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POETRY

TRIBAL HULLABALOO (CRAZY STANZAS)

When I ‘broke my hand’ And sought a band Nana and Maame met in a band To sing tribal tunes II They started by singing of Ewes And how they are named after an animal And raised their vocals like daunting pianists To sing tales of the wickedness of the animal tribe Their love for […]

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NEEDS AND WANTS

I will need what needs to be needed Not what should be wanted I will love what needs to be loved Not what should be liked Needing a want Is killing a need Loving a like Is like killing a love Even in breathers Needing one who should be wanted Is like selling your soul […]

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DYNAMICS

There are many animals In this jungle called life And their minds are like varied poles Each and its facial path Whereas dogs think humans God Cocks worship dawn in all earnest As horses carry humans as their masters Goats see no reason to respect their killers But are not as hostile as lions The […]

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NOT WITHOUT AN ATTITUDE

No matter its dancing Many birds keep prancing Most insects keep hovering Their facial thoughts expressing II No matter its worth All they seek is the nectar No matter its colour None cares to look, or see or know III Breaking its gate and getting the nectar Destroying its leaves and getting the factor Reaching […]

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POETRY

ATTENTION GOD (ETHEREE)

Stored So bored Many hoard Oh Most High God! Life must fun accord Like dust, blend with sand Mouths can no laughter afford Hearts await hideous painful blasts Setting ears, like guards, on watchful gates Please delete danger, make the baits playful Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015 (Images from Google pics)  

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PLEASE DON’T CAST ME

Please don’t cast me In your burdened script For you are like Shakespeare Whose pen hoards many a tragedy II I don’t want to be in your cast Please don’t make me The bat knows its ugliness So operates only at night Minds keeping videos of my sorrowful stardom Is what I hate most in […]

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POETRY

THIS CHANCE

Let’s get this dance And shame the dunce Who wants a chance To our pain enhance Oh dear sweet romance Let’s take that stance And so advance Like the god of elegance It is a good ambience One that anger must not trespass and given chance To over-reaction enhance Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LECTURE BY THE BUREAU OF GHANA LANGUAGES, TAMALE

The Bureau of Ghana Languages, Tamale, held a lecture on the importance of the use of the local language in Tamale at the Tamale Senior High School Auditorium. The lecture which was scheduled from 3pm to 5pm took off around 3:55pm on November 20, 2015 and was a huge success. The speakers for the occasion, […]

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POETRY

REACHABLE

I know a tadpole Which lived in clear but shallow waters Visited by many of its killers But grew to be a frog Whose croaks did scare men with muscles II I know a weak worm Which lived under a beautiful flower One visited by many of its hunters for its nectar But like a […]

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FUN AND BLESSED (CRAZY STANZAS)

Woe Onto Men             Engaged in      Naught Like seeds forming trees before fruits Which then give back seeds, nothing comes easy Like leaves swaying their heads, not all is breezy Sponge needs to work with soap and water In order to be freed from the thick claws of […]

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POETRY

WHEN TWO HEARTS MAKE THE SOUND

When two hearts do make sounds They know they have truly found And their blend will truly hound Those who seek for them crude mounds II When two hearts make the beat There is nothing like defeat On wheel of love, each has a seat As sparkles form when their efforts meet III When two […]

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BOLD

No matter the weakness of a graceful flower It receives the blows of rain As it does sun which makes it visible To its audience It even embraces the winds No matter how strong Knowing it will be stronger if it succeeds And if it is lucky distribute its seeds to some fertile land Being […]

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POOR EARTH

The grey hairs of the earth Must be as white as snow Not a moment passes without an action on its head In its belly And possibly beneath its feet Living things run shifts to act like they own earth Who also behaves like a dog serving its masters Only to break bones like a […]

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BREAKING BITTERNESS (PLOSIVE ALLITERATION)

Brute brows bow Before bitterness Bursting for businesses bestowed By babel of baboons Burning like bacchanalian bacons Breaking backgrounds of backlit blessings Becoming blowers of backlash bubbles Backwardness backstage become baseless Based on banality of bitterness Butterflies become beasts Beauties burn Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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POETRY

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

Some on the grounds of my mountain See me as the volcanoe none must dare to be near While others see me as the lucky soul In the spotlight of the magnanimous sun Those on other parts of my mountain top See me as a soul free and wild While those with eyes of hawks […]

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AGING

MANDELA MINI ARTS FESTIVAL AT DUBOIS

Drama can be really fun and the same can be with poetry when they are experienced separately but have you imagined what the blend of drama and poetry could spark up? The enactment of poems supported by good music produced from instruments like the keyboard, flute, and acoustic is what a group of young artists […]

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POETRY

PAIN (DIAMANTE)

Pain Insane, weary Feeling, worrying, fighting Hate, prayers, thoughts, dreams  Uplifting, preparing, confusing Blue, pink Hurts Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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WATCH OVER

