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LIFE

NEW SHOOTS

Like plantain leaves We roll up Bloom Extend our hands to enjoy the weathers And are heated to dry As the tree of life shoots up And generates new leaves II We are leaves In the winds In our newness We dance In our brown age We fall III I pray new shoots Live in […]

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SOCIAL

WORLDS IN WORLDS

I know I know our eyes are other worlds Worlds which keep other beings Beings who are forced to sleep When we shut them And die when we fade in our mud   II I know I know our skins are other worlds Worlds which hoard many a soul Like a planet filled with pore […]

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HEARTBREAKS

SPARKS OF BOREDOM

When love turns sour All hormones bore Oh! How I wish there was a law A law which forces love to tour Tour and catch happiness to the fore To calm all “the-bored”, Store “fore ever “ And stamp “Happy Ever Afters” CHORUS Oh carnivorous bitterness Oh taunting thoughts of unfairness Oh forceful streams of […]

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LIFE

UNFAIR LAMENTATIONS

Annor, the world is not fair Look at Ama She is crying and chasing money While money is crying and knocking  On Akumaa’s door Akumaa, who has more than enough The world is not fair! As one cries Another enjoys in satisfaction II Aren’t we like monsters and angels? Aren’t we like ground and the […]

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SOCIAL

THANK YOU SWEET FOLLOWERS

I need to say thank you to cherished followers of amoafowaa.com for voting for me during the Blogcamp Ghana Awards. I must say to have a vote takes trust and dedication and although I didn’t win, I give thanks to those who spared their times in voting. Thank you and God richly bless you. Dedication […]

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AFRICA

WHAT WE ARE

We Working like horses Can rise like mountains To look down on the flowing rivers Of poverty II We Together like bees Can be highly equipped To battle alien soldiers Of corruption III When wires of confusion Develop fingers of wickedness As fingers of indifference sit on Other walls in folding We, can break free […]

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LIFE

FOOLS IN TOOLS

When the fool Who is a tool Loses her cool The wise turns bull II When the stool Which is so cool Loses its strength Sitters know their length III Life of hardships Open wide eyes on the ship Even light whips Show in years without skip Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LOVE

LOVE: GLITTERS, SPARKS AND BURNS

Love has many definitions. It has been described by many as beautiful, surreal, while others think ill of it. If love were a human being, many are those who would have fought because of him or her. Whereas some would have wanted to keep it, others would have wanted to maim or lynch it. It […]

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SOCIAL Uncategorized

TAKE OFF THESE CLOTHES

Take them off Take them all off and leave me naked So naked as the day I was born And make sure all my troubles are gone II Take them all off, all off! The clothes of labelling The clothes of gender Take off the clothes of need And help me feed III I say […]

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SOCIAL

KULIKULI

She chews her “kuikuli” And saves her  “kudikudi” “Akrakro” is for the ewe “Nkatebowie” for the Akan “Nkatecake” for whoever So she chews her “kulikuli” Thinking to add her “koose” Caring not for alien snacks And shaming all who think  her shamed “Kulikuli” suits her tongue And she gives what her tongues want And hates […]

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LIFE

ROOTS OF HUGEDOM

They say huge trees sit on huge roots Abena, “Abetifi nana nkansoa” My roots are not even as huge as little worms *** I can be uprooted by angry winds raging storms piercy rains And can be killed by  heavy footsteps heated sun bites by ants But I am striving In this soil of driving […]

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WOMEN EMANCIPATION

DIFFERENTIAL FLOWERS

Flowers in colours What are you blooming to show? Attraction to your nectar? By droppings of scents? “Dib dib dib, dibi dibi di haa Dib dib dib, dibi dibi di haa”   II Flowers with paints What are you painting to show? Erasing of age routes? Concealment of colour? “ka ka ka, Kai Kai Kai […]

