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AFRICA LIFE WOMEN EMANCIPATION

ROTS IN BEAUTY

Wrapped in beauty Are the rots with shiny eyes Booting goodness With their long legs of deceits and fancy II Wrapped in the rots Are the goodness sent to hell By heads doped in the rot Into the reverence of its essence III A world, so harmed By bad, so wrong Yet minds, don’t think […]

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ARTICLES WOMEN EMANCIPATION

What is the Delay Show Turning Into?

Television hosts in Ghana hardly impress me especially when they host interview programmes but The Delay Show blew me away the first time I watched it. I felt the host had depth, could push, could intimidate, and knew how to get the answers she needed (And she still does) and so hardly a session pass […]

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AFRICA LIFE SOCIAL

UNDER THE SAPELE, i WAIT (TANKA)

Dear lover afar Listen to the vibes from me To know and read signs I will send the winds to you To deliver our meet-times II I will bribe all trees Especially the wawa  And huge odum trees Sapele too, for our good I dream to cage mosquitoes III Since ethnicity Has mouths with tongues […]

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LIFE WOMEN EMANCIPATION

I NO WANT BE MAN (PIDGIN HAIKU)

I no want be man Why I go dey want be man? Woman dey be waaa   II Them no dey fit cry Them always dey shave shave beard Wet dreams, na wetin?   III I no want be man Africa pressure no small For man, them sweat pass   IV Them always dey beg […]

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DEATH LOVE

MISSING YOU NOW

When craving pangy bells did rang She lovingly caressed to ease the stress Fuming and threatening that which gnawed With laws which seemed outlawed To make me see that one is flawed When he, she or it, gets to my bad side Increasing love was never cherished Until the mouth of the grave opened And […]

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HEARTBREAKS LOVE

HYMENACS

I wanted to see I had my own dreams of what it’ll be; Having massages and drinking tea Receiving much love without a fee Being the she never cheated by a he Feeling surreal loving all and me But it was never what I dreamt it’ll be II I began to see That everything was […]

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AFRICA LIFE RELIGIOUS

FEAROLEGGIES

Mama, Fears now walk on metal legs Holding huge metal pegs Pegging hearts through words Spewed from mouths of math phobias like flawed surds   II Mama, They walk on minds like end times Wearing clothes of signs picked from Holy Books which rhymes Using the gateways of ears and eyes Confusing minds against the […]

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LIFE

VIVA AMOAFOWAA

Maker of guava Who is a lover And ever ready to deliver Please deliver And stop my quiver It makes me shiver In my liver Make me a diva In life’s river And I’ll be a giver And I’ll never Let you my lover End like a fowl in a silver Just let many say […]

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LOVE

FIRST ANNIVERSARY THANKSGIVING

I, am glad for the faces which looked, clicked read, commented and or liked 2 I, Can’t express the love, I feel, for the many, who boost this confidence, with legs, so tiny 3 So I say; thanks for the love thanks for the read thanks for the many many likes thanks for the words […]

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WOMEN EMANCIPATION

WONDERFULLY MADE (HAIKU)

When dangling bells Sound to their importance sell My chest pots do bell   II They do bell and tell Of trees of God’s perfection Seeking reaction   III Do they produce fruits No matter their hoarding years? My heart calms its fears   IV I’m the only house Of mobile humanity Made by the […]

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PEACE

I NEED A LIGHT

I need a light To lighten my path As I take a stroll In my static state Like a lying statue II I need a light To show me all The stumps  The stones And the trappy pits III I need a light  To show me faces So I can know One who goes my […]

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LOVE SOCIAL

WHEN PASSIONS FLEE (ADULT POETRY)

Untouched apples Flaunt, mount, taunt, and haunt  Until eyes force streams in mouths And mouths gulp for bodies to drown In the wants of un-haves II When the apples fall In hot pots of thoughts it caught Teeth bite with vigour and stride Diminishing of wants Come with every bite III Then the wars starts […]

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HEALTH

SAINTS OF GARLIC

Garlic A delicacy in sauce A good cleanser Infection battler Heart lover Calms blood pressure, Like a great soldier at war, In moderate doses Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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WOMEN EMANCIPATION

DEFLOWERING TINGLINGS

Maame told me not to wriggle Because it will make many eyes do the tickle But a step from leg come with a wriggle And I saw no eyes do the tickle So I wriggled my wriggle On my many leggy workings II I met Apia on the way to farm One Monday and I […]

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Uncategorized

I AM A TOMATO (HAIKU)

I am tomato Know the pattern to cut me To see my fine seeds II Cut me from my pate And you’ll only see my flesh My side is my gate III And from my good side My blessing blood awaits you You who cut me right IV Also from my side You can hold […]

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HEARTBREAKS LOVE

WHEN IT GETS THE HEART

She, watches and walks away Having nothing to say Bowing her head in shame Dreading love’s name II She, refuses to wipe her tears Because they are flowing to show her fears She hears many mouths say fie She wants to die III Because love’s ride Made her hide And her trust tuned to tides […]

