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POETRY

SPORTING FOR FIGHTS

Many pockets are dry As the economy squeezes tight Like a thirsty throat sqeezing a little orange Valentine’s deed promises to squeeze So minds of men plant seeds of quarrels This is no time to fan a pore As a hit will cause weeks of anger This is no time to scare away mosquitoes As […]

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A TRAP OF THE MIND

It is tearing down their roof Some are complacent, sitting aloof Some are hopping looking for a hoof Some are looking to clear their goof All they wanted was a proof And now they have their precious fired proof But they don’t know if it’s a cause on land A cause in the air A […]

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ARTICLES

No Sweetness Here by Ama Ata Aidoo NOT Fit for Study as Core Literature Textbook

The book No Sweetness Here and Other Stories by Ama Atta Aidoo is an anthology of short stories heavily embedded in transliterations with varied thematic concerns. It is a book that needs higher minds to read, understand and appreciate. I was baffled when it was approved by the Ghana Education Service as a core text […]

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ENSLAVEMENT (LENTO)

Hide in the dark and strike to mark Cajole, I am your ultimate fool Show the world the donkey you’ve tamed Ride me like wheels on a comfy stool II Wear me no shoes in the harmattan Give me your best whips to cut in stripes Let the blood ooze to solidify After all, none […]

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EMPTY POUNDINGS (ADULT POETRY)

Pestle and mortar stay afar Until cassava and yam are well boiled They always meet to melt their guests To create a version smooth to savour II The pestle will be foolish to hit it empty As that will call for their untimely bursts But here I hear tears of fears Of the blasts of […]

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LIFEOLOGY (FLORETTE)

Life tires; breath is a crime Dire-wired prime times in rhyme II Life shrines; a breath for dime Pain lines; as will whines in mime III Strong longs, the end of song Win belongs; hands of gong Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2016

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POETRY

STRENGTH FOR THE WEAK

When I am prompted by tired limbs And my heart succumbs to pain’s whims Like a lost puppy my fate slims As fear in my doubtful seas swims Oh how the happy world of mine dims But I am always lifted by your beautiful hymns II I know I have a king above all kings […]

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ARTICLES

New Toys: Time to Face Reality

Often times, when people fall in and out of love, they tend to appreciate the theory that the beginning of every love relationship is beautiful but fail to appreciate that notion in all the things we have and do. Except in few cases, I believe that every beginning has a beautiful twist. Remember the first […]

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CHASING CHASED

As I sat in the dark corner I saw a rat jump past in fright Then a cat chased like a hunter Its paws fat like a curved sword I saw a bat sitting like a judge When its mat of leaves did little shake It flew like a tat cotton in strong wind Chased […]

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POLISH THE STORIES (CRAZY STANZAS)

Tell me a different version of the story The story of Romeo and Juliet Tell me the loving part, And kill the tragic deaths Whose moral uprooted not the roots of feuds in life So I can see hope like a star in lead And follow until I reach my sky II Tell me the […]

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CANCER

(As part of the World Cancer Day, I wrote this piece to commemorate it) Cancer! That canker! The worm that eats the flesh of beings II Cancer! That canker! Can even snake the birth hole of women III Cancer! That canker! Knows no old and knows no young IV Cancer! That canker! The sly can […]

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POVERTY

FRIENDS

They act like foes Hitting truths like nails They hug like bears Chasing pains and fears They share the weight Of sad and troubled thoughts They compliment without prejudice Play without attitude They laugh without the weirds And care without much stress Real friends Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2016

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SENSUAL

In that tentacle I see a soul credible And a mind so sensible That my passions become lamentable When given instruction not to cause a spectacle Although the bars are not commendable What these eyes find digestible Is to cut the cords of the tentacle And bond in life so incredible I know my will […]

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SPIRITS AND WITCHES

Agbozo spends all night and day Looking in the pastor’s way Thinking that will Satan flay And cause his goods to sell themselves Hopping on baskets after banking their sales Ha! This mind, isn’t it a playful thing? II Yaa Foowaa prays like a praying mantis Crying to God and being an apprentice To the […]

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TRIGGERS

His every sight triggers a magical goldsmith Who makes a mental pickaxe and shovel Which exhumes dead hurts Leaving the best parts buried II How he caught a young flower And stepped on the fresh he plucked in young How he acted like an ostrich And flew on two legs is still a mystery III […]

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SILLY

I need and American who can Or a British with an ish One from France with all the chance Give me a Danish with a dish Or one from Netherlands who understands Bless me with a South African with the coolest can Or one from Morocco who is not cold Or a good to go […]

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PINCHES AND PAIN (DIATELLE)

Pain Cuts through Hurts so true Doesn’t say much Sheds wings with which it flew Cares not about dying as such But craves for insanity in so much Knowing with a little tightening it will gain Calling shame to wear out legs, cramps in much Tears and fumbling in rage as such Shredding hearts as […]

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WAKING CURSES

I laugh like I cry I cry like I laugh Whoever saw a lion hiding behind a rat For protection from what it fears? Show me that being, And I will take bullets meant for the skies II I dance like I wail I wail like I dance Whoever saw an elephant begging an ant […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

WIYAALA SET TO RELEASE A SINGLE TODAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016

Today Noella Wiyaala is dropping the video for Leno (This Place) and releasing the song worldwide as a single on all digital platforms. As an independent artiste owning her own label (Djimba World Records), she is free to go in whatever artistic direction she chooses. Wiyaala used her opportunity in the UK to shoot a […]

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POETRY

SONG OF SORROW (CRAZY STANZAS)

It was a song she sung One she sung that so stung And freed blood that turned dung Manuring pain which bitterness sprung Oh I curse her tongue II I sought for the strong But clung on straw which was not strong And water longed but fire belonged I swept but wept and kept the […]