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A HOME

A home is like a beehive Built with care Treated so fair With a peace so rare An easy sea with cherished breath for every dive II A home is like dolphins’ ocean Strong in bond All in fond A safe haven tu le monde A place where every commotion through emotions are carefully worked […]

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SANITY

Let’s import sanity from the past To distill the madness going wild in our present Because humanity is falling fast Empathy, mostly absent …in our daily must II Order has now climbed a long tree Hiding from the guns of chaos Respect paying its antonym exorbitant fee What has turned hit songs? Conversations formerly aos […]

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THAT SPEAR OF BITTERNESS

An unfairness dipped her heart in hatred As vengeance taunted her pride Voices pushed for drastic actions Until she took the spear of bitterness II She flew on its handle Like a witch whose magic wand has been stolen And drowned all calls for calm …in the stream of anger Until she reached her target […]

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YƐNFRƐ YIE

Yɛnfrɛ yie o Na yɛngyai sɛ y’adane yɛn ho abɔmɔfo bɔne Ɛɛtoto yɛn ho yɛn ho piaw Wɔ nsɛyiɛ adjan mu no 1b. Nnɔbae bɔne abobɔ wɔ yɛn nfuo mu …kɛtɛasehyɛ bayerɛ …prɔyɛ mankani …krɔno brɔdeɛ …anibrɛ ɛmmo …ntrɔ bankye …pɛsɛmenkomenya ntɔrewa …w’ati me w’aka me mako ne ne nkeka ho Nso yen tima nframa […]

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MOVING ON

When some winds …whip my wins And some suns …shatter my stock When some rains …wreck my rest And some dust …render me blind I let my being …shed the tears As I, like the statue of patience …wait II For though there be unmerciful winds …there are kind airs There are cruel suns …still […]

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BE NO MOPOKE

Each day, Many hunters abound in frames of humans …of spirits …of souls …of animals Looking for who to feed on Be no mopoke For cries of unhappiness travel far …fetching pests of doom to zoom and room …in souls of criers II Troubles are like bubbles They are dicey at conception Fearful in flight […]

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NO SLEEP Tonight (18+)

Fireflies will fire and fall Fairytales will ferry and fence Flicks will flip and flap Fear will fly to false farms Fasten your firewalls We’ll get no sleep tonight II Tingles will tangle in triumph Time will toast into tatters Touches will take all tree-airs tend to trust …into titillating thrusts of the titans Take […]

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A SHAME

We both felt the flames of attraction And watched as our hearts held hands …walked happily out and about …kissed and drank fresh nsafufuo …joked and laughed And came back into their shameful enclaves Watching us languish in yearning …without doing a thing II You were not willing to take a step And certainly, I […]

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THESE ARTIFICIAL STORMS

These artificial storms Made, so eyes in fear of dust …will close to the modeling wrongs …shamelessly walking on the carpet of the present …to the anals of history These artificial storms Evoked To battle fierce criticisms …in the boxing ring of infamousness These artificial storms Made without a thought As to the loss it’ll […]

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WHAT I WANT TO BE

Some are like aphrodisiacs Thoughts of them make cobras out of worms …looking for water closets to shed their vomits Some are like comic movies Thoughts of them break smiles …and sometimes mad laughter Some are pride pens Thoughts of them paint pictures of prestige Calling important airs to float the soul Some are flies […]

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THEY WITHOUT PREJUDICES

Like stainless skies Every being is born without a blemish We fall from birth into ignorance …with abundance of opinions Some trashy …others great Days help us sift the good …through knowledge seeking Until we reach near perfection And are able to note that labels …are for uncouth and lazy learners II We grow …through […]

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TOUCH NOT MY ANNOINTED

He owns diamonds in silver And claims he deserves it because of his wastage of saliva …on his make-believe podium Now he selects juicy apples to crack on his mat in hues …to mark to live above sin …as his following Johns look and join In an open revelation awaiting the original Revelations Still, the […]

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CRUEL ARRANGEMENT

In the eyes of many an ignorant We’re arranged like an orrange Each in our hugging line within Our African cover making a distinction impossible Blackness is our definition Tonal scenting is our stamp When we are a coalition of big farms With many cultural plantations II But we are cruely cut into …for bites […]

