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LIFE

ABUNDANCE BEAUTY

The goat painted red The town, until it ended up dead Leaving its huge bread II It wore it all And all unlike poles took the fall Until that nasty call III The knife watched as it grew Time bit and fanned it as it grew It felt not the wings of time as it […]

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LIFE

THE MOSQUITO’S VOICE

“Tooooo, tontononto tooooooo to Tooooo tontononto toooooo to “Mmoa nyinara, bedime so rougho Na ntontom so ne hena, na obegyina masoho Na obeye me tooo, Na mensu, menpe tooo to” What a nasty song! Life is like a short puzzle No matter what it gives me a bad sizzle How can the world be so […]

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LIFE

THE god MADE BY MAN (HAIKU)

Machines of running Helpers and murderers alike Shine your eyes so bright II Machines of running This pet takes off inside you Please use care and run III You’re an errant boy You, as you, need not be coy So go slow, sweet boy IV The hands which made you You’ve proven your ruthlessness Many […]

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LIFE

JOKERS IN REFINEMENT

So she wore a high moke And held a nice smoke Spotting a bow tie Pretending not to lie Until the smoke caught her hair Oh the shouts: I am a rat! I am a rat! Not a human, please see me not on your plates Call for the fire service! II So she put […]

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LIFE NATURE

WONDERS OF THE EARTH

Once a fisherman went to fish He rowed his boat and started to fish On a lonely sea with many a fish Hoping for a sweet dish Then he heard, “I wish you turn fish” He looked round, saw none, and concluded it was a talking fish He run home to prevent God from granting […]

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LIFE

DEAR DOPPY DAIRY

Dear doppy diary Drown my tears And be draped in its shape II How can you take these words And still close your mouth Hoping a saviour will you find? III You know you’re confined But you act so refined Yet harbour my horrors IV Dear doppy diary I know you might always be high […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

WHEN SHAME TAMES

Shame always tames I went for a walk In a very unfamiliar place With mouths which spoke in earthly tongues Feeling lost and paranoid Then I heard “nyini!” I frowned II What does this person mean? “Nyini?” Could that be a name of an animal? Could that mean they want to kill me Could that mean […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

THAT BRIGHT STAR (RHYMING HAIKU)

It shot very far I realized it was a star I guess I went far II Peacock in a bar How can these feathers go far To show without mar? III So I threw it far Watched it brighten like a star When it reached that far IV Oh my good good star! Can I […]

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ROMANTIC POETRY

PICTURE OF NATURE (TANKA)

The sun’s claws of heat And the harmattan’s beak of Cold are different but Their similarity strikes They make lovely cute dawn cry II How two enemies Can step on a meek lady Is like the ladle Which stirs fear in my mind’s pot I’ll make no bones about it III But dawn loves its […]

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DEATH SOCIAL

MELANCHOLIC LAST STEP (CRAZY STANZAS)

They get to live to see The few steps I take But they still love for me To have my lifetime break Until they finally many a me see They look back wanting to have me again II I am also with a heart A heart which needs to extension gain Every second’s death breaks […]

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LOVE SOCIAL

INJECTION OF REJECTION

I caught his fever And begun to shiver All I needed was his river To calm my shivers and fever II I called a driver And became a believer That once he me delivers And I fell into his river, I’d truly be delivered III I went with this fever Into the hall of this […]

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LOVE

SWIM IN MY STREAM

I never knew I hoarded a stream which bubbled Until I saw the fish Which made it vivid And now I yearn for it to swim II Come and swim You little wriggly fish Make my stream dance into a dream I may pleasurably happily scream Or painfully turn to laugh and beam But all […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

ON TIME’S SLIME

Donkeys are nothing Like monkeys The former walk like heartless robots The latter have options to walk, swing or jump II Cats are no bats The former are forever walking thieves The latter, forever banished livers of daylight Each sect nursing its scandal III Fishes have liberties in seas But know the fact that they […]

