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LIFE LOVE

GET THE FORMULA

Marry my mind Please marry the thoughts of my mind Before you think of the pleasures of this bottle That done, even a hush, dash, or flush Can cause a blush I am the golden fish upstream Hiding from the rest of my being So marry my mind Be like the mathematician Get the formula […]

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POLITICS

FIGHT FAIR

When the domestic fowl calls for a fight with the guinea fowl in the full glare of all eyes, none must interfere  because fairness count’s in win II We live, love, work in all view we each have mouths, to talk hands to wave legs to walk what else is there? coverings in clothes don’t […]

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POLITICS

CONCEALED KNIVES

We can’t surely say That the tons of blood on Alata land Were by knives of the known devil II We can’t surely say That the new shoot of hope on Alata land Is  free of all knowledge of the slaying knives III Alata is at the crossroad With eyes watching from all angels To […]

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ARTICLES

COMMENDING THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATION COUNCIL

The West African Senior High School Examinations for 2015 started on March 30 with integrated science as the opening subject for sitting. I must say WAEC is really on top of exam malpractices. As I advised my students to learn and forget about cheating; “ap)” as it is popularly called, I couldn’t help but notice […]

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LIFE

THE WISDOM OF ANANSE

Too much rains flood Too hot a fire burns Wisdom like Kwaku Ananse, stupifies Who wants to leave his freedom  To hide in little corner nests? So Okonore Yaa please advice Little Ntikumah do weep in good plea When a burning hut is close to a safe hut Only foolish smiling teeth will dance Amoafowaa […]

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MOTIVATION

BEST BLOGGER IN GHANA NOMINATION

Thanks to all you beautiful and handsome souls, I have been nominated in the Best Blogger Category 2015. The voting is out and Blogging Ghana sent me this message yesterday: “Dear Nominees, Congratulations once again on being shortlisted in the best blogger category for the blog and social media Awards 2015. We hope you are all working at […]

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MOTIVATION

DON’T DROP

Done drowning due to defeat? Dirt dressing in down deceit? Deafened drowsiness Damaged daft dagger Debts on dancing demons Daredevils dressing in daisies Dote on danger and distress Don’t drown to dust your dreams Dump dormancy, dare and dream Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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SOCIAL

IF GOD’S PHONE NUMBER WERE PUBLIC

What would we do If God’s number were public Some will train their voices As many try work in phoning His network would need no advert But its owners will always ask for favours Other networks would send many juicy packages Would that even make sense? Giving all lines, they will all jam II If […]

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HEARTBREAKS

HEARDLES

When I look into your eyes I see all the walking lies And feel the kicks of my mind’s whys? As my good waters are gathered for cries II Are you that powerful? What on you is so colourful For you to make me feel this awful? Oh “Onyame!” How pitiful! III Angry storms of […]

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LIFE Uncategorized

CURSES FROM THE PAST

What have I not seen? “Abro-dua” for t. roll? Acheampong for plasters? Ginger suppository to cure candidaisis? What haven’t I seen? II What haven’t I seen? Slapping of mouth challenging elders? Whippings for tribal marks never intended? Knocks of elders never seen? III What haven’t I tasted? Hunger’s sweet bowl full of axes? Thirst’s huge […]

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LIFE

SOUNDING DANGER

No matter how sweet The voice of a bird sounds It has to read times For it to grace ears of the earth II Who knows? The melodious sounds Can walk into ears connected to taste buds Which crave for bones with melody And whose bones will those ears go after? III We are in […]

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THE AUTISM AWARENESS WALK

When we do something for a good cause, our consciences bless us even before God does. On April 2, 2015, there is going to be an Autism Awareness Walk from the Autism Awareness Care and Training Centre at Kokomlemle to the Children’s Park at 8am. This initiative is by the Autism Awareness Care and Training […]

