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THRONE OF KINGS

No matter how tight A rope ties a tree In order to see the face of the sky In ambitions to tie the sky To see the heavens It coils back to hug The head of the tree After realizing the sky gives no ladder II We of the “dumsor”clan Danced to the disco rhythms […]

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WISHES AND HORSES

I am cooking wishes Whose dishes Need to clear hisses And shut disses Growing horses to give me kisses And correct my misses II I want to be like a bright and lucky sun One whose clouds clear at dawn To give way to its brightness To bless its times Burn its sluggish subjects And […]

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COOL OR CRUEL CONTINUUM?

Lying like a soft egg left to cool The airs mould for stamina and or tombila Sitting with curtains of innocence Blinding hurdles, cuddles, muddles, struggles Like a light tent pregnant with a child But seeking war with wild winds Few more breaths held legs and hands And injected them with the strength of mobility […]

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THE DEATH OF DEATH

When I hear the death of death I shall be a worthy ghost One lower spirits will fail to host And higher spirits will use to boast As satisfaction sits like a queen on my coast Watching pain roast Like a live coward losing breath II When I do hear news of the death of […]

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ODD ORDER

The compass Did come to pass Amidst the chaos of sinful bass And the hellwind of confused gas Which nature has come to has II Now there is a peace storm A non-conforming form Sublime chaos Surrealistic realism Bad-good consciences Archiac modernity And like a mystic order An earthly sun Drawing in sky dust III […]

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CHRIST’S MASK

I have hind eyes Which see behind masks of Christ Masks wrapping traditional spirits Like prized gifts Giving them out as miracles For those who hate their very essence Chai! II I see behind these masks Faces of greed masked With appeals for the Lord When I see monies needed for needs dire Walking into […]

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YEAR ON ENDS

As days walk into months And months walk into years Hands of growth lengthen Into beauty and ugliness Deeds are born As others die no matter their impacts Dreams are birthed into mystic boxes And hang like dew Which needs to be conjured on a mountain top After climbing steps of hardwork Every step of […]

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BABY STEPS

Sorrowful happiness Painless tears Heavenly gentleness Bloody cheers Like food doped in bitter sweetness Erasing hunger fears Innocent blood which earth tasted Were justified Christ Jesus set His foot On our messy paths To clean II The server Deserver The driver Turned us observers The clever Decided to save us Happy cheers A seer of […]

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SATAN’S LINGUIST SPEAKS

As Ananse weaves his nest So will I weave these words given to me in simple terms Well, many claim to be holy spirits So seek out their Marys in the physical Ably aided by “Waist and Power” Hopefully, they aim at digging wells In their Marys who also deserve to carry wells To feed […]

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THE HEAVENLY ROMANCE

When I was told The holy spirit conceived with virgin Mary As a child, I was not sorry My fantasy vehicle took off With a very dressed holy spirit Scenting himself with a very alluring lavender Which captivated his love interest And made him the moon Which made her swoon I thought their hands sparked […]

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ROMANCING CHRISTMAS, SEBITICALLY

This is one programme you can’t afford to miss. “We’d be thrilled if you would join an intimate convergence of Accra’s tastemakers in an encounter of sizzling literature, GH humour & yuletide cheer as the kitchen at PaJohn’s titillate your palate with gastronomic delights decadently drenched in spirits and local spices… all for just ghC90 […]

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THE LAUNCH OF THE AUTISM SOCIETY OF GHANA (ASOG)

Today, December 22, 2015, at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra, there will be a launch of the Autism Society of Ghana (ASOG). It will start at 10am and it is aimed at creating awareness,  sharing knowledge and support for persons affected by autism. The guest speaker will be the Honourable Dzifa Gomashie (Deputy […]

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PIPING PLEA

We on your highest port Do your mighty pardon seek We, like mere goods to board Pray you strengthen our bones so weak II We, who are your fingers’ mould Seek your mighty hand to hold We, so lost, like some foolish sheep Do call on your merciful powerful guide III We hide When we […]

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JESUS’ BABY SHOWER

After knowing that Christ will be born What are your preparations You who have turned Sons Daughters Brothers Sisters Mothers Fathers Grandparents And still see baby Jesus as your saviour? II Like the three Shepherds Do you seek gifts For the young chap Or for your mere frame for fame Or to impress mirrors of […]

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WAKE YOUR FOREFATHERS (Crazy Stanzas) EXCERPT

(FOR THOSE IN THE DIASPORA) If you fear overtakings Because the foundations of your birthings Shake like the grounds Being walked on by elephants uncountable Take no guns to bully the blacks Wake your forefathers Wake them from their accursed graves To send them back to their roots To make them the royals they were […]

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GUILT TRIPS

Clips of slips Drips of flips Grips of ribs and hips Rips of lips When shame sits Like a loser-king In your mind Pounding like a slave Who lost a golden stamp II Craves for braves Waves of graves Long of strong Gongs for belongs When the conscience holds whips Like a crazy teacher in […]

