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THAT SAUSAGE

That sau– …sage Knowing not its foo- …tage Drives me wild II That sau- …sage What is its mile- …age? Wants are piled III That sau- …sage If I get in my co- …ttage I’ll drive it wild IV That sau- …sage Give me on a mort- …gage I promise to go mild V That […]

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AT THE JUDICIAL TOP

Lone lanes lie like locusts …everywhere they turn Suspicions steal their smiles …cutting off family …then friends …just as dorma machines do great trees Always drumming in their heads: … “A judge should not budge to protect his badge …of honour” Imagine the heat in that tight box II While polis trick to pave their […]

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ODDITIES IN AGING

Imagine Imagine lying still …embarrassingly raining on bed …turning baby through the age of adulthood Your will broken by your can’t II Imagine, Imagine losing the light in your eyes …and having to live with same things in abstraction …losing sight of all the attractions III Imagine Imagine losing the miles in your legs …to […]

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COYERS

You acting bricks …scheming tricks …to be have as chicks …mostly end up with dreaded dicks …who master tricks …to break your bricks Oops! Did I just bend a nail by hitting its head? II In an era where promises scatter …before flutters shatter Bitches need to know their love for bones …and grab them […]

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LISTEN

Listen! Listen to the crickets …crying clones for better tones For they are the signs of continuity II Listen! Listen to the frogs …croaking chaos in our sleep …even if higher percentage spells hoax For they are the canes …which shape our sanes …in right care lanes III Listen! Listen to the horses …for they […]

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BOUNCE RACISTS

Continue to cast the white Continue to pair the white Continue to pamper the white Continue to be a white Continue to bleach to white Continue to neglect the black …isn’t it weird to shame your same? II Once a white dog visited …black Catland Aided by its size and roars It acted king and […]

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UPSIDE DOWN (18+)

I’ll meet you at the church …for clubbing I’ll meet you at the club …for prayers I’ll meet you in the bedroom …for cooking I’ll meet you under naked sky eyes …for sleeping You know I deflect norms …and blow storms II I’ll meet you in school …for playing I’ll meet you at the playground […]

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HUSTLERS

Pɔɔpii pɔpɔpii …Yeeess ɛyɛ ice water, emi ejɔ eee ice …Mile 7, St. Johns, Barrier, Amasaman, Nsawam! …Sister bɛtɔ bi ma me wai, ɛda fɔm paa …Chain, watches, dog chains …Sister please come here for your phone repairs …Ntama no bo da fɛm o! …Meatpie o, meatpie! …Yeees, nkosua y’anua no bi ni o! …Sister […]

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THE SLAPPED CUCKOLD

A cuckold couldn’t hold – …on to his wife And couldn’t be bold …so hated his life II He laid a trap …to bait her lover But got a slap …which made him see clearer III He was like a lost puppet …on a dangerous ground And became a vacant socket …who no mercy found […]

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FUSE ON A CON

I am stuck in this place Where thoughts upon thoughts race I am stuck between a lone journey and a choice Each having its distinct voice II Where is the roaring readiness? Where is the hopeful happiness? Where is the fine fitting? Why is societal sentimentalism The only whipping whip? III Is it wenching wickedness […]

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THE LIFECYCLE OF LOVE

Love is like a seed …in an unknown soil Whether it’ll germinate or not …after planting an interest …is like the hawk of death …and its hunting human fowl II A heart undergoes the process of oneness …just as the seed battles its new soil …in hope of birthing a new shoot There can be […]

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GUILT ATTACKS

I know, …you know …that I know your blow Which is seeking the dark, to get me, your ‘foe’ …to make me kowtow So – …my magnanimous bow …scares when your closed eyelids go …to sleepland, in many an avenging arrow throw But what do I do? Your target line toe? II I neither bought […]

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REAL PATRIOTS

Let them come and sow …protected by their arrows in bows Let them call us foes …punching with their mental blows Let them finish and go …calling all to behold in lo Let them laugh as we tirelessly mow …and puff to our succeding’s no II Let them shoot their pricking pos …until their hands […]

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TERROR FEASTERS

There is a change seeping into the land Strange change that promises to derange …even from a range, …it sips from the cup of hope …and trips our peace on a dangerous slope Ah! II It started like a bad dream, now it burns like overheated fire… Take us off the fires of fear …simmering […]

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UNSEEN TEARS

Frights …hiding in furs of goats …are seen as follies …even in their fearsome jumps II Wounds …itching in wombs …are felt by none but the in-hidden-hawker …no matter how much they bleed III There is a world within this world Which knows what you carry And feels how you try A world within this […]

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FILTH AMBITIOUS

We’re nursing neglect …in a growing grind We’re activating ails …to an attacking action We’re breaking bonds …of a sealed safety We’re losing largely …in a beckoning benefit We’re Frankenstein Monsters! II We eat from the earth …bathing its waters from birth We clothe from its closety-forest …adorning us with their hidden adorables We soothe […]

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MRS WITHOUT KISSES

Mrs without kisses Finger ring in a fury ring Trusted bird …on a thorny bed Boss lady …on a bruised loving You say wetin? II You can wear smiles of satisfaction all day long Writing the happiness which you belong Annoying all in your jealousy gong You think that would make you – …look strong? […]

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MANTSƐ EBA!

