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RACISM

MINDFUL PAINFULS

Thoughts of the Fante gallants

Subdued by harmless guns

As they plead

“M’agya etu, mepawokyew

Menkum me ai! Mere ke sonkyi maaba”

To a mouthless gun kills my spirit over and over again

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NATURE

WINGED

Here and there We go High or low We flow Winged in wizardry They claim our show But we are the planters They chew The singers Who help their hearts soothe And the beautifiers Who fill their view   Our homes now keep them warm Our foods they lick in pleasure But have no pity […]

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NATURE

NATURE ABOUNDS

In your stead we stand For your sake we band To your satisfaction we hand Our struggles with the land   For your healing we boil For your effectiveness we toil We make love to the soil To make sure your mobility does not coil   So why are we shedding tears At the hands […]

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LIFE

AN EXCERPT FROM MY POEM WAKE

In the midst of nothing Hides a bountiful future Unseen by eyes    Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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A CADAVER’S CATALYST

In the monstrous apiary She kept all enclosed like a diary A sage needs no rage Rage needs a cage So goes the adage She suffocated with fake delight While her heart lacked light Like a dungeon of a caged lion She dragged her barrel from Zion Her heart shedding bloody tears As her body […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

MAKE IT A CACKLE

Drummers drum,

The drumming hands will never fail to drum

When they see a beautiful drum

Like a pro, yours will be next, its rhythm more than perfect

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LIFE

FRENIMIES

He is the head of the coots

Who watches over you and loots

Without distorting its roots

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LOVE

CAPTURED

Captured, I watched A heart in oblivion as its charm Pulled me through burdens Into the abyss of love Captured, I yearned To be in an embrace Instead of the adulthood bestowed By my birth, yet, the bearer knew not Captured, I followed, With discipline though dazed And fell into mud pits of shame I […]

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RELIGIOUS

ALLAAAAAAAHU AKBAR

These questions I ask,

Please freeze your temper

And raise your hands to your guards

To freeze their ears

I am only talking to you and you alone

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Tree of poems (1)

Originally posted on valeriu dg barbu:
Trilingual post: English, Italiano, Română the poem is a mountain, an ocean, a temple, a hospital, a tavern, a hotel, a road, a tree and never a wall my life so far is just a verse from a poem with too many grammatical typos and when it will be…

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CULTURE RELIGIOUS

SUBDUED

“What? To marry a Muslim man, I’d rather stay single or kill myself. It is not that I aim to label. I know the religion is fine. People who practice it without greed do great and live with mankind in harmony, but now, many are confusing religion with their barbaric cultures and use the literal meanings of quotations from the Bible or the Quran to push their selfish desires. It seems the Bible helped Christian women to be human by specifically saying one man to a woman, the idea of Muslims being asked to marry as many as four and love them equally, which is ridiculous because to me because no man can love four women equally, makes me fear getting into any of those traps. I also pity the women whose jealousies are cocked on their chest forever.

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HEARTBREAKS LOVE

DIRECT YOUR TRAFFIC

I am at a yellow position Watching your quick reds And your greens As they switch in fast paces against me Giving my thoughts no rest And my heart no peace   I have been at this position Waiting for you to come to a decision And help me be at ease My chest cannot […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION RELIGIOUS

WALKING TO THE RAIN

It is raining

But I am not seeing

I know you’re seeing

But choose to let time do the telling

Like a real gentleman, you choose modesty to boasting

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KIDS LIFE

A CHAT WITH THE BLEEDING SKY

You ask me if I’m shy

For me to mention this, I’m shy

For me to see this, I cry

And for this to happen I ask why?

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RACISM SOCIAL

ALL INCLUSIVE (A POEM LIKE A STORY YOU MUST READ)

Stomach cut in

"I store all your belongings,

I look through with my crew and throw some out

To make sure everyone is all-right-"

"Then you must be the financial minister"

Buttocks cut in and continued

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HEARTBREAKS LOVE

MAKE ME FREE

Have you ever watched a snapshot and wished to be in it? Have you ever watched time and wished to be its tail? Have you ever watched the birds and hoped for wings? Have you ever seen eyes you hope for as mirrors?   Like a painting you hang on my every wall I turn […]

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POLITICS

PUSHERS TURNED PULLERS

“Y’ani abre, y’ani abre kↄↄ Y’ani abre, y’ani abre kↄↄ”   Chant demonstrators who in years past sang   “Onoaa n’ἐko oo, Ↄnoaa n’ἐko oo Onoaa n’ἐko oo, Ↄnoaa n’ἐko oo Obiara nim sἐ ἐyἐ ↄnoaa n’ἐko oo Obiara nim sἐ ἐyἐ ↄnoaa n’ἐko oo” Qwaqwaqwaqwaqwaqwaqwa I laugh in all types of languages As I […]

