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TIME TO COOL OFF

There is nothing wrong with a break After a tsunamic life shake After all, it takes time for scared fishes to travel through rivers Back to their sea after explosive shivers So you in the mirror, take time to cool off II Eyes close take time to open After a whirlwind As its dust takes […]

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TO THE GREAT DAGBON

There is no ingenious cultural counting That Sikaman will undertake Without your number up the charts Your beautiful fugus on your lovely leather foot-wears Your beautiful skins worn on your humble floors Speaking of bravery unseen to all eyes in meet Your fierce and baffling tongues Which leave foreigners in lost realms Oh your many […]

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THIS HOME WE WILL ALL GO

Heads buy thoughts from many sources As to how it is beneath, ha! Untrusting, fearing, praying Souls shiver in spirits which scare bodies But we know the trip is imperative No matter our standing II I know death is an animal unseen That whose teeth tire not in chewing That whose hunt never fails That […]

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THE ME OF YOU

Don’t you know me? Pluck the sun to see my face I am your future Waiting patiently for your present as it comes through your past II Don’t you know me? Buy a moon to look very well I am your final back Which would be seen by all No matter the faces you may […]

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DEVELOPMENT HOUNDS

(In honour of our fallen Tiger Eye journalist Ahmed) You there wake the one napping there Let him wake the one snoring there So we can stand here and wailingly shout Don’t ask what about Haven’t you heard about the loss of a touch in this muddy sea we live? We are shouting to the […]

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YOU’VE BEEN ATE A LION’S EATING

You’ve been ate a lion’s eating Your pot licked clean like an asanka of a famished seer Even the veins in your womb have been drained of blood Which shares your hope to other parts of your emaciated body Why won’t every child come sensely vacant? II You’ve been ate a lion’s eating No wonder […]

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I OWE YOU NOTHING

There is a laughter building up in the grounds of my stomach Laughter which needs thousand voices of lionesses To bring its intensity to ears Whose mouths are shamelessly asking Asking for a family building when they know I just arrived from a war after losing a castle A castle which was bombed after a […]

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WISDOM

Educate your root to groom its tree For the tree will in turn groom its flowers And the flowers will bloom fruits in the grooming II A strong foundation is the trusted seat Of a good building So dig well with best pickaxes Clear well with best shovels Mix well the foundational mortar A good […]

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I AM A WITCH

I am a witch! Yes, a witch! That witch who flies on the broom of hard work Through canoes of the night Paddling with rumours of the bored On rivers of the covetous Hoping to reach the sea of success Without your sweats of bother So hide not in calling II I am a witch! […]

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CHICKEN AND BILE

You love my life But hate my strife You abhor my stain Yet love my rain You loathe my strain Why love my gain? In every chicken resides a bile Definitely, the sun comes with its light and heat Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © Jan. 10, 2019

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MENZGOLD OR MENZZERO? (Crazy Stanzas)

There has been a huge rain of evidence Spelling FACT in bold Of the rot that pilolo as myth in this nation What does it take to buy the land? Stamps of high stools bought by currencies without solid roots! Pictures of first personalities whose camera is set By fundings whose stem dazzle to blind […]

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MODELLING UNSEEN PAIN WITHIN

I look at the grieving me in any mirror And see the monstrous horns of horror I think about the remaining you in the cold In between the teeth that earth crush in fold Then I remember I was told There was a concrete with cement sold To the mouth of the earth through the […]

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NOTHING MOTHERING ALL THINGS

I have been following your mythical silhouette to find its owner Living like a leaf carried by air in the sky of uncertainty Anger mixes frustration and disdain As something seems like anything All in the can of nothing But then again Nothing is the mother of all things Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © Jan. 10, […]

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WONDERTROPIS

We have crossed the seas of wonderment To the shores of no surprises Overlooking waves of bizarre shocks whose lost electricity Have turned bubbles, foaming tongues of the ever licking waters, flirting with sands And succeeding only to open and close onlooking mouths Without waking any sound from their belly beds II This is an […]

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REMINDERERS

There are sounds which are better not made There are scars better left under skirts of decorum Just a stick prick, and an infection occurs Old songs of sadness are best left unsung II Care is knowing the hurt path And leaving it to grow weeds of forgetfulness Love is seeing the painful clothing And […]

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WOMANOCOOLTASIES

There are many noisy drums humming definitions of women Abena Amoafowaa Jemremedua My ears have turned bigger than that of the biggest elephant Hugging the ground in listening As oceans of chaotic banter battle winds of infuriated ears. Some define a woman as a bottomless hole meant as a collection bowl by Odomankomah Nana Nyame […]

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ANEW

We have crossed a bridge of a year onto another Another which needs no bags loaded with problems Dragged into its realm Another whose slate can accommodate no old news Let alone entertain old sentimental views Shed it, we’re birthing ourselves anew II Our past can only be the fertilizer of our present The more […]