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THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

Many animals live in the jungle With varied sounds Sounds counter annoying But what can they do When each has its place therein? II Lions roar but hate the hooting of owls Owls hoot but fear the roars of lions Varied birds chirp Surprisingly,  they internalize their hatred Some complaining pitches high Some accusing bass […]

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SHADOWS

Shadows wake tall To shorten to tall Begging clocks to save their height But tick tock Is a rhythm unbreakable Its heels sing to break many hearts II To beg time Do beg yourself To hop on its speed Like a good passenger To reach destinations in time To dance to its chime Life is […]

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CRAVINGS

Rains are digging trenches On needy benches Stirring the innocent ground To interrupt the vision of itchy mouths II Suns are heating water Waking vapours to the loiter Generating sweat on tan crazed fans Who parade on crowded shores III Thunders have lost their lanes Cracking stomachs in their mains Forcing belching to lose its […]

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TOO MANY BRANCHES

Too many branches Are weighing it down Left, right, up Around and down Other trees are branchless And tall they grow These branches are heavy Heavier in vow Bees, birds, flies The tree doth sigh II Birds sit to chirp Birds fly to play Birds build their nest in Their droppings getting a mapping As […]

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THIS WEIRD HUNT

I am a hunter A hunter who hunts a hunter But this hunt haunt hunters As fiery hunters hunt their game II I met a fisherman in hunt He made a bait And an imaginary water And placed me center stage Loving my swim as fishes swim in nets When caught with no escape II […]

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I WISH YOU SEE

If only I were your mirror Showing you your reflection You will see the beauty right here And extinguish your fears As skilled firemen kill their dangers II I wish you see The bold you Who like Sampson Battle the lions of every breath The fearless soul Who like David Conquer all Goliaths With just […]

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WELCOMERS

Kola and cowries and water and seats Fight against our moving beats A little for one A call to many Culture cheats as misers feed II If all buttocks that seats do carry Treat it well to make it swell Its dirt would diminish as its bones get cover But ‘adjeiii’ its creaks Sing in […]

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ALZHEIMER FOR WITCHCRAFT

They were once fruits so green On trees so powerful in thought Feeding to be fed Decorating to be watched Thoughtful to all Until age wiped their memory discs Leaving their computers empty tins For scrap dealers and legs of children Now you watch like your comedy Drawing conclusions in spiritisms? II No one knows […]

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KNOT ON OUR NOTS

Most cocks walk comb high As hens dig for worms When they spot a hawk And crow for cover Their wings become gods of shelter Ordering for variety hens in roosting Why? Why can’t cocks lay few eggs? II Why can’t cocks lay few eggs And sit hungry to heat to hatch? Why can’t cocks […]

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GOD

It is our belief That like a being hiding behind a partition He hides behind the sky II God It is our unconscious belief That he holds a potent telescope Watching all deeds at once III God It is our odd belief That He has a path to his abode Paths solely definite from our […]

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THAT HURTING SOUND

Your feet move in bounce Like rains ascending and descending the realms of heaven Your hands weave unseen webs As the spider skillfully weaves its home Your body rhymes with apt chorus And you sing like one whose vocals Have been declogged by the almighty Satan As other hands beat the sounding hell out of […]

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GAME OF BETRAYAL (Crazy Stanzas)

Laughter boils on fires of pity When mice speed in armyhood In support of the enstoolment of cats Forgetting they are their edibles II Don’t thoughts, like farmers Dig their reasoning farms To grow fear on trees of their scatterings? III When planted promises Knock on my ears I wail in happiness Don’t these mice […]

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WHEN COLD WHISPERS

When winds run errands of whispers To pores of unattached Hairs bare their fangs Like dogs in attacking mode But goosebumps give their protected out Cold wins in its test of need How sad II Cold has released its lions and lionesses To pounce on needs in this upper zone And ravage unowned lands Hunting […]

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SLIPPED THROUGH FINGERS

Eyes see no shine in closeness Noses smell no purity around lotuses Hands feel no warmth in bests Distance is like the catalyst of awareness Oh how vengeful time proves to be! II Kwasi said she was like a board Any posting on it was seen to Ama said she was a t. roll Which […]

