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​ON THE EVE OF YOUR WORSHIP

You have cut the ribbon of shyness From our very eyes All contours leading to remorse Have been made comfortable From the slippery slope it was Why? Because sins grow into norms with time And you are the programmer of the dramatic brain Which engines us II I wonder if you peep through the anus […]

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​WHEN DAYLIGHT SLEEPS (Adult Poetry, 18+)

When daylight sleeps Prepare your foot to heed to the call of my beads For surely You must dance in my wet ground Whose rains began at the first tear of dawn II Mow your lawn And clean your gun Load it to perfection There sure must be a fat game of pleasure At the […]

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GRAINS OF BREATH

Bouncing conflicts Dancing frustrations Fishnets of successes and failures Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia  © Nov. 24, 2017

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GAOL

When chains police beings In hollow caves of innocence At the audience of  culprits Who like sheep giggle with eyes of a lionesses Fate sits on a slate of unfairness! II Sounds of feet with rifles! Sounds of breaths with struggles! Sounds of deaths which plant fear Watered by self mourning! Sounds of freedom of […]

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​BEST TO DO NAUGHT

Let the hen dance in the midst of hawks To the appeal of the vast sky Its bones would never fail to lie naked Before their beaks So sometimes, it’s best to do nothing II Let the snail run as fast as the rabbit of its fantasy In the angry survival of the hippopotamus It […]

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​THE SICK’S ATTENDANT

Many a pain holds no stamp on bodies Many a pain stems from sight and hearing Many a pain give no pleasure gain So place no insensitivity on this anger This anger you feel towards you II Every pain in your being plants my insanity Every stain on your life My very frustration Watching death […]

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ESCAPE FROM HARARE by Hon. Prof. Kwesi Yankah

Harare, Zimbabwe. Driving through any city is a joy, particularly if you are not the driver. That way you transfer unto the driver all your high blood pressure, and relax to observe in good detail the ridges and valleys, and the contours of all you survey: passers-by with mini bags tucked in armpits; neatly dressed […]

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CHANT ME INTO DISPOSSESSION (Crazy Stanzas)

Chant me into dispossession Ye who held my navel And crossed to the shores of earth As my voodoo watched your fragile steps With no evil stone cast II Chant me into dispossession Ye who fed through the clays of my pot In the dirty dust you now so abhor Deliver me from the spirit […]

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Ashawo Diaries (Tales of Adwoa Attaa) Chapter 10

“HEARING THE SUN SING” I have seen many a moon Wrestling suns as I acted their baboon I have craved for many a dark cocoon But here I watch the sun and swoon As it sings “didn’t I tell you it will be soon?” Yes you did, and it is not even my life’s noon” […]

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BEAUTIFUL

Whispers of the air Majestic walks of the sun A sign of life’s ticket Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © 17th Nov. 2017

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​GHANA SUCKLEMENTS

When the same breast nurses many mouths  From stomachs of greed and or promises Milk evaporates and calls for the blood of the mother Showcasing paleness of her body Awo Yaa! May this portion of yours change for the better! II This building which has seen the palms of many masons And still suffers from […]

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​COME BACK

Videos keep playing Where you shyly, with roses In sweat, called Holy Moses  In proposing II How a perfect vehicle Zoomed into a thorny bush And saw itself in an empty desert Has opened my sky of tears III The video of you playing horse In the shore of peace Me, playing sheep In the […]

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​PROPHESY TO ZIMBABWE

Dust for powdered pepper Or powdered pepper for dust? Which blows now with the air of Mugabe In the Zim Nation? I see chicken to hawk, hawk to eagle In a devilish transition II Destruction sure needs some action From any faction with an apt reaction But the leg of time shortens celebration And or […]

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​HAUNTING A GIGOLO

Since age knocked its understanding tag In my infantile brain I was given a telescope Whose only visions were of the past A telescope which killed the zeal of laughter Planting in its stead a vile rage for revenge Watered by society’s hails at my target And its many chains of laws for my kind […]

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NHYIRA

Day has broken from the clutches of darkness Aiding eyes, like a pathfinder To see all in clarity If breath stands at post And health is on wealth’s coast I say “anyame mu Nyame” Nhyira nka wo din! II I can see hens leading their chicks And cocks looking for stocks Through the warning of […]

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​GETTING USED TO

Let mouths allow eyes to roll Instead of calling sounds in heels To defile lung’s peaceful siesta What is “ayoo” today Might have been “bue!” yesterday But will be “ahaaa!” tomorrow Harvesting ovations on all stages II New things raise brows Coming with scares which snake into veins like poison But when they simmer Minds […]

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BE MOTIVATED

Present winds cuddling sands Current stars in time’s vehicle Into past destinations Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © November 9, 2017

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​LEST WE FORGET

There is a volcano of needs Needs which fill not the belly of satisfaction Instead dig bottomless needs  Which gobble time needed to look Look to love Love to smile Smile to laugh Laugh to live Live to write memories on our beloveds’ minds Spank our senses Lest we forget our paths Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia […]

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PAUSE TO THINK

We  Carry burdens like abused porters Forgetting the immobile end Which for few moments trends Only to turn garnish on memories of the past II We  Cloud our emotions to rain our eyes to drain Forgetting life’s refrain is transiency Gathering rubbish which may outlast our taunting gibberish III We Sit with thoughts that over […]

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CHANGE THE SCRIPT

The gate of another day opens With varied happenings written in the future slate of fate Like a marathon, we run with enthusiasm Hoping our baton would reach our target But if we hurt ourselves Or have our breaths arrested by tiredness You who writes it all Change the script to fit our emotions! II […]

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​DANCING ON STARS

I bless that day When a whirlwind swept me from serenity into doom Only to be rescued by your light Like a Samaritan Knight from hell’s pot II I bless the day When words meekly walked with shaking legs Out from the private street of your tongue To plead for a table in my heart’s […]

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POVERTY

CONSOLATION

​ Tongues taste to determine Hands touch to feel Legs walk with destination marks And so it is that life does rock II The painful part of mortality Is losing one whose feet never touched life’s dock The saddest part of motherhood Is imagining memories that never hatched The saddest part of parenting Is wishing […]

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IN THE HEART OF TRUTH

In the heart of truth lies an ocean of despair Flanked by trees of fear For the rejection of abnormal normalcy In a sea of friendship II In the heart of truth stands a tent of loneliness Where each greedy finger points like a gun With intentions that can form spiritual bullets To kill the […]