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STAY

Fluffy bubbles are at play Tickling hormones with apt display So if you wish to stay Our creator will melt our clay Into a being in two II It is a brand new day No matter what time of day And the smile of the sky spells hearts of gay For even snakes which hide […]

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DOING YOU (ADULT POETRY)

  Many have thoughts of society Making fem effete Tonight, I will defray your machismo And lock your manpower In my power packed handcuffs In preparation of doing you II I need no hands on you I need no legs on you Touches of electrification To numb all, will wake my thunders to work Tonight […]

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VULNERABLE AND FALLIBLE

This heart Wears a hat Dodging difficulties In mythical thinking II This head Has an umbrella Covered in blessed rains But seeing its fall III These legs Want to be in congregation Why then do they Feel no move IV I feel you are there But eyes have no proof The proof of mind Cancels […]

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COME GET ME

  If my voice strokes your choice And my moving cells you ensorcell Come Come get me II If my yoke in another makes you broke And my charm causes you sweet harm Come Come get me III If I am the witch who burns your bitch And the flower which scents your shower Come […]

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WE SLEEP SOUNDLY (DUET WITH NANA ASAASE)

  There are mosquitoes singing tunes many abhor In rooms detested There are bed bugs battling bodies For blood on beds many hate There are many fighting animals like people with consciences Just for rivers and foods and places and growth Through it all We sleep soundly II Sons and daughters of the earth beg […]

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COMEDY OF ERRORS (NDUOM VRS EC)

  It was at the gate of fate That one Osei Tutu’s grand daughter Who is chief security Barred some legs from stepping onto The stage of prestige To look for thumbs whose power Could push their buttocks Onto the highest seat Of the coveted once upon a time Gold Coast II Political Methuselah Aka […]

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NOT YOURS TO SELL (IN SONG)

As the waters flow Under loads so low As tree leaves dance In higher glance Stop the hawk and sell All sympathies quell Ring happy, happy bells   CHORUS We are fire Here on hire Our greed is desire Which is pain’s lair We are birds Without beds Flying to doom Oblivion, oblivion is in […]

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EXCUSES

Excuses are the mucus of falling Helping hands of failure to receive many favours If you are a favour so slimy Let your tongue walk your work As your legs cross to slide Downhill Where failure waits impatiently for star meals Giving fun to mouths whose eyes keenly follow Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2016

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FOOD GROWERS (NONET)

The farm is a farmer’s livelihood He lives in toil, defying sweat Battling insects, birds, all pests When harvest fully blooms Lazy papers eat best Crumbs for hands toiled Callouses Heal not Growth Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2016

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SIKAMAN AWARDS 2016

For a few years now, Nana Awere Damoah and some of his friends have been putting together awards for traits worthy and satirical for the Ghanaian populace. This is by far the winners for 2016. (Updated 23 October 2016 (still in progress, some key categories – such as the voted for ones – still in […]

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HANGING PLEA

Ye who wove minds As spiders weave their nests Can you war bar Pushing love in its stead? II Ye who made binds As donkeys serve bests Can you push afar Equality in superior stead? III Won’t your ingredients vanish As your name tarnish Calling your presence to banish With war recurring, making insults your […]

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VISITOR (HAIKU)

Visitors are blind They walk and bump like robots Going round and round A forefinger is their dream A capable forefinger Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2016

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DEPRESSION

Hearts are like magnets Their station, determinant of attractions A sad station definitely pulls many to hover Depression being the lead II Just as rivers find the sea Just as rains find earth Just as hyponyms know their hypernyms So does depression force a stay III We are masters in our ships We choose those […]

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ROBUST TIME

Time walks in a rush With no ears for stops No eyes to turn back No mouth nor stomach to stop and feed No breath to feel tired let alone pause to rest It sure is the creator’s robot Set like a watch man to impartially measure us What tough scrutiny it gives! Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia […]

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FOR BOILING BLOOD

He had a harum-scarum youth His life an apotheosis of a moral-less soul He thought all advisers nudniks Who could blame him when his blood sat in a heating pan II He had no life mirror In his living workable paradise So wore the stains of faults like happy robes Until the legs of his skin […]

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WRAPPED IN THE ARMS OF FAITH (CINQUAIN TRAIN)

