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WOMEN EMANCIPATION

BREAKING THE CYCLE

Mama mused the amused Breaking through the used And getting to the abused II Abusers were clearly charmed With thoughts of the harmed As the abused hoed and farmed III Sleep whipped them in sleep They woke to their own weeps And taunted their beings of keeps IV Share the dreams Of many who scream […]

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WOMEN EMANCIPATION

REFLECTIVE CYCLES; WOMEN ABHORED

Mercy! Thought killers! Mercy! Women boilers! Mercy! Mere phantomers! II Bright! This earth is bright! Bright! Because of our rights! Bright! And you give us frights? III Sorry! Beaters and slappers! Sorry! Taunters and killers! Sorry! You have no faults, we are the birthers! IV If your mothers sat on your heads As you came […]

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LIFE

ROOTS

Mary epitomised the mother of God And shunned all her dad’s seeings through the gods After he prayed countless times holding his gourds II Her favourite sayings: A Bible for Satan A good heart fears no harmattan And a high sun gives a nice tan III Her father told her: “You’re born of the gods […]

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LIFE

SUICIDAL STARS (TANKA)

Minds with jobs live through Snobs. An empty tin of milk Fears no known kicking Kick it here, kick it there, it Will follow without complaints II Stars’ stories are told In so many different tongues Their successes thrived: They adorned the naked sky Until their faded and dimmed III They sat in sadness Watching […]

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KIDS LIFE

BREASTMILK

He created the womb Who intended the tomb He created the foetus Who nursed breast-milk So mouths of suckling Must do the suckling The creator knows The power of noses Please give to the Child who Needs It Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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LIFE

THE VIRGIN TOMORROW

Who really knows the face of tomorrow? None has met him yet even in dreams But wild imaginations, thoughts And itineraries unrealistic Have been drawn By you And I 2 We Have Made plans Detailed to the tee Seeing it as a vast sea A sea of fantasies and swiftness From problems which created themselves […]

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LIFE NATURE

WINTER’S WHISTLES (THE COMPOUND WORD VERSE)

Winter’s whistles are skins’ wrinkle Their cold strolls do make skins wrinkle Like caked-mud II They choose their lives’ early mornings To sound their scary cold warnings With body-marks III Waters rest from stinking bodies Harsh sprays cry on shivering bodies Like hard-cores IV When the sun appears, bodies dance Welcoming like mother in dance […]

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LOVE MOTIVATION

IF WE WERE THE STRONGER WATERS (CASCADE)

I knew some stronger waters Which were forced not in drums But still sailed holding hands II They travelled far in spreading Smiling and joking with each other I knew some stronger waters III Whereas stagnant waters sat cool They lived their lives so well, but they were waters Which were forced not into drums […]

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LIFE

NOW THAN LATER (HAIKU)

When tired leaves fall They pray to escape the winds To escape its taunts II They need their quiet rest Under the tree they have served To decompose there III They don’t need to be Whisked by an unknown wind to Unfamiliar lands IV Let me be lucky To fall so quietly without Heeding to […]

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AFRICA GHANA NATURE

MY AFRICA: HER OWN DAUGHTER’S DISCRIPTION

Many talk of Africa The poor poor Africa The dessert placed Africa Mother of bushes, poor Africa The wild rearing Africa The illiterate realmed Africa The ill bred Africa The jungle Africa No! I am in Africa Born and bred in Africa Knows its boundaries, this Africa Feel its warmth, sweet Africa I have tasted […]

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HEARTBREAKS LOVE SOCIAL

WHEN LUSTFUL THOUGHTS GET BOLD

When the weather gets cold Lonely bubbles get bold And show on skins Like standing fins On fishes II Then they call on past thoughts  Thoughts the body bought With time and buried And needs ferried  By regret III Like waves, tears fight back Goosebumps get stacked I need an antidote I get on a […]

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HEALTHY JEALOUSY

Powerful machines, Shine when its dark Blend when it’s bright And support the shinning Let’s learn From the fireflies Whose light dim in day And glow like moon In night If Today, A moon is shinning And I’m a star I know time Will  Take Me There I’ll enjoy The moon And use its light […]

