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AFRICA KIDS LIFE POVERTY

UNFEELING (TANKA)

I Lightnings strike and bright Thunders of  stomachs rumble Drought mouths fight the breeze As their eyes rain cats and dogs Hunger gnaws at their in-beings II Weakness is their king A look; all it takes to know But none seems to see Those who see, follow strict rules Hunger must bite lazy hands III […]

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HEALTH

INSATIABLE (HAIKU)

I It came visiting Looking fragile and harmless In quiet heelless shoes II None gave it a thought As it built its strong mansion But now we all see III Why do we all see? Because many disappear Whenever it eats IV Its meals were first dark Darkness tried fleeing but failed As light watched […]

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LIFE LOVE

HARMONY

Gravels Roots Sand Stones Roots Worms Water Makes the earth One out And there’s chaos So are the lives we live Let all heads and hearts be one For our living perfection Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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LOVE SOCIAL

CUPID’S CHANNEL

In Cupid’s heat The drums of hearts beat As fluttering takes a seat And daydreams are filmed neat II In Cupid’s time Heartbeats chime And rhythms rhyme As equal voices mime III We were there There where there was care Care which was rare Rare until it turned to dare IV Now it is a […]

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LIFE

ODD

Loving the warmth Hating its burns Loving the cold Hating its freeze Loving the air Hating fierce winds Loving the sea Hating tsunamis Loving the land Fearing earthquakes Loving to live Hating to die We always, always want more Way more than there really is So satisfaction exists only in name Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) […]

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LIFE

LAND OF MY DREAMS

I’m in bed But not in bed I’m in the bed of thoughts Lying on the blanket of fear And wrapped with the cloth of future loss All working with darkness of nightmares To throw me into a bottomless pit of  failure II Why do I walk in sleep? Why do I run in sleep? […]

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LOVE

WAITING?

Here, I wait Like a rooted stone Here, I wait For your grand return Here I wait, Waiting in anxiety Will you, Like the loyal knight return? Will you  Like the diligent knight dig me out on your return? Will you Like the loving knight wash me clean after digging? Will you Like the perfect […]

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LIFE POVERTY

SAUCY STEW

  Simmering stew stands smiling Sending sweet scents Scents sent as swords to silence stomachs Stomachs scattered by scanty scoops of cereals Scudding surreptitiously in outstanding signals Sealing sadness like sexy serpents to unsuspecting stomachs Stomachs seriously searching for strength to save Searching seriously for a savior who comes with scents Silly scoundrel! You simmering […]

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LIFE

PET TURNED HAUNTER

His pet Turned into his haunter Haunting him at his vulnerable best Turning his laughter into fright   His pet Who was a cat Turned into a lioness And showed its hunger to him   Now he yearns not for it He yearns for it to die And it yearns to make a meal out […]

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LIFE

BUBBLES

If seas, like blanket, fold And trees are tied in a bundle And plants hold hands in shrubbing Where will humans be?   If the land, like cloth folds And the sky shatters into pieces And darkness assumes its original position Where will humans be?   Bubbles, that’s what we are Beings are bubbles bubbling […]

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LOVE SOCIAL WOMEN EMANCIPATION

SHADOWS

Shadows Merge in shadows unmatched Shadows which swallow shadows How can they be seen?   Lights Merge in lights unmatched Lights which swallow lights How can they be seen?   Agree And let our shadows give their marks Standing visibly in togetherness So we can each be seen   Agree And let our lights battle […]

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LIFE LOVE

AN ENDLESS BATON

  Life An endless baton Of no marked winners Love Undecipherable Holds hearts like its toys Death Ghostly thief uncaught Master of its art We Live and love and die The baton forever continues Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia

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AFRICA POVERTY

HEAR THE CHILDREN WEEP

A sponge for many bodies A room for countless beings Tea without milk Fetched with fingers like soup None waits for the train moves And the latecomer is left hungry No toothbrushes because none can afford They are the children of the present Unfortunate to have been left by their mothers Unfortunate to have been […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

PERCEIVED PERFECTION

  In perfect’s perfection Lies hidden flawless flaws   In the safest safety Lies the hidden danger   In the loudest laughter Lies the saddest sorrow   In the deep widest sea Lie loud crying rivers   They cover them well Making sure they’re tight And will never fall Only the knowing survives This cold […]

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Oceans ~ A Duet With Mum C

A blessing working with Mr. Jonathan Ojanpera. Although my head is throbbing, I just have to reblog this before I go on my break. Thank you Lisa, thank you Mr. Ojanpera.

