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CHANGE IN NEED

I am shedding my clothes of sadness Here I am Standing stark naked Awaiting your layers of seconds to fix scars of yesteryears Your minutes to fix heartbreaks of your predecessors Your hours to act as underwears of success Your days to fix all premature greys Your months to put on me clothes of dignity […]

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PRIDE TO DEATH’S FALL

The fingers of days have connived with that of months Joined in by hours and minutes, seconds and nano-seconds Crowned by years to selectively Choose the best part of this heart To dig foundations of pain Building storeys of unforgettable loss through grave deprivation But I tell you today You will search from my hair […]

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A CHRISTMASLESS CHRISTMAS

The Eve was a scarecrow of leaves Pushing hurtful carols through monstrous throats of uncertainties Blood on white background, garnishing taunting bodies Whose teeth in laughter are marks of cannibalism Battling hurts on unfair stages Oh Tearstained Holy Night! A birth garnished by sadness! Foods of fear sit on plates of impending years Burning wines […]

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CUNNING

Gates of life are on shes Fact! Hammers for carving those gates are on hes Another fact! But birth births death And hides in sicknesses Accidents Suicides Cruelty Old age Always conniving with time To blow forgetfulness On its mischievous handiwork How cunning! Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © Dec. 26, 2018

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UN-SYNCING MOODS

When life’s fog, blocks future light And a hopeless log, locks all might Special days become accursed II Celebratory mourning Confusing laughter Hurtful toasting I’m here, rubbish being thrown Into a heap of a year by a cruel dying other What is there to see? II Surely, white dresses repel this heart wearing black Oh […]

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HANOA

You’ve been on my mind everyday But today, I feel you sitting on the regal stool in here Aduse-Pokua, how is your “Hanoa”? II I remember it like yesterday You saying only a jump was left for you to reach Hanoa I remember them like yesterday Our chats and laughter, fallouts and tears I see […]

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THE OFTEN UNNOTICED BLESSING

A great friend is like a clean river In days of drought A good friend is like the most delicious meal In days of hunger A good friend is like rain When you, like the earth, scatter in dust, They fall to piece you together II A good friend is like thunder Giving shortest light […]

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OH KAY!

You won You won the draft you forced us to play Putting your novice mother under your orders “Tell me what is in your heart” I am sorry – “For going hungry to buy my drugs?” I am sorry – “For roaming so much to look for my cure?” I am – “You’re sorry for […]

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I WAS WRONG

I was wrong I was wrong to try to tear this mud house Into a palace of comfort For a future I knew nothing of II I was wrong I was wrong to move you to the best place I thought possible Knowing not I was pushing you into a dangerous dungeon III I was […]

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INSOMNIA

Sleep, I need to dump insomnia So please visit my chamber You’re that husband who deserted me years ago And made me a guard of unfortunacy II Sleep, I weep for your keep Please possess this tired body I am sure an angel wishes it And pain of eyes scream it III Sleep Sorrow follows […]

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YOUR WAKE

“I love Kay Kay loves me We are one big family We’re one great family With a great big heart and a kiss from me to you…” I won’t beg you to love me now II I am singing this song to keep your wake I am keeping this wake on your sound sleep Baby […]

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SLEEP?

My eyelids are sounding nightmare bells So I am afraid to go to the school of sleep Do you see the sea of tears built by the pain of your gone? Do you feel the statue of agony built in my mad soul? Do you hear the crazy footsteps of my ache? Do you know […]

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YOU’RE IN EVERYTHING

It seems my eyes are set on your fantasy stage I see your face on every page I can’t detach from all the rage Words don’t help, not even of those of a sage I am in an anger cage II You’re on my bed Watching my eyes which are so red You are in […]

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FORGIVENESS

Odomankomah Nyankopong Totorobonsu is the ultimate judge of our lives We have no stools in lives of others To sit like judges and condemn souls The mock ones in life are just for protection; justice and fairness We are not qualified to throw stones In mistakes of others Because fallibility is a natural cloth on […]

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STORY OF OUR LIVES

People write stories They write stories in my story They write stories in your stories They give pages in their stories to your stories So we each have stories upon stories within our stories And we have stories in stories of others stories An interconnectivity of stories II We own the ink to any story […]

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HIDDEN MEANINGS UNDER CHURCH SKIRTS

There are so many meanings hidden Hidden in songs ridden Ridden on vocal cords from the bottom of burning intestines Intestines locked away by flesh of stomachs II Rising like sunrise and stabling like burns A heart fluttered to die and resurrected to live like a ghost Scar of pain gathering guts to form sounds […]

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VAJAYJAY ILLUMI-NOTHING

Vagabond Alluring, Gamer In Nothing, Ashtray! Who served you onto the African woman in this modern world? Who made you a begging bowl on the street of love? Who made you a trap to catch skillful players on this park of coupling? Do you have a connection to brain cells? II I am tired Seeing […]

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YOUR WORKS: OUR LIVES

From the suited to the naked Stools to foot mats From the loving to the hurting The active to the sluggish No mouth can sit idly for days Without showing the absence of your handiwork Why? Because if we are vehicles You’re our oil If we are skies You’re our silver linens If we are […]

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THROUGH THIS STORM

I know That this land on which you stand Shakes you into no understanding As to how these clouds got onto your sky I know your space and how you pace Even when you stand in just one place II I know Right now, nostalgic feelings Fetch memories, happy memories On screens of uncertainties Begging […]

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WHAT IS AMOAKOA TO DO?

What is Amoakoa to do? There is a tuber of cassava growing in her mound A tuber which hid itself Like a thief hiding under a vehicle In the depth of her mound Failing to stand in the way of flow To be pictured into a capture Swerving Amoakoa and beating her to winning II […]