@ 78: President Sirleaf Receives A Poetic Gift from Dr. Tipoteh.

Wednesday, 2nd November 2016
Dr. Tipoteh presents President a special 78th birthday gift during Cabinet Meeting.
Dr. Tipoteh presents President a special 78th birthday gift during Cabinet Meeting.
Photo Credit: Executive Mansion

Monrovia, Liberia: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has graciously received a special Poetic Birthday gift at 78 from veteran opposition leader and longtime friend, Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh during a brief intervention at Cabinet Meeting in the C. Cecil Dennis, Jr. Auditorium in the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia.

According to an Executive Mansion release, Dr. Tipoteh eloquently described President Sirleaf under the topic: “Born To Tread The Unchartered Path” - “Some people say; In their own way; That this Child was born; At the light of morn; To be great; To integrate”. See full text of Dr. Tipoteh’s Poem attached:

BORN TO TREAD
THE UNCHARTED PATH
A Poetic Gift
For
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
On the Occasion of her
78th Birth Anniversary
By
Togba – Nah Tipoted
Some people say
In their own way
That this Child was born
At the light of morn
To be great
To integrate
But other people say
In their own way
That this Child was born to tread
Despite not having a beard
To tread the path of the Male
Not meant at all for the Female
To tread the uncharted path
A path covered with wrath
A path dominated by the Male
Certainly not meant for the Female
But this Child dared to tread
On this path in ways unheard
Because the Female does not dare
As she is bread to be aware
Not to tread on this grail of the Male
The grail not meant for the Female
Yet, this Child named Ellen
Sensing the challenge at age eleven
Dared to tread where no Female dared
As she met the challenge in ways unheard
Happy Birthday @ 78
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf