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WOMEN AND POLITICS IN GHANA; PLEASE VOTE FOR ALL COMPETENT WOMEN!

Humans are known to be political animals. The saying did not exclude women from this saying but in Africa, reality speaks volumes of backing the notion that “men are the real political animals”, talking about men, not the Biblical ‘men’ where women are included, just the men in the gender state. It is sad to […]

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEWS

Poets of Our Savannah Interviews Amoafowaa

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Says it straight and makes no bends!

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POETRY

IF RELIGION IMBIBES PATIENCE

There is no baby born with a mark of religion There is no baby born in religious colours Man made religion So sought and still seeks routes to God Many paths can lead to a farm Where they meet, there is no ownership Why do we seek superiority in the face of tolerance? II What […]

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FIDEL THE DICTATOR?

Words are on the field of deliberations From high heads dripping with opinions from perspectives dynamic The question which is like the ball on the field? Was Castro a dictator? II Castro was a dictator! Obama is a hypocrite! Trump is the ish when it comes to the bible’s wish Trump is truthful His eyes […]

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FOR FIDEL CASTRO

Who thought the chased tadpole Would grow to be a toad And outwit all snakes and predators To walk with own legs to the city of death? II Who thought a struggling soul Would be a David to topple a millitary Goliath And open the gate of enlightenment For many whose swords were metal to […]

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THE BIG FALL (For Ohemaa Afia Serwaa Kobi Ampem)

As many leaves fall to pave way for new So do humans fall for space for new Many leaves have fallen in this harmattan Which winds uprooted the strong root Of a great palm Shaking the grounds of the unshakeable Ashanti Kingdom? II Hunger has no bluetooth But the elders say Only a mother feels […]

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TRAVEL TO THE MIND OF MAN

I wish, I wish, I wish! I wish I had a day To travel to the mind of man I would want to explore all his caves To know the wires that touch To electrocute some senses Into forming actions gargantuans To horrify my sisters and I II I’d first love to be a tourist […]

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I AM NOT A SLAVE

I am a product of a nation Which was stung by the bee of slavery That I am But that is centuries ago I was never a slave I acknowledge the pains of my caught brothers and sisters of my ancestors That should not drag me Into caves of self sympathy Wallowing in the dirt […]

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THIS LIBATION

I pour this libation From my free but poor calabash Which knows hunger as a happy sport And not an opposing wrestler To let dreams fall into sleep of all To see fierce and hunting war In chase of ones whose preferences Became their bait of horrid fate II I pour this libation from my […]

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TO THE SAGES

When the sound of the trumpet Is rejected in echo Like a ball thrown to a wall And it finds not the hole and the mouth Which gave it life for the errand It falls into vanishment Like little dust in overflowing gutters Let ears hear the sound of tolerance II When the cock sings […]

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I VOTE GHANA

I have a voice But no matter the loudness of the noise I vote Ghana! II I have a choice But no matter the decision I will rejoice And vote Ghana! III Never will my blood boil To break the pot That hosts my waters of life I vote I vote Ghana IV Never will […]

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A MESSAGE TO THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS AND THE NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY

Ghana is almost sixty years old and any human being at sixty is almost close to his grave. All expectations and achievements have been realised. Only (excuse my language) a fool will bank all his hopes on lottery at sixty. If life is important, our country Ghana is more important because it is the property […]

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AMIDU vrs WOYOME

There is a cloud forming on clouds The sky of red, gold, black star and green Has arms wide opened to mean It can take all the dance on court floor, even the mean And awaits personalities who will fall into shrouds II Amidu holds the reins And just got Woyome as the horse Hoping to […]

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GHANACOAST POLITICAL TSUNAMI

In Ghana, the sun always sets Now elephants, coconut trees The cockerel, the sun All battle to topple the umbrella II Some call it the leaking umbrella Which has been bribed by nature’s delicacies To cancel its safety obligation Some call it the weak emblem Blown in shame by winds of corruption Some call it […]

