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FLAWING FLAWS

Flaws Crawl like cowardly spiders In hidden tears Shielded by pride II It flows to the brim And cause all that is dim Making tongues sour like the tree of nim And like an old sim Feeding all new phones to have vims Defying all that is proper and prim III Knowledge is power So […]

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ABSTRACTION

Asamando adwen kesefo Monsore!! Monsore!!! The world drifts from the main Into a fake Mains are free to live To rot Into death While their abstracts stay intact Clumsily trying to work for them But what can work without a soul? II Put on your ear aid Rest your buttom on a comfortable seat And […]

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INTRODUCING GIGI: WEARGHANA’S LATEST MASTERPIECE

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INTRODUCING GIGI: WEARGHANA’S LATEST MASTERPIECE

What do you call an oufit that you can share with your brother or sister, wife or husband, boyfriend or girlfriend? What do you call an outfit that looks equally great on males and females alike? Unisex? Dressshirt? Genderless? Androgynous? How about GIGI? That’s what the folks at WEARGhana call their latest creation: the world’s […]

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POETRY

TENSE

When my heaven in daylight turns to hell Calling to keep a countenance none can tell I always yearn to recoil into my shell Like a tortoise in danger smell II Oh how I wish there was a bell To help me skip any problem cell So none can say “she fell” And carry me […]

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AFRICAN UNION

From Algeria to Zimbabwe Only minus Morocco The strong 54 stand like a team Combating like dedicated soldiers on the battle front Cool huh? Thank you Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana For your visions which birthed this union II Although little mosquitoes are proving difficult in battle Undemocratic regimes shielded in greed stand as your […]

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CHILD AND FAMILY WELFARE POLICY WORKSHOP IN TAMALE BY MINISTRY OF GENDER CHILDREN AND SOCIAL PROTECTION IN COLLABORATION WITH UNICEF

A workshop on Child and Family Welfare Policy was held in Tamale yesterday by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection at the Tamale Sports Stadium on May 24, 2016. The workshop which was supposed to start at 9am started around 10: 30am. The workshop  was chaired by Naa Bukari Andani.  Presentations  were made […]

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POETRY

SEE, HEAR, ANALYZE

What do you see? Birds in flight with different wings? Different sizes of animals On all fours living as they please? Those struggling on twos And those sailing with wings? Rivers screaming for seas? Clouds clutching on skies? Airs roaming Invisibly aimlessly Touching with no fingerprints? Look Look hard Tell what you see Think the […]

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POETRY

WHERE WERE YOU? (ADULT POETRY)

Where were you? When cold threw shivers And tears on my fragile body And boxed me like Azumah in his boxing fury? II Where were you? When scarce waters Were woken from deep pots And made to flow into gutters Like unneeded waters from a washed colander? III Where were you? When the gates of […]

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POETRY

BAD MORNING

Bad morning greets in hollowed caves Thinking aloud its knighty saves Fantasizing itself as Biblical Daves But none seems to work as none helps paves II It is the lack of saviours That calls for its misbehaviors If the bad is released And its curses seize Whatever wrong it writes Will erase itself Tearing through […]

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POETRY

FEED MY NEED

Lord I need For you to breed My inner seed In your kind deed II I need to feed So I try to weed And try to heed But I flaw my creed III Free my mind Free my soul Free my body  To sour like your dove When I fall in the mud I […]

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POETRY

LIGHT FROM IN

Touch me in And not out Then my glow will show In the glass of love Touch inside out And not outside in For thieves break in to steal in the dark Making light their enemy In the stealing territory II I need a carer And not a thief I need to glow Not to […]

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POETRY

SINKING SUN

The sinking sun rays The sad melodies of nightingales Wake owls with crowns of dreams Waking bats with thoughts of mischief II The dark will bark And mark my lack The yearns will bite And take my light Fears will guard And brand me bad As the night climbs mountains To get me through dawn […]

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POETRY

THE BURDEN WE CARRY

Why did we not get rods? Why did we not get skies? Why did we not get water To easily slip and hide in the land? II Why did we not get moons? Why did we not get stars? Why did we not get airs To escape when enemies chase? III You gave us lands […]

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RUBICON CROSSING

We have crossed Crossed the rubicon And can never get a head To dream of change Change which can alter positively II We have, like gluttons, dined Dined with the undinables Food whose stench can never be removed Let alone hidden from its seekers Who have the light to chase We who have no light […]

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POETRY

MAKE ME A TREE (CRAZY STANZAS)

I don’t want to be a land I want to be a tree No matter how deeply rooted I will stand firm With branch-like hands Waving my leaf- like fingers None will step on me into mud None will dig into me None will wash away my skin None can blast my stone like bones […]

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MASTER TO LIGHT

As to how it got quenched I cannot tell Except that like a vulcano Overtaken by a rebellious tsunami I woke up bruised At the shores of love When I had barely paddled to the count of ten On its sea II Wet grounds Wet woods All dry matches watch Marking abominable my territory Taking […]

