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DRAINED

Drained of thoughts Its mouth suckling the best out Like a hungry wicked baby lioness Rendering me headacheful It pulled what was there Pulled what was not there Perturbed what dodged  And rendered me exhausted Examinations Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c)2015

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WHEN MEN FEEL INADEQUATE

They fall Fall at the feminine feet Which has more than a masculine mind Shouting blessings Blessings which show pain on their faces Pain they try to mask with humour with no success What is it about ego? Did God create this soul To make men feel inadequate? Like cornered rats, they look Sometimes with […]

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CORRECTION

No matter the defect No grave shaming is correct Imagine a human feeling like an insect Calm solving gives effect Shaming like a bouncy ball can deflect  So please perfectionist, do reflect And carve a suitable dialect For a newbie with defect Your affection will grow that reflect And reflection will avoid future neglect And […]

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LEARN FROM THE MOON

The moon has its shine And trains the stars to also shine It needs no light from the sun, Although it shares the same sky, In order to guide its fans So darkness fears her time Although it chooses her time to reign Oh yeah, darkness loses itself in her If the sun is man […]

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WINNING

Hot figure Smiles are not meagre Brains deliver Lord brings a ladder on many a river Strength soars in hopeless a quiver So I am winning Yeah, winning the war of living II A pretty woman Is a power bomb Wrapped to kill the highest hurdles in mandom All one needs is the know-how to […]

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FORBIDDEN

Left like a dirty rag The fruit had no tag It rolled abandoned like a stray cat All fled its way like an ebola bat Until it was pronounced forbidden II It began calling like angelic tuned Stirring those all thought most immuned Developing sexy alluring legs Appealing to eyes to stay glued like clothes […]

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WHEN A MOTHER WAS BORN

I know the heavens were busy They were busy preparing for the feast of loving For the heavens and earth Even Satan might have been invited To grace the occasion and see for himself The arms to soothe all; All his pain inflictions in hearts of children Children in Dzifa’s zone So all unborns clapped […]

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THIRST’S CRUEL TANTRUMS

Thirst’s tantrums tend to taint Trailing torture in its passion’s tent Soiling its living flowing scents Earth is the healer The purifier of its taints But thirst is insatiable until breathe leaves Why it gets to arrest its quencher And does the same things As tainting its structure again and again I won’t know But […]

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RAPE ENTICINGS

They say being nude is crude And being crude is rude But stories of creation Speak boldly of a nude nation Then, maybe enticings got us here Yes, enticings of yesteryears got us here But no matter how hungry a person is Will he make another’s food his? Like snakes, we aim to point fingers […]

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DOOMED?

As the clouds hang to rain And the body sits in stain When the soul sits in pain I remember the story of Cain II What’ll eyes do when they see disdain? Sets look doomy so tears it gain What is painful is it is set on refrain, Again? III Is there a thought bin? […]

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LOST

I am a lost lioness Lost for losing her young Lost for not watching her sail along In my un-cleverness My punishment? Mercy, conscience, have mercy! Whip me not like a wayward child Whip me not like a stubborn one Whip me not I know I have erred Erred because I live in a wrong […]

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AND HER WORLD SLIPS

I have seen many waters Pass under this bridge I have lived through emotional hurdles And have stood as these eyes flood Why does it always sting before they pass? II Gone are those who were taken in classrooms Gone are those who were caged for monies Gone are those who thought like fools; Wanting […]

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LAUGHING OUT LOUD

Here I am in a studying mood While memorizing and understanding brood My name walks into my ears There I watched and a hot colleague stood II I brave a smile And he goes a mile Sat and peeked like a love struck bull ‘Not today’ I muse to me, rising to my throat some […]

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SONG OF DIVORCING (CRAZY STANZAS IN SONG)

She was bright When she said she was right “You need no fright Because coupling makes life light” And my mind went quiet because I needed no fight It was her time and I needed her bright But now she sings like an owl, after three stone throws, her pained songs to me After her […]

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EDUCATION (DIAMANTE)

Education Sensible, powerful Intimidating, irritating, enlightening Knowledge, openness, critical, analytical Socialising, questioning, answering Timeless, honour Learning Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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NATURE

The Creator is a creator For His worldly creation Talk about the earth; Its dancing air The flowery vegetation for feeding and healing The varying livers, The flowing streams and rivers Into the biggest seas, The complex and brilliant thoughts; Creating after being created Talk about the sky And its alternating lights and clouds Talk […]

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MEASURED

Measured breaths Measured steps Measured seeings And measured intakes There are supreme beings at post II Measured sayings Measured thoughts Measured laughter And measured life There are supreme beings at post Lost and lost we say we pray but we are puppets who must be together and fight Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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MODERN GODS AND STOLEN FOWLS