Pastor Dédé worked all week and Friday nights With all his equipping might Electrocuting others with his noisy frights Threatening complainers of his God’s bite Afraid, …every mouth closed its door …after his warnings II Then Nii-mei and Naa-mei put their ban on noising Pastor Dédé puffed and registered his shunning That night, he started […]

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IMBALANCE

Roaring roses! Barking bosses! Placating pines! Swiping swines! Weird wires – …worsening wars II Fine wines line not in dine Bay hay gay not in fire rays Desires are not sure acquires in liars Fix consciences, as mechanics, to fit justices II For we are passing Not just sitting in staying We are shedding Not […]

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CHILDLESS

Tears drizzle in my heart They drizzle to tickle my sadness On this day when motherhood …sits on the throne …to be exalted II It is upon the inspection of feathers …that akokɔ asɛnsɛ becomes aware …of its skin protectors I crave this bed …and thank it as a shed …to hide the mood which […]

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LIFE GIVERS

Mothers – …ministerial makers …nature’s natural nurturers …open-armed oracles …psyched psychologists plannedly prepared …quintessential queens …rough risks remediers …serene sirens Honourables of hearts! II Mothers – …trouble truncators …umpires of under-weathers …vines of victory …wondrous wayfarers …xylophonic-voices with xray-eyes Temples! III Mothers – …bridging bars- …of livers and leavers Caring castles – …daring daffodils …exciting […]

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WRITERS = DOCTORS

Writers are like doctors Delicate in their line of duty A little inky mistake can break souls Destroy personalities and Unleash wars fiercer than lions on nations II Writers are like operating doctors Just a failed full stop can send many wise heads In a needless chase of sleeplessness Running after ghosts non-existent III Writers, […]

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THE LOVE SCENE

A lion – …leapingly lusting A hyena – …hysterically harping Leaves – …lurkingly listening Air – …airingly arousing The moon – …markingly mooching Fireflies – …flatteringly flipping …through light and darkness We – …wettingly whetting workings …willingly whisper whistling …wispingly whipping wishes …and merging II Cotton – …cursing our cravings Roses – …rising rousingly in […]

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PRESS IMPRESSIVE

(In honour of all journalists who are just in exacting their duties; the Manassehs, the Aremeyaws. Mother Ghana appreciates you. Continue working hard for us without fear.) Those of you milking makers …of their working wills Those of you hunting hard-workers …in their loyal labouring Those of you fighting freedom …of the pious press Sit […]

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KUTUGYE NONSENSE

You You rock which shock my mocks You You bone which stone and drone …my emotions …into public places You You fork which locks and blocks …my defenses …into helplessness How? How could you make me so bow? You prick! II You tickled my trust …to tremble in tearing You woke my warmth …to wickedly […]

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RAMADAN KAREEM

Ya Allah …prepare the grounds of bellies …to stand hunger rallies As your sons and daughters fast …to feel the pain of the outcast II Ya Allah …quench all future temper …so they can’t this piousness tamper As your children prepare …in humility, to with the poor, pair III Ya Allah …tie the catastrophe of […]

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THE LaLiga CRAZE

“We will win …the away …even if we lost …our home match Did you see? Did you see …the Mané goal? Nothing fine pass it” Ha! My ears kept searching …for even the toenails of Asante Kotoko’s mention Wires in my ears kept tuning …waiting for Hearts of Oak’s fingernail in mention But none appeared […]

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LIKE YOUR LOVER

When you wake up Owura, …see her like a lover you see hand in hand down the aisle One whose thoughts bubble down your belly – …warmth of promises born and unborn One whose smile gives you the strength – …to sacrifice yourself for her every need One you can hunger – …to satisfy One […]

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SEARCHING

Hate her! How hard the hoe hits heads of hes Hurting hearts heated for her! Hurt her! Her hammer hardly has hands Here, heavens help hes So hiss and heap hatred on her! II She said sorry Shocking sheroes sharing shivers Sore somberly soothed, She shunned serpentous shepherds’ serenades, As she still searched a similar […]

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PLAY ME A SONG ABOUT HEARTACHE

Ia Flutters, butters, smiles, miles …………….shatters…………… Cane, pain, madness, sadness Ib Play songs …about heartache Which my soul so longs As this heart turns in a bellyache Knowing not where it belongs I assure you that I know its every alphabetical word And I’ve been in its every exploitative shed Oh I have felt its […]

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YOUR VIEWS OF ME

Perspectives are all we have Where you stand differs from where he stands How you act differs from how she acts So you’re free to draw me From the pencil of your view In your artistic tone II Your steam might be showing my form in anger Her steam might be showing my form in […]

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UNFORTUNATE

It was so real I had an easy feel Sins were so few That my tears were like morning dew II But now I see the waters sweating sins I see the trees chattering sins I hear the air snaking sins I hear the birds chirping sins Oh mountains echo sins Plants pray peculiar sins […]

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WORKING WORKERS

Sea tortoises …living in their sea in body, soul and spirit …loving their sea as silver lining love their sky …working to clean their sea like lotuses in mud Are worth celebrating – …when Asaase Yaa chooses to honour its builders Shikaman bii, oyiwaladɔn! II Strong eagles …watching and protecting …as normal eyes sleep Stamping […]