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THOROUGH ENLIGHTENMENT

When the gods speak into mouthpieces Let the people get their earpieces If the street listens to beats Legs get massaged by the rhythms Who are legs to complain? II Generations die for generations to live A kiss in the dark in some archaic moments Sex on the street in contemporary times Leafs of innocence fall […]

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STEPS TO YOU

On this ground of uncertainty Look my way Hold my hand like a crawling toddler Heal my feet And hold me up II I am but soul on clay I am nought but your weave I am nought but your grateful robot Help me step to you III Where the world flaws Give me holding […]

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WHEN YOU FEEL THE DRIFT

When you feel him drifting Heart races in sad palpitations Fears roll in high doses Pain slices deep in soul But what is a woman to do When his heart drifts? II Pain is the reluctance to chat Harm is the secret of neglect Murder is the hidden other Hiding, and cheating Tactfully dismissing Skillfully […]

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MARKED FOR DOOM

How did this happen? A bull dog winning a battle with a lioness? How did this happen? Trash beats motherly breasts to become a tap of filth? Who will filter this? A demon has penetrated through the gates of peace Will the peace cease? II A massacre of thoughts Marrying chaos like disaster Emphasising pain […]

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AMERICA ON POLLS

A lioness battles a bull dog In a scary, dark and thick fog All name calling like betrayer and a hog Will be flogged and caught in an end clog II A gentle soul begs for thumbs in whole Competing with a monster from a hole Whose drift would be smeared in coal And who would become […]

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IN LOVE’S NEST

The beginning of love Is like the beginning of creation I am sure God’s heart raced As he created it all His joy sat in a celebratory palanquin Developed wings and danced like an all powerful ruler Hailed by satisfaction as a look upon jubilant When all was done Chorus: My ears can imagine his […]

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ELECTORAL COMEDY

Serious basket sent to the stream of ambitions To fetch heads which sync with hands In hardwork to weave the nation Suddenly developed comedic holes Posing pictures of ridicule In a nation whose teeth can’t afford a smile Talk less of laughter II Fishes flawed and thrown out Have majestically managed to catwalk Into the […]

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THE SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE

It is only in the house of politics We find blinding smoke without fire Its finances, like confusing qualitative thesis, lacks mathematics Its words flying with no hands to tame to collate II Tongues of tongues are begged in hire Hands with corrupt cash magnets Get to be called sires Brains with guttered tricks Get […]

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TRAVELLING AIR

Travelling air Uncaring stare Pinches for feeling is all the care Not fair but what is fair When noses murder without prompts Only to be buried in plants? Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2016

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DUST IN OUR EYES

We are our illnesses We, golden children Conceived painfully and graciously By Asaase Yaa, the goddess of nature How can we heal? II Our legs flirt with fine dust of deceit Enthroning it to build mansions In our priced noses Distributing coughs of fear Digging pain of panic Blinding us and Developing weaknesses which deepen […]

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MISUNDERSTOOD

Sigh The infra dig man-cue For flowers of honour Is not part of the deities I worship II Sigh Bombastic preachers Robed in cover of their leeched skin Can’t make me sleep No matter the soothing of their evoking lullabies III Sigh Mouths which work in the dark And mute in light Can never move a […]

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GHANAIAN POETS HOST POETRY FESTIVAL

The Ghana Poetry Festival is set to take place from the 10th – 12th November, 2016. The festival whose first and second editions have nurtured young poets into successes will take place once again; bringing together poets from all regions of Ghana and its suburbs unto one stage. ‘Values for Life’ and the W.E.B. Dubois […]

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TASTE OF LOVE

Pushed by loving winds from my home tree Onto dead leaves I have smelt much unpleasantness Tasted rot Been blown here and there A pawn of the air II I have searched deserts And felt the pelts of sand Barely made it out with visible holes all over A poor little leaf like me I […]