Modern gods are to blame African modern gods are to blame They are to blame for our shame; Our in-robbery oh so lame shame Those who previously had fame For sins they did tame Now know no shame Because they live on stolen fowls And watch not for devilish owls Fanning wars which stem from […]

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A WET TAMALE

God watched the heat Battle the breezes As he watched the winds Marry the sands He did watch the trees Yawn in thirst As he watched the sun Defecate its boiling from the sky Oh the birds travelled to quench thirst As many gallons sometimes lined to be filled II All the yearnings of Tamale […]

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WHEN HE SAYS HE LOVES HER

He keeps saying he loves her When he knows so well he lies But I let him Because I believe if he thinks I believe that he loves her He will feel good in his skin II He caught my bug So bad I know he hurts Like a cross, I let him carry me […]

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DEFILED THOUGHTS (CRAZY STANZAS)

Here I lay Like a tired lonely child Inwardly crying for the safety of my seed While praying for the safety of family As I ask for strength to see all through To such a time as fishers and farmers will abound Leaving my food and fishes safe But some demi-gods are on display Throwing […]

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STONE TO STONE

Finally,  I get to my mountain top And I view the trash from here The stains of footsteps The sweat which the rocks did taste I hold a stone And pour on it more sweat And I roll to clear trash and mud II So tiring the climb did seem Now relieving The cleansing of […]

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SACRAMENTO AZIZ

She said she wanted a man so holy So she changed her nice African name to Molly Caring not about the meaning Only thankful for the rhyming II Kwame Attah was a farm god He did go to church on Sunday basis He lived just right With no known sins But Molly said he was […]

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FOR TRUE MUSLIMS

You heeded the call To fast and pray To feel the pain Of the hungry and frail And like good lambs You have crossed the sea Happy Eid Barka de Salah II You are a warrior For battling hunger And reigning supreme For battling thirst And sailing its sails For working for honour And bridging […]

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THE NICE LONELY BIRD

I found a lovely lonely bird On a cold hairless tree No, it might have found me In a humanless home And flew in comfort To set me free From the cages of lonesomeness Which tied with glee But my catapult struck And scattered its tree Before its intentions were known to me II Now […]

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SINS PEEP IN IMPATIENT WAIT

Buses of sainthood Toot their horns Waiting impatiently for the visiting Holy Month Horrid hearts which were shelved Stretch and open eyes Waiting for the right time to descend and blend By tomorrow, a frown will cause a dirty slap All goats must heed their owners’ calls Or risk ending up in strange pots Hot […]

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BLOOMING GLOOM

Deep within a burdened heart Is a heat of fear that heartily lights Firing up when love is close Burning deep into fetching tears II Care sits still into defection Future pain rings its deafening bell Burning possibilities in an antagonising hurting pot Leaving the heart to curse its lot III Even angels fail to […]

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BUILD OR BREAK

We bask in the masses’ dirty clay And taint out royal thrones of grace Fearing whisperings which eye our ways We taint and taint until fate does faint II We drink from the masses dirty well And help in their sachet dirty sells Fearing hurts of eyes which look in strangeness We drink and drink […]

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FOR YOU ARE WORTHY

Birds are singing Like they’ve won their lives Winds are dancing Like they’ve won their lives Trees are praising Like they’ve won their lives What can I do to show you’re worthy? Like a good machine Breath grinds my being Mobility is fine My joints, in sync What can I do to show you’re worthy? […]

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HEY MOSQUITO

Hey mosquito Please do quit o I love my land And you are an unwelcomed guest   II Hey mosquito Please do quit o Who are you to fetch and infest On a land which is not thine?   III Hey mosquito I have a plan o I will get my palm wet And wait […]

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PERVERT

He says her nomination lies in her bra Her competence in her skirt  Her ascension is only a step So she has to flirt II  He says she is like a flower So pretty and fragile  So she has to be in a vase  So she can long life embrace  III  I see her like […]

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CLOWNS’ UNSAID LESSONS

  When I am down I think of a clown Who gets a crown For wiping many a frown In a sad sad town   II Described by children as foolish And by the critiqued as brutish Described by the stressed as funny And by a lover as a bunny What reigns supreme is he […]

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DIRTY IN GENTLE THOUGHTS

Excited, I felt the pangs of passions Anxious, I yearned for thoughts of favour Loving, I waited for the angelic verdict But in he came with a plan to have And hold firm another flower in bloom Oh God! And I felt dirty in gentle thoughts II How odd I could have shrugged it off […]