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AFRICA GHANA

THE WOMAN I ENVIED

Once in a flowing dress I walked along the sea in duress Hoping the breeze would help caress My soul, and tow the wrecked pain on my mind Then I saw her; A woman of women and men With hair like protective bush Too beautiful with no room for transparency A face like God Looking […]

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Uncategorized

LOST

I swam through the pain of pleasure Aiming to end up a great treasure I looked forward to being free And wanted to go on a life’s spree I got out with happy tears Thinking I could bridge my fears But no, There was something I didn’t know I fell into the realms of groups […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION

ANOTHER GRANDMA PIECE: PAINTS IN POTS

It is paint given in plain pots Another shot being added to the past shots You can make it a whisky shot Or make it a fanta shot, I now reckon My grandma told me so And put it in these see through words *** “Dear Tawiah, My only eye in this huge but small […]

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LOVE RELIGIOUS SOCIAL

PA HEE PA HO PA HEE PA HEI

Paaa, paaaa, paaa, paa, paaa A child is born One who deserves a horn II Paaa, paaaa, paaa, paa, paaa Grab your coat And board a boat III Paaa, paaaa, paaa, paa, paaa Who cares to hate Please grab a plate IV Paaa, paaaa, paaa, paa, paaa I hear the love Which streams from above […]

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LOVE PEACE

A TIME OF GIVING

Days have dragged us to Christmastide hoping for love Urging mouths to smile II Harmattan pampers African soil, winter frowns Loud on foreign lands III It is a challenge For blood to boil in live terms So let goodness flow IV Don’t murder birds to  Chew alone, try thinking free And bless the others V […]

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MOTIVATION

CLOUDOPHOBIC SKIES

I am looking up So I know The clouds hang on your sky And rains tears on your head I see from far I don’t see how your heart churns But trust me, your sun is fast approaching So don’t give up II During these times, I know failure stands tall Mocking you to give […]

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FREEDOM PEACE

ANGELIC FLIRTING

You stand afar Shining like a star I lie on the bed of darkness Yearning for your touch of sweetness Please come! Come to me II I have many yearnings But have little earnings I look at you and I know That only you can shame my foe So please come! Come to me III […]

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEWS

Meet Nana Awere Damoah: The Ghanaian Voice of Objectivity and Reason

Nana Awere Damoah is my guest post for today. He is a man with brains and an objective voice. I can say he is the writer with the voice of reason in Ghana. His words “Ghanamonosyncratic nsempiisims” stuck with me from his book, I speak of Ghana where he presented all things as they seem […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION SOCIAL

THE SEASONED HOST

Palm-wines dance and shine In fine calabashes as wine Accentuating foods so fine Calling on souls to come and dine In a happy chatty line   II The sky is filled with cloud Cloud turning, diving and proud Vultures hate the sky’s crowd And promise to build to shame the cloud Knowing it is the […]

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AFRICA GHANA POVERTY

SEASON VISITS EYES, POCKETS AND HEAT

Who is there? Oh all are here! I see the things Which Christmas brings But my pocket cries out And my mouth does pout II Who sees it? Oh all feels it Many are those  Who’ll think of overdose To end the shame And get a loose name III Who is happy? Oh the sit-and-eats […]

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LOVE RELIGIOUS

MENTAL VIDEO OF CHRIST’S BIRTH (La’Tuin)

My mind shows me a vivid video Of the birthday many await It started from Mary’s wondrous love, Ended with her shivering body II After this came her knighted Romeo One who viewed, hurt, and touched his pate The Holy Ghost healed from up above His heart merged hers in a body III Despite heavens […]

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LOVE

GRANDMA’S STORY OF THE REVOLUTION OF LOVE

Long ago, When we sat by the fireside, And watched our shadowed selves On the mirrored ground By the side of the full moon, Grandma told me to look up And watch keenly the full moon Knowing not what she meant, I looked and told her I saw only a stain of clouds She smiled […]

