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PASSIONS WITHIN

(I need to go away for a few weeks. Will hopefully come early next month. My body just needs some rest. Thanks to all followers of amoafowaa.com. Keep following,  keep reading, blessings.) Deep within each pod of a heart Are fires and ice Are hopes and dreams Are fantasies and hallucinations Are love and hatred […]

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Meet the Boss of Ghana’s First Funky Read/Write Clinic: Miss Portia Dery

She is a writer, a community development worker and a social entrepreneur. She became the first Ghanaian to win the prestigious golden baobab prize for picture book in 2014.  She is the eldest of two children and the founder of the African Youth Writers Organization which seeks to lure children to read and write through […]

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ODIKRO’S RACING HEART

I met Odikro in a storm Couldn’t really make out his form He kindly led me to my dorm After our bodies somehow thundered in our clingy uniforms II He took my number and always did call And rushed to catch my every fall But I did see Odikro’s racing heart ball And felt my […]

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WOMEN IN NOTICEABLE CHARACTERS 1

Imagine Nicki Minaj’s face Which goes at Beyonce’ pace In a skin like Yvonne Okoro’s in sun With a height like Naomi Campbell’s in chase Which goes with Joselyn Dumas’ shape With a head like Michelle Obama in mode attentive Which goes with Adwoa Sarfoa’s mind With a Nadia Buari like smile And eyes like […]

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WHINE AS I SHINE (EXCERPT)

Whine as I shine Dine as I work in line The great palm tree That knows not its importance Dies with whipping clothed broom Which yearn to sweep the earth’s dirt Or help farmers carry things No matter its ungracious ending That same tree is bitten by palm worms Which yearn to live to be […]

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WHEN A DOG BARKS AT ITS OWNER

When the dog barks at its owner In a fierce and ugly manner In a mind that is in order It risks losing its comfy shelter And might sweat in an angry slaughter II Even if it barks in sickness It shows its feared weakness And risks being the red meat Which east and west […]

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Buy my books on StoreFoundry in Ghana!

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LOVE POETRY

BROKEN CLAWS (FOR AWO DANSOA) EXCERPT

The skin that society dug deep The wound that society scratched to keep Is now free to heal For we have heard of its broken claws Claws sent in the direction of a stronger soul A soul which has severed society’s fingernails II Auntie Anti lived like a screen painting Her eloquence causing dreamers fainting […]

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THE SPIDER AND THE TORTOISE

Naked tortoise sat and watched As its shell-loss-pain hijacked his happiness And kidnapped all his will to live So Kwaku Ananse took his sad cue And looked for ways to own what tortoise wanted gone II Ananse wove a dubious plan Like skilled Bonwire fingers weaving kente And draped it on tortoise’s body Whose spirit […]

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FADING OLD SKIES

Sitting under the umbrella of civilization I see no village sky I scan my brain but there’s an incrimination Thanks to technology patriotism, my mind says fie! II The beautiful sky with the virgin moon Which has many stars with no fornication to trace Just sank into disappointments as it lost its swoon To discos, […]

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PALM-WINE AND DISCO SONGS

This world is filled with cats and dogs Cats with sniff-talents oh so strong Dogs with pitchy-voices oh so loud There’s no trace of worry They deem so sorry So it’s meow and “aoooooo wo wo wow” II Lucky are those with the many cats And sorry are those with the many dogs For their […]

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I CALL FOR YOU

Mud, although unrespected Begets lotus which fragrances the world I call out to you I call out like a saving bell To you whose face is in the mud As your back is made the footmat of supposed worthy legs Rise, and know mud is the clot which begets beautiful pots Take my lead and […]

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IF LEGS HAD EYES

If legs had eyes Coupled with mouths With internal brains On their stem structure like heads They won’t act kings Always being carried There are many a places They would have boycotted And many a thorns Would have tongues Which would have never tasted their skins Oh many aches Out of long strides Would have […]

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BREAST TAGS

Jumpy fruits Juicy fruits Shapeful fruits Twin fruits All made by our awesome God II Fairly warm Although they have no known fires So firm Although they are mostly forced into things Like huge balls of fufu squeezed into small earthenwares III I’ve seen the ones who murder crosses I have seen the ones like […]

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All about Kobina Ansah; from Theatre to the “Juicy-Personals”

He is a Playwright, a director who aims to heal the world through his art. He has done so much to help theatre arts in Ghana although he is a learned biochemist. He is handsome, down to earth and very talented. Our guest post is Kobina Ansah. AMOAFOWAA: You are welcome to amoafowaa.com KOBBY: Thank […]

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HIS TOUCHING TEARS

His road seem short But his legs tell tales of tiredness His unkempt hair Ruling and hiding his handsomeness Forcing his eyes to wear a mask of the mocked This tongue had to beckon After a great mind made him up Plantain chips in a huge bowl is his burden Day and night A burden […]

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HELP THEM HIGHER

We were little witches Those only mouths hooted As thoughts revered So got away without being murdered For fake gods who lived in the minds Of men whose egos were at stake II We are the stubborn ones Ones society uglies for the kingdom of marriage Too strong “Maame Gyata” Too opinionated “wo ka a […]

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NOT ON THIS TATTERED MAT (EXCERPT)

