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MEET ME THERE

Let’s meet at the boarders of Ayaase Where the strong tree stands tall And the divided earth lies strong   Let’s meet at the  boarder of ayaase Where one hole leads to life And not doom   Let’s meet at the boarder of ayaase Where the tree is ripe with unseen fruits And the fertilized […]

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GREAT TAMALE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Triumphing over the many hurdles to beat the many schedules of life Accepting the many corrections to better the future reflection of strife to make a difference Meandering through challenges to shine and be fine Accumulating accurately the good inculcation to be better placed in society Leaving all worries behind and moving forward as an […]

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NOTHING IS FOREVER

He captured my eyes And ordered me to follow his every move He held my tail with his gaze Rendering me hopeless   Then his words became my bond His wishes became my must Then his ingratitude started wearing me off His embarrassment in public made me a lesser being   Then I saw the […]

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LESSONS

We learn We earn We turn Into men   We bail Education jail skip mails Sure failure.

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LOSING THE HOUSE OF GOLD

I said I needed you not I said you were not that hot I said I wouldn’t you bought Even if you were a golden pot   I said you were not important I said I needed no accountant I said you were just an infant That needed to learn like the little ant   […]

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A STRONG CONTENDER

It gives hope Only to stir more probe It gives an authoritative voice Only to give more respect and prestige It gives you the power To deflate egos of well structured beings It blows good air Only to bite deep until shameful blood oozes When it suddenly abandons you For your hardworking opponent Papers that […]

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BARBARISM

Barbarism Wearing attractive clothes and enticing beings Barbarism Acting coyly and planting its roots in watery anger Barbarism Embracing the heart and making it feel at home Barbarism Threading slowly and taking over the human Barbarism Showing its powers and eating away the human Barbarism Pushing the soul and killing the mind Barbarism All his […]

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THE WOMAN

It was a slap No, it was a hit No it was a mock slap No it was a slab hit Her face was the surface And her body was the ground He hit it until she fainted And what was the cause? She did not cook on time A woman is not mud A […]

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AN EXCERPT FROM A SOON TO BE PUBLISHED SEMI-NOVEL ENTITLED “TALES FROM A GIRL’S SCHOOL DAYS” BY AMOAFOWAA SEFA CECILIA

FIRST TERM FORM ONE One cold Sunday in the month of November, my uncle Kwabena Boateng took me to school in his taxi. At the entrance of the school, was this huge board with a bold inscription: “KROTOA RECHIE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL MOTTO: Anoint, Accumulate, Serve” In the middle of the script was the school […]

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THE BRAGGART

Ha ha ha  Ha ha ha ha  Ha ha ha ha ha He looks awed When he bragged about his sword On the field of female farm plantation Planting seeds and being pursued with good yield Now he feels like snatching a citation From a historic hero in a well loved drama land To wipe […]

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EDUCATION, THE POLITICIANS’ DRAFT?

  There is a school of thought that states that it is in the interest of politicians to have education in their nations crumble to be on the safe side, because, the higher the level of illiteracy, the lower the criticisms of the government and the easier it is to win the mandate of the […]

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EXPERIENCE, THE BEST TEACHER

She cuts the arms that feed her Without thoughts. She blindly stands by her stance With bright eyes that blink not. She walks away in her blind stupor Feeling good about herself And thinking male union or procreation is all there is to life. Youngie kite That wants to fly Must be allowed by passers […]

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BETRAYAL ON MY PART

Little flower has been watered Its infectious smile spreads across the earth Awakening the sun from its slumber Making the furious clouds jealous And planning a coup. My little flower smiles not It looks pitifully sad as its yellow blooms tear in bits Captured by the angry winds, clouds and rain, I stand helpless seeing […]

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LAMENTATIONS

It is straining It is draining This blessing of top-sitting While looking into eyes whose main aim is soaring   It is straining It is really draining This sorry heaven of pouring rain and heart-sharing While stretching forth and others preparing   A bowl full of hoping A heart teaching yearning A face of innocence […]

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FICKLE MARTYRDOM

They brought me into a den Into a den of non-determinators I, Who have the heart of a martyr, Was brought into a bunch of give-uppers And they tap into my ocean of determination Every freaking hour of everyday. They cause me to Stop, Refill, Move, Stop, Refill, Move And stop Hampering my progress. When […]

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THE HARDWORKER

Harsh, He pants and works Angry faced He shouts and works Then the sun rises on his face Loud laughter That echo the mountains Hardened palms Which battles the land Strong feet That the land struggles to keep pace Hardened bones Strengthened by cooked plantain and grounded ‘kontomire’ leaves with palm oil That is the […]

