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FADERS

When ashes travel down south And charcoals get missing All we can hear are stored words of the mouth As breaths go missing Like grasses stepped on by elephants Time steps on us with its weight And we fade like fake paints  On the wall of the earth Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia

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THAT LONE SPACE

Life is like a string rope And we are like a group of masked ant circus On its slim grounds No matter how many hands hold When the dew-drop of death selects The hold becomes meaningless As it cages in a lone space II Tears are no life revivers in the fallen Hurts are no […]

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FUNICASH

Eternal goodbyes are like pinches in the abdomen Now I see there are lots to worry about As Grandma Bombay lies still in the arms of the faceless And the tears for her flows like the Kintampo Waterfalls Many bring their wallets, empty Hoping to refill  Even water in sachet cost more than an average […]

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HERE AND NOW

Here and now Cut the throat of all ailing And let’s see to their deaths And take off all their feathers Cut them into pieces And throw them to the dogs After burning all that was taken So as to ensure we never see their pestering selves In the future meant for us II Here […]

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EID MUBARRAK (SCRIBBLE, NOT A POEM)

He who knows the story Knows how to celebrate for his glory Once, a prophet Ibrahim Was ordered by Allah To sacrifice his son Who was known as Ismaeel For He; Allah’s pleasure Ismaeel was Prophet Ibrahim’s treasure Whom none could measure But he heeded the call of Allah And Allah too ended his trials […]

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UNDERTONES

A Bet Created in a cave unknown to sun Dances and hops like an antelope Expecting to find its God Fearing not its God’s heartbreaks Gathering speed while being chased Hurdling its moulders Inviting panic in their home direction Just in time it finds the sun Kola nut’s royalty prevents it not from browning teeth […]

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BODY MASONS

It is that time That time that monkeys can turn fairies Aided by the sharp hands of knives Body masons mix their mortars Cutting parts of those built by God  And transferring it in pasting, onto other parts Sometimes injecting bodies like corpses Hoping to build mounds around areas apt for dancing Draining parts to […]

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ARTICLES

Ghanaian Judges are Corrupt: So You Turn Judge?

Since the scandal of judges in Ghana broke out, I have been quiet, following the public outcry of unfairness, following the mocks of many people around the world and reading most of the things people write. I have watched the ridiculous moves of some lawyers to help free their colleagues from the scandal. Well, who […]

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SHUNNED RAINS

When Time’s legs were short And most technological gadgets were in the scrotums of male minds Except for a little cold to fear Occasional clouds were pampered to fall II As legs melted And hearts, like the softest of tuo zaafi yearned As holier hearts melted like shea butter in plea Clouds yielded And visited […]

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NKRUMAH, A LEGACY (CRAZY STANZAS)

Maybe you were too forward in your approaches Maybe you were born with ideas too “future-ristic” Maybe you were too over zealous in your quest for the best Maybe you hoped for far too much But your works remain a legacy II You were rains on the raging fires of colonialism You were a power […]

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CRISIS

It’s all coming back Raining like stones being intentionally thrown From the heavens by our maker When he burned my arms As those in green passed Those in brown relaxed And those in white hid II His tears caught no attention His hurts struck no sympathy chord but mine My tears flowed like fountains Going […]

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FOR THE GALLANT GHANAIAN FOUNDERS

When the cage of colonialism caught Africa And the whips of inferiorism caught black minds Some wrestled with their fists Others bickered like rivals of foolishness Some hid like lions with their tails in between their legs Oh some worshipped hoping to break free You stood like mountains with minds they sold And developed muscles […]

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FOR YOUR PROTECTION

When the winds of evil blow at night And snakes of deception throw them light As thunders of death hide in death’s flight Like kola nut pickers with great great might Protect us, and make living our right II When the devil turn crocodile and needs to pick Fowls in the night and make humans’ […]

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WOMEN DEVILS

Like glass houses Which encourages stone throwers They ask young flowers To use their nectar To attract insects Who have dedicated trees They feed and rest Forgetting they have pests who hawk When they are busy advising Calling on flowers to share their nectar If all fem heads could think alike Shunning all taken And […]

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TWISTING FACTS (SUCCESSIVE TANKA)

Ugly shadows cast On the fairest of angel Deceiving watchers prayful As he trains beautiful beings To swerve them  like idiots II Cool winds blow over To the praying mantis’  Who look out for hot Fanning their eyes to sleep well Using their curses for them III Brightened shadows show Attracted worshippers kneel Loving the […]

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GOD ANSWERETH

I know that flower now in veil I know that flower in all white She kept her nectar all wrapped up In her beautiful enticing well Even when insects knocked and shook She kept her fragile self together Until she caught the normal wilt And started fretting, talking, praying All other flowers taunted and haunted […]