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DEATH LIFE

ON THE WORLD’S MIND

When all gains wane And all sanes stale The world writes right Deeds and live frights That’s why I entreat   CHORUS Paints horrors With beams of smiles Scatter hatred With words so mild Give good hugs To last for life Greatness needs no fingers of gold All needs is a heart of gold   […]

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ARTICLES

A Quest to Build a Fence Wall for the Yumba Special School; Please Support

    Giving is more pleasurable than receiving. The Northern Region of Ghana has only one school which caters for children with neuro-problems. Most people did not know about the school, with the help of some few others and the media here, we were able to raise the awareness. What worried me most was what […]

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DEATH LIFE

EXPIRIES

The expired spends not And cares not of spending II The expired, like dead wood, feels not And cares not if it is burnt III None can make it angry or sad If it gets naked, its countenance changes not IV We will all expire And will all be obedient to all So why the […]

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LIFE LOVE

LIKE LEAVES ON A GIANT TREE

The presence of breeze is announced by close leaves on a giant tree II Their strength of closeness tell others the presence of intruders and praise those who bless III What rings a bell on a bald tree? Nothing! So like many siblings of leaves on a great tree,  let’s entertain one another Until horror […]

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LIFE

THEATRE OF DETECTIVENESS

Take me there, There, to the place where truth and lies meet And leave me there   II I will stand there, There, at the place where truth and lies meet Until time’s sun rise fully on them   III Time’s sunshine will show the chameleon there, There, at the place where truth and lies […]

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LOVE

DREAMING FANTASIES

I want to set a moon table On blue sky grounds With seats made of stars To gently light our love And help it merge into oneness Under the very eyes of God   II I want to borrow the voice of a nightingale Hoping an eagle will lend me its wings So I can […]

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AFRICA POLITICS SOCIAL

HIS ROLE MODEL

Boy: Ataa Ayi is my role model But I aim for higher For no soul must get me Until I retire Minister: How dare you? How can you aspire to be Ataa Ayi? Boy: I am now a being with shadowed tongue What is the difference between multiple zeroed fraudsters and thieves? Don’t say they […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

MODELING IN MY STEPS?

    I see you I feel you needing the shine now I have to tell you how I, abject horrors, did bow in my quest to be here after hurting and bruising pulling on the ropes of hard work   II I have to tell you how hunger  dragged me through shameful mud as […]

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LOVE SOCIAL

SEXY FEELING (ADULT POETRY)

High heels High bills Hot chest foods Like succulent mangoes Stop joking If you’re hot, you know it No mouth must draw your attention II When legs are crossed And chest swing in call While eyes look far, The brave knows his call If you are brave, you know it You don’t need a shouting […]

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SOCIAL

HEARTS OF THE SLUM

As mouths chirp Of its stinking gutters And eyes roll Appalled by its horror ‘borlas’ The hearts of the slum Beat ‘kum, kum kum kum’ II Like the beings unrespected The gangs so suspected Its ills stand uncorrected But more happiness is erected As its hearts beat ‘kum, kum kum kum kum’ III In its […]

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AFRICA ENTERTAINMENT

LISTEN TO SHEGEE’S NEW TRACK “LET’S GO” FEATURING RASHID METTAL

Good songs beg for listenership and having listened to Shegee Styla’s new album titled “Let’s Go” I am inclined to share it with all you lovely followers of amoafowaa.com. The song is set in the slums of Accra, Ghana, and talks about the fact that people in the slums also have lives and live lives […]

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MOTIVATION

SEARCH AND RESEARCH

Search and research The birds who perch; Their wings lurch To twat all searches Of guns, stones and sticks II Search and research Ants always hunt Even in faces of being stepped on Crossing streams Even in the face of drowning III Search and research Bees see many a places Before honeys are cooked And […]

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RELIGIOUS

AMAZING YOU

When the skies open their gates And give the sun the chance to light Earth beings, some, thank their makers Others, think of their intakes So brains bless and or curse But Abena, I worship your Highness II Through the nightmares Through the storms Through the dilemmas of my dreams Through the runnings With close […]