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THE DRIVER OF MY HEART

My boyfriend is a mechanic A mechanic who can ride a car He is a mechanic who can change gear And ride even in curves Did I mention he can also swerve? And people are asking me why I love him   I love my boyfriend Not because he is a mechanic, Not because he […]

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FIXED SECURITY

Write my name in your heart write my name not on your heart Where strangers may see and wipe clean   Write my name in your mind Write my name not on your mind Where problems may delete   I yearn to be a part of your thoughts Where my office will be static Without […]

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PETTY CRIMINOLOGY

“We sing along The damned doomy song We’ve suffered for long Trying to belong   We cry for our souls Trying to identify the mole And tie him to the pole Under the hot coal   Living for nothing is naught Our happiness in life has been bought As we try to find a way […]

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TAKE YOUR TIME

You are feeding a future rot, Feeding earth’s shitty maggots You’re feeding a future rot Which will cook in the happy earth’s pot You are dressing the future vulture bones Which will earthly filth doone You are polishing a future fertilizer Which will never leave any traits of sanitizers You are the future earth Which […]

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POLITICALLY CORRECT

He sits under the golden tree On the biggest of the silver stools Breathing wealth and sending free The money fools   He walks only under the golden umbrella Held by the stoogy jesters Spewing words that even he doesn’t believe but people deem filla He promises with such gestures   Manly man of youthful […]

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LEGALIZING MARIJUANA? THIS GHANA WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE.

Throughout this heated debate of legalizing marijuana, I have kept my cool and have thought deeply about this issue. I have asked myself over and over again the reason why such an issue will crop up in the first place. Smoking is smoking, and even those who make money off smoking have cautioned against its […]

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CLEAN

The uncountable water sachets Dirt from the many cafes Empty bottles of drinks Black polythenes holding hands, forming a gigantic wall that courageously blinks Empty tins that threaten to maim look everywhere with determination Papers marrying stenchy grime fly around being caressed by winds barring sterilization Malodourous overcooked rice, banku, akpele and their colleagues merge […]

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WISHES OF CHILDBEARING

I will give birth on a mat weaved with straw Under the influence of eyes that are raw I will give birth under the scrutiny of the sun Where there are no stretched paws But ready customary laws That will prevent unseen hands from taking my baby and run   That love that is a […]

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ANGELS OF UNFORTUNACY

Tears trickle As emotions of fire sprinkle And a batch of hate giggle As the kingdom of poverty heckle They cry out loud when hunger their stomachs tackle None dances, they just wince as this is not a normal cycle   I could cut my hands If human meat could pacify the lands I would […]

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ETHNICITY AND NEGATIVE CONNOTATIONS WHICH HAVE WANED OVER THE YEARS

Every ethnic group has its negative or positive connotation in Ghana. Actually, these bad connotations were obtained in the olden days. Almost all these bad associations have waned with education. Because we are now open minded, we know all these are trivial. So here we go.  The Akwapems of Ghana were positively known for being […]

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LEAVE THE CARTILAGES TO TURN BONES

The cock is too big for the small bottle Making both noisemakers in their throttle Children need to pass water And grow positively hotter They do not need their soft bowls cracked in their buds Children who are fascinated by suds know nothing of body pleasures They need to know no measures They are just […]

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SQUISHY MOMENTS

Walk on In your tiredness Walk on Through the heat Walk on No matter the torture Walk on Through it all So you can proudly answer to your master When you reach the kingdom of the grave

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AGRESSION IN THE SAVANNAH

When I came to Tamale in late 2010, I happen to have found everything in Tamale satisfactory except the chieftaincy battles and political tension that sometimes plague the land. Having the platform of the radio station I worked with then, I wrote a commentary on the appalling state of this matter of grave concern, and […]

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POLITICAL DRUNKS

They stagger in life Carousing in ignorance And basking in complete commitment Towards their stooge masters They stand erect Blinking not Offering all their solidarity based on mouth promises of aspirators They stagger in complete possession of political alcoholic inanity And care not what they do in their stupor Here is what I will say: […]

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ILLITERATES VRS LITERATES

So a conversation cropped up with my colleagues on making choices for marriage. The man said that men now are interested in girls who are Junior High School dropouts or at most Senior High School ‘failers’. So I ask why? And he tells me highly educated ladies are too opinionated. They tend to say more […]

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SOLDIERS AND SWIMMERS

They came in the flood They came ready to battle They came knowing there were no in-betweens but death or life. They swam in the ocean They swam without fins They swam knowing sharks were hunting for their feed But their creator gave them no options. The battle for dead eyes has been won The […]

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STEPIES BY AMOAFOWAA SEFA CECILIA