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LIFE POVERTY SOCIAL

WALLS

Beaming bricks bear balls of bests Blistering bricks bear blows of bills Brimming sorrows of loneliness and pain Tears like rain in terrible torrents Fall on the latter whose mouth is sealed And has eyes which can’t be concealed The former’s life is but a hall of smiles Success reigns and honour calls loud In […]

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEWS

Meet Ato Ulzen Appiah, the Mighty African Who Shuns Speaking and Acts to Motivate

Mr. Ato Ulzen Appiah is the director of the GhanaThink Foundation (An NGO based in Ghana and the USA) which organises Barcamps. The goal is to help Ghanaians learn about the issues that affect them, generate ideas for development, network and partner with others who have similar interests and help them improve or start businesses and […]

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LIFE LOVE

THAT BRIGHT BRIDE

I saw it It was so fit A flower to be given to the bride Before she took the hand of her father I wanted it But there were these mirrored walls Which failed to let me be Then I saw her father take it He had six eyes on his face Such a weird […]

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LIFE POVERTY

BLEEDING THOUGHTS OF CHRISTMAS

I am shivering thinking of the fowls many will be slaughtering forgetting the children hunger will be slaughtering II I am crying thinking about boxing day of gifts and the many children pain will be boxing in a session of reminiscence where giving must reign III I am yearning for hearts which will open like […]

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEWS

An Interview with Onyeka Nwelue, the Writer with Witty Wits

 He was known as the teenager with the steaming pen. He was born in Ezeo Nsu, Imo State in Nigeria and embodied everything literal growing up. Now he is a famous author, writing poetry and novels. I have followed Onyeka for a while now, trust me, he is the realest person I’ve known in Africa, […]

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LIFE

THE HEN OF WRONG

There was a hen  Which lived wrong Its resolves were strong Although its father was stern II It went to work Looking very bright And giving all fright Its responsibilities shirk III It perplexed humans to bits Making women cry out And scared children to shout Making men throw fits IV Then celebrations dawned And […]

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEWS

Meet the Positive Lady of Steel: Ruka Yaro Deliman

Our guest is a typical woman of steel in the right description. She is Ruka Yaro Deliman. She is an entrepreneur, girl child educator, an un-bendable machine of inspiration and a beautiful lady. Let’s get straight to action.   AMOAFOWAA: Hello and thank you for this opportunity. Before anything, please tell us about Miss Ruka […]

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KIDS

SCHOOL IS COOL (FOR KIDS)

I need to go to school So I can lace my shoe In this muddy pool Where knowledge is the rule II I need to go to school So I can be a tool And seize being life’s bull For it to ride me dry III I need to go to school To flaunt my […]

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LIFE

UNCERTAINTIES TIED TO CERTAINTIES

If the moon fails to swoon and dives Into the clouds in fear and surrenders Who thinks of where the stars would be? II If one is to victory And two is to failure We all know the equation to life is 1/2 III If three is to strength And four is to weakness We […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION SOCIAL

OPTIMISTIC VIBES

Circling the circle Of the circled Is still a circle II Squaring the square Of the squared Is still a square III The rain will fall The sun will shine The wind will blow The earth may shake The birds will fly Into the sky Upon my hi’s So play I will And never stand […]

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LOVE

A, B, C OF LONESOMENESS

  Am me But need your Care, love and strength. Days keep unwrapping Evenings and nights thronging Failures of not belonging, Given my shine, I weep Hugging myself for Intense comfort Just open up Keep it real Lean into Me and Nail me On you Purely Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © 2014

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HEARTBREAKS LOVE

THE DUMPSTER OF MY THOUGHTS

He came back squeaking like a hungry goat After stepping on my toes and sniffing asses He asked for forgiveness thinking I was naïve I told him candidly looking straight into his eyes That he belonged to the dumpster of my thoughts Because I threw him out as rubbish after I hurt II If I […]

