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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 18

Boadu thought hard about his actions and inactions contributing to the tension in the palace. He started drinking heavily but could not vent on Nyamekye no matter how much he gulped down. It was as though even his reflexes were well aware of her stature now. In his stupor, he thought he had dreamt of […]

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GIVING YOU UP

There are plants that grow not in certain soils There are plants whose nutrients are found in questionable soils My soil lost to you in nutrients And age has been a witness So I had to give you up II You might not know but I dug a foundation of hard work To lay bricks […]

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PRISONERS IN OURSELVES

An angered in a fear A hurt in a tear A love in a shyness Hatred in loving All throwing tantrums bodies can’t bear to show So model what suits We are many in one Acting ourselves within Chasing models without II If our feelings will show Like movies through our countenance It will be […]

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Female Role Models: Joyce Ati’isetue Aziabah

Joyce Ati’isetue Aziabah popularly known as Jay is a 29 year old corporate executive and a budding entrepreneur. She is the founder and co-founder of Batakari and Notti Shito respectively. She is a native of Kandiga, a village in the Kasena/Nankana West District of the Upper East region. Jay, the last of five children, is […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 17

Fowls roamed freely in homes and outside sometimes daring to share meals with humans, always threatened and flew to throw revenge dust into people’s eyes. They defecated at odd places to give humans some work. As people prepared places for their roosting, water to quench their thirst, they killed some to prepare delicious soups or […]

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IN PARTING: Honouring Atukwei Okai

Clouds hang, umbrelling the earth To lure the perfect air to lead To lead your gentle soul to rest The sun partnered in the sky In shining dryness, to warm To warm your beautiful spirit to leave To leave this venue in happiness Words form in the sky of minds In appellations to honour To […]

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THE GREAT OVERSEER

At all times, in all places God is aboard my ship Through all challenges, in all pain A rock oversees my dock A storm can overthrow my form A rain can drain all my strength to strain Many a mile can feed me bile much like River Nile But at the bend to the end […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 16

Nyamekye felt strange looking at the lively Kumnipa and happy Ama by her bedside. Boadu sadly looked on not knowing what to do. Nyamekye intentionally closed her eyes and feigned sleep, they had no option, they had to leave. Boadu could not hold it any longer. “Nyamekye, I know you’re not sleeping. Tell me what […]

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A LIE

A lie is “ei go and die!” on ordinary tongues But turns a pie on extraordinary tongues Boos, jeers and anger for the former Laughs, claps and cheers for the latter Smell it, the stinking rot in polished seats! Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © September 9, 2018

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BARK TO BRIGHTEN

When poverty chains you in life And calls on need to put you in strife Even in the chains do continue to bark Look and see even in the blinding dark II When whips plant on you some aching sores Which cease and freeze your airy pores Never kneel to your chasing flies Never sing […]

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THE TREE OF HOPELESSNESS

We have reached the tree of hopelessness On whose biggest stool branches sit foolishness Who order for your beautified abode After their worked thoughts rode In gains of power And a presence many will cower Odomankomah gye wo man! II We are wearing clothes of indiscernible thoughts Our minds with manipulations bought Advertisements of a […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 15

The Apemso warriors settled close to the Ahanta Kingdom. The seer poured libation, fortified them from harm, appeased the gods and gave them his blessings to pass through the evil forest. Many of the warriors were afraid. There were sounds of different birds but that of hooting owls compounded their fear because of the superstitious […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 14

Rains made sure to visit at least twice in a week. The weather was fair, with the sun having a great understanding with rains, causing the air to be what the people of Apemso loved. In a world where war and conquering gave more power than anything else; the conquered bringing food stuffs to the […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 13

Ohene Asaa sat by his daughter all through the night with the three top herbal doctors praying to the over seventy seven thousand gods and goddesses of the land to save his lifeline. At exactly thirteen minutes after four at dawn, Nyamekye opened her eyes. Everyone heaved a sigh of relief. The doctors checked and […]

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ONTO THE NEXT

So I craved a properly shaved Well chiselled face To be in my face and check my pace His fine red lips in loving sips His hairful hair In a fine trimmed dare I thought I had seen the perfect one Until he got under one bright lit sun Oh where is the half of […]

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IN THIS NEST CALLED EARTH

In this nest called earth Minds differ in colour of thinking As others sit to pray, plan and stand to tan Under the tough skies of hard work Some weave their traps like spiders To get hold of some hunting flies Others look for pliers to take out the knots on others barrows Okukuseku! Nnipa […]