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LIFE

WATER

Water, don’t quarter Water, nil is manslaughter Water! It is not bitter A good flow serves as a sickness quitter Water, don’t litter Water, help the heart smoother Water, and let skin shed all sweaters Water! Hydration is safer Water! Please water! Water and save your body workers Water can give a nice figure Water […]

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LIFE

THE GOOD STUDENT

I sit in my seat waiting for exam My friends shake heads and call me awam Unfathomable, they think of learning, bam! But I know all their backbones are pitiful shams II Learning is sweating Timing and painings But with determination and dedication All things get together for good education III I’d rather slim in […]

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MOTIVATION

A CAN DO COLOGNE

As night hurries in packing darkness To bolt seeing as day tosses to turn in minutes What thoughts are wearing heels Disturbing your head chambers? II As day prepares to take off its blanket And sun’s door is being opened by the moon What  fears are taking over the strength of your legs Forcing you […]

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LOVE

WERE I YOUR WOMAN

If I were your woman I would borrow the brightness of the sun To throw more light on you And plead for heavenly lenses To zoom all your righteousness   II If I were your woman Your meals would be indigenously prepared Mostly by my hands and ours And served hot After my tongues of […]

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RELIGIOUS

GO ON AND PEEL YOUR CLOTHES!

After the ticktocking into days of seven Bodies so comfy in sinful clothes think of heaven And wear clothes of purity which is a burden To crying God’s houses whose mouths are deaden II As if white masks are cold and heavy They act like sheep when their wools are wavy And after the heavens’ […]

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ARTICLES

SADA REBRANDING: THE HIGHS AND THE LOW

During the SADA rebranding, SADA Business and Investment Forum (SABIF) was born. Stakeholders and representatives from all regions converged at the Tamale Sports Stadium from the March 24 to March 28, 2015. The first day saw many youth mentors together to mentor many youths who came in their numbers. Many of the mentors came from […]

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WOMEN EMANCIPATION

THE SMILING MORTAR

She left her smiling alter Knowing not she was going in for a slaughter Oh why is she being pounded in a mortar? Somebody’s precious daughter! II I hear she had the greatest court Knowing not those days were for her to be bought Now she sits in thorns smiling but hot Can’t say what […]

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LIFE

WAHALA DO GAS

Stretching and stretching But neck is no ladder Failure branding eyes failures in halls Halls where hands are itchy to write But heads have nothing but shame of naught II Sweats are rains falling in pants Breaths cannot take the horror of pants Time is modelling so thoughts scream “please take of its heels” A […]

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POLITICS

AT THE FORECOURT

As monkeys dress in suits And pigs dress in cloths And monkeys eat with cutlery As pigs feed with fingers All mouths shut As tummies receive Forgetting all standing beefs   II Talks of climbing and sky defecation Talks of dirt and defecation feeding Talks of the best as compared to the rest All rest, […]

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AFRICA ARTICLES LIFE MUSIC

Music And Me.

I decided to take a break from my laptop to see what my proud country’s  television stations had for me. I tuned in to METRO TV to catch a glimpse of the great match between our own Accra lads,Olympics, which now has ‘Olele’ (our forgotten goalkeeper) in goal post against the herdsmen from the North […]

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HEARTBREAKS LIFE LOVE ROMANTIC POETRY

I Don’t Love You

i.mobavatar.com/broken-heart/i-dont-love-you.jpg The look on your face That anxious look Waiting for me to tell you Those creepy words I have no words for you I’m as dead as a firewood. I see nothing beyond What we have built all these years. I know you want Those words from my mouth. What do you want to […]

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AGING HEALTH LIFE

I May Be Gone

I wore no clothes But came to be worn by air Every visiting day asked me to shed And wear thoughts of the older And these thoughts keep getting colder Mamaa! I only need a smooth sail Why must I wear a whipping tail? Papaa! Like one you knew existed, Couldn’t you have kept me […]

