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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 12

“Even the gods are discriminatory. One needs wealth, a good family, extreme talent or fame to be well treated by them. Poverty is definitely the worse plaque a human can have” Boadu stood looking through the window pouring his melancholic words as Nyamekye sat listening. She was broken hearted hearing his words and knowing his […]

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Female Role Models: Essoyomèwè Adamagnon

Essoyomèwè ADAMAGNON is youth motivator, moral and civic trainer. She has over 4 years of experience in social leadership. She is committed to quality and accessible education in Togo. She volunteered within the past two years in social and community development to help her community out of its societal issues. Essoyomèwè holds a Bachelor Degree […]

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JUBILATING SADNESS

Oh you tears Feeling like streams Because sadness feeds your source On this heavy pillow Think again Even your feeder tires in abusing II A sun will shine To dry you out Even rains from skies have their exits So be not prideful Your today can be erased by a happiness tomorrow Your stains can […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 11

Apemso laid like the regal kingdom it was, beautiful to outsiders, haunting to weak kingdoms, served by kingdoms it had conquered. Many village folks outside Apemso thronged to the capital city in search of greener pastures, leaving their hometowns to the aged, few drunkards and children. It was only during festivals that travellers went back […]

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Male Role Models: Abdul Sorie Koroma

Abdul Sorie Koroma is a social worker working with local and international Non-Governmental Organizations dealing with vulnerable women and youths across communities in Sierra Leone. Currently, Abdul is the Market Enterprise Development Officer at Concern Worldwide Sierra Leone, where he is responsible for supporting and leading all field activities relating to market enterprise development, conducting […]

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OGUAN-PATAKU

Why don’t you show The frown you keep beneath your smile? Why don’t you show The fangs you keep and present as teeth? Why don’t you show The claws you keep as nails in my greeting? Why keep a friendly body in daylight And release your natural haunting shadow in my dark? II Fight squarely […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 10

“I now know this for a fact: A lady with a sword is worse than anything to fear on earth. Imagine a man hungry but afraid to visit the tree with the best fruits because the tree happens to be heavily guarded. Ama you are a dangerous woman” Kumnipa whispered afraid someone would hear. He […]

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A PRAYER

In this cold Do me hold Even when sold Make me bold You who did me mould II We are in grasses filled with rhyming snakes We are cut weeds being chased by sharp rakes We are vehicles with destructive brakes We are bread death busily bakes Why won’t everything cause fear shakes? III Build […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 9

New leaf had been planted in the Apemso Kingship. Foes of the King were fast gathering and looking for ways to oust him out. Their sole line of changing minds of elders was “Do you want another man to take over our land?” For over a decade, they had always operated in secrecy, planning on […]

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FOR BUSUMURU KOFI ANNAN

We have lived to see a fountain of example seize After watering many a revering We have lived under the disinfection of a lotus Even in this menopausal mud We have seen the rise of an oak even in thirsty soil And we have learnt to dream even in our wakefulness Busumuru, yɛdawoase o! II […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 8

Wherever plam nut falls, is considered its rotting place. Kumnipa was careful in the Apemso Palace. Everyone accorded him respect but he still felt like a stranger. Anytime he saw Boadu, a lump of hatred choked his neck veins. What was more annoying was the fact that he was everywhere the princess was. He tried […]

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NNAASE NKOA

Shame has turned into a cobweb hosting my soul As I look at my once rubbish bowl Sitting in gold Receiving rains of blessings in many fold Odomankomah, forgive this body which sat on its foresight And battled you on a crowded site II The vulture whose best saucepan was the rubbish heap Is now […]

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THIS MATHEMATICS OF DATING (Crazy Stanzas)

We have travelled through riddles Where subs were added in set fiddles Who at all broke the middles To bring us to this confusion of lonely needles? II We knew familiar binary numbers of hearts In fractions birthically laid out in charts Now positive and negative integers are left to try out Spark fires of […]

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PASTOWEALTHISM

It was supposed to be farm stool That every tired farmer could sit in rest It was supposed to be a river Meandering across scary deserts For tired travelers on paupering roads To quench their thirst It was supposed to be a fruited tree For all in hunger A calmer for all in anger A […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 7

Apemso palace sat in all its royalty. It was the only wooden structure in the whole Akan Kingdom. Made up of a cluster of storey buildings constructed by some foreigners Ohene Asaa’s father brought getting to the end of his ruling, Apemso Ahenfie was the heaven on the Akan earth. It had sixteen rooms to […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 6

The palace of Gyae Saa was the biggest mansion in the whole empire. With its vast compound, thick mud fence wall and over twenty bedrooms of magnified clay storey building, three open huts, it stood out from whichever part of the empire one stood. In the night, the thatch torches made it even more beautiful. […]