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AFRICA

TWISTING IRONICALS

Teeth of black golds Please sharpen yourselves on ruthless stones And get ready to chew Chew By all means chew II Start chewing from the skulls Which aim to take you there Yes, break those skulls Use your claws to pull them out of their enclaves Bite to chew the good sense out Making watchers […]

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEWS

Meet Christopher Kyaatuur; the Crippled Cobbler with Innovative Ideas

    On April 24, 2015, while I was running errands with Portia Mwinbeter-ib Dery, we both had problems with our sandals so decided to get a cobbler to mend them. Close to the former administration block of the Tamale Senior High School in Sagnarigu sat a cobbler with well arranged tools working. I must […]

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LIFE

PALPABLE (HAIKU)

Shadows of troubles Approach in lovable sun Of complacency II Unsuspecting souls Have lifted shoulders in pride While future falls loom Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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RELIGIOUS Uncategorized

HONOURING YOU

The foot mat of the heavens Shows its grandness The capable hands of the earth Shows God’s magnificence “Ahunuwo abobirim” This is your exaltation “Tonsuo bↄ awia” I do thee worship   II Like the cock and its dawn praise I do your great name in gratification raise You are the greatest thought One without […]

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ARTICLES

The World Autism Awareness Walk and Appeal in the Northern Region of Ghana 2015, a Success

It started like a dream and came to reality being crowned with success on April 25, 2015. In Ghana, many people think of children with special needs as evil, bad spirited and snakes. If the children are autistic or suffer from cerebral palsy, they are mostly sent to spiritualists who claim they send them to […]

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KIDS

HEARTS OF ANGELS

Clear screens Pious hearts Heavenly minds Who calls shinning angels snakes? Must be the blind in spirit II Crying souls, With debris in filthy holes, Curse senders Curse hurters Curse mouths whose words did hurt Only doomed souls hate innocent hearts III Theirs is the kingdom of heaven; Those who know no sins Theirs are […]

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AFRICA

COOKED FROM THE AFRICAN POT?

Asaase Abibire! Sit on a listening stool And answer your queries Maybe, just maybe, you might convince your host II Why do you boil egos of your masculines Until they attain unbreakable statuses in negation? Why do you create those Who destroy their earth routes And kill spirits who aim to make their names immortal? […]

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POLITICS

A PEA IN THE TIME POT

Hounding heart Pounding pass Calling cruelty Healing heart A pea in a time pot II Sailing saints Beaming beasts Daring demons Fighting fair A pea in a time pot III Giving gains Jailing jests Loving lanes Mending most A pea in a time pot IV A pea in a time pot A burn in the […]

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MOTIVATION

CHASING DREAMS (CRAZY STANZAS)

Dreams are the fastest runners Runners without souls Runners not like Ussain Bolt Runners with wings unseen II Dreams are taunting bothers Bothers who demand hard work Bothers who mess with minds Bothers like psychotic creators III If you dream And you scream Thinking the dream Will walk to your head’s screen Then you are […]

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SOCIAL

ARMS WHICH CALL

In this rounded ball Is a caging wall But in this rounded wall Are arms which call Arms which call in solidarity Arms which call for rest Arms which call for helping Arms which call to nest Arms which call like the Creator’s Arms which call for peace Let ears be peaceful To heed to […]

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DEATH

PLUCKED BY IGNORANCE

Another strong promising leaf Plucked by ignorance Plucked like a weakling Plucked without warning Sending shivers to fetch tears II Another strong promising tree Cut down by many on tall fence Cut down by watchers and head shakers Cut down by greedy animals Leaving in its place nothing but agony III When will closed mouths […]

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SOCIAL

BOOKS

Books Powerful, attentive Teaching, intriguing, learning Travel, mystical, ignorance, cheats Enlightening, engaging, characterising Bliss, foolish Studies Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015 (Today is World Book Day, please take a book and embark on that travel.)