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HEALTH

PLEADING FOR SOME TIME OFF

Thank you to all those who visit my blog, I am truly humbled and you don’t know how happy you make me when I see traces of your visit in my stats. Blessings to all of you. Due to some forces beyond my control, I need some time to sort myself out for a while. […]

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SOCIAL

MEDDLESOME HAIR

I wish none had hair Then all could share the rubrics of the fair Heads; Round Pointed Oblong Will battle And mamas will battle To showcase their handiworks From birth till cartilages turn bones Then beauty will be real art And long silkies, Beautiful bushes Short and long Whatever colour Will have no voice in […]

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SOCIAL

REST IN SERVICE

Machines That’s what we are We work And work Some servicing with affluence Others with water Others with sand But like those with water and sand The affluent servers break down Maybe without mouths That’s their way of saying They need rest And a rest never hurts Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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LIFE

SOUND JUDGEMENT

Destroyers destroy Criers cry Thinkers think Fools fool Gluttons eat Gossips gossip Nothing so strange about this Your judgement Will see you to your destination Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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HEARTBREAKS LIFE SOCIAL

BONSU EEEEEEEE

Bonsu eeeeeeee Please bring the huge drum Akosua wants to drown herself in tears Because her pig has left her to marry some dirt I need her tears to fill the drum So I can help her bathe when she heeds to the call of fatigue There are so many neat animals Animals aiming to […]

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Uncategorized

Namaste

Originally posted on WritersDream9:
The Tao Thanks dollarphotoclub. Namaste The God in me sees the God in you Namaste You are of great importance and value Namaste What you feel matters to me truly Namaste What you say I listen to fully Namaste I really care about your life Namaste I wish for you times…

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HEARTBREAKS

THE BLANKET WITH SECRET HOLES

You looked warm And I loved your charm Your colour Your fragrance Your hope And your zeal to battle the cold And run into your arms Suspecting nothing Then I felt the cold Started shivering Felt the ice Started dying In your warm embrace Then I realised That you are the blanket with holes Realised […]

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HEALTH LIFE

SPANK NOT THAT SPINE

I That spine Is not a swine Treat it fine And it’ll do you fine II Sitting and bending Lying, twisting and not exercising Being in one sitting Feeling it hurting without caring III  Just know one thing It does no flings Once it is hurt beyond repairs Its breakage is your breakage, yes, you have […]

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ROMANTIC POETRY

WHEN THE LEAVES LEAVE

When the leaves leave The fans will not fan The winds will wind and wind But will find no sky toys And will have to make do with down rooters Who will never be pawns In their playfulness Dust may do But won’t the wind get bored playing with just one? Just watch Play the leaves […]

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Uncategorized

TAKE ME TO THE KOKO RIVER

Take me there To the big bowl where dead, crashed and boiled millet river lie With dead roasted ground-nuts tied in heated rubbers as its trees And debris of dead squeezed sugar cane rest in smaller bowls Ready to be extinct in the waters of koko I, like the others, want to taste their sorry […]

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LIFE

BREAK NO SORRY BREAKERS (HAIKU)

I The same safe canoe Which gently took you to sea Can also drown you II The pot caretaker Can also be pot breaker A famous saying III So what? She broke pots Know she gave the tendering hand And realize that much IV We are fallible She may be greatly at fault But you […]

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MOTIVATION

KNOW YOU

See you in a film Laugh or cry Be in agreement or angry Criticise or support Learn a moral Most importantly Know you’re the star Of the moment Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c)

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LIFE

BE IN TIME

Hear the world’s bell chime And the world’s air rhyme See many a  crime With payment of no dime See the world as lime And do goodness mime Now know your prime Then you can use your time In time Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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POVERTY SOCIAL

THINK OF ME

Think of me Me who sleeps Sleeps in filth Filth which reeks pain Pain which kills Kills innocent souls Souls which help Help in shaping this world World of chaos Chaos which makes way Way for more suffering Suffering of sadness Sadness which kills Kills the soul Soul which leads Leads to the spirit Spirit […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

CRAVING FOR CONFUSION

I We crave for confusion Why do I say so? The white craves blackness The black craves whiteness And so we complain to the air See the white talking in creole Or is it in blackness? And see many claiming superiority Probably because of lack of self confidence of their existence Now see the blacks […]

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LOVE PEACE RELIGIOUS SOCIAL

STANDING FOR ALL (A PRAYER)

I I live to sin A not so proud of trademark As much as possible, please prompt me Lightning my path for me to  clearly see II There are the needs And there are the wants Please help my needs And be graceful with my wants III There are the lovers There are the loathers […]

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SOCIAL

THE STARS GLOW

They charm us to sleep, With cheers and happiness, The crooked lines of disappointments Have been straightened to glow, A rise A fall A rise Another rise And a conquering Three is to one Here the Black Stars glow Charming us into the night Into happiness Pride And sound sleep Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014 […]

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PEACE

CHARMING YOU TO SLEEP

A shining light beckons Go, go, go Step into its realm And dream It is not sleep that beckons It is your angel Calling in the sweetest voice With the best of intentions Intentions of protection Sleep and let thoughts weep For the angels rise in defence They fan and dote on you So there […]

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Uncategorized

Are We Human? – Guest post by Poetess Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia

I am so humbled that I was given a chance to be known outside poetry. Thank you very much Mrs. Lisa Ojanpera on her blog underground energy.

