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WHERE AMERICA BLEEDS

A step forward Ten steps lost What time has been slow to wash Now sit in filth Filth worse than it had seen Being fanned by flies Oh knives of division cuts through humanity And like a melting cake It gives way to wailing wishes Guarded by suppressing bombs II Tales are told upon tales […]

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SINKING LOW

We have crossed the river The river which made us shiver Keeping us on safe ground All around II We have bossed We have bossed the bosses who consciences checked Regarding none that crossed Now chaos,  like clouds, wreck into worst wreckedness III Cockroaches now fly in daylight like birds Flies now rule like eagles […]

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BE MY SHIELD

As many, their cutlasses wield Like monsters on a game field Please Lord, don’t let my spirit yield Be my capable shield II I know I am not fast My legs, in run, will not in this race last Not with enemy soldiers at vantage points on a land so vast Help me see this […]

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RULING WEATHER

The sky sees many monarchs Those whose sadness floods the earth Giving life to most and taking some Those whose happiness burns the earth Warming most, drying fractions and killing some Those whose air barber trees Burning weeds And aiding and abetting fires The sky really sees many monarchs II Amazing how all weathers have […]

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WHEN TROUBLES CALL

Mouths of challenges smile mischievously Even when their hurricanes dance With beasts of chaos Brother of mine Walk through its fires And be its king II Words which walk through the taunting mouths if troubles Can scatter brains as the mad scatters in insanity Brave hearts allow the noise Knowing blessed breezes are on the […]

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THE CROSS OF LOSS

Shame is the first act which chases As the heart, in pain races Soldier words in mouths take bases Dead flowers of horrid laughter in ridicule vases Such is the cross of loss Turning a crown into a horse With a foe as its boss III A crowd gives worship of pain Darkness tries to […]

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WHAT BEAUTIFIES THE TONGUE

There are many dialects tongues drive In this realm called earth Their beauty; to lie on their own fields Being dribbled like a ball with Abedi on a smooth park Time is confusing tongues Mixing strange ones with the authentic Soiling what once was pure and untainted “Mere di Sandwich” You will hear the Fanti […]

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POETRY

WORSHIP AN IDOL

I am that I am And all that I will ever be The servant murdered into birth in seconds Feeder of the body in locomotive spheres Contributor to every living’s well being I have my gentle side My exploring side And my fearful side No farmer farms into famine So I whirl in play and […]

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BECAUSE OF LOVE

I have a heart Whose magnetic eyes see it all From the sighs to wishes from afar Right up to fantasies I can never fulfill But I stay rooted Because of love II I have a mind which murders all And bisect to disect every detail From my traditional thoughts To my bold stance And […]

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CLOSED EYES

Closed eyes see best But suffer mistrust and fear Closed eyes feel best But no matter its painful tear It matters not to the open rest II The elders say Children can climb the tallest trees And will never be able to see the needed Wrinkled old men sit behind closed doors With closed eyes […]

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEWS

Know the Man Behind the Savannah Camera: Mr. Abdul Washeed

Our guest post for today is a cameraman, a cinematographer, video editor and a film maker. He is what I call “all round in the film field”. He is a gentleman, a hard worker and has marked his name on many grounds. He is none other than Mr. Abdul Washeed. For the convenience of this […]

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NOISE OVER NAUGHT

Wool travels through a tree In a pod which explodes to throw it out Lucky hands gather to refine Piece upon a piece into many elegant things Who is a bird to blame hands When it feeds on fruits Stays on trees and Paint its surrounding with its rear vomiting? II A hole can be […]

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A QUESTION LIKE AN ANTHEM

There are rots Cradling our cots Killing our lot Having us bought II There are filth Even in quilts Causing us to wilt Amidst all spilt III What dies today? Breaths are taken The world is shaken Most are awake And can change bake But what dies from our rots? What dies from our filth? […]

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IN THIS SEA

It is funny Very funny how fishes muddy Toy with Waste The water in which they live II They create their storms And shake their grounds They reject the right rains And dig for tsunamis They heat their waters But stay therein Is there a thought to point that out? III Oh big fishes! Digging […]

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THESE CROSSROADS

I was born with nothing No fangs No claws To talk of clothes and rings and slings to cling Look at me now Looking at these crossroads II I was born like mixed flour So light Does the sun boil me like heat Which fans the buttocks of pots As air stirs my content to […]

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A NEW SUN (CRAZY STANZAS)

Dawn is clearing the path of the new sun After filling the hole of the old Its tears are of hope and despair Could the new be a replica of the old? II The old sun died with time The earth pulling on it the cover of darkness Pushing it to set prematurely Aided by […]

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BRIDE AND BURDENS

On egos ride Sits pride which is cautioned to hide Like two in one in a stride The groom rides the bride The bride feels dry even on the side II Cleaning to gleaning A leg on a leg Washing to cooking Newspaper blessing eyes Sweeping and weeping Eyes glued on women’s butts parading on […]

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WEARY FEET

It sheds its skin of years When time travels from J to D Like the proverbial snake who sheds, marks And never looks back Each spot remains on the shed As the new skin makes its history into shedding I am like the year which acts like the snake II He who builds mud on […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

For all that is fair All that we share All that life makes us bear I hope for you strength to dare Even when storms of life glare Hoping for you speed of the hare To go through and success pair This New Year and beyond Happy New Year to all followers of amoafowaa.com. Thank […]