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RELIGIOUS

DEATH CELEBRATORS

Kai! We are all there Arrival of spirits before bodies Hark! Glory to the dead Umbrellaring our sins II Even in sadness is happiness Although He died Servants must drink Thankfuls must sin Empresses must dance Revolting the favour III Core of celebrations are pushed in ovens Over happy thoughts rushed to the fore Ringing […]

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LIFE

CANDY

Candid Candy curbs and corrects Caring, cleaning, cozying to contest Like a combatant cruising in quest Candy came from charity’s crest   II Candy is a caring goddess un-bored Giving and hoarding good to be stored Candy blows storms poo poo poo Lord Until freeze-ice is thoroughly thawed   III When Candy lies in the […]

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HEARTBREAKS LOVE

I’m not in Love

I read love stories I sing love songs I talk about love But I’m not in love. We’ve been friends for long I know you want more than that You have shown me to your parents But I’m still not in love. Everyone thinks we are a perfect match They all say we should get […]

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DEATH LIFE NATURE RELIGIOUS SOCIAL

The Will.

I smell the spices on my body I see darkness all around I see myself in an enclosed place That I cant turn my body here and there. I see myself in front of two transparent doors And all I can see is Joy from one door And wailings from the other My child, Come […]

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LIFE

PARDONING REST

Broken bones bow to breathe Burning in bothers but built in braveness Blessed are you who peep Your beautiful and best selves I thank in leaps Have the same love and meet another Who will keep your thoughts While these bones fix fine . Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia.   (I ask for permission to rest for […]

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SOCIAL

IF I COULD MAKE LOVE TO GOD (18+)

In all sparks like sharks Emotions calling in harks I think to myself what it’ll be like To make love to God Blasphemy? II It’s the new worldly exchange And He moulded its organs Money for passions Materials for passions Smart telecoms for passions Mischiefs for passions And all are left after breath flees III […]

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THE FARMER FARMED (LIMERICK)

Once there was a farmer Who thought he was a charmer He needed a skilful planter So he called on a mighty hunter Who shot and tore the land and the farmer Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE RELIGIOUS

BOUNDERS (HAIKU)

Great walls of churches Throw shadows on the unsaved Why is sin reigning? II Great mouths of prophets Use energies to nourish Souls, so why the filth? III The many dirt soils Sit on the few righteous deeds Strainers fail to see IV A small world consumed By a bigger realm, pity, End times cry […]

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RELIGIOUS

TO YOU I LOOK (SONG)

In all my trauma You promise me my manna You preach to me of Karma And fan forgiveness’ aroma Please listen Elohima CHORUS: To you I look Hoping to be in your book I know a great life you took To this hardened heart of mine cook II My heart runs high Like a fish […]

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RELIGIOUS

WORSHIP (DIAMANTE)

Worship Soul, heart Singing, thanksgiving, praying Tears, love, hands, minds Loving, glorifying, Exulting Relief, might Magnification Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE

POETRY MARKS

Paintings Oral or written Empirically moral or entertaining Through sagely or silly thoughts Read or listened to to touch or tease You, I or us as a world Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015 (Happy World Poetry day! Hope all poets found the day creative and all poetry lovers who visited amoafowaa.com were fulfilled. My way […]

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SOCIAL

HAIL THE POETIC PIECES

Compressed words sit in my ink When I sow, thinkers think As giant trees take, shake or make II Compressed words sit like great queens Their pairings are dense, even the means Causing all martyrs to surrender III A word to the wise, They say live in north The mouthy language of the gods heal […]

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LOVE SOCIAL

WHEN NIGHT RISES

As palm-wine ferments When time fans  So does passion ferment to booze in time Its booze gives madness Each dose intensifying fierceness So heat in a heat Let’s dance to the  beat Even if all we have are our feet And a seat II When we meet In the face of the rising night, Even […]

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FREEDOM

HATELINGS

Hate helms hearts like ships Hoarding in humans horrid flips Hurting horrendously by hitting grips A heart for hatred; a heart like chips II Serpent seething under a carpet like foam Sharpening  its teeth with every on-step When its fangs are seen By naked eyes Hate loses its potency When hearts knock heads And heads […]

