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NO FREEDOM IN BREATH

Thoughts of childhood swim in limited freedom Thinking money, food love give happiness in this lifedom As time flirts with growth And conceives maturity through experiences We get to know There is no freedom in breath II Plants dance with the air But most breathers live on their deaths Trees bear weight Their skins pealed […]

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CARNIVOROUS TEETH OF ALIEN RELIGIONS

We were like flowing rivers Free Worshipping through nature Matters of guns, bombs and brutal killings were rare Until our arms embraced Our minds did lace Our traditions turned mud And washed ashore Alien worshippings II Did we not know That their teeth will one day seek blood? Did we not know That their thoughts […]

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PROBLEMS

Problems, like raw yams, Itch tongues Urging them to roll Like red carpets Aiming for knights to come through Shut the mouth tight And lock it in For ears abound Hovering to make fun forever With you on your painful problem stage II Problems like chopping onions Sting the eyes Forcing them to cry in […]

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DROWNING TEARS

As goats’ fur hide their sweat And hens’ droppings Hide their urine Fishes’ tears drown in rivers and seas Swimming is attractive But permanent livers live suffocated As none sees their distress None feels their fears As they drown in their loving waters Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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WOE OF MAN (CRAZY STANZAS)

They deemed me; a little shoot, weak Too fragile to any good seek And God did give them a puzzling trick Storms uprooted I fell and they laughed But He kept my roots intact Throwing loamy soil on them Giving them fair rains Fair sunlight And fair air II Still neglected I grew with loads […]

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A HARVEST OF THANKS

I whine and whine In lines and out-lines Shouting burning brimes Shouting bitter limes Shouting no time Shouting no dime As though You are in crime But You weave my success quietly like You in mime II I am not perfect Tiredness and fear soil chances of me being perfect But You show me respect […]

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ROLL, YOU STONES

Minds sleeping Waste of lives Arms folded Bothers to chest or laps or hips Legs static Waste in mobility Rolling stones gather moss But their hardwork help them to clean Sayings is salt Too much of it Makes edibles not tastable So I rest thinking you sage Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEWS

Meet Kafui Danku; the Godfearing, Loving, Intelligent, Award Winning Producer and Actress

Our guest post for today is a beautiful woman who lives with the strong will of God. She is a diva, an award winning actress, and is one who demands respect. All these accolades cannot pass without the mention of her intelligence. She is none other than the sweet Kafui Danku. AMOAFOWAA: You are welcome […]

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LIFE TAKERS

A branch falls from the sky And hearts rush into the mouth Rats roam for food And hearts rush onto fear horses And gallop like hell gates call for entry Songs of nightingales have turned aborminants For they are deemed allies Of faceless hands Who hurt and seize Or murder to own Even shadows of […]

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A FOLDED WONDER

A folded wonder In a living wonder Like a beautiful seed In a beautiful flower Breathes and coils Kicks and stretches Bloating up to help touch down II It is a wonder With many future wonders Blocking or fulfilling dreams with its dreams Causing a discomfort, generating anxiety Creating anticipation A space for a new […]

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PREGNANT

Stores of feeds Destroyer of seeds Sweats of beads Gluttonic deeds Like a pregnant fish out on the lands II Bloating of tummy They tell of signs of riches. Pain of an army! Oh! What? Blimey! Sure looks so ‘harmy’ Like a pregnant whale out on the lands III A beer  washing fufu and potatoes […]

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THE PATH HE MADE

That path He made Has saved the day He used a spade But is still a way All thought it fade But it still did stay A thorn here and there But that is fair II That path neglected Did work to save Its line reflected And led to a safe cave Like the stone […]

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ALAHA; THE HAUNTED COWBOY

Alaha lives like a bush cowboy But dopes a suit like a banker “boi” To go after one who can employ All because he needs a sweetened girl,  “boi” But that is so coy He knows no taste of a milk called soy All he needs is a good cow’s milk “boi” II Alaha says […]

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APT

I knew no metaphors But hated the animals Those that George Orwell farmed in fabled Africa When Grandpa told me The animals were Africans I was like an angry lioness None of his explanations made me calm I hated the mind that made that up Like I hated hell and its ruling king I hated […]

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A STOOGE FOR A WIFE

Efo says smart women are like hells Because most sound like bomby shells So he flees from their learned mouths Seeking informal smartness Who will worship with wisdom Here and there is poison I dare dare say What he knows not is his role As the caretaker of electrical gadgets As the one who oversees […]

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COOKING MINDS

Mama Africa’s curves for her beautiful carvings  Is also part of her starvings I can’t believe the multitudes Of capable minds, which have been smoked like fishes Slapped like idiots Raped like animals and Burnt like firewoods in hot kitchens II  Minds which could have stopped her looting Minds which could have clothed her nakedness […]