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FOODS OF SEGREGATION

It is appalling Very shocking What is served on various plates In various cups For young ones to feed into growth Based on the physical When there is no green blood II Whitemen serve foods of superiority Water of black inferiority Dessert of black boycotting And pay for excercise for black annihilation Sowing seeds of […]

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PLEASE DO NOT GO TO SLEEP

Please do not go to sleep Open your eyes and do me keep When trouble alarms start to beep And danger waters whisper thirst for their mouths so deep As forces of negativity aim straight with their jeep In my thoughts which aim to command a leap Open the doors of positivity and help me […]

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STRUCK

I thought I was Kwaku Ananse I had it all together After having the wisest Asante men learn from me To clothe themselves beautifully So hid and struck intruders Showed and flawed the confident Worked to uproot the rude Who acted like “kwabenani atu ata” Knowing not a master planner lurked One unaffected by nothing […]

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UNSCARING (Crazy Stanzas)

I need a huge favour A favour to savour To savour forever From the mountains with all the voices Where my half hanged Until it met the egg of my host II It is a coast I have come to love But a ghost which is so towering above I need the favour of release […]

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THIS AIR

This air Blowing me here Blowing me there Are you being fair? II This air Giving all your share Of fraustration for me to bear Are you being fair? III That I am dust Makes me no just My lightness is not your lust Water for me is now a must IV What will you […]

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BELIEVING IN DOUBT

I believe in doubt No matter how much disadvantages shout I love to the taunts of bouts flout No matter how long prides pout Because no matter how stout Fear stands, I know I will rout Like a responsible traditionalist, I fail to flout Even if horrors turn my gout Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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CHRISTMAS HORRORS

Youngsters are dreaming of Santa Their block of heavenly gifts in counter Elders are thinking of barter As delicious animals think of how discriminatory Jesus’ birth is So pray in chants For the slaughter of all machetes Just as saucepans pray For all fires to taste their heats So their bruised minds will quench themselves […]

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IN THIS VERY WAKE

In this very wake Some elephants are uprooting grass Like angry farmers battling weeds Under their precious crops The only difference Is they don’t turn back To gather, eat or mulch All they desire is to pass and kill with no apologies II In this very wake Some antelopes feel their boneless grinds In the […]

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TOUCHED

Under starful skies With many my mindless sighs And many a boozing sessions He looked into my eyes Touched my cold cheeks like his goddess And with a strained voice Confessed “I love you a bit tipsy I see no building of intimidation Which craves for bombs and guns to break I can come close […]

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LET’S HAVE THAT DANCE

First, hold my left hand And let’s together stand Pull me like an egg on a little plate to you And with your right hand Feel my heart Close your eyes Think of your heartbeats See if you have or have had the same rhythm Put on your sage hat And let’s dance II I […]

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SAVE ME

A hand of the mind in the hands of the holy A hand of the mind in the hand of the devil All eyes see is a tranqil and cute creation A catalyst of oppression helping the latter A loser of conscience backing the former I am a chaos in storm A weak pillar in […]

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SKIN OF THE EARTH

We are like a little herd of land Parading ungratefully on her face Spitting, digging, rigging and deficating Into her mouth Looking down upon her toil Slapping many parts to spoil their coil Heating parts to mostly boil As many animals use them as foil Soil II We erupt volcanic hurts Caring not her skin […]

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A TURKEY FROM TURKEY

I know a turkey from Turkey Who thinks Thanksgiving and Christmas are red and dark Their final destinations are so murky That they find no way to their presence mark II The turkey complained about usurpers in Turkey And how they colonised them in charm And threw their beauties in the murky To spice their […]

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TIME ON WHEELS

I am just a visitor thrown to tour  I want to use patience to view and store The beauties of life and feel its happiness to the core But time’s wheels come to the fore II It runs like hell’s flame is in a craze Leaving me like a hawk in an eagle’s daze On […]

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PAN AFRICAN ANGST (EXCERPT)

There is a Pan African anger Which has created many an avenger So much they want a changer With one body, they work like a fate arranger They curse the foreign endanger And say their faith is our freedom exchanger And our old gods imprisoned for their baby in the manger Who is a complete […]

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GOVERNMENT PAYROLL, PAIN STROLL (EXCERPT)

I have never seen a being Walking proudly on a head Well, not physically And I pray I get no eyes to see the spirits In their special motions II Never have I seen fish nets Arresting little fishes As huge ones slip through Like huge clothes being skilfully discarded … Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) […]

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FRIGHTS

When right frights take flight Bright heights fly like kites Great mights see nights and know plights As their unrights fly in sight seeking to be upright Causing stomachs some tights Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015 (Picture credit: Google images)