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LIFE POVERTY

MY CHI

I live in that song Among all who long Up on the Pong breeze II Chi, Chi chi chi chi A bird is my chi So there are many dangers I can’t smoke like the gangsters Lest the smoke brings in hunters I can’t fly so high Lest I’m shot by guns I can’t walk […]

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CULTURE LIFE

ATANGA’S GRANDPA’S LAST ADVICE

EPILOGUE: When wisdom fills the old calabash, It overflows and seeps in The sun dries it to be stronger That way it lasts with experience So was the calabash of Atanga’s Granpa On his very dying bed He called Atanga to his bed And had his last stream flow to him GRANDPA: My dear Atanga, […]

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DEATH FREEDOM LIFE PEACE SOCIAL

TASTE YOURSELVES

In this stormy era Where sounds listen to sounds And birds bed I’m calling on you; Yes you: Death Hurt Hatred Pain Sadness Sickness Shame To stand firm And taste yourselves When you’re done, Please give us detailed reports On death’s death Hurt’s hurt, Hatred’s hatred, Pain’s pain Sadness’ sadness Sickness’s sickness And Shame’s shame […]

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DEATH LIFE

WILD CLAIMS

What if I say Humans are tadpoles in flesh Living to die to live quiet long? Would you say it’s paranoia? II There clearly is a living inn Who sits as the thoughts of every being Driving hard its machines Into a holistic reincarnation III If that were not so Then think of ghosts, think […]

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PEACE RELIGIOUS

LET PEACE STAY (TANKA)

As the speakers sound Loudly at 4am and the Churches beam with drums, Tamborines, songs of worship, We hope for a calm good day II But like always, robbers Prepare for their escapades Prophetic rituals Call on minds of vulnerables And needy and sorrowful III Can we talk of the Cunning tricksters, whose carvings Beat […]

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AFRICA LIFE POVERTY

AFRICAN BOASTERS (SUCCESSIVE CLERIHEWS)

Professor Yaw Darko Hated Mr. P aul Arko He claims he copies westerners While he epitomises Africanness II He wears African colours And hates all foreign “shudders” He speaks in African tongue And so feels among III He fights Mr. Paul Arko Who is not like he Darko Because he wears foreign And drives cars […]

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Amistad

Originally posted on Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit:
Amistad One day while on deck we Jumped, You and I. Across Oceans. Over the Seven Seas. Towards Freedom. Jacob Lawrence ~ Migration Series The fluttering’s within led us to know that…………. No Womb Child of Ours would serve foreign masters in a strange land. Now…

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MOTIVATION SOCIAL

TAKE A CUE (HAIKU)

Through it all, tortoise Walks, shocking birds whose swift fly Beat their day travels II Through it all, the snail Crawls, thinking it is so blessed, more Than the static trees III Through it all, the rain Fall, knowing only lucky Ones will land in streams IV Wise words hit to stop Minds of all […]

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TRUIMPHANT

Here, the stars glow And all emotions flow I know what I said But forget it, please come my love II Hold my hand With the light of fireflies, help me stand Let’s form a band And leave hurt’s remand III By singing: If pains gain swerves true love The weeping seeps from all above […]

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LIFE LOVE

ARROWS OF TRUST

As love is a shadow With a sharp emotional arrow So is trust; a road so narrow With a fragile bone marrow II Let us use the traffic light If red is a no go sight Yellow, a warning sight And green, a winning sight Let’s say stars are the light I have these to […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION

THE TREE SPEAKS; LET THE WISE TAKE SEED

This tree is shaking Not by my making The wind is blowing The earth is quaking II I am here and  living I’m not complaining I keep on growing My stems are spreading III If I could get many sheltering I’ll leave  fulfilling I do no whining I need no praising IV Many are roaming […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

CONDONING NOT

If you draw the line I won’t be confined Many will be fined As others whine But I’ll be fine And act refined I’ll read the signs As your wish defines So no need to undermine My integrity as you dine With the mastery swine Who is not refined And pushes rocks on those under […]

