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JUBILATION OF ONOMATOPOEIAISMS CHAPTER SIX

  Necky looked at King Gyaas, puzzled. He could not understand how he thought and could not say no to his request. It is particularly because I am a father that giving you my young proves to be difficult. How on earth do I gift you my child just to save yours? There is a […]

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THE HAPPY DANCE

A step And another to rep A clap And a thigh to slap A shake It doesn’t matter how fake Drive the dance Ignore tongues of the dunce And give happiness a chance II So step to rep Clap to slap Shake to take And jumpily jump To give the heart some flutters Amoafowaa Sefa […]

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WHEN DAWN SPEAKS

When dawn speaks The world halts in a heartbeat As its gentle cries act like a soothing balm Pre-smearing for any harm Its clearing clouds;  like a needed path Shabily made to lead my cutlass Its breezes speak in alien but massaging language Calling for calm preparations To face the world II Brave fears Gentle […]

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I HAVE LOVED

I have loved Loved like a mother hen Loving a wild cock In the midst of many young and vibrant hens II I have loved Loved like a meek sheep Loving a very potent he goat With so many options And no eyes for love detection III I have loved Loved like an obedient donkey […]

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ANTI KALEIDOSCOPIC EXISTENCE

There was a time When time rhymed with heartbeats Danced to desires Clapped for exuberance Chatted with life And bonded with hearts Making muscles jump in happiness II There was a time When hearts loved their times Spoke with pride about their times Ruled their time And thought they rocked like gods Hearts; I mean […]

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BURNING NEED

In the chamber of every heart Is a stove burning with need Wanting to cook a perfect life Needing to act like the perfect commander No matter its stature Background and nature None can doubt its yearning dreams But this flame needs a match to strike A match of determination To strike on will For […]

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AS GOD LEADS

Swallow my light You artificial dark tunnel And train me in the dark Forcing me to see With my hands Legs Forcing my ears to be sharp II Swallow my freedom And force me to taste prison Then I will experience distaste To know the blessings of freedom Cherishing even its little crumbs III Swallow […]

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NO BEING IN A FRIDGE

I am no being in a fridge Hallelujah to creation!!! I hide not in clothes Flaunting my figure I live with the sun Massaged by its rays I dance with the air Caressed by its tunes I partner light footwears In travel, not carrying their weight And bond with the earth Like its trees and […]

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IMPRISONMENT

Who is best here? One who smells the loo And sees through the eyes of her boo Feeling the outside through hearing Or one shut to the outside With no eyes and mouths on the ground? Knowing and not feeling Seeing in chaining Shut in acceptance Oh I need none None at all No chains […]

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ANOPHELES-PLAGUA (FOR WORLD MALARIA DAY)

Stagnant waters Sitting still on their buttocks Like gods worshipped by idiots Will invite them Yes; them All that is small Not firm Orchestrating elasticity on stagnation Poisonous to a fault Heeding no cries Elevating themselves on precious red liquids Leaping from skin to skin Expressing themselves noisily Spreading fevers which battle immunocities II Breathrens […]

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WAKE THEM DEAD

Wake ‘them’ dead To wake their brutalised dead Rupturing slave membranes like witch doctors freeing their captives Ushering them back into their original places Mapping them to their umbilical cords Pillaring them in their own As God rightly did Making them litter their world with their generations Do that or like a lizard Open not […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Ob Abenser’s Ghanaian Fashion Showcase at the Accra International Conference Centre on 24th April 2016

What do you think Andrew Carnegie would have said if you had asked him in the 1800s if there was a steel industry? Somehow I can’t imagine him saying that it was non-existent. I can almost hear him say ‘it’s growing and it’s going to transform many industries throughout America and the world.’ One of […]

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AND THE EARTH CRIES

The once fertile mother Who grew to feed all And had more in store Now sits like a skeleton Her plumpy figure reduced to naught As her once overflowing breastmilk Hide in scacity Pushing her blood out for feeding Turning the children who are culprits of her woes vampires II Who made her so? Could […]