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CHOICES

The smiling sun can dry  And it can also heat to harm II Angry rains can grow some plants And it can destroy many and drown beings III None can live without air But its seniors destroy and kill many living IV Even the moon does lead in darkness But serves as eyes for murderers […]

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THOUGHTLESS

 Like snow tainted with mud She sits in indulgence Allowing religion to cuff her like a soldier gone bad Letting society push her into second place As her conscience whips With canes of guilt Time has licked some of her wounds So in denial, she accepts Thinking her cool self will calm her opponent But […]

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DANCING NAKED

Nothing can hide Our joy in ride Oh nothing can hide Our smiles so wide Not even clothes Can aid our foes Let us dance naked Dance to the sweet melodies of fireflies let us dance naked With our photographers as the moon and stars Even mosquitoes will only add To our melodies in harmony […]

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WHEN YOUTHFUL EXUBERANCE FLEES

Like an ‘akuaba’ feeling static in beauty Hoping from stage to stage feeling supreme Testing all the best there is in skin creme She used her nectar to taunt and haunt Now Rakia sits in thoughts when ageing scent becomes palpable She now sees what she was Plantain which greened and is now riping Ringing […]

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PALE AND STALE

Her face is pale Her breast has turned stale No great air for her weak children to inhale All her knights have decided not to bail Her strong children, like brainless goats, fail As all her fishes are turned into “koobi and momoni”  Cooked and fried, others will eat, love, breathe and exhale II A […]

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THREE GREAT THINGS NOELLA WIYAALA HAS FOR YOU

I have three wonderful things to tell you about!This Saturday 19th September at 9pm at Accra’s +233 Jazz Bar & Grill, Noella is in concert with her official band, The Djimba World Band. The show will start at 9pm sharp and they have designed a pulsating two hour set list for you to feel the […]

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Know the Beautiful, Intelligent, Brave Hikmat Baba Dua: The True African Feminist

She is a feminist, founder of an NGO which is making waves in Ghana by pushing young girls into leadership roles, she is brave, elegant, outspoken, intelligent and bright. Our guest post is none other than Hikmat Baba Dua. AMOAFOWAA: You are welcome to Amoafowaa.com HIKMAT: Thanks. It’s an honour to be featured and I […]

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MUNAFIKIS

Their eyes can’t see Without developing legs To rush to their tongues To make so much noise To open the gates of their mouths To bless or curse other ears Munafiki, shame on you! II Like drums destroyed News trickle through their ears And flow loudest through their mouths Like they hoard megaphones in their […]

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CATTLE OF EARTH

Like fishes choked by water Like birds choked by air Like trees choked by the earth Noses choke by air of life How noses fight air Thinking to win,  beats imagination Who fights the earth on which he stands? No matter how carnivorous earth seems Who can fight and live on it? We are cows […]

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NO WITS HERE

Many sit with their news on their laps Some sit with their youngsters by their sides Like a human with cow horns All eyes turn to me and mine As he jumps like an antelope Neighs like a horse Shakes like a buffalo And runs like a Bolt on weeds I am the only being […]

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THE STRONG TOWER

The tower knew not its strength But stood and held the weight of many Amidst the storms The rains and the high sun It stood strong It took all the bullets And felt the painful airs Eating into its lungs But still stood strong Until a little child knelt at its feet Shed tears And […]

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GOD THE TAILOR

He sows spirits into body clothes And leaves the seams bare Every step undo a thread Until the bodies’ clothes fall As the spirits develop wings And fly in myth To the unknown Of course a huge bump scatters all threads And so does huge cuts and hits As other factors melt or burn the […]

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AMEDZOFE

Beauty lives in eyes which stand Never in closed eyes Amedzofe is a beautiful lady Her curves show supreme As her hairs are woven In beautifully strong trees Sweeping the very grounds she walks A snake must be feared but can be beautiful Snake of a road lies in her bosom As stones arrange in […]

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FUN MIRAGE

Dazed by the loudness Loudness like the deafening rain Current  songs battle the old Black girls with fake blushing cheeks And short shorts show As boys to men show dressed in mosquito nets Drinks abound From “apio” to energizer Chewers  of mouths parade Dancers with no moves parade Humans  like ants follow One after one […]

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KEJETIA GHANA

Sounds for customers rise and rise Instrumented by adverts of medicines Which supposedly cure all ailments Mixed with microphones of preachers Who preach about endtimes, the gift of giving Compulsory tights and offering As some sing in voices of frogs and nightingales II Humans, like ants, line haphazardly Many drenched in sweats heading in different […]

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CLOTHES OF DARKNESS

I wrote this poem last year and I dedicate it with my whole heart to the judges caught and are hot. I dedicate this to all intentional-sinners in darkness who act pious in daylight, someway, somehow, your darkness will be consumed by light some day. Don’t dwell on fallibility then.