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BRƐGUO ƐƐYA

Kɔ ti ne krɔ Na onipa fufrɔ mfa nkɔ deɛ …ɛɛya Wo yi obi se ase brɔ Na obi gye ne sereɛ bɔ so a Ɛsen sɛ nea gyata aka wo kra …wɔ ɔko ano Ɔbrɛguo ɛɛya wai …me nua II Kɔ si dankɛseɛ Na ɔfufurɔ mmɛtena mu Kɔtɔ hyɛn …na ɔdasani mmɛfa nkɔ Titi […]

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EGNEVER

It is a boil One makes to plant on the soul Every passing day stretching its hurts Till it bursts and sores II It sucks the fun out of life And rides bodies like horses Into ditches where stitches fear their dents And never leaves a way out After its breakthrough For it then creates […]

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LET YOUR HEART TELL ME

You …yelling your yearnings …like thunders troubling and tormenting You …pleading with persons …like a beggar brutalized by a brutal beast …seeking sympathy You …dressing in duress …feeling a fault …courting my court All you need is to let it speak for itself …to mine – Your heart II There is a language of sincerity […]

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MO NNUE – (For the family of the Takoradi girls)

There is nothing painful Like hope dangling by the minute …followed by uncertainties the next minute …then fear of loss in another minute Ah ɛnanom, agyanom ne anuanom …mo nnue mmowai! II It was such a long scary road …in the vehicle of despair It was such a heart wrenching journey …and you were served […]

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Failed! – TO THE ELITES

You’re roosters who have lost their crows To the snorts of pigs Who mislead your people Into wriggling in dirt You’re the roosters who peck on everything unimportant Leaving dire issues rotting like unattended sores You’re herbs which have turned useless leaves Failing to heal your nation’s sicknesses Yet demanding for undeserving ovation What is […]

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ANGER

Anger can push you from success town To the broken hut of a ridiculed clown Anger can make you slip from the apex of respect To the stinking feet of disrespect Anger has caused many to fall from the mountain of gain Into the ditch of disdain Fence well your anger …in a barn of […]

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SPEAK OUT

Sometimes clouds of sadness can form in our minds Sometimes thunders of fears will blast through it As Will lights to die in an ill lightning When you reach that point …SPEAK OUT II If you don’t The sadness will rain down your inner …and flood your body Drowning your soul and killing your spirit […]

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THE STENCH OF YOUR NEEDS

You tripped on the stone of my warmth …and landed in the lair of my love Seeing nothing but darkness above You say you can’t find your way out I know it’s hard to find that way out …but try II Your tears are flooding my abode …man tears lack charm in a plea bargain […]

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AKUTIABƆ

Ei akutia? Akutia a ɛmmaa nnipa ntatia …tiatia Kwaku Nketia anuonyam so …wɔ Obo Nkwantia maa krom hɔ nkɔnkɔn-mpete susɔ no sɛɛ sɔ sɔ sɔ sɔ …yɛɛ n’abrabɔ pasaa no? Abena Amoafowaa Jemremedua, Agowa dɔ ba …me mma no nka me kaba …na abɛka me sliiti Ib Ɛyɛ ɔbɔdamfoɔ na etumi ne mframa bɔ kasatwɛdeɛ […]

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HWAN HWAN BITTERS AND CREAMS

Ia Ogya de gya! …me de awɔ no! M’adi apagya! …me de aka no! M’atu mu dɛ …me de akyerɛ no! Wɔma bebree paepae ansa na wadro abɔ Agya-nyaneno ne ɛna-twimu ma me bebrebe no …nyinaa yɛ nsu brane …a ɛtɔ dum ayaase abaa mu gya So STOP it! Ib If your flex With your […]

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MY MUSIC VIDEO (18+)

Shea buttered melanic bodies display Scantily clad at the junction of stickdom Some faces needfully smileless Other faces hopefully smileful Some waists twirling Some hard buttocks twerking As I sing II I ring the ding to dong like a gong I am the tongue to bless with a song I need your wriggle to shed […]