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MOTIVATION

WHAT YOU HAVE

I have many farms Which are tainted by metals I’ll work to make them fertile All I need is to use my work charms   I’ll use my precious hands To pamper all my seeds They need to grow into feeds No matter their struggle with the lands   And so it goes with time […]

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CULTURE SOCIAL

ETHOS OF FORTIFICATION (DIPO)

  Oration of chastity Parading of nudity Inculcation of sincerity Akweley passed the test of “Sonimouni”   No rice or corn ingestion She was bathed in a river with admonition Of family ties and connection By the gathering of all hands to eat “Ho fufui”   Her hands were trained on the culinary Her skills, […]

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SOCIAL

WOES OF A VICAR

Stories are told Of a vicar who only preached About hell fire and its recipe He expounded on lies Fornication, Adultery, Divorce, Lack of submission, Quarrelling, Lack of respect, Cheating, And many others His bulky wife had a mouth as sharp as a double edged sword She was a lioness who wore angelic clothes in […]

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HEARTBREAKS SOCIAL

THE CROSSER’S CROSS

How grand Pounds and Euro battled not rand Nothing was left to strand All stars stood in their respective stances Eyes feared to blink, for fear of a magic escaping Mouths couldn’t help to gape Knees felt weak with envy Hearts fluttered and imagined themselves us Tears were our evidence of attraction   The clothes […]

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AGING SOCIAL

RADDLED

This leaf is raddled Saddled by the reigns of ageing Ageing which happily flaunts its job To the fascination of time And takes ridiculing as its compliment   This leaf is raddled Raddled though it is It has seen all shades of the sun; Mild, seductive, angry, angered, and frightening But none blinded it   […]

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HEARTBREAKS LOVE

FAULTY

Eyes like owls’ Faulty at your sight Eyes so bulky Saw all perfectly but you   Heart like mules’ Faulty at your touch Heart so healthy Felt all well but you   Head of a genius Faulty at your reading Head so thoughtful Thought all else well but you   Now they mourn in unison […]

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SOCIAL

OVER-CIVILED

There’ll come a time Pens will write by themselves Seeds will grow themselves Foods will cook themselves Cars will drive by themselves Airplanes will fly by themselves Ships will sail by themselves News will announce itself Houses will build themselves Sicknesses will heal themselves Countries will rule themselves All bodies will be listless And obese […]

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KIDS

KWINCHANAYO

When the wind blows It is alright I’ll shield its blows And hope for sunlight   When the sun shows It is alright I’ll enjoy its mild flows And hide from its fright   When the rain falls It is alright I’ll only walk tall Until I reach a shaded light   When it is […]

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YOU BARBER ME

My hair cannot flow to the ground So it is okay if you shave some  Be my barber for today And have my head, for a while as your tool You can turn it into mockery to make me a fool Or you can barber me beautifully to make me shine But know that the […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

LET YOUR SUN LEAD

Laugh from the heart Because we are here for a while, Only a while. We are balloons We are like balloons; Flat at birth, Blown to be big and beautiful Only to burst Or our air let out Little by little until weakness catches up And little holes make themselves in us Then we are […]

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POLITICS

IF AFRICA IS A SHE

That will be one saviour appliqué

So she lies like a helpless bulldog

Being dug, cut and licked like a dog

Her beautiful features are giving way

Giving way for horrific skin which cannot sway

She is the punching bag of all desperadoes

As her bodyguards always play the rondos

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SOCIAL

WHAT I’M NOT

Salad leaves are no kontomire leaves And I am no goat in a coat Coffee is not for the energetic And I am no weakling Heavy furs are not for the heated And I am forever perspiring Losing to make-up is not for the natural And I am no artefact Throwing fists is not for […]

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SOCIAL

I AM A WORDSTER WHORE

I am a whore There’s no need to deny I have dated from affable to acrid From brats to bastards, From cute to candid From dull to dunderheads From eloquent to the eleemosynary From foul to fantastic From gullible to giants From heartless to horrible From industrious to innocuous From jesters to jollies From kabuki […]

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LOVE

A CLARION CALL

This is a clarion call You saw the dirty fall There is none in your net, no ball So why can’t we form a happy wall?   This is a clarion call Let’s meet in the hall And walk hand in hand to the mall No need to be blinded by a blindy pall   […]

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SOCIAL

UNSEEN EMBRACE

Seclusion in abundance An unhappy witch’s handicraft, perhaps Collusion of voices of annoyance Amidst vocals painting great ambience Still secluded, a bad spirit’s doing perhaps. Blow me cold, blow me hot Blow me right, blow me left, perhaps A good embrace awaits somewhere Somewhere these eyes see not To pull me to safety with a […]

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SOCIAL

JACK THE BORE

I am tired of living with Jack Frost Who blows, taunts, jabbers and queerly sings Even when goosebumps in surrender raise their wings He laughs and gains more strength to frost   Honey, come and let’s sack Jack Frost I’m tired of being his puppet even during springs He puffs and hardens and makes me […]