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LIFE

GOSSIP CORNER; THE FOUL ARMPIT SECRETARY

GATHERER Yieeeee! Konkonsa served hot Come, it is not to be bought Bring your huge plates and fetch as you wish! Gathered? Kwame, watch the gate Now listen! Okay, guess what? Impatient? Let me open the news for it to cool I hear Kwabena-Bena went for a party Instead of greeting with his mouth His […]

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LOVE

IN LOVE ZONE

Do not hide me Let me, your real heart, see Then what must be must be I won’t mind making you a “Dee” II Please do not passions hide Let the rules of love we abide Then hatred will never we chide Then Cupid will in us confide III Let no third tongue hear our […]

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LIFE

BEAN IN A POD

Bean in a pod Use no swords upon liberation Rebel against no pod They camp you for no suppression Whether rain or shine They clothe you to safety II Until you soften in heat You won’t uncover this moral But try in thinking There’s no turning back in heat Unless of course, you are lucky […]

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GHANA LIFE WOMEN EMANCIPATION

EQUALITY, NOT SUPERIORITY

Who are the flowers Wearing their thorns Calling for fairness Hitting and biting admirers hard? II Who are the roses Burning opposite noses Claiming they’re bosses And hitting hard in doses? III Listen to a fellow say; Every rudeness has a pay You’re not superior in any way You fight for fairness Then be fair […]

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AFRICA GHANA LIFE SOCIAL

MOGYA DURO HIA AKWAKORA

Penpenaaa! Nanaa! If you answer in sexy You get gifted in richness II Penpenaa! Nana! Don’t be rude Nana needs new blood to help his system III Now let’s drop the play; Many say their pairs reject them Many say their beds are tired; Tired of praying Hail Marys Many say their pairs shift their […]

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AFRICA GHANA LIFE SOCIAL

ONE UMBRELLA (HAIKU)

Nose of Prekese Saying dawadawa beings Smell foul is horror II Huge bowls of Etiw Claiming bowls of Akple are Unworthy, is laughable III What happened to fruits? What happened to same corn foods What happened to groups? IV Let us not pretend We’re under huge umbrellas And so we are one Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia […]

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WEEPING RED BLOOD

Do we need ancestral heads to understand The lyrics in this patriotic song of ours? “Yɛn ara asaase ni ɛyɛ abuↄ dendene ma yɛn Mogya na nananom hwiee gu nya de too hↄ ma yɛn Aduru me ne wo nso so Sɛ yɛbɛ yɛ bi atua so“ If blood, precious, were poured to attain this […]

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GHANA POLITICS

A WALK WITH MAHAMA

(Today is World Poetry Day. Let me start my day with a walk with my president. I love and respect the headship because he represents Ghana, my motherland. When things go wrong, writers have the pens. And this is how I choose to use mine today) Nothing is by mistake I would’ve said by mistake, […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

URBAN

Ah urban! What have you done? Now many people own cars And everybody needs a car See how pregnant the roads are See how tired the traffic lights look Cars rebel and cast choked spell As legs cramp up under small seats We are now like clipped birds Flying on kites A deflated tyre and […]

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IN SAFETY QUEST

If protection needs a prayer Then prayer I call If entrusting metals Godship prominence Need a chanting to God Then I chant for God Hold me tight Take me safely Grant me grace To get to the other side Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE

LEARN THE TRAITS

When you buy a cub Be sure to know It has no trait Of a lion II When you hoard some eggs Be sure to know It houses no python With thought thorns III Pained is he who homes A thing which turns To hunt himself So just monitor Before you turn litter Amoafowaa Sefa […]

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LIFE

GET GOING

Get going Getty Goose Go get gizzards to grill Get a great gait Grease your gabbles Gallivanting for gain? Even galloping gets galumphingly gruelling So get going Getting and giving Or get grilled Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015