Our God Is so alive Like lightning to protect He leads without worry to clear Our shield II Our Lord Is our captain In this raging hard storms He navigates even the storms What’s fear? III Defeat Will work madly But will defeat itself For it is a foot-mat to us Thanks Lord! Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia […]

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Inconsiderate Posts of Greedy Americans

In the wake of politics, many rise to show their true colours. I know it is a battle, politics, we humans made it so, but it shouldn’t be. Choosing a leader for the common goal of development and security should be no battle. We are first of all human beings who can never live forever. […]

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HUMAN PHONES

Time has put something new On the tongue of my muse Funny, how what attract is what is They have mouthpieces A few numbers dialled and most are connected They have ears Just close to the ears or press to impress And every connector hears Human phones! II They are breakers Couples turn singles with […]

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NEWBIES

I feel like a fly Who hovers in a try To steal with smile sly And I feel so dry II I feel like a bird Without a good bed I figure the least said Is best in this shed III Newbies and greens Mouth closed Eyes open Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2016

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BE THE MAN OF MY DAY

Be the man of my days Leading like bobo on a dark path Make visible all hidden traps Scare harmful insects to flee Be the warrior leading in happiness So others follow suit A man is a breathing being with a touch of humanity Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2016

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DREAMING OF A DOG

I have felt the sting of mosquitoes Felt the bites of ants Felt the bites of snakes Felt the claws of eagles And stand with huge unseen scars II I have felt the slaps of crows Pecks of wood peckers Hooting of owls Reminding crows of taunting cocks About the speed of time And still […]

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WHEN SADNESS CALLS

In this depressing robe Which whispers the fears that sadness stole I open the gate of sanity To tell you to mark the days II Mark the days as teachers mark their registers Until this robe comes off by itself As the carriage of happiness lands on your shore And the crown of laughter graces your lips […]

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Ghanaian Pilgrims to Mecca; Idol Transitionists or Holy Worshippers?

Hajj is one dream all Muslims have in common; at least,  so Ghanaians have been made believe. A person who goes to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hajj, washes away all sins and if that person dies thereafter, after notable rituals (worship), he or she is said to go straight to heaven. The puzzle of […]

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WHY GHANA WILL NOT GO TO WAR

Possibility is an accomodation in impossibility So I will not take an absolute ruler To evict it from its rightful place But none accommodated Is given more than a room No matter how many there are Unless blood binds or money massages palms of ownership War is no friend to us War has no money […]

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NATURAL MILK SHAKES

Blessed are they who host nature’s milk For theirs is the kingdom of cuddling The creator has created many things But I bet the two mounds Down the neck of the petty lands Which stand like strong soldiers at attention In their young years after riping And bend gradually to be in sync with time […]

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CRYING BED (18+)

Another day pulls down its curtains Sending ghosts of nature To shepherd in flocks of day Into terrains public and private As a private candidate Eyes see the bed which cries out for you The bed which complains Of the wasted space many are dying for The bed whose eyes have lost Visions of two […]

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HEY KONKONTIBAA

You are twirling like a circle in vibration In a river with fishes and sharks You are calling attention so deadly Hey Konkontibaa! Hey Konkontibaa! Hey Konkontibaa! II You are dancing like flowing water around parched throats In a river which thirsts for water You are begging for a swallow like Jonah Hey Konkontibaa! Hey […]

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MIDNIGHT CROWINGS

Why do some cocks crow at midnight When darkness is no closer to dawn And can never go back in time? Is it for mischief? Fear? Miscalculated time? To signify trouble To wake nocturnals Be accompanying voices to troubled minds Or tell the world of its insomnia? Oh wonders of the night! II Crowings in […]

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BROKEN HOME

A little wind blew On a sandy ground Shaking the foundation of its building The shaking fell the building Instead of falling back on land The ceiling got in between like grass In an elephant and grass-land fight Now the land and roofing stifle the ceiling And society watches Doing little but talks where much […]

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ODOMANKOMA OF WONDERS

I have seen and read miracles But never like the ones you do In your unknown frame II I have walked and talked Never heard non as powerful As you Odomankoma III You give rains in dry season And give dryness in rainy season You crack in summer Only to soothe in harmattan You really […]

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HYPO-EYES

Cotton splattering Gay air dance with scattered parts Eyes watch them keenly No hand reaches out to save Destructive journey ends, sad Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) October 8, 2016