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WOMEN EMANCIPATION

NO MODELS HERE

Even without the cock The hen does its wake Pecking and pecking For its children’s sake Opening its wings When danger does bake A piece here, a piece there An angel in the wake II When sticks are coming It does shout for all to run When chicks need afternoon roosting It sits and forms […]

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LIFE

LIKE BIRDS AND TREES

When the sky Goes to war The earth goes awry And becomes the poor II When the sky Dances in colour The world does fly In its moody colour III When the sky Like the elephant thumps The world does cry Feeling the pain of the thumps IV Let the world think Of these simple […]

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEWS

Edward Sena Dey: A Combination of Goodness, Kindness and Affection

Today, our guest post is Mr. Edward Sena Dey, the elder brother of Kafui Dey of the “Who Wants to be Rich Project” fame. I personally call him the happy god because he is seen always with a smile on his face. He is an amazing spokesperson with a very huge heart. As to how […]

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LIFE

REFINED BABOON

He had thoughts confined Kept mute to be refined Like a monkey in a heavy suit His sweat formed a river That run into the sea of the public Whose fishes gulped and swam Loving the newness thereof Unbearables fetched it And sent it to another river To introduce the sweat which initially acted Like […]

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Uncategorized

ROLL

Ring riding rims that roll Wretched realms roll wretched wreck Riding and ringing reads reaping rains “Ray has got a ray that say he’s gay” As in happiness in life which never ends So ring ring ring your bell Riding rims that roll and flow Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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Uncategorized

TADPOLES: LITTLE FROGS

The mango tree Lived so free In the middle of the forest Many animals rested in her bosom Many others lay in her hair Wild ones made swings to play on her It bore it all Hoping many would protect her in time It ovulated, mated, and produced her young They were many but she […]

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HEARTBREAKS LOVE

LIKE I NEVER EVER LOVED

Feelings run with talking shoes Tainting my veins in all hues Month after month, paying no dues Popping and yelling with no cues Like I never ever loved II Their aphrodisiac is cold, Run amok without being told Their running strides so damn bold They have such bad taunting hold Like I never ever loved […]

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LIFE ROMANTIC POETRY

DAWNS (LANTURNE)

Dawns Push dark Shedding tears Still unknown it Ends Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE

WEEPING BEDS

If all beds have mouths They would tell tales of their loads And tell where it hurts II If all beds have eyes They would tell tales never heard In dark’s dark bosom III Yes, many break down Retorting without answers I tears never seen IV Yes, many are blind Blinded by the odd punches […]

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DEATH

WHEN MOURNERS LEAVE (TANKA)

An audience so full Enough to break many bulls Offering to be tools Trying to feign all the cools On the veranda they pull II As the breathless leaves Their loyalties go with it Fitting perfectly Into its six feet with ease What are left behinds to do? III A peak at a sound Show […]

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LIFE

IN TUNES

In your eyes I see a parade of lies Organising a coup of ties With an aim of many cries Oh fie! II On your face I see your greed’s pace I know the soil in your vase You definately have no case So prepare for a chase III By your gestures Spellings are bold […]

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DEATH LIFE

GOINGS AND COMINGS (SEDOKA)

Brightening moving days Moving with weak tortured legs Smile, frown, cry like moody men II Wearied of short life They work praying extension But tortoise and snails still rule III They push their own selves Glee and sadness in opposite Directions, life is like that Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015 

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MOTIVATION

BOUNCE

When you throw a ball On any floor It bounces It bounces II When you pick it up and throw again It bounces here It bounces there Bouncing and bouncing and bouncing III We are like balls Of grumpy life So prepare to bounce When a throw calls for it Free your mind to bounce […]

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ARTICLES

My Confession: I Love Women, if that Makes Me a Lesbian…

Recently, I get many accusations that I may be a woman lover, mostly from men who see themselves as my knight in shinning armour and their families (well, the only person who must make see that knight is me and I’ve not seen him yet). Oh, what is wrong with loving women? I love women […]

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DEATH

HIS EMPTY SIDE CREEKS (HAIKU)

Eyes of you great walls Borrow mouth and talk to me What do you witness II I know I’ve been halfed By the carnivorous teeth Which no eye peruse III Why then does my bed Cry about another’s weight When the part lies blank IV Dear eyes of my walls Please help me know who […]

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEWS Uncategorized

When the Law Speaks: Oko Vanderpuye is not a Mayor! Barrister Egbert Faibille Jnr. teaches

Our guest post for today is a fine gentleman, a refined lawyer and a publisher of the Ghanaian Observer. If you must know, if any country had only three of his kind, politicians will live on their toes and corruption will develop strong wings to flee. He is selfless, he is religious, he is a […]

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DEATH

CLAYS TURN BASKETS

Who sends pots to the stream of strength only to come back with a basket drenched in hot tears? *** Who tells the tale of pot turning to basket for who to get its joke in dire thirst? Who? *** We need it, water to drink, not hot tears So where is the pot? Broken […]