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THE ARTIST’S PAINT

Colour is choice Of the artist turned creator Colour is naught But a paint to grace II Colour is naught But misinterpretation hails some And like the idiots who fight for paints And leave the house for ants and rats We hail it so, living in hate III Black is deep White is pale A […]

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AS YOU CAN

Deeds abound Calling all around To pick their choices In the wake of their voices Choices of good Will be the soul’s food Choices of bad Will beat the soul hard So through the torture and the pain Through the suns and through the rain Through the Shame and all the fame Through the smart […]

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I NEED AN ERECTION

  God, I hate to ask this of You But I have to ask anyway I need an erection Give me an erection An erection as hard as the Kwahu Mountains To gain the attention of all domineering To call them to order   II I need to replace this flat land With a gargantuan […]

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ISLAM IN SMOCKY MOCKS (CRAZY STANZAS)

‘Wↄi wↄi, wↄi, wↄi wↄi!’ Islamic rules wear traditional smocks Sweating under oblivion in locks Powering croaky voices and attracting flocks Who open fem-stalls and put in stocks Hammering submission like traveling seconds of clocks They proudly say they are the cocks   II ‘Wↄi wↄi, wↄi, wↄi wↄi!’ I am sure when Islam reached […]

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THE SKILLFUL CARVER

Part stone, part metal, covered in mud She is carved Even sharpened venomous teeth seep not They only scratch her mud coverings which you easily rebuild Your mood while carving, I am curious Packing so much strength in that small a frame Carving so many angels to watch over her This soul stands afar and […]

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ONE FOR THE VEILED

In these times I humbly enter into the shelter of the veiled And call on Allah for a brief chat On how to free heads in veils From oppression in the savannah wombs turned tombs   II In these times I humbly ask Allah, why voices of the veiled are evil And why the veiled […]

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SOUNDS OF CARE

Birds sing tunes in happy dew Dozing leaves are far from few Winds stir pots with unknown brew Another test of life is simply due II I know that God does keenly peek From clear spectacles He does right seek Many of His homes do corruption leak Sneak peek at its peak, a stenchful reek […]

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HOME CHORES (Haiku)

Sun bathes in cold clouds Stars giggle following moon Descending dawn stairs Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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TAMING FAME

When dawns rise And hide stages of surprise Unleashing the suns On those in filthy cans They feel the pressure Like an unskilled hunter looking for a treasure They feel the many eyes burn And the many heads turn To their directions Pointing at all omissions What is man to do? When the stage is […]

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NEW BEGINNINGS

Mouths open their gates Eyes seek a look into fates Hands extend Thoughts stay back to defend Beautiful new beginnings II Arms do many an embrace Nervousnesses fret and pace Some stand back in care Listening to voices of beware Beautiful new beginnings III Instances do abound Good and evil all around Quickened friends turn […]

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WHEN VICTORY IS CLOSE

I When hurdles pile dirty in a long long while And visions get blurry like a mirror in steam Then you are almost getting to the end of the cliff II When passions get confusing like illusion so sore As hearts battle heads at the crossroad of sanity and madness Know you are almost getting […]

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I NO GO SAY AM O

I wan say am But ibi like say I can’t Why? Last time, when person opened im mouth And said those people be fools, dem cut im head like chicken Another person too go say that them be like dogs And cats and lions He too, im body turn meat wey was shared for dogs […]

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MEAT CRASHINGS

Mother Ghana wake! Wake from thy slumber! Wake too late and you shall curse your fate!! II Mother Ghana wake! Suns are roasting heads of your savannah children Meat has sanity beaten, causing peace to flee III For meat, your children turn meat Slashing ears and slashing heads Piercing eyes and pulling hearts like dogs. […]

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DRAWN

She is drawn to a one One who has a one That one who has a one Eyes looking at a back Which is looking at a back Which is looking at a back Chained like three trees’ thorns clawing each other Complicated is the word Hurts, its prophetic ends Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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HEARTS INTERTWINED

Hearts intertwined like threads  lost in channels Crossing each other, hurting each other Pulling at each other, tearing each other A world of chaos and anarchy As they knot in frost Soon, we might need a scissor-like equipment To cut through in order to save ourselves Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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RUGGED

Bubbling in veins Are the unwise soldiery claimers Who use no brains So call for their needs But head, claim your throne! II I need your head to lead To stop your piety from degradation And keep your friends close And keep your conscience clean So head claim your throne Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIGHTS OUT IN DESECRATION

SHAMIMA “I am going to kill myself Yes, kill myself Society says an old man is my portion Because his white hairs shine wisdom and care I can’t live like a defiant fighting death off him So I will kill myself” ABLAVI “Kill yourself? Wait let me join you to kill ourselves Society says I […]