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THE TRAVELLER

Travelling left Travelling right Travelling front Travelling and travelling, Hoping to move to places, See places, Love places, Leaving marks of greatness At every junction Until the sun sets on an old shadow And this vehicle blends with the earth. Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014.

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MR. and MRS.

He says she is a woman of substance He says she is God fearing He says she is beautiful He says she is honest He said everything looks good And he hopes for all to static remain   She says he is God fearing She says he is honest She says he is all she […]

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AMBITION

One day, I will grow from the star that I am Into the sun which will shine the entire world bright I will be the causer of daylight And like one who loves her job, smile proudly in my undertakings Then I grow from the sun into the moon And will brighten the path of […]

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WISE MONKEY

“I know I cannot eat this food I know leaving it would do me no good But I leave it to sit Then I watch it rot Then I smell it stink Then I cause myself harm Inhaling the ailment it brings” What thoughts can cause this mess? Like a lost old fool The old […]

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IN THE LAND OF THE GHOST

The sad cannot cry The weepy cannot weep The sleeper cannot sleep The talker cannot talk The tickled cannot laugh In the land of the feisty ghost   They’ve all heard of it How humans were slaughtered without sharp objects, How lions were silenced and made stuck How children saw many heads on one head […]

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JUST WATCHING

The sun is shining sad The storm is raging mad The moon’s shine is bad But I don’t care a tad   The sheep are running to the lion’s den The goats are running to the tigress’ den The pigs are running to the foxes’ gathering The horses are galloping to the wilds’ gathering   […]

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LOVE TO YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

When you lie in your bed to sleep Do not weep No matter how deep pains seep For there is that space you keep That many are dying to have and keep You matter You might not know but your existence is keeping someone from self slaughter Sleep well Sleep like a baby Sleep thinking […]

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EMPTY PROMISES

They will follow by mouth When death blows you to the south Far, far from their north   They will wail They will  wail and mouth setting the sail And be phantoms which will be lost during the sail   Such is the human promises Which will always flow in monetary premises Without batting eyes […]

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SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU SMILE

It’s a beautiful day Just stand in the mirror and say I have a beautiful soul so God will make a way No matter the hurdle that blocks my way And step out in confidence to face your day You’ll be amazed, your day will be greater than okay.     Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) […]

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FOR DR. MAYA ANGELOU

Play the talking drum Fire the muskets to the hundreth sum Get up from your sitting bum And stand still by the golden path Calculate that perfect math Of claps as her saintly spirit glows and steps Into the glory airy bath Into the archive of the great accomplished’s mansion   Now follow with your […]

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LET’S FLEE

Let’s get out of this uncomfortable stream Just let’s yell and scream As fowls scream when fleeing danger Let’s get out of this dangerous manger Into a neat peaceful manger Of the colourless oasis This filthy muddy poisoned gutter water will not do We have paid so much and so deserve much more We have […]

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I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS

I know why the caged bird sings To showcase her beautiful voice   I know why the caged bird sings To cause its trappers some noise   I know why the caged bird sings To feel the attention of a wishly handsome choice   I know why the caged bird sings To tell the ‘cagers’ […]

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MAYA ANGELOU; THE PASSING OF THE GIGANTIC TREE THAT SHIELDED MANY BIRDS

I heard a huge noise in the land Like the fall of a huge tree Guess what I saw parting the path; the sand. The sand which apparently had the huge fall seems not to be free It has taken a meal that is uneatable, I know The vultures stand shivering in fear closing their […]

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MY WORKING MONKEYS

I am the lion who sits on the throne I am the lion who can have or lose it all and end up without even a bone That is why I have the monkeys Who must do all the dirty works that will give me riches’ key   I am the lion who sits on […]

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SHIRLEYSAM

All white Snow white Without a blemish And an Impeccable ceremony That brings smiles to all mouths I am smiling and loving every bit of it   Balloons of beauty light Fabrics of colour bright A moment I will forever cherish Surrealistic feeling as sweet as honey Dripping as all aim for it with their […]

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JUST A WHINING MOSQUITO

I am the noisy mosquito I may want nothing that given the chance you would veto My irritating presence is not what you must be bothered about There are many other quiet ones that can make your lips pout Don’t get me wrong, many can’t stand those, even the stout The quiet ones that you […]

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ELECTRIFYING TOUCHES

See it with your brain As I touch your feet with my bare hands   Feel it with your brain As I move up your leg with my imaginary hand   Revel in the moment and relax your brain As I reach your upper hips still with my hands   Try standing these with your […]

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CROSS BREEDING

In this day and age When civilization has made all duplicates on this stage And cross breeding is no new adage Who cares about the deep inked page? When all colours have some colour gauge?   In this modern era When many pray for the ears of Selah Who wants to chew only the house […]

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CAVEAT EMPTOR!