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HOLES ON WOMEN’S DOWN SOUTH

Verily verily, I say unto you All that is bitter Great and disappointing In this wide world Never fails in blame of All little holes down women’s south II Vying to soar like eagles Altering fates to appear like perfect frames Giving out like Father Christmas on a big win Initiating rights to act like […]

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A DOG OF LOVE

Love made her his dog When he was himself a frog Tied to a log So her running turned into a jog Her big frame Insulting her state Like a queen with her crown With a fool tag like a clown Teeth showcase themselves in her honour For the fun of it When it is […]

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POETRY

MUCH AND NONE

What is the difference between much and none? In the much How is the rush? In the none How is the crash? II Many are the laughters of the much Like sugar and ants Many are the odours of the none Like a dead being rotting in leaves III Eyes in goggles of deceit Break […]

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POETRY

THAT BLOODY HE GOAT

Just a glance At an entrance And it fell into a trance Never asking for a chance To get enchanted Are you a dog on climbing duty? II Agya Waadwo! So I met a goat on heat It failed to bleat And chased on three feet Hoping to me cheat Me, that bloody future meat!!! […]

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POETRY

THE BOWL OF ROLE

In every soul Is a bowl of role Which needs to be filled Like a chimney needing coal Once sluggishness poles Hits abound And just like hairs in the way Combs uproot or slash Leaving them dead within No matter how long They, among the living live A thorough combing is all it takes To […]

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POETRY

THERE IS A GOD

There is a God There is a God who started it all Created all the chords And made the call For harmony For a wheel Which births to shed II There is a God The one who saw all firsts Every shoot has a root Every root has a seed or stem Which births it […]

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REFLECTIONS

The womb of the earth Births them all Flowers Trees Crops Weeds Herbs II Why would one womb Birth them all with such variations and roles? Do flowers love being flowers? Trees being trees? Crops being crops? Weeds being weeds? Herbs being herbs? III Flowers complain of being used Their beauty for pleasure Their nectar […]

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SHADOWS OF TREES

Mouths of trees Are their roots They roam in the earth And search to feed To keep the standing bodies Fresh and strong But no eye does see Their tiresome toil Unless erosion washes Hands dig Then their dirty selves are seen Their elimination is the upper fall And death to all Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia […]

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MEN OF BLACK SOIL

Tough in resolve Skin that radiates life Muscles that call for glory of birth Born protectors Strength fit for trained kings II Men of black soil They never coil And if they boil They really toil For they know the soil III From Ghana To Nigeria The Gambias To Kenya Any blackness with muscles Is […]

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THE GOOD NURSE

Who needs not the tenderings When sickness enters doors of strength Like an unwanted visitor? What about uncertainties spitting on emotions And messing with minds? II Who needs not the magic touch When accidents hit bodies Like thorned cane which is blood famished And skin-craved? III A good nurse Is a good cash In the […]

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HOPE NOT FOR STILLNESS

Hope not for stillness There will come a time When tables will have more attention than you They will be moved Made to carry Turned to rest While the earth keeps still With you in its belly II Hope not for stillness As your ears hear the cocks crow Hear the sounds of happy birds […]

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CRAZY THOUGHTS (CRAZY STANZAS)

These crazy thoughts travelled And have come on extensive visits In pencilled heels Walking on the noisy tiles of my mind What will I lack? If I heap these suckers Into tiny holders like an attractive stall And cut low these clothes To show this flat flowery haired stomach Making saliva scarce in the mouths […]

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POETRY

MAN IS A WELL

Wells are dug from up the pregnant earth Until gravels are thrown out Then frogs flee to croak Whiskers of rats hide to rise In corners marked with axe Strength of muscles show In layered rocks Forcing broadness for better views The beauty of its sweats, colourful Digging continues Until waters fill sacks of life […]

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEWS

MEET KAFUI PRAISE; GHANA’S BUDDING QUEEN OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Our guest post for today is hot with model-like beauty. She is a budding Ghanaian photographer. She has love, passion and flair for photography and is none other than Matilda Kafui Dogbatsey popularly known as Kafui Praise. AMOAFOWAA: You are welcome to amoafowaa.com KAFUI: Thanks Amoafowaa AMOAFOWAA: Please who is Kafui Praise? KAFUI: Kafui Praise […]

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WHO SEES NOW?