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DEATH

WHEN THE EARTH TAKES (TANKA)

Who knows where the heart Of ever hungry earth is? Who can follow his Pulse and take us to his breath? Who can? Who can? Who can? Who? II Who knows where the heads Of the glutton earth relax? Who can follow his Chewings and lead us to those Mouths? Who can? Who can? Who […]

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PEACE SOCIAL

TROUBLED WATERS (HAIKU)

Earth closes its mouth When lions ‘void porcupines Need I mention more? II Long, long, long ago, When lion was known as the king He took liberties III When his game finished He decided porcupine Is fit to replace IV He meant to hit it Only for thousands of pins To stand in shooting V […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

UNEQUAL FINGERS (HAIKU)

These ears hear many Diverse birdy sounds around Funny, they blend well II There are sorrowfuls There are the happy and louds Trust the indifferents III Each does contributes To grace another fine dawn I hear God talking IV We are parodies All creation are parodies Of our very selves Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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Uncategorized

BE A YAAMA

Once upon a time There was a running river called Yaama Yaama decided to travel far To join a sea called Paamo On her way She met a block She tried to cross  But the block still blocked All she could do was to stay there The block was furious and had to ask “Yaama, […]

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SOCIAL

MY MUSE STANDS AMUSED

I love you You know I do But my eyes need to rest Like the sun takes its rest So let the muse Blowing the sagely fuse Stop the sweet abuse Until all relaxations are let loose For I hate to stand accused While my muse uses me and stands amused And watches me confused […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

“TWI MA ME NTWI”

I saw a fine knicker on the market Made to buy but my money didn’t add up I looked up and saw my friend Eyeing the knicker so we bought to share To wear in turns Few first days were great Making it look like fate Until the fateful day we all wanted to wear […]

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DEATH SOCIAL

LIVE FIRE IN A PHANTOM RAIN

Pranks played on death dens Break bins and stir shocks Tipping tides and war waves In a cluster of fume and doom You call I stall You call I get the ball You call She gets the doll These plays are fun plays Not the crucifier of live charcoal In some phantom rain

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HEARTBREAKS LOVE

A SPELL IN A SHELL (SONG)

CHORUS It was like a fairy spell Captured by a sounding bell Arrested to a loving cell Where I yearned to forever dwell 1 Who created this shell Turning into hell When little heat yell? I swear I hear the bell Which sounded like a spell And made my heart swell For all to see […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

THE SIMPLE ME

She yearned for a dimple Ended with a naughty pimple I wish she had kept it simple When she saw There was war She wanted more I always yearn for serenity Which can keep me from adversity No need to cry for complexity And so I live right No one can give me a fright […]

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LIFE

THE GREAT TREE

When forest captives cry, who hears? There was a tree in the forest which was tied By an old scary rope which was backed by sky A terrible anger Seeped through it It called for freedom But was not heard Its stem was big Its leaves, enough It shook in littles And shook in raging […]

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KIDS LOVE

LITTLE ANGELS (CINQUAIN)

Children Like clear waters They love from pure great hearts And give surrealistic gold vibes Angels Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE LOVE ROMANTIC POETRY

YOU WERE THUNDER (DIAMANTE)

Thunder Loud, proud Striking, terrifying, hurting Radiant, expectant, fearful, destructive Enchanting, torturing, scaring Talkative, lost Lightening Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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RELIGIOUS

THE AMENS FOR SKIRTS AND TROUSERS

When the pastor shouted halleluyah! The “amens” were higher My eye caught their wire And followed their empire II The eyes meant for the pastor lust after the choirmaster Who saw the flicker in remembrance of their first litter The female lead singer : Adwoa also eyed the choirmaster Nerdy Pious, who loves Adwoa, eyes […]

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DEATH HEARTBREAKS LOVE

HURTFUL REMINISCENCE (TRIPLE ETHEREE)

I am here watching you standing so near with your beating heart racing and reaching far chasing and hitting hard at dead rock for its symbolism and leaving me stranded as I watch knowing not when rain will fall on this mud *** As much as it hurts, pins, cuts and might kill as much […]

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LIFE

A MUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE

A mumble in the jungle Is no fumble to be humble It is a trap of a triangle To cage you in a crucible No need to yourself entangle By a mumble in the jungle Shhh, there are many empty crucibles With ears on the ground for a mumble So yes, mumbles feed the crucibles […]

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FREEDOM LIFE

PRISONIC FREEDOM

With threads of money Snaking and tying minds Who is free on this life tree?   II Even breath is painful Getting eateries are awful What about wearings? Stressful   III Eyes don’t make it easier Seeing is loving, loving is wanting Unnecessary wantings become craving needs   IV What about belonging? Even those with […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

WHEN BOOKS BITE

Grandma said she regrets When she saw many reading she frets And asked me to learn to read So my voice can be heard and my mind freed II I read about unfamiliar cultures Which were acting like vultures Zooming in on our almost lifeless cultures And feared the thoughts of pecks of the vultures […]