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PEACE RELIGIOUS SOCIAL

A JOY OF BLESSINGS

Amidst the joy There was a ploy To kill the boy Just like a toy II Soldiers were deployed To act bold and never be coy, And kill all, even the decoys. They were allowed to all tactics employ III There were shepherds of joy For the given boy This news, the king annoyed And […]

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LIFE

KAAKAAMOTOBIS

Merciless men Make many mad They tend to taunt And trouble to taint Raging rantings rear  Their traits Until they turn baits Baits pulling their beloveds And themselves Into the heated earth For roasting Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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LOVE

BLINK

Blooming pinks Need their blues Strong, strong blues Need their pinks They are different In stature and in thoughts But a  good blend Is the validity of all Water is water And oil is oil Missed with water Heat and others must interfere Before the blend is complete Blue and pink Blend well And be […]

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ARTICLES WOMEN EMANCIPATION

Women: Warning Signals in Abusive Relationships

  Since the beginning of time, women have been known to be possessions of men. This trait is waning thanks to the emergence of Women Rights Activists who cry for the emancipation of women but this canker still persists. Although there are good men out there, there are many men who think it is their […]

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WOMEN EMANCIPATION

A MAN’S WORLD

If tears and fears Could be called to tell I know much women tears Will rise from the grave And whine at the unfairness That sent them there II Tears of those who suffered Extreme jealousies which Were interpreted as witchcraft Tears of those beaten and stoned To death for following their weird passions And […]

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MOMENTS OF LOVE

Love, love! Where is love? How is love? When is love? II Love was the moment When our eyes locked Our hearts jumped And our thoughts hugged III Love was the moment  We played, jumped and Danced like school kids On a wild spree IV Love was the moment When telepathy worked And we felt […]

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DEATH HEARTBREAKS LIFE

WHEN THEY FINALLY MEET (HIS BALLAD)

(Refrain) When death conquers death He would finally get to ask His slippery mortal enemy And he would be up to the task (I) He would probably first ask What he did so wrong to its claws That its guards kept watching him From birth till he tasted those claws (Refrain) II It was first […]

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LIFE

HEART OF A BULL (QUINZAINE)

The heart of bulls rule through life Are you a known bull? Your heart is …? Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia

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LOVE

OVERFLOWING HURTS (SONG)

When I think of you My heart splits in two And my dark skin turns blue (Refrain) Exaggerating? I probably am But this stuffiness, This hollowness, This pain rains tears Tears which form no mud Tears which only cut like scissors II When I hear the mocks My poor heart gets shocks Thinking of the […]

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NATURE ROMANTIC POETRY SOCIAL

SAUCY LIVERS (DIAMANTE)

Goats Stubborn, smelly Perverting, destroying, terrorising Noisy, fast, pitchy, smart Sniffing, intriging, licking Tasty-in-death, scenty Chevon Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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HEALTH POLITICS POVERTY

CORRUPTER’S PILLOWS

In the pillow of the corrupt are; Tears of orphans, Pain of unemployment Harshness of depression Sins of the unaffectionate Aggression of the youth Future babies of robberies Future hardened prostitutes Perpetrators of kidnappers Negligence Injustices Bribery Lateness Deaths Amidst others In that pile, I wonder they leap sleep To many mornings Knowing their punishments […]

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MOTIVATION

WHEN HURDLES CALL

Huge hurdles hurt in heat Humming victory on empty street Housing fear to blow defeat Help hears faint as hatred hiss II Hear who hysteria harmfully hit Hopeless haters who high works fit Hurling hots as word weapons, they sit Hindering the power of will III Help  hates the haunted wretch Who doesn’t work and […]

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HOTHEADEDNESS IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

Originally posted on gracelarbi:
In the animal kingdom we have the four -legged and two-legged, by my definition of these two animal type the two-legged was created to be like the Creator, with knowledge and thinking abilities. For even in the four-legged kingdom where there is the unwritten rule that the Lion is definitely king…

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LIFE MOTIVATION

TONGUE TWISTER

Through the taste of tasteless teas Trippings on thrifty trusted trees To the terrible painful taunting tears Tacit teachings have grown my thoughts  Throwing tantrums terrify thoughtful thoughts Teary eyes tend to blind Tests show the trusted In a mirrored gaze. Generate a light And throw it right Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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HEALTH