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WEARER OF WOMEN

Dear man She is not a woe unto man That will make you a woe chaser Neither is she a witch of man For that will make you a witch craver She is not a worker of man That would make you her employer She is not a watcher of man That will make her […]

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ALL ARE TERRORISTS

As you plan a kill To your ego fill You plan a humiliation Craving felicitation If God grants Realities to your rants You will be like a terrorist Bombing your enemy II He should end like a goat His pestle cut He should end up on a roaster His hairs crying foul He should end […]

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TREE CLIMBING (ADULT POETRY)

One day I will climb that tree From its top to its root Making it flop For it to give its fruit And jump down From its root to the ground And pay no heed To taking its seed Many are the times This tree does tease With its bright flowers And succulent fruits Its […]

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SINGLE TAUNTS

When night’s shadows beckon Loneliness holds a wire whip With an inward magical scar power To keep the mind company II Moon’s light turn taunt television To show the beautiful moments of others’ passions Shelving the worst dirts of coupling Making ease turn tears III Stars’ twinkles show the fantastic flutters The heart misses The […]

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TEARS IN THE SEA

How are beings of the land To see the tears of beings in the sea? How does the sun see the light of a torch at its peak? How can the fish feel an aching wing? Can a whirlwind listen to the voice of the gentle breeze When it sees its dancing mate? II Daughter […]

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DEAR MOON

Dear Moon Ply your night Like the nocturnal traveller you are For your crown of brightness To be seen by earthers From the throne of your sky II Do not jump into day Like a greedy human star Trying to usurp the glory of a budding For sun holds day’s glory And will make you […]

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INA DE ZONGOS

Pidgin language rules this land As ‘danduruwa’ rocks their world The rough voices of fans Working like ‘nikanika’ Can be heard from all corners In kiosks and single rooms As their curses of blowing heat Chase their footsteps While illegal wires cry their heated fates Some night workers Whose market flopped have mouths like pigs […]

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CUPIDIC CLOTHES

Cupidic clothes Wrap me up I don’t mind the stupid Make this heart clap I need to feel bubbly like a fulfilled girl Happy like a champion Busy in thoughts like a fancy day dreamer Peaceful like an unstired river Flowy like sea waves Giggly like a plugged Barbie And drive on wheels of heaven […]

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HEADS

Heads abound In this room like a very fertile tree With many fruits to show Young heads show their flowery leaves Some dark brown Some black Some heads are like paths to bush farms Very cleared middles Forest on both sides Others; like farms with uneven bush burning Ha ha ha ha! Agyeiiiiiiii! Some heads […]

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OPENED HEAVEN

Like the gates of life The heaven are fully opened Its crown solidly on its head Its smile nicely in place Its arms widely opened It takes just love in spirit To get one through II Like the paths of streams The ears of heaven lie Waiting to be reached no matter the obstacles All […]

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MOURN THE LOSS

Gone are the bright Saturdays Where pots danced on happy heads As giggles followed gay girls Like their shadows to streams And hot gossips coloured their tongues like “alewa” Now the streams mostly come to them Following their instructions to flow Oh Clever gods!!! II Gone are the anxious hunters Those who yearned for their […]

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THE HEAVEN LEFT FOR HELL

Oh stone angel! Born in the palm of heaven With coolness and serenity As servants and companions Beautiful abodes As her eyes’ bonafied properties Healthy trees dancing on mountain tops Her protectors and breath givers Like a free bird She was born to fly in dancing Watching the rivers snake happily down her feet As […]

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A DAY TO LAUGH IT OUT

It is a game of healing And gives great feeling An emptying so fulfilling Frees strength jailing II Knock your mind To knock your lips To show your teeth In a smiling pose Touch your stomach And raise a sound Ha ha ha Isn’t it a great feeling? II Laugh it out Rain out the […]

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PUZZLES OF STRUGGLES

When furious winds wake Some trees are uprooted Others break in two Others break into several pieces Others lose their branches Others lose their fruits Others lose their leaves But the toughest ones are unaffected And all affected have faith of resurrection When blessed rains visit Their only prayers; not to be visited by fire […]

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DAWNER (CRAZY STANZAS)