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LOVE

VULNERABLE

I took you in reluctantly, one who has been wounded by a storm, fears little winds II Now you are this star’s heart, When huge trees fall, Their sounds travel far, so I am shivering III Anxious for good and bad, I am like a swan and porcupine Ready to love and or fight IV […]

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LIFE

ONIONATINGS (TWISTED CHAINED HAIKU)

Hug layered onions Hold fumes of tear gas, waiting For knives of awe hurts II They are on their marks Gunning for eyes which lead knives To their quiet temples III Onions with cool souls In detecting the rots, stay Knowing no betrayals IV Who calls them mean things? In fighting fair, weapons are Allowed […]

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LOVE

BOYS USE FLOWERS, MEN USE DEEDS

You can trace the fantasy And see the needing ecstasy On faces with many dreamy fake fallacies True, because boys use flowers Men use deeds  II They will come like militants Bow like slaves Raise their flowers And beg like prayerfuls Yes, boys use flowers And men use deeds III They have pipe mouths Which […]

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LIFE

STORY OF YOUR LIFE?

“Story of my life I have a wife Who hates the word ‘strife’ And cancut inspiration with a word knife II Story of my life I have a husband without a life All he does is whine Thinking everything must be divine III Story of my life  ‘Work as life is striving for better’ Is […]

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HEALTH LIFE

MOTHER EARTH (DIAMANTE)

Earth Pregnant, kind Polluting, fazing, caring Harmed, used, hurdled, captured Freeing, hurting, spoiling Abused, wronged World Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015 (Today is World Earth Day, please take a moment to think of something you can do to better the earth)

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LOVE

GOATSABROS

I am dazed I still feel amazed You turn me this crazed Why can’t your thoughts ever faze? II I am now an onion With many a companion Layers of layers, a group in Zion I think I fear nothing like a lion III Auntie Akosua said to be careful That filth in bottles like […]

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LOVE

YOUR SWEET FLOW

When I lie in quietude With emotions in multitude Bubbling like potent soap bubbling I think of you II When your thoughts flow into mine Like smooth river flowing into a great sea The merging is surreal It harmonises and smoothens all rough edges III My veins are just empty holes You are like the […]

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LOVE

LOVING (DIAMANTE)

Love Touchy, beautiful Electrifying, hugging, companying Hope, security, fear, loss Hurting, crying, hating Wrong, cruel Breakup Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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HEALTH SOCIAL

RUKA’S FOWLS

Prideful layers stand Shaking their heads And feeding fat on Ruka Yaro feed Knowing they’ll live to see old age If some terror sicknesses do not meander Into their domain So they feed like kwa kwa, kwa kwa kwa kwa II Broilers are in their own world Knowing they are feeding for the next occasion […]

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AFRICA ARTICLES GHANA

THE GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE CODE OF CONDUCT, SATISFACTORY OR CONFUSING?

The school system in Ghana, to me, is flawed in many ways. So much that many teachers find themselves in weird situations which make no sense and it leaves me wondering. The code of conduct of the Ghana Education Service (GES) is, to me, not clear and does not cover many areas which wake to […]

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LIFE

TOUGHEST TOUGHS

When the toughest nut breaks The weak ones brake Fearing its very breaking ground Making sure all dear ones are found II When the eagle flies in fears Chickens noisily flee in tears Fearing to look up Thinking not to shut up III When the dog backs The cat thinks the dog lacks And internally […]

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SOCIAL

RHYMING CONUNDRUMS

Chief rhyme with thief How the former gets kowtowed Like a god with goodies for the submissive And the latter risks harsh death Like rival goats which are destructive Beats me, beats me   II Bow rhymes with bow How one serves as a weapon To take lives and used for hunt And the other […]

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LIFE

NO RIDICULE IN TRICKLES

Even when clouds do sky shroud, Caging the sun and its rays Sun misses no little hole To announce its presence Even a trickle must never be frickled Life sits not but moves II Bickering thoughts freckle Or clash in insanity Rejecting the protection of parts Living in the middle of the whole Leaving opposite […]