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POETRY

UNCANNY ASSOCIATIONS (CRAZY STANZAS)

Legs take crowns to ordered places To taste the grounds of its worship Hearts engine dreams To feel the pulse of success in the end Tongues channel foods to intestines To sip a taste from every bite All the above with pinches of truth Our elders did us in with some wise sayings You lick […]

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I AM FROM

I am from a land whose hair is gold Chin is salt Stomach is petroleum And feet are rocks I am from the heart of the strong II I am from a land boxed by colonialism But with a strength which broke free And stands in the wrestling ring with corruption A country whose women […]

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Meet Oppong Benjamin Clifford, the Civil Engineer and Writer

Our Guest Post for today is Oppong Benjamin Clifford, an engineer and writer. You are welcome to amoafowaa.com. CF: Thank you, dear. I’ve been following the good works you’ve been doing in the literary circles of Ghana. And I give it to you in strong terms of recommendation ever to continue as such. AMOAFOWAA: Thank […]

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POETRY

RAIN YOUR FAVOURS

The sky lies emotionless Far from pates of the helpless Who like dead wood, are visibly drowning in seas of sadness I know your heart bleeds for all your seeds Lord of the earth! Rain your favours! II The earth sits hard in a sky battle Uprooting supporting trees Breaking bones of all fallen Whose […]

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​IF I KNEW I WOULD BURY MY SEED

If I knew I would bury my seed And feel the rot which my happiness bought And rock the cot which cries of cold I wouldn’t have bothered in its plantation II If I knew the ways of death And of its throat Which swallowed more than pythons In a realm where my eyes can’t […]

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​THINGS FALL APART

Worship is in a sea of destruction Being torn apart by most of their sailors’ deceptions Shot by sins which once sat In front of their potent rifles Their congregants scattering For fear of lions of confusions And bugs of distrust II It seems those days are cutting their rope ties From the chariot of […]

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POETRY

ANIMAL TAILS IN HUMAN TROUSERS

(This poem was written in memory of all those who have lost their lives due to defilement, all those who are battling complications, battling stigmatization, battling injustices due to defilement, and rape. You have done nothing wrong, you are just unfortunate souls caught in the traps of the wicked. The wicked who one way or […]

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POETRY

AS I WAIT

As I wait patiently for you Counting the marks on this pleasureless ceiling While lonely canes whip in these dark nights Anytime sleep goes on its rebellious demonstrations Are you thinking of me? II As I walk these days Carrying thoughts of you in dilemmahood As to your existence or nonexistence Chased by flies of […]

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LUCK

​There are flies born on a sugar plantation And like blessed tongues live entirely on the sweet There are eagles born to hens And like accursed birds, live taking instructions from their meals Luck is the stamp of fate II When the wind blows rain water into the sea It does it good Can same […]

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POETRY

TIMELINESS

Weeds in prized plants Mouths of hoes and cutlasses Hunger for your weeded selves Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © October 25, 2017.

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POETRY

ODOMANKOMAH

My breaths are best in your flow My heartbeats are best in your machinations My steps are best in your architecture My will is best in your seal Oh Odomankomah! My redeemer! II You are the river of blood in my veins You are the air of life in my daily keep You are my […]

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​CONSCIENCE TALKS

Stories in high heels Walking on tiled consciences A loud night club in serenes Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia ©October 19, 2017

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​THE CHASE OF THE PAST

There are many with flies from the past Singing in their ears In a chorus of success Blocking out lyrics of routes Driving off trains of talents If only they can find smoke to ward off their flies II There are many being chased by bees of the past Stinging dry their peace of mind […]

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​THIS FEAST OF THE STRONG

On this dining table Sits gluttonous greed Whose hunger, all the food, in quench, unable Connivance knows but stooges for crumbs Forgetting the coming with roaring bellies Whose eyes may never see the feast Forgetting the frail Whose bodies can go nowhere near the monstrous Greed Forgetting the children whose growth Depend on the nutrients […]

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IN MY GENDERFULNESS

There is this air around mine That many of yours claim is fine But to get through most streets there is a whine Of how many legs in us must dine II Our mouths are like toffees in thy eyes Our cheeks look like handkerchiefs in thy sight Our breaths sound like tickling airbags in […]

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​CALL THEM

As hands in drowning wave Do, mouths whose garnished promises flee, call To the destitute save Lest we all fall II As needs outweigh our feeds Do all, in patriotic shed blood, call To drive the spirit which on our minds feeds So our confidence will stand tall III As green spirits are being, from […]