I saw the blinding light Which shielded the dark I saw not the hidden fight Which was on its mark Until the light retired to sleep And the dark did the fight keep Hoping to victory reap II So I fought without a weapon Knowing the light took away my eyes And if I, my […]

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MY GOD AND I

A doll Its god A love No knowledge A break A hurt A fix Its fitness All secrets No memory to store You are the odd lines I am the even lines My God Your doll; me Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2016

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INGRATES OF BREATHS

The butterfly envies The flight of birds in higher realms And thinks it will do anything Anything to be higher II What the butterfly does not know Is that there are birds and there are birds There are birds ugly and wild There are birds beautiful and vulnerable There are birds normal but filthy There […]

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MY WHOLESOME WHOLENESS (ADULT POETRY)

I need to swim Swim in the streams of your eyes I need to bathe Bathe in the rivers of your mouth I need to massage Massage the inner chambers of your ears Like a thumb massaging strings of a guitar II I need to fit Fit into the cave of your neck I need […]

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UNBREAKABLE CYCLE

Mid day consumes morning Knowing not evening awaits As evening consumes mid-day Always trying to blend with night Even night forgets there is dawn Which clears the path for the morning Cruel morning which carries mid-day’s bitterness Consumes dawn into its tears A chase and a chase A swallow and a swallow Even shadows lengthen […]

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childreN of the mountaiN; One of Ghana’s Most Powerful Movies of all Times World Premieres in New York on 17th of April 2016, and on July 1, 2016 in Ghana

When I was told about publicising a Ghanaian movie on amoafowaa.com, I showed no interest but my friend Perez Dziwornu insisted I did because of a special surprise, then this caught my attention. “New York, NY USA: The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced the first 55 films to feature in […]

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STRENGTH FROM YOU

Creator! Maker of me! Granter! Wirer of thought of me! Like a novice I did wire Together a thought that aims to pain fire Like a coward I stand shivering Anticipating things that will cause me quivering Like a rat I feel smoke In a whole hole that is my own Hold me firm Messiah […]

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SHINE YOUR EYES

Muddy minds may mar Clever courts can clear Devil dreams do drive But the sun won’t change its lane Not for your cause or mine II Bright birds breed best Cool characters can cheer Darers dare dreading details detained But note, the air won’t change its path Not for your cause or mine III Novices […]

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SING ME US

Sing me no song of a tiger None of a lion None of a hyena For like a lost dove I can stand no scary roars II Sing me no song of a dog None of a bull None of a cow None of a goat Like the queen of quietude I can stand not […]

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DREAM WALKING

Night I loathe your footmat And fear your realm I dread your unconsciousness And pray away your time As I walk like a robot back and forth my dreams, The one your brother formed at his prime, His visions are like hell His thoughts; the heat that the Bible speaks of Where and how you […]

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HIDE AND SEEK

Hide and seek Is what they play The sun and moon seem very meek With a hide each slay With appearance they speak, freak, leak and peek Every second is their stirring day II We trust and curse as we seek They jump and hide as they play Hide and seek We dock, we clay […]

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WRONG CLEANING WRONG

They plucked stars From their skies Like unripe mangoes from their trees And sent them to their dark earth To polish them in light One star after another Brought greed for more As pluckers turned merchants After turning some stars hunters of good stars Their own flesh and blood! II Parading bright stars on dirty […]

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THE 2016 WA WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS WALK IN GHANA

Headed by the indefatigable and hardworking Randy Sedem Agbodo and supported by Charity Batuure; the Autism Help Foundation got the full backing of the Wa School for the Deaf’s section of neuro disorders and the walk came off in the morning at exactly 9am. Some members of the community joined to lend their support to […]

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2016 WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS WALK IN YENDI BY AUTISM HELP FOUNDATION IN GHANA

April 2 of every year is World Autism Awareness Day and to commemorate this day, Autism Help Foundation organised walks in two regions, Northern and Upper West and partnered the Autism Ambassadors of Ghana to walk in Accra. The Yendi walk, with the pupils of Yumba Special School and Portia Dery’s African Youth Writers Organisation […]