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​IN YOUR GARDEN

In your scented garden  You left many flowers Maybe for your precious lavenders Maybe to heal foul scents Maybe to sooth the thirst of precious birds in their prime Maybe to multiply and beautify the land But the harvesters of scents have been harvesting the nectar Before they blossom to bless the temples of noses […]

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​WHAT IT MEANS TO BE MY FRIEND (CRAZY STANZAS)

What does it mean to be my friend? Is it the whispering rumouring  Like naughty airs being tossed by blocking walls? Or the sharing of secrets Which are kept in our brainy books of memories? Or even the taste of our handkerchiefs At the sips of our overflowing eyes In the heat of sadness? What […]

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​THE MASK OF CLASS

This class mask Is it not a daunting task? This heat of a task Does it have a dawn and a dusk? Even chameleons tire of stealing reflections So why model your deflections? II I see a whore in clothes of virgins An unscrupulous you modelling pious clothes Why is a pedophile rocking a priestly […]

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​A MOTHER’S SPECTACLES

​A mother’s spectacles Is like a fairy oracle Her love, making her a congregant in her children’s tabernacle In them is her miracles So in their diabolicals, she gets no logicals Even their unfunny jokes act comical On a stage most find horrible Oh her love is so adorable! II Who forgets the stretch of […]

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​LIKE WATER

Kokrokooooo! Gather all ye unhappy hens From the coops of your watching owners Gather, ye who need chicks to follow their cocks Come all ye aggrieved Water has lessons to show II It tastes heavens and licks the earth It knows the hearts of mountains and The feet of the earth It convenes to carry […]

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​WHICH IS THE RIGHT WAY

Which is the right way? The rough route with sharp stones The smooth route with the slippery oil? Or the cool road built with a painful patience? II Which is the right way? Rebellion to conquer slavery Battle to kill desires Or dialogue to smoothen seams? Which is the right way? Which is the right […]

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YOUR MAGNANIMITY

Lord God Your fallibility tool in the living Is a great disservice to you Yet magnanimity is one of your gracious parts You sure are the only thumb Without whom no rope can be tied The I am that none is Jehovah! II The crow of a cock in the day Might be complaints but […]

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​COMMON SENSE

The beginning of bad thoughts Marked the end of harmless nakedness That I know II The beginning of birth Birthed the beginning of death That too I know III The beginning of want Dug the endlessness of need Well, took a while to harvest that on the tree of thought IV Greed is sometimes a […]

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​RIVERS IN SEAS

When rivers stood in their dreams They forgot of days they acted as streams And tasted filth, felt the sharp teeth of stones And travelled miles in the lone They, now in pride, bloat As they on top of seas float Blocking streams and rivers Who in need of strength shiver in quivers Forgetting tsunamis […]

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FOREIGN SOAPS KILLING LOCAL CONTENT

The fascination of Ghanaians in watching the Mexican, South Korean, and Indian soaps has gone from ridiculous to worry. It is laughable to see a country once colonised, in the process of development, and still bemoaning the loss of most of our cultural values sink so low, aided and abetted by the media which has […]

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​AHWENE PA

Improper waist beads Shouting in least bumping Your thread tears in fears of tear Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © September 12, 2017

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​GOD ON HIS THRONE

We are like trees Problems are like our earth Each can’t be If the earth refuses entry Roots are like our will Meandering through sand Around rocks On worms and running rats Hunting water and food II We know God is at post His all seeing eyes watching his little garden Knowing the roots making […]

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​WORLD OF WAR (Crazy Stanzas)

I know not much I am no Methuselah as such But I do know whatever war touches Does with chaos marches II Like monsters of the night, hurtful words hold no soothing balm In their flight to the land of any mind Like terrorists on their site, bullets have no hearts, hands or eyes To […]

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​SCARED OF LONELINESS

There are many roots beneath a single tree Yet it needs many others to break winds There are many brooms running and breaking free But their strength in numbers, all fear rescinds II Sometimes, even fecal worms, do space need Sometimes, even water, do drops be But a sea stands  more chance of waving at […]

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OBLIVION

​ One day The mist of this pain will blur As the reality of this living clears Minds will think of me as a cloud Which fell in a moment to give the thirsty rain Not as a thirsty whose tears quenched the dryness in other throats Under the drought of helplessness II One day […]

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IN CELEBRATION OF EID

In celebration is the key Of seeing you and I as we And learning to in harmony be Like a mighty flock of bees II In solemn prayers is the need To all intimidatory sins, like bothering weeds, weed Making sure all mouths feed Giving respect to all living seeds III We are a living […]