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A BAD RUMOUR

It starts in the enclosed space of a mouth …like stolen food munched by a skilled thief Then it passes through the meandering contours of the oesophagus …where ready way side ears wait with their ready mouths …and ready plates calling for a selling pan They follow in quadrupling folds …by the time it reaches […]

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IT MUST NOT HAPPEN AGAIN

It must not happen again: The barbaric facts …of humans turning monsters …to treat other humans like animals …for their selfish mortal desires II It must not happen again …the trapping and hunting The catching the whipping The painful transplanting and torturing …overworking and murdering It must NOT It must NEVER happen again III It […]

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friction fires fights among friends …and fuels feuds Fickle fronts fume feeble fits Freeze friction Free feelings …in friendly favours For forces that function …feel fevers of fiery-clashes II Defrost fury …in a delightful hurry Ditching sorry …in dining worry Drawing dears into darling dwellings For loving swellings III Feed no fridge your feelings …to […]

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THROUGH THE GATES OF HELL

I’ve walked through the gates of hell Without even a wailing well Life, like a wicked trader, did me needs sell In a struggling shell Always rising through the fell Heeding determination’s bell To think I’ve lived to this tale tell… II Who am I to say I’ve lived to dues on end pay Before […]

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BEARDY

Keep what you can tend to …not what will turn you into a ball of madness Don’t keep a zoo …if you can’t do the do …of caging the raging …or killing the murdering II Your chin is like a forest Where many little animals pop to live Always hunting your skin Hoping other skins […]

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MOTHER IN LAW

Mother in law Please be no monster in loathing …scaring an innocent as cats scare mice Mother in law …be no bore Your words cut deep into sores Breaking the decorous bones of my jaws Your claws in paws defile the law …in your name’s core II Mother in law …a first love loves a […]

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THE WAY TO RIGHTNESS

The way to rightness …is full of sharp stones of hurts …thorns of accusations …broken glasses of queerness …sharp nails of castigations …haunting aura of loneliness Its end is hell with fires of unbending tags II It could come with slaps of annoyance …spittle of “the norm” …urine showers of conceited name calling …poverty’s imprisonment […]

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HERDSMEN

As you lead …your flock to feed And they follow …through roads vast and narrow Do you see their flesh as meat? Do you think them food? II They see only you …and your moving steps You’re their light …their trusted guard You’re their lord …their hope restored Still do you see …them as your […]

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LESSONS UNLEARNED

Once a jackal traveled to the land of lions …in search of secrets which made them strong …because its family continuously complained …about the shame of scavenging …and the grossness of vomit meals II Knowing it is unwanted in the lions’ den The jackal hid in their nearby bushes …but time did not travel far […]

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TACTICAL

Strain to gain …or main to reign Don’t- …chain to cane Don’t- …drain to pain There is a rain called karma It holds a hellish hammer It hits and hears no “Mama” And pities none’s sad murmur Know the end of a con is vain …it is not like gold which refines to shine …it […]

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GOD IN NATURE

The God in a bird …is its singing …its planting …and its flying The God in a dog …is its servitude …its protection …and to some, its companionship The God in fowls …is blessings of bells of waking …lessons of care of chicks …and still, their delicious meat The God in pigs …is the lesson […]

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BEYOND SAY

There is everything beautiful …about a seed …blown harshly from its mother tree …luckily into the loam of stardom And fruiting in abundance …with capabilities of traveling back …to help transform …and feed the culture of its mother roots …to the world Beyonce has blown us beyond say II There is everything loveable …about the […]

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LEACHES OF OURSELVES

All that far far call …from our rich filled hall …is what causes our fall …as others stand tall All the come go quality whores …which are rooted at our shores …eating deep into our own talents’ core …is what is giving us incompetent chores II Why a Sikaman boss …is made a horse …ridden […]

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SUGAR DADDY

Sugar is the home of sweets And calls many feet …at a sight II It is like a magnetic attraction It get many eye fame …leg fences …hand worships …and tongue adoration Though too much of it …can take stomachs to schools of discomfort Sugar never lacks ant III That is why I laugh like […]

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SELF CONFIDENCE

There is nothing beautiful on a being …like clothes of confidence …in jewelry of humility …and shoes of ambition II Low confidence in a self …is poison …which when left for long …can kill opportunities …and dreams III There is no human flaw …without a brandable window Self doubt is like bile around liver …it […]

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FOREIGN SOAPS KILLING LOCAL CONTENT

The fascination of Ghanaians in watching the Mexican, South Korean, and Indian soaps has gone from ridiculous to worry. It is laughable to see a country once colonised, in the process of development, and still bemoaning the loss of most of our cultural values sink so low, aided and abetted by the media which has […]

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THE LEAVES

The leaves walked from Tamale …to Wamale Shiiii, zzziiiiii, shiiii, zziiiiii …like haunting ghosts in humming hymns II The leaves walked from Tamale …to Wamale …happily crying from tiredness and imprisoned hard labour III The leaves living like locusts in loss …a beautiful sight for angels …who have forgotten their God’s commandments Billions of tears […]