BAD TASTE-BUD

Call grandma from beyond Call daddy from above Call all the ancestors who reign To help fix my taste-buds II At first it tasted light soup And rejected it, I blamed the cook Then it tasted banku and okro It repelled it, and again the cook suffered Many a cook suffered blame Then I tried […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION

BLOW AND BOUNCE

Blow and bounce Bubble and breathe Balls with no bounce Are left untouched A bounce in here A bounce out there An infectious chase Will make your day So blow hard Bubble and bounce Travel far Get the chase The road may not be safe But if you bounce for a while A burst will […]

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Detailed Final Report – Apagya School Project

Originally posted on Nana A Damoah:
Chiefs, Elders, DGG, Teachers and Pupils Date of Report: 07 December 2014 Dear Friends, Please find in link below the detailed report on the Apagya School Project and the full list of contributors and amounts/items donated. Executive Summary This final progress report captures completed works on Apagya R/C Primary…

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LIFE PRIDE\

HELL’S FURY

As none can chase chastity In a smoking cabaret, So must cabals never chase their hard targets In churches A caboose can be seen like chariots And there would be no hidden caldera To save the day Get a sense of camaraderie to cajole Prides hurt by you For you know not when your hammer […]

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MOTIVATION

WHEN THE BIRD STANDS STRESSED

Once I visited my lonely farm Stood and watched animals do all harm I made to arrest with a few good charm Up, right, left they swarm II I stood there feeling completely lost I looked above to access the cost And saw a bird with a thought so lost Perching on a tree as […]

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POVERTY

INFANTILE STREET PRISON

In the silence of sound I shiver thinking around Motherless, fatherless Infants dining with streets Gaining nothing. Heartless Vampires preying and feasting As mosquitoes crave pounds Of their flesh, bedbugs too feast II Some wombs cry for these, Yet need those moulded from Their haemoglobin. What is The difference between them? They are: Fresh breakable […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION

SWEET DREAMS

There is a charm Against sleepy harm So lie a while And wear a smile Think of you In a city of two Chatting nature And smiling to future The soft winds embrace The birds run a race To help them trace Your happiness at your pace Your companion is you Yes, everything you yearn […]

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LIFE LOVE

IN GRANDMA’S TIME

No flowers, Grandma says she received a whistle Then roasted cocoyams And huge smiles Which forced the eyes of her heart To meet her beloved’s II No clubs, They met under the huge ‘odum’ tree, When the sky shone Its face brightened by the hands of cleaning lime, And danced to the throaty sounds he […]

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RACISM

UNDER SUPREMACY’S SKIRT

Supremacy dresses flawlessly Wearing clothes saintly as a saint Making up like a beautiful goddess Hiding wrinkles beneath the pile II Under the skirt of supremacy There is no mercy III Under the skirt of Supremacy, Hides the shame of low confidence IV Under the skirt of supremacy Hides the fear of loss of pride […]

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LIFE ROMANTIC POETRY

IN THE EYES OF THE SKY (HAIKU)

In eyes of day sky Sun dims to doom like the dark Scaring the starers II In eyes of night sky Moon enters darkness’ gate And connives for baits III Dependants! Adopt! Sky refuses to spoon-feed The earth in future IV If the abused starts Abusing the abuser The latter knows pain V In sky’s […]

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LOVE SOCIAL

WARMITOLOGIST

In this high tempered cold Heat is unreachable Same as you II If only I could have Your warm towelled embrace, Cold would flee III You’re my balm in pain You’re my heat in cold You were my lyrics in song IV In a monotonous flashback Your words serenade me Your chimney warms me V […]

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HEARTBREAKS LIFE

MISGIVINGS

Round the bend of deceit Is a block of defeat Housed by a huge heartache Caging a humble and weeping trust II Round the bend of betrayal Stands the chaotic vengeance Holding a spear of bad thoughts Housing many ill-wills III Round the bend of regret Hides the mighty remorse Which awaits admission To get […]