If you are a mason and dreams of marrying a judge Without bettering yourself first And all you do is to spend your fortune on her making her your honour badge When she becomes the judge and decides not to your side budge Don’t sigh and never say why? Caveat emptor!     If yours […]

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DIGGING THE DIGGER

Once there was a farmer Who saw no danger in karma He dug and hit with hammer The gold for all to murmur   Owners started to murmur Oh, there were some members in Burma They came, caught and took the hammer And he begun to stammer   “Errrm, errm, errm, mama! Please spare my […]

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POLITRICISM

So the big hotels suddenly have owners of power And the huge monies suddenly walk into the pockets of beings without reasons And men with little powers suddenly develop wings flapping them in the eyes of their host And others decide on catchy and a insulting phrases to tag their masters in reality And people […]

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ONLY YOU

These little arms want to take you in And make this chest your pillow As this little mouth sings you a sweet lullaby Turning this little tongue into a thousand tunes Until peace engulfs you Anytime I see dark clouds on your face The storms are mad The clouds fail to come down The lightening […]

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CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT

The cat heard the hushes And hid in the bushes With eyes behind the leafy moustaches He saw the many strong creatures’ rushes   He followed one, then Followed the other, then Followed the other, then Continued in his quest of ‘curiosden’   Many eyes, he forgot, were situated on the back This he incorporated […]

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WORKING WITH WILL

The healer hears, and heals The speaker sighs and speaks sternly The listener loves to listen The crier creepily cries The problem preys potently   Stand still Hold hard Feel firm Think through Work well   Then the leaves will leave Then the littering will lessen Then the creepy cries will cease Like the mosquito […]

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CHARLESATIA

Nana, I met an angel I thought I would never meet that angel On this strange land But I did and the angel is kind Yes, he gave without asking for anything in return And looks into the future for more kindness Nana, I miss times with you And remembers when you said there’ll always […]

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THE SUN BAKED OVEN

Heating in this sun baked oven But staying has its prospects Mma Asana Waakye won’t give legs to run Mma Nasiba bra soup has ingredients of addictive paralysis It’s taste of ‘dawadawa’ has the powers of letting everyone stay No matter how much this oven burns Yaaaaa, the creator had a great remedy Growing Shea […]

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THE HEATING SAUCEPAN

We are all cooking in this saucepan This saucepan which is in the hands of the unquenchable fire Our own saliva boiling us from within Yet you turn to ask me for cover   What am I to do? What could I possibly offer? Do I look like a super human? Do I look like […]

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A SAD SAD STORY

In a dark, dark alley Where the soft winds whispered to scare And an owl occasionally hooted to frighten And shadows merged with the dark To connive and make the heart jump, I tiptoed like a lioness on the lookout.   My being being self bathed by hot perspiration My breath selling me out on […]

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HAVE IT ALLS

I guess they are the monkey puzzle So they can afford to live with thirst I know they are the monkey puzzle What is this weak tree to do? I think they will live forever and they know it Have they never thought of the tree cutters? Have they never thought of huge animals? Have […]

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ODD FRIENDSHIP

Call me with a calm but assuring voice Call me over to that side I will have a choice But will definitely come to your side I will love the thought of leaving this noise And staying right by your side Thread follows the needle Pestle goes with mortar The dog goes with the hunter […]

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THE ENGLISH GURU (FOR FUN)

Prease and prease Neber tink you can be my feer I am way higher than you are I have a dokuter in Fisiology And a masiter in Engrish Language You will neber be my size I can speak huhudious brofo “Lackronological aracraty of sosophisical improloggy” Meaning for lack of a brain the pipple pelish “Contor […]

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A WALKING CARICATURE

She lives hidden in worldly filth Her face hides behind the brown caricaturic soil Her lips hide under the chameleon coloured filth Her scent hides deeply under the many sweet scents of nectar plucked rudely from youthful beauties Her nails are grossly hidden under nails of lions, cheetahs and leopards Her teeth dancing under golden […]

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THAT BAGGAGE

Looking at you Looking at me is funny Why? Why do you ask when you carry all those baggages? A baggage of deceit A baggage of digging gold A baggage of thousand tongues A baggage of hiding many mortars A baggage of being the centre of the world A baggage of carrying the most hated […]

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SOCIETAL CODIFICATIONS

“No way sideways No way forward Certainly can’t go backwards I must hang in the sky To be visible to the world” That has become the only codification for shining   “No smooth way to hang in the sky No smooth way to stand in the sunlight that throws rays of satisfaction No smooth way […]

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WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?