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THE HORRIBLE WIRING

The trick stands out in our electricity The harm is boldened …in our preferred pharmacy The ligi, with its silent lɔgɔ, shines out …in our religion The cat in our education …only purrs to manipulations The con in our economy acts star …on our impoverished stage The fence in our defence …has insecured securities …who […]

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HOW MUCH I LOVED YOU

I stabbed my fears …and murdered my weaknesses I suffocated my ambitions …and poisoned my dreams …clutching care like fresh eggs …all to hold your life That is how much I loved you II I climbed arrogance …with the sword of insistence I swam in pity …with hands of determination I flew in abnormalities …on […]

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HIGH HUSTLE

Harriet has heaped hits …from her husband …into houses of hurts Her hostile home …humming hopelessness …in her haunted hawking heart II How hollow is her hugless heart? How harmed is her hustling head? Holler Harriet to hail her hobbles …to let us heckle her horrible husband …who has hijacked her happiness and is …howling […]

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IF YOU MISS A NEEDED HIT…

She says “shush” …when her side swerves …the best’s serve And claims a marked miss …after her heart sinks in defeat II He hisses a diss …if his target bounces to another …in an obvious miss Eyes see the shudder …but only an insensitive chameleon …hits hard a hurt in loss III It is a […]

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MIND FARMS

The mind is a fertile land …in the head of every being Plant weeds of hurts …and reap seeds of hatred …with its shadow of cruelty …and spirit of harm Plant loving flowers with caring fragrance …and harvest nectar of faith …scent of love …beauty of tenderness …colours of trust …thorns of care …providing fences […]

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GOD FOR TRIAL

You’re a God …lost in gods …now living in huge mansions …looking down on the poor II You’re a God …lost in waters …turned clouds …which only fall on roofs of the wealthy III You’re a God …lost in soil …gifting your fertility to hostile harems of cheats …shaming the good IV You’re a God […]

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IF I WANTED

If I wanted your game I would have more than that …in less than the sweat of your hunt If I wanted your game …the game you so vilely parade …trying so hard to cover the charade …with my taunting, I would never break so much as a sweat …in fencing me with many …better […]

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WHEN YOUR BILLY TURNS SILLY

Your hop …from down to top Scratching itches in ditches …pounding needs of hungry beads …forcing paths in innocent deserts Leaving no skirt towns …trouser cities …knicker corners …and even jumpsuit capitals …unexplored Is a piling crime which will definitely meet …its regret cop …in a troubled future II You pick the best gems and […]

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GET THIS STRAIGHT

Goat …get green grass to graze …to get grace in your growth Be no bird bedder …begging births to bird your goat II You’re a goat …whose wishes and gloat …won’t grow you wings You might see no wisdom …walking in this caution But be sure not to act like the cat …which got caught […]

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THE CHAMBER DANGER (To our abled politicians)

None gives gold to a poor handler of silver …just as none gifts a house …to a poor handler of a hut so treasured Are we over-blooded …to have our little red rivers …sucked from our pride and hope? Definitely not! This chamber will pose a danger …which will call for a rememberance …only worth […]

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WHEN YOUR TATTERS CHATTER

You’re now new …selected from few …enjoying your mew …as you, others chew Oh, Today’s-Hot-Cake, change your view For every dawn comes with its dew II If you think I lie …ask the seamstresses …about the beautiful clothes they made …for their classy clients …a decade past You’ll know, the best turned rags …because love […]

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IN THE PROSECUTION BOX

I have reached this spot …where my conscience fills a scrutiny pot …as my head makes it hot …in the prosecution box II It is all because of you You who are like air I breathe in …but can’t hold down You who are like smoke that tears me up …but can’t be embraced into […]

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GOLD BETWEEN MY THIGHS

There is gold between my thighs …gold I will hold until I’m told of its shine …by a giggling sun There is gold between my thighs …gold I won’t have sold to the cold to mould …into having me poled in penury There is gold between my thighs …gold… II I will refine this gold […]

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BUS PREACHER

I don’t know the trick …in your bus stage acting Well, that is what this looks to me II I don’t know the import …of your killer-eardrums-shouting It is oh so a turn off …selling headaches to many with hurdleaches III I don’t know the style of your hygiene …your arm’s pit has a unique […]

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HEARTS FOR YOU

Get into hearts …if you need to be in most chats …as all hats …fall for your congratulatory back pats II Do not hire a bulldozing force …to break into hearts …they’ll die before one of your big toes feels their lands Do not use wool of pretence to cover your wolfness …because of fame […]

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BE RADICAL

Let …let white supremacists sleep white …wake black …with their white winnership in mind And let their mirrors tell them …tell them about the change II Let …let black stooges sleep with their black begging-pillows And wake white …with their marked hunt in mind …only to be told by their mirrors …of the change …at […]