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Ashawo Diaries (Tales of Adwoa Attaa) Chapter 30 (18+)

He gave him our price and he paid like a natural mutual understanding between them. Alejandro pushed me out and into the waiting vehicle. We headed off obviously to my house and I was baffled at his calm demeanour. I wanted the corpse to be properly buried in the least to lay the poor girl […]

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BE LET TO GROW (AGAINST CHILD MARRIAGES)

There are many fruits which fail to mature On their mother trees Mama, I don’t want to be one of such fruit I need to be sheltered when storms break Need to be covered when the rains come in Need to be pampered when good air visits And to feel the matured company When the […]

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JERKS OF HEARTBREAK

There are clawed fingers Which scratches the core of the heart of loving souls Plucking out happiness and planting sadness Leaving the future bleak and eyes red II They come in their horrid varieties Slow or aggressive And take over the senses in helpless lenses Take over muscles in fearful pulls Take over shame with […]

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EBONY GOES HOME

Daring was her nature Beautiful was her stature Much talent was hosted in her bubbly frame The head of youth popping out of her character at every juncture Defying norms and soothing ears Representing her in the past tense makes me tense Yet a greater hand has beckoned Who is this mouth to ask why? […]

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THIS FACE WE BOOK

This Face we book Has many pages to flip Beautiful pictures to look Opened relationships to zip Different recipes to cook Vulnerable seams of souls to rip Many addictions to hook Many tears to in sympathy drip II In its town, many a secret sit naked Many a bomb lie unclothed Many a lonely heart […]

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THE STOREY OF YOU (FOR WORLD POETRY DAY)

I came to you straight from life’s hellish oven With a soul brutalised and so very grief shaken I came to you like a tired lamb With my neck in offering On feet so rebellious because of needs and pain’s whips You held me, soothed me, and magically mended my callouses Like a gentle ice […]

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WOMEN ARISE (For International Women’s Day)

There is a reason beauty was given to most flowers Along with their fragile nature and protective thorns There is a reason they are nectared to feed many beaks and winged livers Amidst the storms, rains and suns And through their bruises, beheading and rots I wish the creator spells it out II There sure […]

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STAKES (FOR GHANA’S 2018 INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION)

There has been a crawling baton Since Nkrumah’s power run In leading change Still, we live through the smiles of moderation In the ills of corrupt adorations Gunning for greed in place of fertile seeds Hating on whistleblowers in place of their hailing Accepting crumbs for much sums Never calculating the future’s profits in kind […]