Mighty and great art thou who thought Of the many hurdles beings will battle in lot And caused the sky to close its eyes To massage out some heat and ease the sighs II Now I take off my worry robe On this small bed in your creative globe Hoping to shed anticipation And wake […]

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SQUEEZE OUT THE STRESS

As the skies close their eyes to de-stress Squeeze out, like water in a cloth, the stress Making sure nothing poses a threat, not even a dress Just as sun mates the moon to beget stars,  do me bless If only the seas had mouths, they would confess How the waves thrust and press With […]

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INNOCENTIA BLISSILICA

Who did wean Me from the nipples of innocence? That being is mean For ripping my happy confidence Those days when sand was rice And mud was banku Those days when dust was rain And even urine was water so pure Those days when rainbow was the keeper of all that were golden And thunders […]

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AS YOU WISH

The seas will roll non-stop today The sun will be at its brightest today The air will be more flirtatious than ever today Mouths may do as they wish today Smile Frown Cry Shout Shut Whatever they wish As brown rhymes with crown And they both share no blood of understanding So can unequal hearts […]

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TAMALE WATCH

TAMALE TO WATCH: Unregistered tricycles

Now these tricycles are everywhere in Tamale. Only few have number plates in front, none at the rear. One can see this driver is under age.

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TAMALE WATCH

TAMALE TO WATCH: Marketing in the middle of the road

After the old Aboabo market was closed down by authorities, they moved into the middle of the road. Anything can happen to cause a disaster here. The security can’t say they have not seen this.  The Aboabo Shea Market still under construction.

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TAMALE WATCH

Tamale Watch: Unregistered Motor-bikes

These pictures were taken within a span of 20 minutes from Sagnerigu to the main branch of the Ghana Commercial Bank. Just look through and see how many of these motors have number plates.    

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ENTERTAINMENT

Launch of Nana Awere Damoah’s Sebitically Speaking: December 4, 2015

We will be streaming the book launch tomorrow live on YouTube. Please bookmark the link Not just a book launch…it’s a family gathering. and https://t.co/9WQawOH Nana Awere Damoah’s Sebitically Speaking to me, is an ice breaker if ice is sluggishness and breaking is salvation. The book takes us into a journey of advice through satires […]

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ARTICLES POETRY

MAGNETIC ATTRACTION

You seem like my negative When I am draped in postive And you are like my positive When I am immersed in negation What is this force pulling us like strings on puppets? What at all is this electrification so magnified? At this rate, none dares to touch Who will dare? Breathes are too potent […]

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POETRY

RUNNING STORIES, SLEEPING DEEDS

I know mouths of my land are like machine guns Digging bullets of the past Putting them in golden throat guns Soiling voices meant for firing monsters And firing through Gunning for hardworkers And yelling into international microphones Their unfortunate past Seeking sucking sympathies While real works stare our faces Like infants needing their parents’ […]

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GIVERS AND LOSERS

There are new shoots begging to see the world Airs are ringing bells For leaves to leave their creators And follow the air to the land of their birth Or other lands for fertility Like all, the earth partners great trees Shedding breaths long overdue To make way for the new So creation is like […]

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FEAR OF THE SKIES

On the head of the land I dwell Knowing its stomach is my resting place But the appealing skies Beckon for me to have a taste Before I sink into the mouth of the earth And taste its teeth and be moulded into its belly thing But the flies I see on this ground Are […]

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YOU, MY SHELTER

In You I have a shelter A shelter for my woes When all those spears do filter Filter from my foes You have the skin to counter To counter and heal my lows In the army of disaster Disaster with many bows You melt for me all arrows Which like planes in air do row […]

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HUMOROUS

Maame Yaa! Wake up please Maame Yaa ei!!! Wake up Wake o! Wake and look at the professors of supposed servings Look at them seeking to butcher themselves Just because they, like servants, want to make the poor royals Just open an eye And look at how humans are madr goats ob paper Substituting heads […]

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POETRY

POWER IN EVERY LIVING

If huge bodies are the only known for powers Great minds would never spend hundreds of years Looking for ways to battle tiny mosquitoes There is power Power in every living thing II If hard bodies are known for strength Huge trees would never show rope marks On their hard like frames There is strength […]

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DREAMS

There are dreams dangling in thoughts’ sky Like gangster kites having affairs with high winds And taunting their owners Each leg of the heart of every dream steps in dazzling stardom While their other halves lie in fearsome sleeps Elders hint that houseflies can be eagles by will As long as they gather more guts […]

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THE PIKWORO SLAVE CAMP TOUR

  THE STORY OF THE PIKWORO SLAVE CAMP A man went to Navorongo looking for a place to stay. The people gave him a vast piece of land. Little did they know that he was a slave trader. The people named him Nania Pikworo  meaning, “a bush man” in the local language. Pikworo established the […]

