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​TO THE GAY IN THIS RAY

None chastises those who time has dealt a blow As that like dead roots, will be low None blames the Frankenstein monster For attacking its master For that, like a pie in dust, will be disaster Oh deviants of the norm! As the slave of “knowledge prostitution” I say “due” II When the world was […]

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SOCIAMEDIALISM

A new whirlwind blows And its dust shows Not a soul knows That it is a blessed wrap housing many foes But I see its claws through its wings II It is like the god of love’s enemy Unleashing on its host its fiery army Sucking fun from blood to blood dealing Making robotics the […]

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THE WOMAN IN ME

Some say I am a flower A flower with mining nectar A flower which tower When the sun sits on its shining stool And wilts when the sun sets Hey! I am what I say I am! II Some say I am many in one Hair like an oasis which holds current’s pores Eyes like […]

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​HUMAN POWER

We are what we need to be When needs to be, be We are who we need to see When needs to see, see We are our lions and lionesses Hunting this jungle in shadows definitive of us We are soldier ants  Making our own frames walking anthills Creating holes which send invitations To passers […]

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LIFE IN ISEYIN WITH ROYALTY

Arriving at Iseyin  in Oyo State for the Ebedi International Writers Residency was pure bliss. The house was located in a very convenient place. It had a quiet ambience with trees blooming with abundant fruits. Although power supply was nothing that could be compared to my home country, the administration provided a good standby generator […]

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​WHY?

Your sword was glowing pink And you loved to slash with powerful ink I was your link To the seas of your power’s brink Oh Yohanne! Why did your boat so sink? II I used to, like an uncorrupted child, think That you were the perfect drink In that many an ambitious waters of zinc […]

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​ROMANTIC GIGGLES

Screaming pores are appalled By the disco light-like mounds Which tickle in pinch mode Dancing to the whispers of air See the feet of seduction touch the skin of need The sky, today, is not fair II Peacocks hide themselves in their wings Shedding fowl tears of yearning Afraid to be caught by nightingales Eagles […]

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​SOUNDS OF CHILDREN

Little children go to school To learn to use the pen as tool Guns and knives are not so cool In the careless hands of fools II When they count from one to ten They get the happy sound of a pen Which leads them from fools’ den Into the high wise stools of men […]

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​HIDDEN LOVE

Hidden love Planted in a fertile heart Bomb soon to detonate Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia ©July 24, 2017

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​THIS BATTLING SEA

Many voices Roar in this fiery sea Voices of rivers  Whose feet have tasted different sands Voices of rains  Whose bodies have tasted higher heavens Bodies of fluids Whose noses have smelt rotten foods Vomited by covered human gutters Bodies of sweats  Which have explored varied pores Each lamenting like lost pilgrims In the end […]

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​DARE DEVILS

Daring leaves Fingering passing clothes Pluck curse on invitational plate Amoafowaa Sega Cecilia (c) July 23, 2017

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​MURDEROUS DRUMS

Fetch the myth that struck the bamboo And woke the sounds of chaos At a time when sleep is most sweetest In the royal palace “Ama Mpapahene ne fontonfrom retwe kora Wɔ nananom nsamanfo ahenkrom!” II Arrest the mice whose blood lured the teeth of vampires To our Bragoro festival And dug out rich “amoasene” […]

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​A NEW OPENING

As hands of dawn open the rest cage Do consider this queer adage That hands won’t feed if there be no work And like the wisest version of Ananse Build us into a harvesting web II We are hens In worldly dens We are cocks Between some rocks We are comfortable tourists Who are blessed […]

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Barcamp 2017, Tamale

Barcamp Tamale 2017 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of learning, sharing, networking and dialogue on Tamale, Ghana and beyond. It will take place on July 29, 2017 at the  Tamale Sports Stadium. The theme for this year is “Empowering the Youth through Innovation and Professionalism”. About the theme, the […]

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​STRENGTH FOR THRONES

Let the ancestors listen! Listen from their working places Let them listen! Listen in their working gears Is this the vision for which they drained their precious body rivers? Is this the picture they offered their bodies To the human abattoirs like cheap goods for? Is it? Is it! II Ants are now known as […]

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​IRONY OF ODDS

A dove has been bathed into a vulture A sheep transformed into a goat A wall gecko now lives like a cobra Which waters clean the clean into dirt? II A lion is now a cat A tiger living as the dog of a crab That eagle is now a “borla” bird Which airs travel […]

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​5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN’T WATCH KOBINA ANSAH’S TRIBELESS!

From the days of his seasonal stage play, This Family Is Not For Sale, playwright and producer, Kobina Ansah, has flaunted his brilliance when it comes to having good, quality fun on stage. His unique style of writing has carved a niche for him in the theatre industry. No two ways about that.  However, his […]

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​WHEN LOVE’S WHIRLWIND SWEEPS

When love’s whirlwind sweeps It moves fearlessly like a monster looking for keeps Pressing hearts into one until it, one sound, beeps II When love’s whirlwind arrests Every sour taste blends into milk like a newborns’ from breasts Making unfathomable ills honoured crests III When love’s whirlwind stamps Its desired sounds beat no ear-blasting amp’s […]

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​SWORD OF THE MOUTH

Long ago In a happy hollow cave Peace reigned Except for the claps of teeth And the darkness in residence No toe of chaos ever touched its dust Until a soft meat-like towel became resident II Its presence provided inmates With a turning toy Introduced them to fragile bodies and blood And brought angelic sounds […]

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​WHERE ONLY MOUTHS WORK

There is a reason hands hung Legs stand Eyes see Ears hear And mouths talk But in my home  Mouths walk in talk And swing in fling Closing ears like clashing bombs Forcing eyes to shut in disgust II Little things turn typhoons Then tsunamis Covering bigger fishes to sail beneath national seas As small […]

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​A ROPE IN A HOLE FALL

Once a vibrant bird fell Its pain and sadness was like hell Its chirps could pierce a tortoise’s shell But none threw even a healing gel II Its broken wings begun to swell And watching birds begun to sell Its sad state was the definite sell As many mimicked its sad sad yell III Rumours […]

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​LOVING YOU (STYLED SONNET)

Do not grovel even in a hovel For each of our remains will taste the dig of a shovel Idolize your mirror reflections Even when you face constant rejections For you are a soul in a body And a spirit not at all shoddy You are like a myth in passing But a warrior on […]

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​THE SMOKE WORSHIP

I thought only noses of the earth Drugged deep by rats and mice Caused hunters to rear smoke  To sneeze out deli-meats Little did I know some heads are rat holes Hoarding abominants  So owners light their mouths To sneeze their fall II How heads have turned “muchia”  To cook brains into highness Bleach mouths […]

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INNOCENT PRISONER (CRAZY STANZAS)

Our elders ask  Only one saw so who is the witness?  I am a victim of circumstance One caught like an innocent antelope In an unknown hunter’s trap One set in a cage meant for an unknown One substituted by chance with a lucky being Protected well by a worldly antagonist whose apparel fits me […]

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​NKONTOMIRE VRS SARDINE

The clock of change ticks Transforming in shockaholics  Yet many feed after thorny pricks In places whose geography elude mapachronics Living healthily by the green waters of kontomire As others blinkardly gobble dead fishes in oily rivers II Gone are the days when elderly buttocks Filled seats before their young Gone are the days when […]

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​CHURCH PALAVA

They say he who fetches water Breaks the pot So he who goes to sit under Odomankomah’s umbrella Enjoys the shade under torrential rains And is able to dodge the scorching sun But did I fall into an army of hungry ants Bathed with sugar? I went to the temple To listen to the gospel […]