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GOOD MEN

Did I come to the market late? I must have …considering the rotten goods …waiting for selection …or buy Hurtful II What will rotten vegetables and foodstuffs fetch? …Stale taste? …Stomach ache? …Running stomach? …Food poisoning? Yet see them scattered in near filth …on my disappointing market III What will a polluted goat fetch …in […]

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BRUSH PUSH

I saw you bare your fangs …and try to hang …when your friend’s success bang rang Why? Hush your rush and brush your push II Your current location …is someone’s hopeful destination Your hopeful destination …is someone’s takeoff These are facts fate feeds …beyond understanding So hush your rush and brush your push III Many […]

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CROWNS AND CLOWNS

Now that there are adulterations of clowns …in the prestigious group of crowns This word needs to get to towns So, in knowing differences, ups won’t turn downs II If they use no power …to shower …and get confidences to cower If they use no prestige as plugs …to harvest unwilling hugs If they use […]

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A REAL GREAT SON OF THE LAND

Many suns rise and many suns fall Many suns get buried under thick clouds till their sad sad end Many moons rise and many moons fall Still many moons never see the earth in bright ray light Prof. George Oduro is sun- A sun which shone from his dawn …and still stands on his sky […]

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A CITIZEN OF IMPOSSIBILITY

See … I was branded a seed destroyed Because I clung onto the fearful bus …of impossibilities Look at me through the eyes of the wise …who played my crazy card …as I live within the biggest nation of impossibilities II I was constantly threatened by failure …sometimes losing to its punches …sometimes winning through […]

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ONE WORLD

There are …Souths …Easts …Wests In all Norths II There are …Norths …Easts ..Wests In all Souths III There are …Norths …Souths …Wests In all Easts IV There are …Norths …Souths …Easts In all Wests V Even a room owned by one …has its North, South, East and West So why the pointers of division […]

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PITY THEM

It was a sigh that ended in a cry …seeing you recall the bye …of your youth’s fly …in a plane so high …into memories’ tie II Now you face the court of eyes All pupils dilate in your fear Because the clothes of beauty …have fled …leaving the monstrous wrinkles …which hid in wait […]

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MOUTH MACHINATIONS

Man your mouth …to mum your mess Many mechanics muster mockery …in marking mouth monsters with many a mar II When Akosua Akonfem Chirped about her escapades …in her drunkenness Yaw Akoko crowed it loudly …the next day …to wake the whole village Oh Odomamkomah! She wore her room as an attire …refusing to take […]

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BEYOND SHAME

I grew up …a blew up …in a shrew strap Drinking shame brewed before birth Eating discomforts whose cooking crews …knew their hurtful ingredients So shame became a mountain …I had to beat …to survive Why won’t I be beyond shame? II I have crossed the bridge …where I shiver in front of Asante kwadu […]

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FIRE BENEATH ASHES

From far and far …flimsy fleas …forced fiercely in fences …flip flaps to fires’ fuss Forking fins …filing fears …facing the future II Baking in breakages …burning in bossing barns Burns bellowing in bellies of bodies …bolden in brights …beneath their- III …Ashes Allowing arms to air …attracting arrows in alms Atrociously aiming attacks …in […]

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AN ODE TO MOCK KINGS IN GROANS

There are birds who visit …in blessful transit There are cool airs …which bless our flopped fairs …only to pass us on to brutal bottled beers There are suns …whose warmth we worship …but their steps never sync ours …so we’re always left behind Think of these …really deeply II Cherish the times recorded in […]

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FROST

It started like serene air …in my sunlight You, me attending …you me loving …you, me feeding …you, me caressing …you, me cuddling …you, me kissing …you, me tendering …you, me calling And my vice versaring Then it turned from mild to cold winds You, me neglecting …you, me annoying …you me forgetting …you, leaving […]

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BUNSOKROM

Serenity swims like swans …serenading spirits seeking sanes …soothing sanes with sores …sweeping sufferings with sobbing stucks …from souls II I am wondering …why guy-gun growers …with their sweetening atadwes …are the going givings …on hawking pates …of every trader III Do you have ready restrooms …in the ayaase of your blooms …needing erected bodies […]

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MAKE NO MISTAKE

Winners without woes …are like boxers who have never tasted punches The world was built …for the punch takers …students of problems …truck pushers of hurdles …curious travellers slapped with many shut outcomes To find their ways through the puzzle of suffering …to success …always armoured with determined spirits …questioning souls …and fatigued bodies II […]

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HEARTS AND FATHERS

Fathers are not the feathers so fluffy …with sperm supermakets Forcing their wares in buildings …without paying their rent II Fathers are not mouths …with boastful words …which wake from useless tongue beds …to order hands to tap their chests …to brag and drag fame of a built human …to their cruel stages III Fathers […]

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FATHERS

Fathers …fearless farmers who ferry us onto …fine fields …to flow in growth II Fathers …fine feathers who fly us farther …from our fears …to grow in strength III Fathers …frames which face forces …flagging our favorites …Knights in our dreadful nights! We hail your wondrousness …in our celebration of you …this and every day […]

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LAMENTATIONS OF A FATHER

I am a root …a root whose burdening tree …regards him not …talk less of its branches When my pate aches from their carriage …but I still search the land …to fetch water and food …for their flourishing II I am like a follower …that follower who is seen as shadow …in my hard work […]

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ANOTHER’S BEARED ON FIRE?