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LIFE LOVE RELIGIOUS

THE ANGELIC UNION

Amidst the chaos And the raucous God saw it good To lighten the hood So he formed an angelic human union II The chosen of chastity Was filled with charity And light lightened dark light With no man putting up a fight Of the outcome of the angelic union III There was no speciality Even […]

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RELIGIOUS

LET US ALL SING

Sing until the bells of heaven ring Sing and let them ring in many springs Sing and let heaven all Satan’s flings Sing, for in happiness, the right thing to do is sing II Laugh until the sorrow of the earth drowns Laugh and let pain die of drought Laugh, for the heavens to be […]

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEWS

Know all about Noella Wiyaala; from her Naughties to her Angelics

My guest is an edgy (in a good way) kind of girl. She is fashionable, African, down to earth and real. She is hot on the market right now or should I say climbing the peak of her career? When I had the opportunity to interview her, I was elated and so would you. Let’s […]

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LIFE

PLEA TO FLEE FOR A WHILE (JUST A WHILE)

With toiling eyes And failing health The weather adding on And nature pinning dry I plea for some time To sort myself out I’d miss all The many good posts, The many good laughs The many good smiles And the many good hearts Blessings to all of you. Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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RELIGIOUS

THE MAD MAN IN CHURCH

I saw a mad man up the hill Going to church by his free will I followed keenly forgetting my bill And hid in silence as the congregations still II The preaching pastor stopped and wailed: Where are the ushers who have failed? Do you wish to listen to the derailed? Be up and doing […]

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Uncategorized

YOUR TIME

Tint, taunt and flaunt None will measure the amount Mouths of chapness Noses of pepper You know what you’re about, So: Possess, posses all you want Wrinkle, wrinkle all you want Peel, peel all you want Your reign will soon be over II You are winter in a land And harmattan in another A two […]

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LOVE PEACE

GURUS OF ENCOURAGEMENT

There is a home far from my head Where many people go to be heard Where many sorrows are always aired And many preys go to be cursefully blessed II With all its vices and uncanny danger I find sanity always rocking there in a manger Sanity which makes me a great manager Taking me […]

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HEARTBREAKS LIFE

WHAT KIND OF HEN AM I?

I protect my chicks like An impenetrable building Against hawks and eagles Quacking like a troublesome duck to show my love But my chicks end up producing chicks Chicks of chicks! What kind of hen am I? II I teach my she-chicks how to bathe I teach my she-chicks how to live to peck and […]

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LIFE

IGNORANTIC ALIBI

Light is poison To the eyes of an owl Its fear of light is like Human’s fear of darkness II You light your path in the dark Knowing not you’re woe to an owl And its generation And you attribute your snooping to its help? III Flat lies are too shameful When they walk in […]

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LIFE POLITICS

WHEN YOUR NIGHT FALLS

Peacocks of beauty, have it all Saints in duty, get it all When your nights fall Pride will shine to fan you in darkness II Members of earthly heaven; spend it all The paupers’ tears; drink them all When your nights fall Sins of corruption will wake to help you fight termites III Fans of […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

NEEDS UNSATISFIED

If I quietly serve In a world which men’s ego reserve Would I be treated like I deserve? II Sleep, and I’ll sleep My mood is bad, weep, and I’ll weep Will they be so good as to the peace keep? III And if my children lie On mats of dreams, would their thoughts Buy […]

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LIFE LOVE

KISSES IN COLD BREEZES

Kisses in grave heat Tends to all high passions beat No good comfort here II Kisses in cold breeze Blend with passions and honour; Blessings if you like III Why fall to timing When best songs do the rhyming? Good times rightly bless IV I need to be there Under wings of timely time To […]

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MOTIVATION

ALLITERATIVE MESS

Pile problems properly Petting petty paupers? Prime prompts privacy Personal pets prune II Miss many messages Messing most in mess Men move mountains Manifesting more miracles III Forms for fans: Fall from far Fiercely fight first and Fling-up firm IV Doing deeds of deaths? Dry destinies in doom Don’t do dampness Drawing in dew V Serve […]