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AFTER SHE KILLED HERSELF

She built an iron fence with jealousy In her loving fallacy She grew her beast with ecstacy To chase all potential rivals Her fearsomeness always trended to scare Filling the barrel of her husband’s hatred Even so, that horse was only driven to tame in days’ faces His pleasure whip got satisfied …every other night […]

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W’ABEN

Sɛ yɛ ka sɛ obi aben a Obimanso no …atitiriw fo hwehwɛ no …sua firi ne hɔ Nanso ɛha yi Amanfo hyɛ ɔtan wɔ aniberɛ kukuo mu …de si ahoɔyaw gya so …de homhom fi dane papa …bɔ mu sɛɛ huu huu huuu De gu abenfo ho fi II Enti yɛ bɛ yɛ dɛn aduru […]

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FAIR IN CARE

Some shave …and their skins behave Some shave …and their skins rave …bumps …sores …scars Know your skin …the razor to use …and the hair to shed to curb rebellion …after its dump Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © September 10, 2019

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UNDER A MESS

The elders did say Those who host our hands in their mouths Need no hit on their pates In fact, I posit that Care routes must be taken To even tickle as a giggle can mean a bite It is a mess that dresses in a curse even for the blessed II To hit a […]

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FOREVER A DEVIANT

If you lose sleep to keep a hope …of my swinging slope …from deviancy to your earth God cope Then you need a potent dope If not, you’ll forever mope Because I will forever be a deviant II Show me the cross And I’ll turn boss to use it as seat For many to carry […]

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1, 2, 3, 4 and A, B, C, D, E

I. Respect 2. Kindness 3. Progress 4. Love II A. Care B. Tenderness C. Trust D. Consideration E. Love III You give me 1 and I’ll give you 2 We can both work 3 to get to 4 That is my 1, 2, 3, 4 of fairness IV You give me A in a 1 […]

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AFRICA’S HEROIC VILLIAN – For Robert Mugabe

Men are made great when their …Upclimb shines bright under …Grave circumstances …Affecting the unfortunate positively, after …Beating tragedy …Emancipating all from a fall Ib You, like the promised, fell into this bracket You were like great eyes sent to a Samaria …to sanitize into sainthood But you turned water …which stayed in one pot […]

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CLEANER

The fingers traveling through the Korley Gonno of the nose The hand weeding through the hidden land of the waist The finger sweeping out debris of the eyes Those hands blocking guttered whirlwind of sneezes from the nose and mouth Those same hands scooping sweats in rains to a skin dryness Ah the hands getting […]

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YOU’D HAVE BEEN EIGHT TODAY

With every tick of the clock The approach of your birthday Dawns and overshadows me Like a cloud taking over a warm sun Your deep dimpled smiles and giggles Acting background song Tickling my sadness Wetting my pillow II You wanted me to be a me Who smiles to let you see From a distant […]

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SHUT ME DOWN FOR A MINUTE

I have been on for so long …ki ki kikim …gi di gigim My oil has run out due to friction My strength has zapped due to exhaustion With critics piling their meanings …on my doings I am back at zero in productivity So help shut me down …like a computer …only for a moment […]

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HOW DID UBUNTU FAIL?

The world, God’s gift, Was originally a dwelling for all Without demarcation Without ownership How humans heckled hostage And carved supremacy to draw lines called borders Made a funny video in my mind Sanity made it understandable Development made it beautiful Until ownership turned vindictive Murdering beings In a nice x word, clothing a devilish […]

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PURE EVIL

You came in like a weevil Wheeling my emotions in a swivel Hiding your claws of a devil Only to cage me in your evil II Now you, to my pain, dance As eyes record me a dunce When all I did was take a chance …based on your deceptive elegance III You’re like the […]

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A DREAM TO CHERISH

I traveled to a tomorrow I wish for us One far from our back-walking yesterday Misconstrued as today And I see the over-worked heart of my nation Palpitating in prolonged perspiration of the prognosis of corruption Sadness, raining on my prayers II I wish I could make patriotism into a pill And force all to […]

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FEAR CONVERTS

Days when fear marched many – …like cattle …into the fences of many Yahwehs …are over II Days when hell’s description …forced hearts into cuffs of religion …just as innocent people are forcefully imprisoned …are so so over III So tell me about hell And I will show you a shell of thick skin Which […]