Who sees now? The needs unsatisfied The yearnings unqualified The places I’m stupified Who sees now? Who sees now? II Let the world turn And take me to a higher realm Where a little brightness lurks The hidden families will surface The unseen demands will roar The naked love will kneel Stooges of needs will […]

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CHEWING GUMS

Listen! Sweet scented gums of today Your parceling is cool Your taste is sweet Beware of teeth of grinders II When they get you They will strap you naked Prepare their tongues In their horrid holes And put you in between their monstrous teeth III They will chew and chew Chew and chew Like grinding […]

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MAMAS

If the sky had no earth It wouldn’t need the sun to shine Nor the moon to brighten Nor darkness to necessitate invention of light Mamas!!! You are the earth Which take what the sky gives And work to make them worthy For recycling To keep creation going II Like swans you love to shine […]

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MUMS IN ROCKING

From your in house You shielded Into the out house You rock Feeling my body like the beautiful warmth Eliminating cold Shivering like a leaf To get me growth You are all All that is good and correct All that is bright and reflects All that is cool and sympathetic All that is Godly and […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

2016 17th VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS

Efya performs. She looks great in her dress. Make up on point. Very on point. Efya can really sing. And she is a Great stage performer! Gospel Artist of the Year goes to SP Kofi Sarpong. Hi Life Artist of the year goes to Bisa KDei with Mansa. Presenter of the award was Tonyi Senayah […]

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2016 VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS

Songwriter of the year goes to Kofi Kinaata. I must say it is well deserved. Susuka is a very very cool song. Gospel Song of the Year goes to Nicholas Omane Acheampong with Aposo The High Life Song of the Year goes to Bisa KDei with Mansa. Reggae Dancehall Song of the Year goes to […]

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2016 VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS

TESA MUSIC GROUP takes the Traditional Music Award. Winner for the  instrumentalist of the year is Justice Williams, aka Shikome. Sound engineer of the year goes to Kaywa All presented by Obuor and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Best Music for Development is Milla Odartey Lamptey popularly known as Gasmilla. Takes home five […]

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2016 VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS

Mid Land Savings and Loans sponsored the VGMA Peace Awards for the year and it goes for New Generation Gospel Ministers. They get ten thousand Ghana cedis. Joe Mettle received the award on their behalf.

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JUBILATION OF ONOMATOPOEIAISMS (CHAPTER SEVEN)

The porcupine soldiers had a tough time maintaining peace at the parliament house. Before they reached the parliament, many animals had heard from their homes and had rushed there to defend their own. Over two thousand animals died. Most animal families had casualties except tortoise family. They hid in their protective shells when it got […]

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MOUTH WATERING

Oh what feathers on that meat What beak it rocks What comb it flags What legs it models Whatever lies beneath those feathers Are like future chewables Calling hidden saliva To assemble on tongue grounds Its foundation structures like unbreakables Waiting to be subdued by teeth grinders Whatever occasion will call for this Will be […]

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QUEER RIDE

She will let it slide And nurse her pride For she has nothing to hide You took her on a backstabbing ride Calling her your bride Thinking you will gain her breath guide And she will never know you lied And be the chick at the side You, whose belly holds all sea tides As […]

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ZOMBIES

I need you to know The difference between a doll And a living being An eagle and an alligator A picture and the painter And the earth and its holder A rich dude can’t compete with a ‘preman ni’ You stand in dresses I wear them You zombie your walk I rock it You fake […]

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GRANDMA’S SUGAR OR RIPE FRUIT

Eno Abena ei I need to tell you something Something that Awo Pokuah said That sugar attracts many ants Ripe fruits attract many birds But faeces shut eyes Repels noses And frowns faces II So I should try being sugar To get many ant companions And stay sweet on tongues Or be a ripe fruit […]

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ARTICLES

Why Mothers are Golden while Fathers Struggle for Bronze

A mother is someone who can never be forgotten in life. She is the first point of contact, one who agrees to make her body a home for the vulnerable to grow through nausea, fever, weakness and all the pain associated with pregnancy. She is prepared to go through the most painful ordeal to see […]

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WHEN FLOWERS BLOOM

When flowers bloom Many groom to be grooms Working their magics To get their nectars II Only few seriously need And dedicate themselves to a flower Hoping to water into fruition Hoping their fruits ripe to feed For their seedlings to continue its cycle III Many hover to steal With no water to nurse for […]

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Stretch Goals: Nobody’s Jackknife

Originally posted on Eleventh Stack:
Poetry is a lot like yoga: it asks you to stretch out of your comfort zone, and the level of difficulty varies from situation to situation. Nobody’s Jackknife, the first full-length collection from Pittsburgh’s own Ellen McGrath Smith, functions as a master class for advanced readers and a challenge to motivated beginners.…

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MUNAFIKIS IN KONKONSALOGY

When you see guinea fowls whispering Hiding the pitchy voices they use in irritation Know they are cooking an abominable meal Using the absence of an unsuspecting As their ingredients To throw at them indirectly Through the most cruel of ways After all animals in the kingdom Have tasted its bitterness II When you see […]

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THIS FOURTH ARM

This fourth arm Is limp to arms Its mouth turned into licking Licking dirty boots of unscrupulousness Leading in pleading the misleading For unnoticeable rolling coins Fleeing from pockets of thiefs After being cut from the blood of the disadvantaged II The fourth arm Meant to serve as eyes in the dark Snores in connivance […]

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THAT I AM A FEMINIST

That I am a feminist Does not make me a porcupine Shooting at anyone or anything When I feel threatened Afterall cuddling moves the heart to work In satisfaction and hope II That I am a feminist Makes me no violent hen Pecking and chasing Just because I can The fact that I am treated […]