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WHEN THE TRANQUILS ARE TOUCHED

Lying cool under the shaded sky Like the almost dead who knows no pain It gives no clue as to what is new Until the sky sends its tears by Not only are her eyes detected Her hands and legs kick As their complaints are heard from far Oh what can happens  When tranquil waters […]

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WHERE LOVE HAS BROUGHT ME

Eno Adwoa-Okua Please cross the ancestral line And put your sleepy buttocks On my shocked seat And listen I am so interested in what you will have to say to this one II An Adam claims I am his Eve Says something about dancing in front of the naked skies Drinking the virgin dew of […]

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WHEN HARMATTAN STRIKES

When harmattan strikes Most trees are barbered As seas stand still As though their god’s national anthem Is playing through a Sharia law-microphone with hidden cameras II When harmattan strikes Ovaries of trees are cleared for fertility As their foetuses battle For the waters of life In order to live their seasons Caring not about […]

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CRITICAL PRAYER

Ye gods of the land Open your hidden eyes And take these feathers Almost stripped of its skin To distill your ears To hear the prayers I pour Through the ‘nsafufuo’ my meek calabash has to give And help the land respond ‘ewie!’ To all the points of prayer II Let the evil fishes in […]

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ANGELS (PERSONAL CINQUAIN)

Asabea Asihene good, kind and intelligent beyond measure giving, loving and guiding she makes feelings like treasures Sexy Yaa II Shirley Banafoe strong, loving, forgiving shielding from the biting ring of the world’s cold bringing warmth where fear breeds Naa Agowa III Dr. Arthur soft, feminine, pleasant guiding in matrimonial heritage bringing hope where stubbornness […]

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MONDAY (DIAMANTE)

Monday discipline, anxious starting, hurrying, working first-born,  neatness, orderliness, composition Annoying, boring, running wonderful, powerful “Dwoda” Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015 (Picture: Google pics)

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Help! St. Monica’s Anglican JHS in Need

  The St. Monica’s Anglican Junior High School is a school at Bonwire, the home of the famous kente cloth of Asantes. The school has 98 students  with two classrooms and one uncompleted classroom (a little above foundation level). It has no staff common room, no office for the headteacher and the most important things […]

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THE POOR BEAUTIFUL ONION

She was beautiful at birth Plumpy to perfection With promissory juice And was as fresh as the morning dew Then it caught its owner’s eye He searched frantically for its DNA Which required he peeled her So he peeled And peeled And peeled And peeled Until it reached the bottom of its lifespan There was […]

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DUMMY CHAT WITH GOD

God Please don’t be bored This chest does many questions hoard It is just time they show on your board II What do you prefer? Hymns like tall airs forcing deep roots to tap And heads of tall grasses to sway? IIb Or praise songs monster-gangster-like With clap like Satanic palms Slapping the cheeks of […]

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THE DRINKING SPOT

Tables and couple chairs Host couples behaving like fake old clothes posing as new II Other couples truly bask in the shores of love Knowing not the sharks and snakes awaiting in the deep waters Waiting to give them a chase III Faces of the young feeding fat on pockets of orangutans Hide under gargantuan […]

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SILLY SAGE

Love is the string Stuck is the ring Patience is the king And listening is the ding Ding dong ding dong ding dong ding II Anger makes a fling Partners make a sling Trust is the wing And helps for love to sing Ding dong ding dong ding dong ding III Ding dong ding dong […]

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HIS LETTERS AND FLOWERS

They arrived made like electric Their touches proved to be eccentric But scored him a hat trick In a game whose thread I held to trick Flowers and words II Like unseen snakes They evaporated in my pores Like powerful rakes They gathered love to be stored Like powerful waves they whispered Sending shivers with […]

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THAT I AM A FEMINIST

That I am a feminist Does not make me a lioness Asking for fairness with mouth Holds no threats of witchcraft Neither does it hold bullets for crucifixion Let alone bombs for company extinction  II I know there are the kinds who want war And house machetes, arrows and spears Bullets and bombs of words  […]

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CORASON DE TELENOVELAS (EXCERPT)

We were content With Santo and the Mfantsi vocals In hilarious moral satires on screens They weren’t coloured Neither were they classy But they gave us “us” at our horribles and bests Until Acapulco Bay sailed in Sweeping almost all off our feet As carefully chosen faces displayed the fantasies of all Most ladies conceived […]

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Many Me’s

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Pantry full of food clear spring water to drink charming little house inside a floresta I am safe, healthy, happy. Another me lives in war-torn squalor struggling to survive the aftermath of bombs floods, increasing crime, despair. Which me is real are there more if so, where does one…

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When I heard

Interestingly heartbreakingly beautiful.

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Christmas Grotto – Cat’s in the Cradle – A Pamela Whitherspoon Pet Detective Mystery by Dakota McGraw

Interesting review. Love the Professor already.