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AFRICA POVERTY

WILL THE POOR BE SAVED

Will the poor be saved? No! No! No! And No! They will never be saved No matter their struggles Most will fall at the hands of poverty Because they are businesses Businesses of some unscrupulous dudes Who profit at their sufferings And revel in their misery The dirtier the better The more pathetic, the richer […]

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DEATH LIFE

CRASH OR STOP

Crashers of nuts Who crash not their seeds Water pourers Who break not the pots Hear this sound From a clever mind If you crash the nuts Do crash their seeds If you pour the water Do crash the pots Leaving these tells of tales Of your dumbness of dumbness If you can’t crash their […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

CHANGE IN NEGATIVITY

Bang! Bang! Chang! Chang! Kunklong! Kunklong! Splash! Splash! Swish What is there? Water hold drums Food hold bowls Ground sits on the sofa While the table sits crossed legged on the television What is going on? “Things fall apart The centre cannot hold” A look through the windows Humans have developed wings and are flying […]

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LIFE

WHEN THE NEEDED FAIL

I When words fail the poet And drummers’ hands are severed When songstresses’ voice fail And the teachers lose their memories Problems walk on countless feet II When hunters lose their swiftness and tools And cooks lose their hands and taste-buds And masters become servants And soldiers lose their strength Problems walk on countless feet […]

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LIFE

STANDING ON THE FEET OF FLOATING

Sinking deep in the stormy sea Alone in the vast, no stick to see I clutch at my fist To gain a seat I see my legs on floating feet Left, right, up and down My eyes can see Only the waters of the sea Yelling of pain Noise of chaos Frightening roars As war […]

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MOTIVATION

WHIRL IN THE WHIRLWIND

I Dust, winds, form whirlwinds Which whirls and blocks your cool path And laughs at your trials II You lose your balance Like a paper in their midst They smile in content III Close your eyes and wind Dance to their own tune and see Their muscles will tear IV Dust and winds will fight […]

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HEALTH LIFE SOCIAL Uncategorized

DON’T MESS WITH FOCUS

Dreadful dreams Stir horror’s nest Real they seem Unreal they seem The pot of thoughts Is stirred by fear The heat of reality Boils and cooks Thoughts wander far from legs Danger dens are far from seen Now dreadful dreams do nothing Dreadful thoughts kill the soul Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014 (MY THOUGHTS: Thoughts […]

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MOTIVATION

EMPTY THE BAGGAGE

I A mouth saw your face Attracted your eyes And placed a litter in your thought’s drum II An eye met your eyes Held it And sent disdain into your thought’s drum III A voice sought your ears Found it And threw filth into your thought’s drum IV Some hand worked with a face Came […]

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FREEDOM LIFE SOCIAL

A HARMLESS WALL GECKO

I I am a wall gecko A harmless wall gecko Whose life is seen Even on screens II I am no chameleon I can’t be a chameleon Whose body mirrors Its foes and friends III With wriggles to hide Have pity on me I don’t aim to hurt Or kill a being IV I’m in […]

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HEARTBREAKS

HAUNTED HELL

I When darkness falls I fear the weather’s calls Calls into a world you made To give you the perfect shade To taunt me with your memories II In your world, I am your pawn of child I do what you want and you play me Everyone watches that video, but me Until you yourself […]

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LIFE LOVE

A FLOWER WITH THORNS

I Do not be so scared Come closer, closer to this flower Look keenly, very keenly and touch the safest part And I’ll adorn you with forever happiness II I do have thorns I do have scary, frightening looking thorns Thorns which sit on my skin to protect And not to harm, so keenly look […]

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AGING LIFE

TO BE A CHILD AGAIN (AN EXCERPT)

I The child in me Peeps to see The adult I am And helps me see What I’m missing II I’d like to play around And make all the healthy sounds I’d like to throw tantrums And sit on the filthy ground… Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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MOTIVATION

YACHT YONDER

I Real remedies resonate after right race Leaning lame like a lean lizard Will win wretchedness and wage your own war Hear heat’s humming and hit in habit Eons can erode into eons but it’ll earn II Fear of failure frightens frivolously Get up, go, grow, give to this game Jeers, jabbers, jacks for you […]

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HEARTBREAKS LIFE LOVE

TORN AND BRUISED

She sat on her heart Like an oldly used torn mat And tried to be pretty II Hurt like angry waves Broke out of  her heart’s locked gate Flooding her sad world III The sweet birds watching Her beauty, flew far away Watching and curious IV Why would she lie thus? Pretending to have new […]

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LIFE

SCROLL TO THE END

I * * * * * Am crawling * * * * Walking * * * * Crying * * Playing * * * Running * * Jumping Growing * Falling and rising * * Rising and falling * I’m not perturbed I know it will pass Because this is life Mum C

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FREEDOM LIFE PEACE

A CHAOTIC DREAM

I I had a dream A dream with God as Chair Humans screamed their disgust Plants and trees screamed their pain Animals screamed life’s unfairness The earth kept mute II Every stakeholder Looked in earth’s direction And so earth had no choice but to give a speech “I suffer, I give and I take And […]