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BREATH OF TOIL

Take the breaths of toil Please take the breaths of dead toil You can give it a hot boil  To stop it from decomposition, Fertilisation and growing to cause commotion II Ama Akyaa’s dead grandmother’s hatred For Akosua Doku’s dead grandfather Has no reason to live to this moment Causing pain, havoc and fear And […]

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SOMBRE SWORDS

Slit sorries, Sombre Swords Save saviours, sentence sillies Sieve soilers, savour saints Service stupids into simpletons Strength soars in servers than served Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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THE BEAUTIES UNTOLD

I am awed at the fraud Which sings tunes of stardom On the world front making us odd Like beings whose brains are pounded and eaten in a kingdom Seeking hidden masters for their golden throne All the beauties hidden within, imprisoned by strong deceitful stones II In what is hidden lies hospitality Smiling like […]

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ABOMINANTS

A kingdom with many a generations, A kingdom sitting on too much wealth, A kingdom worth adoration, Is crumbling due to ill health And its doctors keep poison-injecting It’s now time to act REFRAIN I spit on ignorance Enlightenment! I need assurance I pee on greed Justice, gun down and let us be freed I […]

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A BORING LECTURE (TANKA)

Boring lecture drags  Like a pained hungry cripple Singing lullabies  For eyes weary and so wild Using snores as instruments II Industrious students Work in listening pretence Careful in quietude Ignoramuses text, play Some necks risking breakages III Why boring beings teach Beats my imagination Trashes learning zeal. Blankets of gagging, come here! Gag this […]

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SPICY GOSSIPS (HAIKU)

Spicy nice gossips Simmering from biased mouths Serving on radios II Many smacking tongues Wash with chewing sticks and wait To take hot huge bites III At a taste, they show Ignorance, wits, freedom of Expression defy IV Like taste of pepper It starts strong and wanes with time Buried in clichés Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia […]

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RISING

Trippings are signs Of test of strength Of test of determination Of test of endurance Of test of need So like the eagle with broken wings Know that walking and flying low with fowls Is not supposed to be permanent When they lie in roosting Go to the mountain top and practice Defy the odds […]

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THE IGNORAMUS ON THE MAD DOCTOR

‘Why is everyone going mad? Is it something we’re eating? Is it the heating sun? No. Could it be the gods are angry? Oh look at Ofosua asking me why II Last month when I went to give food to my sister I saw Ofosu Looking left, right, back and rushed Like the elephant she […]

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EYES

Sometimes I want to look into blue eyes And think of a daydream on a kind blue seas But they seem like the skies So I fear their clouds I fear their thunders I fear their rains So I concede Their relatives are grey and I cannot reach II Then I think of green eyes […]

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HOLY AWAKENINGS

Some skies need no clouds Need no thunders Need not rain Let alone have thunders But they get so wired And are mostly fired Priests with erections Need fast corrections God any suggestions? For you are their wives Oh no, the husband in their lives II Voices of attractions Do go for confessions God do […]

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INSANELY HOT

Wow! Insanely gorgeous With a mouth like St. Georges You are that wow! That I need to ah! II Totally crushing Actually blushing You are that wow! That I need to ah! III A body like a rock I am awe-struck You are that wow! That I need to ah! IV A floor to dance […]

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ME OR YOU? (CRAZY STANZAS)

Mirror of mine What is this you show? I see eyes guarding a nose I see lips hugging and pushing I see ears, standing erect Cheeks show support Chin and forehead holding their own Is this me or what you want me to see? I did ask clear water It shook its head And made […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Press Release for Sebitically Speaking by Nana Awere Damoah

An Irresistible Literary Tiger Nut …Sebitically Speaking is released ACCRA, 14 AUGUST, 2015 Sebitically Speaking, described by Daily Graphic’s Samuel Obour as ‘an irresistible literary tiger nut every lover of Ghana must chew’ has been released in paperback, written by the Ghanaian writer and engineer, Nana Awere Damoah. The fifth book released by the writer […]

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NKYEREHOLOGY

I Ei! Mud has been freed from the prisons of rains, Tasted the sun to dry And has gained the hands of winds To turn dust So terrorises eyes Because it now has wings to fly II Look! Just look at the human Fed to grow on cassava Through poor calloused palms Now saying “ewwww” […]

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THE TROUBLE MAKER

The trouble maker Found its trouble shooter And like a skilled hunter Who feels haunted by powers stronger He burst like smoke And vanished into thin air No matter how long bells of troubles sound Their shooter will get them mute and on their knees So let’s wake in wait For the trouble shooter to […]

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IN SYNC

We must be a soul In two bodies working for same goals If the goals’ tolls Demand one’s role None must seek control And kill the role No voice of a mole Must play a role We must fall, and stand tall We must talk as we walk We must hold when it gets cold […]

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FEM-POM

In a land like ours Betray bands are tired Their drums are bursting Several hands are busily beating But fem-pom chaosing Is man-dom feeling Pan pan please, We need release     II Akua Attaa is a charming goddess One many war-worship But she uses her prowess To penetrate Abena Abankwa’s mari-ship Knowing not that […]

