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The Peppering Reality

They claim if a woman buys a gun, it is kept in the room of a man. Nonsensical nonsense! I feel the men who lived in those times and still exist in the now need refurbishment of brains in order to see where their “waatonkyene” vehicle is now parked to gift them a clear vision […]

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​DAWN MUSINGS

If passion’s flicker did take liquor And whispered these many trials That hang on every life’s tree To flower into fruition To be plucked or pecked, fall or rot Only to reach a cut, break or an uproot Many swim fighters might have failed in competition Intentionally II Yet a real excitement Like curiosity, hanging […]

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WHEN NEED CHASES

I live With the body of a lioness But walk At the pace of a snail The earth; a cruel boiling The air; a slapping heat On this road, are monstrous feet And on the sky’s face, is an annoying grin Even the dark seems dangerous As legs with no intent join targeting ones in […]

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THE VALENTINE’S DAY BROUHAHA

“You call this a gift? To think I thought you sensitive and thoughtful!” Afiba gathers her strapless mermaid-like red and white gown from the floor to get it away from her red stiletto heels in readiness to leave Ato’s room and probably his life. Ato holds on to her, locks his door, takes out the […]

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ON THIS DAY OF LOVE

Varied colours of bees, birds and flowers Will dance under Cupid’s showers With soaps of gifts in parcels of hearts Many in heels on tiles of public stages In fantasies of crumbling perfect sheets In the arms of secrecy Others in sneakers of dignity  On woolen carpeted back staged floors Hoping their hearts’ arrows  Will […]

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PRETEND ON

Flow with the snow and alienate your rain Giggle in shivers of winter and act coy with thy harmattan Mate summer and pretend its sun is all you’ve seen You melaninos pretending to be dark albinos In strange strange spheres II You are they who hold erasers of the past Cleaning  footsteps as they go […]

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​EBONY DRAINS BUT STILL REIGNS

This morning tastes sour Making the sun frown at its bitter luck In throats are melodies which water sores of heartbreaks A blooming voice has muted  Pressed by deaths wicked fingers How I wish death’s father lived in the physical For her soul to date in his hate II The sensuous figure that worked so […]

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POSITIVE VIBES

A flower of smiles In a hand so warm A massaging sun waving from miles In a sky of no harm Greets your morning from the land of my mind II The land of my mind In which I farm happiness in weeds of strife Throwing stumps and thorns into dungeons of past’s behind Carving […]

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​THAT CHAOTIC FUTURE

I can see a time standing far up on a future top With a sea-like feet sweeping this shop Acting like a white elephant cop Watching as beings intensely flop  And animals, their tamed rights hop II There, I saw a wolf publicly loving a being All fangs and claws in daylight are seen All […]

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​THE LAW’S UNFAIR AXE

“Case number 566/7 The state vrs Akosua Twumasi.” The clerk called out. Many people started hurling abuses at her until the clerk shouted “Order in Court!” as the gavel of the judge pounded loudly on his desk. I just looked at the weak and feeble woman in handcuffs who was being pushed into the witness […]

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TRAITS OF A LEADER

​ A knot needs fingers to be Just as groups need a head for sanity As the earth looks upon the sky And the sky cries and shines upon the earth in fertility So must the relations between a leader and the led The leader built by positive sides of great animals II A leader […]

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​CHILD OF MINE

Baby mine Do not, for the attention of these storms pay a dime Life in suns and rains rhyme So let’s let these storms, their time chime You beautiful sun of mine II You were picked from the world of passion With wishes of building for you a happy nation Breaking backs to give you […]