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TAKING OFF THESE CLOTHES

I cry for you You whose time was set before birth Shaped by fixed days Rounded by a set of months II As your seconds tick into your minutes I know your heart sinks As you fall into the arms of history But do take these These flawed claws Which have arrested our fingernails And […]

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REWIRING

They imagine Christmas in snow When our feet greet the dust of harmattan As morning cold bites into skin II They imagine a pot-bellied-red-apparelled-man-myth With goodies for children In this drop of cold and heat Blackmailing children into submission for a short while Preparing them for rebellion after years of disappointments III They imagine a […]

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The Making Of Orgiastic Cyprian by Oppong Clifford Benjamin

Episode III The Making Of Orgiastic Cyprian is an episodic fiction by Oppong Clifford Benjamin which focuses on educating its readers on the sacredness of sex and how the pleasurable act can be a divine form of prayer between a creature and his creator. The story centres on a mysterious sect of young women between […]

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​Sebiticals Chapter 31: The Biegyanisation of Sikaman — Nana A Damoah

In the fourth year after the old Odekuro Asomdwehene Obenefo Yohani Atta Nikanika died, there arose three men from the land of Montie who came shouting in the wilderness: “Make way for the Son of Drahama, Odekuro Okasafo Yohani Mahani Nikaboka, he who has been anointed to rule in the affairs of the land with […] […]

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WHITE HANDKERCHIEFS REJOICE

(This post is to wish all Christian followers of amoafowaa.com a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. You have been there always, reading, following, encouraging, correcting, liking, commenting and sharing. May God continue to bless us all. Enjoy…) There are infant tears Which like handkerchiefs, will wipe our fears A holy mother, a […]

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KNOW THE HERODS

A story told millions of zillions of times An occasion whose infectious smile Blesses the lips of all celebrants One baby cried for the jubilations of the heavens And the knowing on earth years and years back Still, Herod hated his herald of high hierarchy in heaven Hunting him in his zone II A celebration […]

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WHERE SHED BLOOD WEEPS

There are walls around a nation A nation fought for with priceless blood A nation whose beauty, like mud fish in muddy water, Hides in walls too high in ugliness Walls of corruption Walls of deception Walls of greed Walls of power-drunkenness Walls of ridiculous stunts Walls of begging Walls of tribalism Walls of labeling […]

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WORDS

Like water They seep through rocks of hearts Engraving themselves as reference sources Marking themselves beside their makers II Words… So powerful that elders analogise Their retraction to spittle thrown into gutters Which have seen no cleaning for decades Branding royals servants of poor tongues Pushing crowns from heads cemented by fate III Words… Ordinary […]

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THE MAKING OF ORGIASTIC CYPRIAN by OPPONG BENJAMIN CLIFFORD (EPISODE II)

The Making Of Orgiastic Cyprian is an episodic fiction by Oppong Clifford Benjamin which focuses on educating its readers on the sacredness of sex and how the pleasurable act can be a divine form of prayer between a creature and his creator. The story centres on a mysterious sect of young women between the ages […]

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DEFINITIONS

When Christ was born Riches were myrrh,  incense and gold Kings and farmers owned them most Poverty was hunger With no discrimination for food Times have traveled Elevating riches to much of infinity Upgrading poverty to little from none Let the scribes note II When Christ was born None sought gifts but him Fists owned […]

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WHEN HISTORY GNAWS

We remember the claws of yesterday After feeling the smooching of palms today A new dawn easily sheds its night And falls into nothingness If it records no history And acts like a boring copycat Yes, believe it or not History has teeth which bite through memories II Whichever crown graces your head On the […]

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I BE BUSH WOMAN?

Dem say sukuu be all Woman no be kitchen maid Woman be queen wey need worship I see say I be stupid for dis world II I get respect I cook for my big man to chop He no tink say I go poison am Im dey trust im life for my hands If dat […]

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WHAT AM I?

I sit in comfort on my bed With head carrying fires of hell What could I possibly be to you? A fling in a sling on a swing? II I think with my heart Which beats like bass in a loose speaker I hurt like a bird with broken wings I can fly to no […]

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BLESS ME WITH SEED (For those in need of blessings of the womb)

There is a farm hidden in me Although sunlight feels not its land And air pumps through thin tubes As rain never get to muddy its ground It is fertile enough to grow II Bless my land with a perfect seed Help it blend in rot to live Help it grow as seed to show […]

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A PLEA FOR ALL

Dawn is opening morning’s doors Freeing beings like birds to fly Look keenly and see the lie As some with feathers tower above legs II Birds are known to fly to seek Food they peck with oh their beaks Crippling birds do seem so weak With their dangers so in chase But what of the blind […]

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SHORT STORIES

The Making Of Orgiastic Cyprian by Oppong Clifford Benjamin

The Making Of Orgiastic Cyprian is an episodic fiction by Oppong Clifford Benjamin which focuses on educating its readers on the sacredness of sex and how the pleasurable act can be a divine form of prayer between a creature and his creator. The story centres on a mysterious sect of young women between the ages […]

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ALL TOGETHER ONE

After angst and jubilation have gone to roost In an opposing clash which selections boost What is there but a sea with no boat Calling all eyes; with hurt and gloat To look past emotions and rise to a challenge II All in laughter show their teeth All in outcries show their teeth What is the […]

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THIS WELCOME PARTY (FOR NANA ADDO)

Same winds can blow north, south, east and west As the food Coveted by many embark on a journey to build us all Through your able self Build with the protein of togetherness Fill with the carbohydrate of wisdom Heal with the vitamin C of hard work Through the watchful eyes of vitamin A Never forgetting […]

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Ghana Elections 2016: Patience; a Virtue

For a country whose hallmark is peace, it is sickening to see the manner in which the two major political parties are conducting themselves barely a day after elections. The impatience, the “taunts in call” which receives immediate response, the declaration of “leads” and “winnings”, the pain of watching as supporters’ temperament rise in tension puts […]

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HEARTS ON FIRE

Heads vary in many competitive phases But are same in unknown endings Like fire, their hearts heat to shrink Like ice, their heads freeze to explode Little noise makes them jump Ah! Obi ne stomach! Wim wim wim! II Who will climb the golden stool? Who will fall at the feet of defeat? Who will […]

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WRITECRISM

Who but the ink Bleeds to cleanse? Who but the pencil fearlessly scribbles to right? Who but the pen honours the befitting? Writecrism What feat have you achieved? II Fie on all inks Who write to praise the unright Fie on all pencils who lick boots like stooges Fie on all pens who worship societal […]