You sit there Calling on what is and not fair Tagging others queer Pray problems you never steer II A bee in another’s bite …draws laughter …wait until it turns to you You follow the sorrow of another …and party hard today III Know troubles hawk like traders …in their many faces No house escapes […]

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WO TI PUU PUU A…

Sounds sent to my ears …tell tales of towers trailing my tail …and riches reaching my wretch Funny …how hearts heed to hovering whispers …and plant need seeds begging for my watering Ah! … Wo ti puu puu a …wɔ bi di wai …ebia na ɛyɛ obi koobi ase aprapra! II There are suns which […]

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GBƐGBLƐVI

Your looks book a hook …that cook a thought …in my crannies’ nooks Let me guess …aiming your hidden arrow …at my sheltered target? Try it …and you’ll see that …ɛkpɛ lɛ ɛkpɛ dzi Your teeth are on a happy demonstration? Gbɛgblɛvi! II Many hunts have registered their can’t …around this game seductive tent I […]

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FAKE FLOWERS

How can you compare fake flowers …to the real? …When the latter are durably made …to stand robotically time’s rotten test …devoid of feelings? II How can you compare touch up and real? When Odomankomah himself made the former Is it because the expiration tag draws its line …in clarity? III Didn’t you see Adwoa […]

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HEARTBEATS

I feel …I feel your finger-breaths …counting your heartbeats in seconds …holding mine to sync yours I easily count your every blink 2. I know … I know every corner of your body …just as an explorer and her familiar map …and I know your body rap …the sounds of your goosebumps …the horn of […]

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MUNAFIKIS

Wait and check! Is she in yet? She might be …with her grains of gossips …on her public pan Pleading patronizers perfect or porting Akeka-muna- …fiki, fiki, fiki, fiki II Wait and survey! Is he in yet? He must be …with his Nsawam Road mouth …and Tema Motorway tongue …where no vehicular news escapes passage […]

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IN OUR WAR

Lord It’s been a while I’ve gone miles with smiles without your dial Hosting your bitter bile …in my heart’s file As thoughts pile on talking tiles What do you say? II God I have traveled abroad your favour hoarding Cruising in peace I can afford …in your danger Ford Should I expect your anger […]

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FREEDOM

Let us use the pot of sense …to go fetch the river of knowledge …for the dreaded visitor called relativity …is coming with his trick sticks …anuanom II A chicken caught in the evil forest …and kept under the umbrella of an armpit …might be a lucky one no matter the dancing heat …and aromatic […]

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ƐBRƆ

Sucking sights Sulking steps Whirling walks Sickening stomach Headaches holding hammer …hitting my head Why do you do this to yourself? II Didn’t you tell me? Didn’t you tell me …forgetfulness resided in its potion? Didn’t you assure me? Didn’t you assure me the hurdles …will fold their mats …and leave my body? So why […]

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FOR A SUNNY SUDAN

The flesh of foul …reasonably rots on roosters Even cowardly cobras …backed into corners …bare their fangs and bite …a fight to live Al needed to be Bashed to Heed …fair enough II Isn’t it a pure waste …if stinking soup is washed off feeding bowls …and its remains still stay in mothering public pots? […]

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POWER

Power pulls persons …with pure promises …from pious paths …to perishings II Sad …since sincerities stick to see Sick …since supporters stand in sures Shocking …since softened sardines turn sharks to shred III Like lost leaks …lookers learn in leans …then learn to leach …in launching leagues longingly latented IV Poor prisoners priding in pens! […]

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BROSALAH

There is a beauty in seeing peacocks …living happily with fowls There is a beauty …in seeing winds …carry happy sands There is a beauty …in moons pairing suns …at the rise of one and the fall of the other There is a beauty, …a beauty of one sky being shared by both …at right […]

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YOUR FEATHERS

As I look through this glass of ridiculousness And chuckle through this surprise of your shamelessness I’m left with no words to describe your kind II Your ego sits on the highest stool of your king Thanks to your born feathers of riches So you call that sweet soul – …your dog And call those […]

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DRESS TO BE ADDRESSED

Daring to dress to draw darts …to get drawns to drool …needs a different discipline For doolittles will drool …maybe dent while drafting So carry your cunny in what your hurry can marry II If you flaunt to haunt …the haunted will fight …a flight for the hots …a hump in a fit Because eyes […]

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CAUGHT

You can step on charcoal unlighted …and crush its darks …showing the sameness of its skin and intestines But prepare for the flaming coal! II You can smooch the cat …hold its mouth and throw it off …sack it up and hit it dead …into your meat But prepare for the lion …even worse, the […]

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VINDICTIVE

He wanted his rod …in her pod …thrusting in “Oh my Gods” And couldn’t, so got bored …and bitterness stored …to be dished out when he could afford II The perfect time came When he saw her hassled …by the bow legged man He watched as she struggled like a fowl …almost caught as the […]

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YOU DREAM

You’re a dream …a dream I don’t want to soil …with the touch of reality You’re a stream …a stream I don’t want to swim in …with my dirty insanity You’re a cream …a cream I only want to smell …to leave it full till my flight of soul You’re a beam …a beam I […]