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ASEDA

​ Any comfortable visitor Who fails to thank the landlord Is worse than the worst of sneaking snakes “Otwereduampong!  Ananafo mu Nana! Kokromoti a yensan wo ho mbɔ pɔ” I serve my thanksgiving in the plate of my being II You built these bones as builders use stones You laid these veins as plumbers lay […]

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​FORGET ME NOT

Sitting on the chair-like forget-me-not You promised to keep our love hot To the hearing of the inquisitive air And all nature that is fair I remember the clouds turn up In their darkest colour And sent their rains to record the promise Many months saw not the veil of a year But here I […]

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POETRY

​THE NATION OF LOVE

Citizens are protected Protected by the laws of the land Laws which beat and lock and kill to fill voids How is it that the nation of love has no laws? II When disappointment hovers around its appointments Chaos hides behind its partitions of glitters Pain waits in chambers of the capital of its royalties […]

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​NO BRA DAY

Mobile breasts Marching on breast cancer day Pickaxes of manly tubers ***************************** Locomotive breasts  On horses of varied chests Beautifully nectared flowers on the go ********************************* Heads in weird rhythms Sip from advocacy cups Not sticks of naughty passions Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia ©October 13, 2017

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PERSPECTIVES

​The stance of an eye And its distance Determines the visions thereof Like plants in the different pores of the earth We stand in view of a portion So how can our mouths be in judgement seats Audienced by other eyes and ears In marking right from wrong? II God may appear in different beings […]

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​A MAP FOR PASSIONS (ADULT POETRY)

Stars have their spots When the curtains of daylight fall There, they shine brightest There, they sync well in their work of lighting This body, is like your sky of darkness Take a tour and know the star spots II Your fingers are like combs for a reason Planted hair needs its massaging fertility To […]

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POETRY

SOLILOQUY

How do I find my way? In this jungle of life Where fangs chase on this careless mother earth As claws chase in the indifferent sky? II How do I find my way? When hurtful thorns are ever ready to butcher my skin And have them on their necks as conquerors? Hisses with poisonous spittle […]

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DETERFLY

​The butterfly which sits on the tip of an uneatable leaf In hope of a wind taking it to the flower with a nectar cup Without lifting its healthy wings in direction Is bound to blame its God  For the sluggish crime of itself II The mosquito which sits on a pore for long, Like […]

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​A KITTEN IN THE LION’S SEAT

If historic eyes had seen this future Where a kitten mounts a lion’s seat They sure would have cemented their feet And stopped the clock Before seeing their shadows fall II How can a kitten paw fit into a lion’s? How can a kitten rule over fierce tigers? Golden fishes? Huge elephants? Fearsome crocodiles? Mischievous […]

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​TOOTHLESS DOGISM

Our breaths have been marked Marked for the roars of freshness And the silence thereafter like that of toothless dogs II Our sad songs continue on world stages But why do sympathies sit uninterested Sipping their “serves you right” wines Even as our hurtful passions sync with their instruments? III Could it be the need […]

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​MY FAVOURITE PARTS ON YOU (ADULT POETRY)

I know you are a perfect piece Parts carefully fitted into a whole Just as the sun completes daylight,  You, in this time complete me Love is a vehicle, ridden through the test of time With prompts and bumps and tips and dips Bringing me to my favourite parts of you II Your hands which […]

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​THE GIRL COMING OUT OF THE SHADOW

The dark is a cool place to hide But a cruel place to be Every leg can boot, step on her Every spittle can fall on, bathe her Every phlegm can plaster, plaster her Every urine can shower, shower her Every fecal matter can smear, smear her like disgusting pomade And no sweat can be […]

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​IN A FOOL’S HARDY

Once Kwaku Ananse met a Baboon One who was fetching water with a basket from a river At the feet of a mountain Into a drum at the pate of the mountain Out of pity for an artificial brain tiring a living body He stopped to help He called on the Baboon to use his […]

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​A TEACHER

Every teacher is a potter One who digs the clay of the mind And gives it moisture Amidst pounding and kneading To get the right texture Setting it on the wheel in direction To mould the right item  through heat in finality II Every teacher is a farmer One, who prepares the land of all […]

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​THE POTS CALLED BREASTS

I have known rivers that have run out Their sleeping places weeping on blame of thirst But you in your small spots On varied chests, feed the world From vacant suckers to the teeth full  II Not only do you subdue man Into knowing his forever child-like nature You give women the pride of shape […]