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JUDGES IN JUDGEMENT BOXES

None by law could touch them Like Gods with voices in finality They wore wigs white like wisdom prostitutes While their minds wore clothes Which washed itself with blood of innocence And fed fat on filthy monies from criminals Darkness of camera shielded their horrid sides As they paraded like mighties taunting sunshine While splashing […]

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CURTAINS OF MEN

Tears flood Flood hearts of earth sustainers Making their breathing herculian As most men hide behind the curtains of feminism Shedding clothes of responsibility Any cry for help And the curtains’ waves slap With hot irons of “women can do better” Feminine mouths in confidence Are dubbed chants of witchcraft Like a war of ego […]

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ATTRACTED

Eyes wake facial beings Ears look, stand and gape Mouth opens slightly, smiles and renders tongue naked Cheeks roll in fists Nose just smells the happiness As stars bath naked In the fenceless sky II Which soap sparkles so? As to light and show On kings in a fenceless sky? Could it be some sparkling […]

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THOUGHTS UPON THOUGHTS

I stand a sinner Chasing thoughts making me thinner Racing heart causing me breakage As unknown tomorrows sing me songs II I don’t know I don’t know if the heads white leaves Will showcase me tomorrow Still two handed instead of three III I don’t know I don’t know if this mud’s wrinkles Will showcase […]

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BROWNS AND GREENS

When plants are in complexion green Their colour does make them mean And like peacocks, their feathered leaves Raise their shoulders to taunt Shaping their strong spines to flaunt Making brownly-attacked sicklers peeve As they cry at the haunt II They buly the air And dance with winds Daring Tsunamis to come like angry waves […]

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SUNDAY

Sun, you have a day And your day wears the most pious clothes In the whole wide world II Sun, your clothes are sinless And they sparkle like you As they turn most sinners Into hypocritical hollies III Sun, may I ask a thing? You sure aren’t without sin Are you? Because you shine And […]

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FADED BLINDNESS

You were to me the golden goose That laid my golden happiness And made sure I sparkled, even in heat But one knows not what awaits If the hands are freed to search No matter how precious something is, Once left to go It dissipates into nothing So I set you to sail From the […]

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AND HE TURNS FOUR

Like a gentle flower, He made his way through my highway In speed Crying for the usual jubilation So small, raising questions of his being And he made all happy Never knew he was to face hurdles gargantuan In his easily countable stay Boxing sicknesses Wrestling illnesses Damaging unwelness And the flower churned He so […]

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MEN IN DYNAMICS

Some men are like cockerels They praise “Your beauty! Kokrokoo kooo” Loving the rays which help them shine But always work for their stomachs only Still wanting coolers to burn their heats When their fires spark II Some men are like parrots Chirping in gossiping Living with no shame Kissing and telling and hurting and […]

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the lioness

This is plain but sophisticated in attraction. Felt decently tingly. And yes, with my heart on fire.

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He’s A Flower

For the first time today, I feel masculine. Yes, like the flower, likening it to my shadows in light to reflect the real me. I feel like loving and living, while I have the time. Thanks Deanne.

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“TO RISK”

And at this moment, the metaphorics hit me in the face. But I love the minty truth in this piece. Wisdom given for free. Try this.

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PERHAPS IF I ASK HER NICELY

Originally posted on – MIKE STEEDEN –:
Why on Gods earth would you leave me All alone, heart broken in two Leaving no note to explain of your motives Without even saying adieu ? I mean I gave you all that you asked for The diamonds, the Rolex’s, the yacht The race horse, the mansion…

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Cocoon

Here, I feel like the persona, in the one place none can get to to harm. That feeling is cool. Trying putting yourself in here and feel as I am feeling now. Come on, try it.

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Spectacular Sunset

Originally posted on Connecting Beyond:
Bringing along my Samsung Galaxy Camera 2,  I went for a walk on the evening of September 1st after a long day of cleaning.  Literally I walked into Magic and OH was I ever happy with myself that I had brought along my camera! During that entire walk I was…

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What’s In A Name

Originally posted on Glorious Results Of A Misspent Youth:
Mother: Oh hon look at our little lamb Pictured in the sonogram She looks so small so sweet and dear I just can’t wait til she is here We have her crib, some clothes her wipes her Toys, layette sets and her diapers One thing though…

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To Love A Man 

Originally posted on Restored Ministries Blog:
?? To Love A Man Would Be To Me The Ongoing Road At Sunset Nothing Facing Me But Eternity Shared With A Lover Who Will Be There ? Sunrise, Happily Someone Warm To Hold Me To Smile As Our Lips Meet To Love A Man Is Wonderful But Above,…

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Pink Shell & Magnetite

Originally posted on IreneDesign2011:
Beautiful Handmade Silver Bracelet with Pink Shell & Magnetite Would you like to wear this bracelet? Please let me know, thank you 🙂 You can find this bracelet here and other beautiful Jewelry & Accessories in my Etsy Shop Enjoy a happy day Irene