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RESURRECTED SINS

 Dead sins resurrect When their children call collect They have a perpetual connect Their catalyst, one who sternly inspect II Marrying your sins And procreating in sealed tins Make them grow fins Like live fishes with strong resting wings III As cool rains on heated days A sin child covers shame decays But does dug […]

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WEIRD (CRAZY STANZAS)

He says I am a devil A devil because I’m evil But I still remain civil Sensing his taunting peril II Then he starts explaining “Your voice is made by Satan Sucking all breaths like harmattan Your body is in bloom like the seductive flower Your mind has too much power Making me feel so […]

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AN ILLUSION

This me is an illusion A sub of its real allusion Causing commotion and creating confusion Reality and dreams are in fusion There is no solution To clear this confusion It is a timed illusion Which needs to mature in tuition Until it completes its mission And pinches its allusion To wake to stop the […]

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Shaibu has it!

Originally posted on Nana A Damoah:
Shaibu Abu-Adama achieves a double record! The first person to order Sebiticals in the UK and the very first person in the world to lay hands on a copy of the brand-new book! PS: Even the author doesn’t have a copy yet, hehehe. Congrats, Shaibu! You have won a…

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WATCHING THE RUINS

No heart lacks insensitivity Seeing loved ones strapped Injected Fed many pills As screams rush through their mouths With fear masking their pain as agonies Sizzle sadly their heads and hearts, Sends shivers down the spine of hope II Hearts which react Cursing and rebelling Are hearts most affected III Watching the ruins Is like […]

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CROSSING OVER

On this  peak Seeing another peak Jumping I seek But fear makes bleak Thoughts are weak Many wet blankets leak Making me meek I sometimes squeak But I know I will defeat the parasite “weak” Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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A WRITER’S CURSE

One who creates many Risks being surrounded by many a litany There are those who think a writer’s curse Is the lack of characters in the brain purse But no There is much more to know Many characters scream their voices Making their choices Expecting a creating ear To sit and listen and make meaning […]

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HE WHO MATTERS

He who matters Is he who shared my travelling womb And came on same day of the week as me Onto the shores of this earth II He who matters Is he who sailed On stormy seas Anchored by my weak hands Knowing and holding his own To climb the ladder of success III He […]

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TOUCHES TO CLEANSE

We wallow Wallow in dirt like pigs Jumping, laughing, pleasuring Falling, crying, cursing Then we see His hands extended Calling like the good father He is For our attention to rise By the aid of His weight He cleanses Gives us His trust Will us to go onto our grounds to play Only to see […]

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THAT PLEASURE SUBMISSIVE (ADULT POETRY)

Like a pillar of freedom Wings are let down As she climbs onto wings of a dominant For care to bite into ecstasy As the cake of pleasure melt into her body Burning fatigue Shapening her soul And completing her spirit II By giving out all power Freedom of responsibility flees, she thinks Bearing chariots […]

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YOU AND I

Fire and ice Sun and rain Bubbly meets gentility And we are midway II We have a life for fire A life for ice A life for the sun And a life for the rain Combined, we live in fairness IV Too much is poison Too little is none Enough is godly You and I […]

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DOCTORS WITH NO SYMPATHY (CRAZY STANZAS)

God’s hands fold Fighting with innocent lives Knowing they have a hold Blackmailing into cancellation of their oath in the archives They show their wolfish side And care not about their sheepy presentation Lives they swore to protect to maturity Now rush through the colander of death But their hands are still folded II They […]

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THE SUBMISSIVE

Pressed in Tightly pressed in are the desires of life Into the heart that is tied and prevented from growing There are ambitions begging to be chased Freedom begging to be worn As heat lives in a body of clothes There are bodies begging for sunlight Bodies begging for air Voice begging for a song […]

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WHEN REALITY HIDES TO HAUNT

A house devoured all homes As the skies sat to watch The only saviour was an anthill Which stood still filing its nails, Caring not about the chaos II A mouse chased a lion As all cats hid behind trees, watching The only saviour was a housefly Who sang and sang and cared not About the […]

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I WISH TODAY WERE TOMORROW

I wish today were tomorrow At least I could have slept till six I wish today were tomorrow For the strain in my drains the rains could drain II I wish today were tomorrow When responsibility could sleep and wake at another dawn I wish today were tomorrow Tired sorrows could be killed by restful […]

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BUBBLES (DIAMANTE)

] Bubbles Beautiful, bouncy Brightening, blooming, beaming Attention, smiles, eyes, hands Bursting, breaking, disappointing Phantom, pathetic Soap Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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TIMES AS THESE

There are times as these Times when the mind’s gig seems full Heating beyond the highest temperature And calling to a stop all body parts but more knowledge begs for place II There are times as these When sleep dresses in a sexy apparel And sits on a heaven far from human Singing lullabies like […]