Goats are animals Animals with no known souls Animals who mate as they want Even so, growth is imperative So why must thoughts of superiority Sink so low As to create a cage To arrange such rage As forcing soft green leaves Into the burning sun? I won’t be a weak leaf If you push […]

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FLOWERS

Blooming flowers Refreshing scents Smile weavers We are like the lotus Which disinfect the world No matter where we grow We get the flow II We bloom in kindness to put out gloom Work to light all doom We run this world Weaving in crafting For this exhibition of humanity To continue III We are […]

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THAT GIRL I AM ON THIS AFRICAN SPOT

Today is International Day for the Girl Child. So I wrote my sentiments while growing up. Thoughts that made me a woman instead of a girl. Thoughts that helped me see I had to work extra hard to break through the chains to have my voice heard. I hope for a future where girls will […]

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GONE DAYS

(Picture by Matilda) Gone are the days When I was part of the flowery flock Which hugged the falling rains, Whispered at the straining sun Kissed the raging storms And played “pi-lo-lo” With nectar-chasing pests II Gone are the days When I was like the waters abroad Having waiters wait Hoping to have a swim […]

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The First Outreach of the Autism Help Foundation: A Date with Pupils of the Yumba Special School

It started as a fantasy, to help create awareness of people with neuro disorders across the lengths and breath of Ghana, starting from the northern region. Now it is a reality, one that has gotten the attention of many including the Northern Regional Minister, Directors of Education, Lecturers and the general public. It took place […]

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Heart to Heart with Reuben Griffith Bekoe

Our guest post, Reuben Griffiths Bekoe, is a determined soul with a heart of gold. He is a cyclist who is cycling to raise funds for the Ghana Cleft Foundation. He describes himself as a jealous romantic who loves passionately. I say he is a young enterprising young man who might do deeds which the […]

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THIS PRAYER!

The bird whose nest Nestle in the palm of the mountainous tree Was forced to look down to painfully see How heartbreaking weak little birds lived After having such a one II And after her tears turned to determination She flew in hovering like a protective mother hen Surveying, praying, hoping for a good thought […]

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UNKNOTABLE ROPES

Once, some ropes Lived in single streams They fought over many things Like enemies competing for space Until Odomankoma got angry And made a decision to knot them together II Those who claimed allergy to others’ sweats Those who wanted to murder others to feel better Those who sat on fences Were all given a […]

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COLD AND HOT

As the sky tears thunderously In many spirited drops from its vast eyelid C I am ten thousand hot minds and one Forced into a little boxy shivering me II Which strand of thought is it going to be? Will the right one pop up for me to see? Is there a true mind-teller who […]

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THE SUN DAWNS

After setting for so long The sun’s head is casting its shadows Showing its grand arrival Hoping hope sits in hearts for anticipation Instead of towel throwing II After setting for so long Its coming is palpable But its heat drains sweat needed for hydration The sun is a king wicked in absence Gracious in […]

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TEACHERS (DIAMANTE)

Teachers bright, playful teaching, grooming, loving affable, honourable, difficult, scrutiny blessing, counselling, impacting win, lose tutors Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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COOL AND CRUDE

Sometimes your veil is too thick Too thick to brand eyes impotent in sighting Oh love! II Sometimes your faith is too fierce Too fierce to think it can conquer all bad Oh love! III Sometimes your voice is like an angry thunder Too loud that ears behave like cut nails Useless and careless! Oh […]

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE UGLY

What do you do? When mouths quiver After eyes and minds inform them of your presence II How do you live? When you fall into the perfect line of societal uglyhood Do you get scared When you see frightened eyes And find your image in the mirrors if their eyes? III Do you own a […]

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THAT COOL UNCLE

Like a chick without mother hen Struggling to peck at anything I came accross that cool one A god uncle like gold One who took me in And cared at any of our time crossings Never minding what I needed Never caring how embarrasing getting that for me could be Never caring what tongues could […]

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NOW

Death has been shamed It took a loved one and sought our harmed selves But here we are II Death has been destroyed It cracked our hearts And sought sad faces forever But here we are III Eating and merry-making Humming and dancing Eating and loving Chatting and socializing Here we are IV No sad […]

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ON THE MARKET (MONORHYME)

An eye flash And I feel like part a star, part trash Eyes are harsh Those who are in a rush And those ready to bash Those needing to stash And those showing their cash Ah! There are those who got missing in a flash My mind gives me a lash Chai! particular hands show […]

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IN THE HANDS OF THE POWERFUL

God is not a 419 Nigerian To cook sand into singletons And send to eyes of the helpless To plant and bear tear fruits So as to steal a thing of a pained blind II He who plants tears Havests tears even without eyelids or cheeks Even repentance is like a heated rod In a […]

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NEGLECTORS

When seas beget shells Some sands’ fear of capturing Flies care abroad Sands’ prayers call for legs To bury their threat Forgetting they will be the coffins Balls on walls deflect Minds mostly forget Sad Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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TEACHING (IN SEMI SONG)

Chorus Teaching Is enlightening Is Loving Is cariiiiiiiiiiing It is giving for giving In liviiiiiiing It is life in entirety   I I know God is a teacher He is a teacher who produces great teachers Great teachers to let his world be explored and known So all those who step into his shoes Are […]

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PREYERS

People pray like pawns Preying on paupers like pests Picking peppers and pocketing peace Pieces like prints put in pairs Show swines sweeping their slimes on saints Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015