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​THE REFLECTING WAKE

I saw your birth And I feel your dying heartbeat You are a babe who came with the birth of many ambitions And like all babies, you had your needy conditions II The footsteps of time has seen many changes From many ranges Plucking down hopes like ripe oranges And hanging hopes like fake bells […]

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Ashawo Diaries (Tales of Adwoa Attaa) Chapter 20

Honey digs out unknown palates from the land, air and sometimes water. Some river fishes are only seen when baits are casted. I was shocked at the number of people lined up at the office which was recruiting people for odd jobs abroad. I heard from other people there that some people came to sleep […]

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​THIS SCAR OF MINE

I am like a peacock Feathery in coloured beauty All eyes see is the pride that hides my painful ride All mouths rap are rumours in parcelled fancy About my stretches which naught fetches for their eyes Most ears love the sound of my wrong in the spit of a tongue None sees the scar […]

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​ROYAL SALY

The ocean blankets your very warmth The trees serves the gentle air on plates of satisfaction The flowers wave in beautification Giving smiles like that of a gentle sun Even the thatch whistles your modesty in luxurious melodies In a realm where breathing in and out is a Messiah’s gift Who dares to breastfeed sadness […]

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​CHRIST IS BORN

(Merry Christmas to all! Have the best of the season) We wake with will of a win Cling to the song of Christ’s birth Flinging all that carries burdens in a bin His birth signifies sin’s death Oh Hallelujah, the king is born! II We whistle with warmth wherever Knowing our lows will never flow […]

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​ON ACCIDENTINOLOGY (CRAZY STANZAS)

Many minds have different layers of thoughts Superstition leading their mental institutions Abena, I believe in human fallibilities We are mostly like stubborn goats Pushing to the very places whose whips Still lick their mouths From the burst skin they plucked from our bodies Why? II Some drivers have turned fishes in alcoholic seas Driving […]

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​CROWERS AND PECKERS

When the crowers of today turn peckers at dawn Feasting on feeds of hens and chicks While time walks without turning back Their future in saucepans of history will be painful As the only spices on their bodies would be pepper of frustration Ginger of hurts Salt of under development Tears of penury And cubes […]

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​LET YOUR KINDNESS WALK

Let, let your kindness walk In sneakers on these slippery tiles of need Let, let your kindness walk In knighthood in this festival to feed Let, let your kindness walk Like Santas who give to goodness lead Let, let your love walk the talk of giving II There are bodies living in nakedness Walking in […]

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​CUNNING SMILES

Eno Bowaa, Akusua Duku, Ama Afarewaa eeei! Kofi Amoabeng, Opare Kusi, Agya Obuo eeei! When the sun travels east in settlement each day My thanksgiving becomes as tall as fading shadows For your smiling teeth which held daggers in the dark And worked on a battle with my back II Is it fair? Is it […]

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​HONOUR THIS PRAYER

You know the spine of every palm frond Holds it firmly  Even in the slaps and blows of the wind You know a seed holds the future of its fruit You know divinations of norms Twist paths of stories I am on this drive which the winds of life turn Abrempong mu Obrempong Lead my […]

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THE UNFORTUNATE CITIZEN

These eyes still have their seals Primitive living Oblivious of a world on wheels A cup for mouths and animals Like Abels in a Jesus world They live laughing in loving misery II I have seen anuses feeding their soil At the full glare of many As flies chorus the pushing I have seen the […]

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Ashawo Diaries (Tales of Adwoa Attaa) Chapter 16

Juicy mangoes peeled in its attractive fibres will never fail to attract flies. Curiosity, we know, is mostly a trap but which cat can suppress it? The Basic Examination Certificate Examination (BECE) was a day away. Ntwanu had registered me with Jalatu Junior High School. I attended few of their classes but never felt comfortable […]

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SEARCHING 

​ Many a steps are forced by need Many a man’s need suffereth from greed One’s seen need is another’s goldmine I am that hen Looking for the feet of the mythical hawk Stepping on the wellbeing of my chick II All many eyes see Is the flower with different colours Standing tall in the […]

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Ashawo Diaries (Tales of Adwoa Attaa) Chapter 15

​It takes steady legs and a determined heart to climb the ladder of success. Since the world felt powerful associating with already made personalities, each day served me a plate of zeal to change my life for the better. Aunt Aba bought back my fabrics at a good price and I decided to work less […]

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KICK NO FALLEN

The fallen is like an egg You kick with an intent of destruction Variety in lacking, is perfection of His creation So let your feet be kind II Consider the legless and help the hopping Consider the struggling and help the ill Consider the suffering and bless the helpless Please let your feet be kind […]

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​FOR LOVE AND COUNTRY

No grass-cutter will ever use Its own hands to light a fire In a grass hole which houses its muse Or its own loving empire So why abuse your living space? II We are all sailing to leave to here gift Like leaves on a running river To those who we sift Into this world […]

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​DISABILITY: A DIFERENT FORM OF ABILITY

None knows how seeds form None knows how they’ll turn up Only Onyankopong Otwereduampong knows So let your tongue be with no meanness Let your eyes marry your mind in learning That disability is a different form of ability II Every womb loves its proceeds None is special than the other It transcends boundaries Class […]