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I STAND ALONE

I am a fruitful tree In my season I fruit in magnanimity Knowing no difference Between beaks,  hands and rot I feed them all II But years have painfully schooled Codifying I have been clearly fooled Even by those I thought I’ve cooled As my fruitful season has hosts Hosts greater than any audience From […]

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SINGLETONS

Listen Listen like the blind left behind For hidden in the caves of soft sounds Which creep in the midst of chaos Is the way to decay And the way to today Hearing none Calls for monsters in human butchery So listen! II Look Look hard For in the midst of the sea Lies drinks […]

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WHAT IS YOUR FORMULA?

Each being is a problem A problem with a formula A formula which stands as key To unlock at appropriate times For all to see So I am studying hard II Like maths There are those like simple sets Those like easy fractions Those like intriguing surds Those like scary simultaneous equations And those like […]

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MOCK SMOCKS

He who threads on the insurer’s path Sees the ghosts of profits In the clutch of misfortunes And wears a protection charm Always praying or exorcicing II He who threads on the path of danger Plays with anger Making happiness a stranger One to be toyed and slaughtered Even under the umbrella of blessings III […]

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2016 Barcamp Tamale at GNAT Hall a Huge Success

2016 Barcamp Tamale came off at the GNAT hall in Tamale on 30th July, 2016 with over 200 people in attendance. The motto was as usual “Vim” and “More Action, Less Talk” with the theme “Empowering the Youth for a Productive Nation”.  Many mentors from Agriculture to Humanities to Aeronautics mentored participants who left satisfied […]

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WHIPPED TO SENSES

I was the happy mat Glad to be stepped on Honoured to be lied on And like the lifeless Where legs kicked Was my happy home II Even when my seams strapped I waited to be stepped on Refusing to rise Acknowledging no horror eyes That mirrored my plight And pleading mouths Who sang my […]

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THIS BUILDING OF LOVE

Dig the foundation Like a mason with the strength of a bull Let me shovel Like the strong apprentice Loving her vocation Hoping rains of the future aid To mix our cement of need With our sand of laughter To solidify our foundation of love Smile, no matter how tough Even ants build huge anthills […]

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LOCK IT

Lock it Even if it takes chains of thorny discipline Lock it Even if it needs nails of suppression Lock it As king Agorkoli locked his subjects Supervising mostly to strengthen its walls Lock it And tie the red host of trouble For left ajar Trouble plays its romance Like magnets do pins Lame litters […]

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A BLACK JESUS

I need a Jesus black as coal One who protects our seas And grows its trees Paying land fees for fertility II I need a Jesus who lived through a black maiden Probably from Krobo One who had not gone through dipo rites And was not struck down by an Nzuleizu gods Or an Akan […]

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HUNTING DOG

Hunting dog in the wild Never think you are human child When the hunt clears And its game fulls Bones will be your portion II If the hunting zeros And games turn tables You will be the first to fall As your master flees Forgetting you were a part of the whole III If the […]

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Fresh on Amazon “Secondary Rhythms” by Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia

Introduced by Onyeka Nwelue and forwarded by Chris Worla Essikpe, Secondary Rhythms is fresh on Amazon.  Dr. Mrs. Philomena Yeboah, Lecturer, KNUST English Department had this to say about it: “Amoafowaa’s Secondary Rhythms captures the daily battles of her protagonist Abena, who fights against the emptiness and squalor of her family and personality, using diligence […]

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THE VIGILANT COCK CROWS

Dawn is a path finder Of what days, in cloth hide While many losers fear to morning face Accomplished men can’t wait to greet its palms Still, the vigilant cock crows Kokrokoooo To alert them all II There are cases and there are cases Humans who walk on toes And those who walk on foes […]

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IF I EVER TRULY LOVE

If I ever truly love I will love many in one And the one in many II If I ever truly love I will love a lion in frame and half heart With eagle feathers With the prowess of cat in cuddling One who has some bit of dog’s servitude Mixed with some pride of […]

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JOY RIDES

Jacob joined Jack Jamming joys in Jack Frost Jackals joked of jackpots Jackets of jackasses just by Jack Robinson Joined the jungle Jamming the jaunt Jehovah’s jet rejected the jigs Leaving the jitneys to journey On their joy rides Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2016

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FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN

Odomankoma the wise Craftily hid it in all things That we may look Look and think Think and link Link and create And so it is That man created pipe The source of his urine as inspiration Well, so I think II Odomankoma the all knowing Did wisdom in all hid Thus herbalists looked Studied […]

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WHEN AKOSUA-KUMA CALLS

Even the most disciplined of famished cats Cannot be a meat security Neither can a hungry toothless dog Resist the temptation of licking a fresh bone Like cats, men sit in conundrum When “Akosua-kuma” calls II Let lions roar Signalling their return Into dens they occupy Minds intoxicated by “Akosua-kuma” Will hear them as bells […]

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WHEN A QUEEN FLEES

When a queen flees It is not for lack of wealth Her stool might be a hell of fire Though it digs jealousies in damsels Her crown might have pinning pins or thorning thorns Although it hunts greed in ladies Her robes might house termites Or soul’s small poxes, Even though it looks devine in […]

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THIS BRIDGE

There are those who fear beings In colours different than theirs As mice fear cats There are those who fear corpses Knowing it is a state unskippable As what the air receives without balance falls But there are those who bath corpses Thinking them mud II There are those who fear ghosts As rats fear […]

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THOUGHTFULLY STRANGE

If I were a Fulani begger With no future to chase With no desire to change I would take my womb To the tomb Never letting it taste any seed Let alone bear fruit II Why will I another create When the tree of begging lies in me? It takes shame to be lame It […]

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Purchase my New Book “Secondary Rhythms” on Amazon

My second publication is finally on Amazon. Thanks to all followers and well wishers. High school is a level by itself. It is the stage where teens grow into adulthood and elites seek to better themselves into tertiary. Secondary Rhythms tells the story of a girl who goes through it all; poverty, bullying, jealousy, challenges […]

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OUR PATH

In the beginning of creation Sicknesses were the greedy hunters of death They poxed Boxed Layed their coughs They shivered Angered Boiled and ached Then taboos added to the list Until death added a new recruit War II War was planted from our greed The land which owned We sought to own The will for […]

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WHIPS

Time sits Immortally charming on its throne Wondrous like flower of the holy spirit Tasking suns to open morning gates Caring not for celebrations Mournings Or indifference Nor dawns thrown rudely into the past II Suns advance to bosshood As time progresses Melting the weak to flea for cover Heating the poor to cooking Just […]

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POETRY

Times have travelled Travelled far But what the seers see In closed eyes Even the tallest man alive Will never see with million eyes wide opened So they speak not in plains II Poetry is not naked words For thoughtless prostitutes Neither is it naked wires To shock into reality fools with no eye thoughts […]

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BARCAMP TAMALE, JULY 30, 2016

#Barcamp #Tamale is networking the best of Tamale on #July30. #Bctamale is a day of learning, sharing, networking and mentoring. What to expect? Mentoring by professionals or entrepreneurs. Networking with likeminded individuals – you could find your business or project partner Celebrating some of the best of Tamale and beyond Breakout sessions that you can […]