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TO THE UNSEEN ANGRY EYES

Mirrors show all Beauty, normal and wrong But can’t see the colour of their back Just as path makers see no back crookedness So is a soul like mine Without back eyes Please walk into the light And make clear The wounds inflicted from my walking boots II Fallibility is my right by birth Reflection […]

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YA WƆ OJOGBANŋ

In bright daylight Dark clouds have formed Blinding eyes and raining heartaches *E*ven the dust was preferred *V*astly over this daylight blindness *A*dɛn? Nukejɔ? Maaba? Mini sani po nɛ? II Death has bitten into a delicious mind One whose pages were enriched With harvests of higher learning One whose ink had so much And was […]

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YOU AWESOME ART

(In honour of National Poetry Day) When responsibilities piled on trucks of childhood And stuck in mud of helplessness Forcing my fragile pate to hawk its heaviness Struggling through days into adulthood I met you II While walking on coals on peak heat Whipped by rains head up In harmattan of rejection With walletless pockets […]

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HE WHO KNOWS

“Asomorofi dwo a kraman nhuru gya!” No hawk challenges an eagle in hunt for fowls! Show me a hawk who dares And I will show you how its bones Will lose the taste of land in passing II “Abirekyie nka gyata ntokwa” The goat who dares a lion Knows its hole resides in a lionic […]

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FUEL THE FIGHT

Fight o fight Fight like soldier ants at war With bullets of minds Firing ignorance of thumbs Thumbs which vote for ethnic clothes Devoid of bodies therein II Fight o fight Fight Ghanaman fight Fight like bombs to burn to extinction The exchange of thumbs for gifts To see the dawn of change III Fight […]

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GIFT

Breath die every second From the comfort of noses and mouths Just as breath is born every second Through the same channel Such is the gift of life II Nothing is given for free Everything comes with a fee To live calls for the payment of death Happiness needs the fee of sadness Strength needs […]

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LEGEND

He who fears the thorns of beauty Gets no nectar nor colour Bravery is catalyst to warriorship Initiative precedes success Ask legends of the land II Ask legends of the land How their feet stood in history To create spaces for their memories Ask legends of the land How their sweat were smoked by fears […]

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THE HEAVENLY CHOIR SINGS

A great tree has fallen A tree that hosted many tired Sick and confused birds A tree whose fruit fed all who hungered A tree whose shade Shaded all in bad weather Sad for a tree heavily rooted on the Savannah land Ah Mad Doctor! Why do you lie instead of standing? II You were […]

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POWER

The skyline hosts no bars And no power to entrench clouds Passing clouds rule only for a while Fading or falling as rain To be consumed or swallowed by the earth II Reigning clouds Be not proud You have but a shine away To vacate the premise of the sky Look not down on struggling […]

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FOOLED

Nana Pokuah I went to the market to buy fruit I bought water melon Thinking it green through and through Only to cut and see how red it was within And how cumbersome its many seeds clung to its bleed Little minds are like watery flour mix Only heat can harden them to feed I […]

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THE NEEDED LIBATION

I call on Onyankopon Twereduampong The craftsman with no challenger One who seived darkness from light And gave them realms to rule One who moulded common clay like a masterpiece And gave it thoughts of superiority One who created a universe that even great minds can’t its steps of creation fathom To come for his […]

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TO THE LAZY

Lazy hands, no mouth fend So says the sage in scribes Hands do bend But be no end So you can this house defend In the pot of crises Many will help their teeth to sing Only few would like to lend With a collateral greater than hearts For tongue-shoppers to shame clothes mend When […]

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GOD OF WOMEN

Many horrors, like shadows hide In unseen corners of jungles Waiting to jump at dangerous intruders So even hard hearts hide their zones Aren’t they protected somehow? II The mouth chews to soften And is a tool sharply shaped When hands are tied It can bite into suffocating hands To freedom Strength of the head!!! […]

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ADDICTION

Breath lures greed In hope of immortality Food lures need in hope of eternal satisfaction Money plants demons In hope of more into much In the hands of all pockets Stirring the pot of vanishing only to outlast 1b. For pleasure shovels and accomodating holes Beings build mental castles To chain targets like goats in […]