I am restless And breathless What will you have me do? What can I say to stay there just for a minute? Will I convince you if I sing in an unheard tongue? What if I write in a writeless alphabet? What if I prepare a preparedless meal? What if I walk on my hands […]

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BLESSED OR CURSED

I have seen the sun set countless times I have seen all the quarrels between the sun, moon and stars I have seen all throw many needless tantrums There is no human tsunami-trait I have not seen There is no juicy abhorables I have not heard There are no wheels of change I have not […]

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DANCE TO MY TUNE

Bored in frustration? Dance to my tune Dance to my tune of watching the sky As it gives birth to the yellow shiny sun. Dance to my tune of breathing the fresh waking air As you listen to the new beats of the talking leaves As the variety of beautiful birdy songs accompany them And […]

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DEPLETING US

He stands unclothed But feels very confident and clothed In a judgeless public Who his many booty dust lick   He hits his chest And orders at his comfy quest With means of the ‘seeful’ but mute Shooting empty glances of talk and I’ll shoot   The irony is on you The irony is on […]

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TAUNTING STROLL

I take my first step to wherever And the ugly song that sings itself in my mind echoes    “ἐba yi hena ba ni? Agya Kodwo ba ni Wↄnfa no nkↄ abἐ ase Abἐ ase wↄ nsↄisↄi Wↄnfa no nkↄto onyina ase Onyina bἐbu abↄ me ba Abↄ me bayi Abↄ me bayi Onyina bἐbu […]

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MAJESTIC SKY

We work under the moody Sky Running when we have to Lifting with strength conjured, baggages of pain, Hatred, Dissapointments, And need, But she never gets satisfied.   She lashes out her anger by bellowing her flames to burn high We the slaves She frowns with her scary clouds to blind We the slaves She […]

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THANK YOU

For entertainment, people read For fun, people read For knowledge, people read To satisfy our curiosity, people read Whatever it is that makes you read my posts Whatever powers that blesses the world and everything in it Must bless you for me Thank you for reading posts on amoafowaa.wordpress,com.    Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014. […]

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OURS NOT THEIRS

They will look They will keenly look As some stalk When we take a walk And they will talk But let us write our own story   They will taunt They will jealously taunt As we embrace in love When we, the bad omens, look above And stay in love So let us write our […]

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SET US FREE

Just let me tag along Get a strong guitar and make me your song Because your heart wandering takes the part of me that is strong What rings in my heart like a sad song? Is the thought that you feel you don’t belong Hold your heart and make it me long Help your heart […]

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JUST FOR TODAY

For today, just for today Lift me like a child Just for today Bath me like a child Just for today Dress me like a child Just for today Leave me to play like a child Just for today Feed me like a child Just for today Serve me like a child And when I’m […]

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READ ME

You can read me Like a newspaper You can watch me Like a movie telecast You can smell me Like a nice perfume You can hear my heart Like a beautiful song You can calm my nerves By looking, looking keenly into my words.    Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014.

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MAKE MEANING

From far far Family faced faced Fabricated fable façade Facilitated from faddism   Girding gab gab Gal gaily gayed Grounding guessed galleries Guessing gross gaffes   Still sounds sounded Still strength sapped Still security screeched Sucking saccharine, spelling sabotage. Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © 2014.

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WHO ARE WE KIDDING?

It is when death knocked That I saw that life has not me forked Crying for an end, I reckoned was just lip service If not, I would have entered that bottled and have it cocked But no, I RUN With legs and strength I knew not existed in my bones Who is kidding who? […]

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THE UNCANNY HAND

He stretches it And my face lit All set in the happiness kit Hiding life’s beatings and hurt that in my chest sit But the torturous hand moves up a bit And a bit And a bit Out of my reach In faith I jumped high like a dimwit With my legs suffering from the […]

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THE UNCANNY HAND

He stretches it And my face lit All set in the happiness kit Hiding life’s beatings and hurt that in my chest sit But the torturous hand moves up a bit And a bit And a bit Out of my reach In faith I jumped high like a dimwit With my legs suffering from the […]

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THE UNCANNY HAND