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BLOATED FOOTBALL

You sit like bloated bread With cuffed fingers in the air Calling attention and claiming hold Of a healthy hottie breed Are you the only hungry fish in the sea? II You have paid hands to wash and clean With instruction as your only deed Who but a fool will serve a flu? Wake your […]

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OSAGYEFO AFEHYIA

Did the gods foretell your birth As Jesus’s was foretold in Biblical words? Did your pa, like a dragon Ride the night of blessitude To hatch a fruit so fiery to lead? If love loves the love it gives This Ghanaian house loves the day The mouth of a blessed whale Vomited you onto its […]

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AT YOUR WORSHIP

What do You not see at your worship? Fancy clothes hiding tempts Who boldly stand as vying angels With mischief in wallets of their hearts II What do You not see at your worship? Skillful and hungry pythons Acting like prophets bitten by the famous holy ghost Of course, how else can they get the […]

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NATIONAL VOLUNTEERS’ DAY

Have you volunteered today? Let’s #volunteeringh for #NVDay. September 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, etc. There are various activities happening in Ghana. See them @ volunteeringh.org. You can also find some via the @GhanaThink Foundation’s Ghana Volunteer Program page and the Ghana Volunteer Program group on Facebook. @volunteeringh on Twitter. The hashtag is #NVDay16 Have […]

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Buy Books by Amoafowaaa Sefa Cecilia on Amazon

 FOREWORD- SECONDARY RHYTMS https://www.amazon.com/Secondary-Rhythms-Cecilia-Amoafowaa-Sefa/dp/1534805702/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1468934770&sr=8-2&keywords=amoafowaa   “Her head did not fall within the norms of beautiful heads, it had two chambers and a frontal porch, (something far from the round head society deemed beautiful) and her physique was nothing to write home about. She was skinny to the bone and those bones were glaringly conspicuous. She […]

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SANKOFA

There was a time When stories, like scary whips Ruled the consciences of growing heads Declawing the roaring Un-canining monsters Lighting dark hearts Strengthening the weak Shaping faults into saintly vaults Spirits in story clothes! Did we leave them for myths undecipherable? II Our ancestors were wise So wise in most That we could actually […]

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WAKE THE DEAD

Explorations of the past Led to greedy seeds sewn like monster plants Monster plants which grew to take what it never owned Cruel “beela” traps were set up In black hunt Aims of strength harvest causing mean arrests As molestations manifested in attestations Ah! Chained beings turned to dogs Were forcefully pulled to hop like […]

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DRAMA OF MINDS

Drama queens! Drama kings! Great script writers! Writers of comedies! Writers of tragi-comedies! Writers of tragedies! Melodramatic heretics Minds! You are all that and more! II How can you analyse the un-happened? Quantify the unneeded? Conclude unwritten stories? Conjure nonexistent characters? Stage ridiculous battles And conquer the bravest in abstract? III You are the most […]

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RULERS

There is a reason Muscles grow on breakable voices There is a reason Chests flatten in hardened choices There is a reason Chins are visited by weeds Which can scare or be trimed to call for care Onyankopon Tweadeampong is never a slack His creations never lack tact II How else would there be hunters […]

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GOD THINKS US GOLD DIGGERS

Fickle are hearts that need With no desire to feed Fickle are wayward deeds With no forming change seeds If humans see through acts And like judges, conclude diggers and real Who are you to deceive God? II Most prayers are like one way streets Ones asking vehicles ply Never a chance of showing hearts […]

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GHANAIAN DELICACIES

My tongue is pampered Like a mushroom on an anthill Crowned by the fertile farms of mother nature Ghana, my motherland! II So much do they give Plants and trees Leaves and all Yam boils to accommodate many My favourite; “potogum hwiegum” Led by the great garden eggs With koobi as angels at post Add […]

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THE LOVE THEY SPEAK OF

I need, need and need The love they speak of I want to be a cassava And meet a plaintain, yam or cocoyam And together be pounded In the mortars of life by its pestles And blend in the perfect fufu II I need, need and need I need the friction of missing Photographic memories […]