter stones, 
And we never run from war,
But come down to our people to search for choice”.
“When the moonlight comes in a distance,
We regretted our act with dismay”.
“In the manifestation of our houses,
The King palace display medal of golds, 
We have won the battlefield,
Declaring slavery is banned in place, 
But our resources in a word would be replaced”.
“I am the king of the land,
Unavailable for petty talks,
The silence that I urged to come,
Beheaded you, if you interrupt”.
The King continued to speak.
“My name is what the birds sang, 
Whoever protested in the kingdom,
Against my unfavorable agreement,
Would be utterly disgraced, shamed, and Named”
Powerless the weak-minded man screams, 
“Power to the powerless,
The land we grace, our ancestors save,
My blood, I serve to free our case. 
We gave you the power to save our village,
Beheaded me, for less I care, 
Our land, our little heaven, is here to stay”. 
As the king walked out of his throne,
Thousand of people were silent in shape,
The sound of his foot could be heard. 
The King speak, 
“My name is what the birds sang,
Within minutes he chopped off the man’s finger.
Whispering in his ears,
The village isn’t afraid, but I will freeze them within minutes”
A beautiful woman appeared in light from a ray of sunlight, 
Uniquely dress in a red gown,
Her Majesty walking and tapped the king, 
“He’s your son, show some mercy I seek”, 
To be continued! In Episode2
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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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