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SOCIAL

DOUBLE ARROWED SPEAR

Let’s aid and abet the blowing wind To travel across the wretched sea To clear the dust and misty mind Of hate and killings they love to see   I can see their thoughts like words on a board They make no attempts to conceal the lot If we stand to watch these in their […]

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RACISM

LET’S HAUNT THE HAUNTERS

I am a black chalk Chalks of all colours Let’s join hands and draw a painting to stalk. A painting to stalk inferiority complex, A painting to stalk superiority, A painting to stalk ethnocentrism A painting to stalk racism And haunt them until they land In the traps of their hunters Let’s give those hunters […]

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Liberation

Originally posted on Willow Snow:
Through my blues and apathy You are my therapy Liberating from my captivityFor an hour or moreUnwinding on the floor Or resting in a chair Left in a world all mine to exploreEnsaring me in rich dialect Expanding my comprehension Not to mention, My imagination!Immersing me within a myhtical land…

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PUT SOME CLOTHES ON ME

I was once a decent lady, All the members of my organization were No matter how nasty any member was, She wore an apparel, An apparel of decency before stepping out But I know not when time and civilisation Staged a coup, a coup to have my kingdom naked And in the public, paraded. The […]

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RIDICURIOWORLD

“Mother, did any one see God creating things? Mother, if child births are painful, Why didn’t God put the womb on males? Mother, Why don’t all living things work by day? Mother, is hell real or just a myth To scare people into submission? And mother, I want all explanations with scientific proofs” What do […]

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LIGHT MY LIGHT

We cannot be the sun and moon Whose shuttles orbit hundreds of miles To keep their distances and painfully swoon Light repels light no matter their differences But this light wants to merge in a cocoon With the light that is tearing its eyes For its weak rays need yours to happily swoon And sack […]

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OKUAFUO (THE FARMER)

She lies there in her nakedness Like one who knows no clothes Caring not about the awkwardness Of the eyes which peep through no protective clothes   All she cares about Is what comes from her inner court The inner court productions who keeping lives is all they’re about So flow through her nakedness under […]

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AREA ASANKA

Hehehehe, one plus one is one But what is this I hear? That Paa Ekow wants a nice earthenware To be his one and only bowl. Not a bad idea, after all, a man must have a bowl But, what is this I’m hearing? That he wants a last-hand bowl? This bowl I know, is […]

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ONE FOR ALL

Her hands are not for grabs She is the cook, the cook for all mouths Those hands cannot be broken like the legs of crabs They must be together for the sake of all mouths   The cook cooks and the eater eats What is this about one wanting all her bowls? And what is […]

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I REMEMBER, IN AFRICA

I remember,

I remember my love for darkness

For grandma sat on her story throne

With trickles of fire-lights showing her face

And deepening the darkness at her back,

Like a muse, she poured down all the secrets of Kwaku Ananse; the spider

Who like a chameleon, went from doing good to being bad

And from being wise to acting foolish

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PASSION’S CALL

what gives passion thoughts? What gives passion feelings? What gives passion the gestures it upholds? Like a dead wood, I live,I eat, I drink, I sleep, I wake Only for a repeat The sages say listen to your heart, The adages echo, find you passion The society screams; “a bum you are” Parents hide their […]

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LED TO YOU

It started like the whirlwind Shifted from darkness by an unknown steam This barrel wept seas of tears   And complained of being taken away by the wind Now I cannot imagine your broad beam As you looked into my steps in a few years   There were heavy barrels which capsized in the beam […]

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TIME IS ALL WE NEED

When my clouds formed in my sky It called the rain, I saw with my eye Then it called the storm Which stormed with lightning   There was flooding and I was soaked My umbrella flew away, I nearly choked The rains camouflaged my tears  So all they saw from afar was my soaked being […]

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SANCTITY

Trading chastity for a dime Dogmatic audacity for a rhyme Pimping vanity for a mime Brutal insanity for a thyme Selling veracity for a prime I need to keep my sanctity   Trading amity for a dime Humping sanity for a crime Hailing mendacity for a good time Insane profanity for a chime Consuming fatality […]

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CUPID, LET’S HAVE THE TALK

Why does it change?   I smiled knowing the preposterousness Of the raining promises   The smiles from the heart Lighting the eyes   The heat from our bodies like mild fire from the Fireplace in the cold being enough To protect us from the cold   The cold sweat breaking on a cold day, […]

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THE ANGELIC LONER

She tends to a farm,

A farm benevolent like heaven,

Which kills all hunger but hers

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PRIDE DESERVING A BOASTING

Sauntering in gutters Abysmal whiffs walk proudly and shatters Noses, avoiding hoses, holds hands With flies which feast happily on caked defecations As the mosquitoes sing happy melodies on me   A toad takes advantage of darkness and winds The throats of others to make them bullhorns to fit the situations Situations of the lantern […]