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POETRY

ROLLING STONES

Rolling stones remain seen No matter the farthings of age Like stones, souls which roll Shed traces of life’s painful whips I know legs which take no strides shrink But those which do Make their reigning eyes proud And their beating hearts grateful in fulfillment Throwing stones for wakefulness sake Has no barriers As even […]

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LOVE AND PRIDE

What is and what is not Are hidden in the cover of darkness A heart covereth well in determination for pride Some thoughts have no stairways for none So I stand blocked Looking into eyes with no known gates II His mouth does talk Into my bothered ears His voice so high Like a fearful […]

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HYPER CRAZY

The owl claims it fears death So shuns daylight But shouts so loud in darkness Forgetting hunters are not deaf And also roam at night II The bat says it fears brutal death And hates ending up as a delicacy for the Kwahus But hangs on its legs On trees that even some children can […]

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POETRY

CUPID’S DECEPTION ON SCREENS

I have been deceived Deceived like an idiot thinking seas give fins To determined humans who use them as route But I should have known That although swans may give ambitions to fishes No fish must make the mistake of wanting to fly and swim like swans Lest dissapointments hit them like bullets from a […]

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ARTICLES GHANA

Lectures on the Use of the Mother Tongue as Medium of Instruction in Lower Primary by the Bureau of Ghana Languages

It is a fact that culture is heavily dependent on language. If we lose our language which is a core part of our identity, then we lose our culture. Language must not be taken for granted neither must it be heavily adulterated. Some countries like Korea, China, Russia but to mention a few, have been […]

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POETRY

LET’S PRAY

The world is a church A church which has welcomed all From the petty thief To the grand liar From the hungry pauper To the ambitious climber From the true worshippers To the hypocrites If the church is shaking silly And its winds are turning murderous Let’s empty our stomachs and kneel  As we pray […]

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POETRY

WITCH OF BRIGHTNESS

There really is a twitch To this notion of a witch There is a reason witch rhymes with rich When hardwork flies in hands Of those we deem less in capabilities We develop lenses to magnify their flaws Making goodness turn evil My oh my! There is a reason witch rhymes with rich So calm […]

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TOURING THE CHIEF CROCODILE POND IN PAGA WITH STUDENTS

We embarked on this journey on November 14, 2015. We took off at 5: 20am and reached there around 9:30 am THE HISTORY OF THE CROCODILES OF PAGA NAVE (NAH-VE) Paga’s patriach and founder Nave’s story goes back more than a dozen generations to Timpela in Kampala in present day Burkina Faso and begins with […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

WEAR GHANA’S TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY CHURCH SERVICE ONLINE

Greeetings ooooo Finally, finally the D day is here. To give thanks and praise to God almighty for how far He has brought us, we are holding an online church service. Here’s  the order if service please. We know it might take a life of its own but this is to give it some structure […]

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POETRY

GOD’S ROD

I think I know there is a God But why do I mostly feel His rod? Does He not know it makes me bored To all his lack of helping hoard? How can He whip our linking chord And give me pain I can’t afford? When He really knows I have no sword And all […]

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CLOTHES OF LONELINESS

In this lonely cloth Are the fingers of cold The channels of heat of when I will be sold By the price tag society has placed On my determined mind II In this cloth Are thoughts playing pi lo loo Only without the happy giggles Shrivelling the grounds of peace III In this cloth Are […]

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SADLY DEMENTED

The ant that thinks to bomb its kind Forgets there exist danger which needs battalions What is the cause of murdering minds? What is the payment: Of sending souls Into the dark Of crocheting minds to think so dark Of mirroring deaths without a mark Of rearing dogs to hunt same dogs? Sad sad sad […]

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SOME SAD BYES

You turned into the swaying shrubs Which stood at the mercy of the mastery air And waved so wild like a crying child At the debris of my speeding vehicular air II Sad they have no mouth as you To convey a message involving us two To clap in happiness or shout a boo At […]

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HARMATTAN HUES

My ears woke before my eyes In a night whose journey was neither here nor there Hoping to hear songs of beautiful-voiced birds Who sang to souls for eyes to search for their star selves Instead, they heard weak chirping complains Of a handfuls of pest-like sort of birds Accompanied by a feeble taunt Of […]

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POETRY

GULLIBLES IN EMOTIONAL METAL CHAINS

Suns have been pimped by light In courts of riches no matter how high Once upon a time Suns were the only eye leaders The only dry heaters And the only tools of light wherever So they were named after gods II None wanted to see suns frown “Of what use are frowning suns?” They […]

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COMPLAINANTS

As the midget looks at the tallest being Like the heavens he wishes to be The tallest in turn feels the pain of bowing bones And wishes to cut a little off to perfectly fit At the same time harbouring fears of bone breakages When his remains needs to be returned To the belly of […]