The plantain plant is no different from the banana plant. They may have originated from different shoots but their purpose is equal; to feed. Motherhood or fatherhood must be regarded as such. Discriminating due to sources is unfair. So step mothers or step fathers must learn to deal with their step children fairly. I do […]

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LET’S FLY

We ailJust seeing the sufferingsWe wailOffering peace offeringsOur wings spread across all tailsLet us fly onto freedom and good change Women Flowers of this dry garden Women, the cold water for the thirsty earth being whipped by the scorching sun    

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PASSION

Come into my temple If you dare Enter into this temple And face me square Gone are the days when this sex had ample Shame for both for bodily pleasures of mere Significance, this is simple. Do it, and have no qualms of neglect You came with vim So the vim here must not unmake […]

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ABYSS OF SHAME BY AMOAFOWAA SEFA CECILIA

Life is meaningless The world is merciless Thrashing hands that seek Cutting their fingers and making them meek. Work abounds for the idle in negativity Caging bodies in confined abyss of dismay, Abyss of urine, Abyss of shit, Abyss of dead sperms, Abyss of cramps. I looked beyond that attractive bag Snatched by the old […]

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OUR PRAYER

We sleep Like sheep tired and satisfied after grazing We keep All annoyances and disappointments at bay without bracing Only you can relieve this pain and keep us from dreamy weeps Nursing our wounds and keeping us cool and refreshing for the morning So in your bosom, do us keep While your angels do our […]

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THE HUMAN FARM

I farm I serve I feed Yet I’m nothing But the sand under their feet   I starve To feed I pray Leaving ambitions Yet I’m nothing But the sand under their feet   Beautiful woman Fertile land Digging trenches In own womb Yet I’m nothing But the sand under their feet   When Will […]

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WOMEN AND WOMEN IN THE MAKING, YOUR CONTRIBUTION?

As we mark Women’s Day what comes to your mind as a human who seeks to empower other women in Africa and beyond? I see us failing in many aspects of this long course to empowerment. Why? Many women in rural areas know nothing about self-worth not to mention self-empowerment that is why. If you […]

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THIS DRAPED VESSEL OF HOPE

I am a vessel I am that breakable but naturally mendable vessel That quenches the thirst of humanity I am the eagle I am that strong eagle Which flies miles on end in order to feed her home I am a diamond I am a diamond draped in rags I am stepped on, spat on, […]

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THE HUNGRY EARTH

Every hen must hatch They must onto their fertility latch If their desire is to live long And freely be strong. Every cock must crow No matter their blow The poor hencoop is tired of the increasing roosters And it cripples without notice of its welfare The hungry hens think of their young ones The […]

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GIVE IT TO ME; THAT SEX.

I  want to have sex I want to have sex like my ex I want to have sex that stands In order to possess power throughout the lands I need to have sex as erected as the Kilimanjaro mountain This will give me power which will help my sanity maintain This flat earth puts me […]

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THE 57 YEAR OLD

It’s been 57 strong years 57 years of downs and downs Ha, Ghana must be a hell of a woman Still standing after being wobbled, Troubled, Searched and robbed, Slapped and teased, Nursed dry, Stripped naked, With sand thrown on her cushioned hair and into her bright eyes Ridden like a horse under bad to […]

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A WORLD OF DECEPTION

A WORLD OF DECEPTION.

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A WORLD OF DECEPTION

I am bamboozled Strapped in visions of the unfathomable Cajoled by frightened hummings of the wind Clothed by awareness of magnifying nakedness of grave hoodwinking Of not only myself but the world   I am angry Angry by the tone of my voice Exhausted and fatigued by the stench of unscrupulous stinking teeth In the […]

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A LITTLE DIFFERENCE, SAME COLOUR

A LITTLE DIFFERENCE, SAME COLOUR.

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A LITTLE DIFFERENCE, SAME COLOUR

I am a flower I am a beautiful flower A black flower with brown eyes A black flower with red blood God really has the coolest creativity ever   Now those are some flowers Those are some white flowers White flowers with blue eyes Oh, some with brown, green, yellow and black eyes Ouch! They […]

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YOUR HAND

YOUR HAND.

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YOUR HAND

We all fall down, And we rise.   We all fall down, At one point or the other.   We all fall down, So be sympathetic.   We all fall down, It forms part of the fallibility of man.   Mortals have the genes of falling, So instead of the accusing tone, Extend your hands […]

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HERE I STAND

I am standing in the mud Stretching in a huge world like a little bud As the rains of uncertainty stone me cold Yet this heart will not fold I, like the rest of the women fold fantasizes About the knight who sweeps women off their feet But this same heart has nightmarish daydreaming of […]