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BIG

This bloating This bloating that makes me feel like a floating ghost Gifting mouths weapons to attack my over-trained being …forcing me on a mental battlefield Is far worse than a broken heart II This expansion This expansion which builds on me a worry mansion …without gates Gifting legs the permission to carry their mouths […]

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BRANDING! BRANDING!

You see those beautiful mansions …built with beautiful words …painting surreal pictures? In there might be single rooms with leaking roofs …or roofless huts housing humans and rats …who compete for space So put out your jealous flames …and let your sun lead you …with its free air II What is a name without essence? […]

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COME FOR COMFORT

What are those tears …unmasking the fears …that the soul bears? Hurts and uncertainty? Pain and disdain? Feelings of you being in that blue …so you could save a beloved? Come Come to the bosom that has seen it all …and still blossoms For the comfort that time conceitedly tick tocks …in a bridal walk […]

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PINKY

Pussies purr plainly …at the parish’s pulpit Pleading for plucks to play …parts of public’s power Why will Pinky’s pecks pull Paul’s plugs? He should know the club is a garden …where all hands try a plucking of the catchy II Ask guards the grounds play before an entering Auction no action whose reaction you […]

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NAME CALLING

What is this fog parceling hard work …and aiding shirking? What is this anger hanging tribes …making nationals strangers …and causing looming danger? Name calling? Agyawaadwo! II There is a beauty in even insults That is, …never will they stick on their bearers like tags …and they never hurt those in uncaring shirts Still …what […]

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MOCKED

Just as models take the shine of designers, Actors take the shine of writers Pretenders in pastoral clothes …are taking the shine out of your powers Don’t you see? No, ahonuabobirim, can’t you see? II I thought you were the driver And like mates …your prophets commune knowing they are just a tribune …so fear […]

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AGE RESTRICTIONS

“You talk too much And nag as such You ask and ask Are you an ass?” II “Young one, This time which makes me your ass …and baths you with sass Has a reversal in your wait If death’s hawk spares you its weight Because this here crass Was a time past’s sass Wait till […]

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ƆDƆ NSƆKƆ (20+)

Yɛse ɔdɔ kɔ baabia ɔdɔ wɔ Enti me ti wo nne a na me ho afɔ Efirisɛ wo ho kɔm kɔm tesɛ atɔyɛ nsutɔyɛ Sei frɛdɛ frɛdɛ frɛdɛ wɔ ayaase asuɛyɛ Wo yɛ ɛta a me hia wɔ me sen mu II Wo sɛ etuo a me hia wɔ m’fuom Wo yɛ amaango a me […]

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PREPOSTEROUS

All that were inter Have now been cast like nets In the sea of knowledge All that is needed is a search And a pulling and voila! There are answers So why …try …to cry …to sky? Why …sigh …to live awry? Bye a fie! II Why act like a learned beggar Who sees an […]

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THEY SAY THEY SAY

They say Afua Kumankomah …called on Odomankomah ..to bless Kwame Ankomah For choosing her over Adomah In front of all the people of Kromansah II They say her back barked to scare the air …and even blinded eyes …before her thanksgiving Her chest was the prized home …all hungry emotions fed from in fantasy They […]

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A BAD CYCLE

Her lies walked on two legs …and were hit by another lie on a bicycle Then yours, on a motorbike, cleared the lie on the bicycle And thereafter, his lie, riding a plush car …hit and put yours in a vegetative state Be happy knowing someone’s lie in a plane …crashed and killed his lie […]

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Decision PATHWAYS

I stand at the crossroads of …a known path …and an unknown path Looking left Looking right Confusion playing my mind like an annoying xylophonist II The known road lies with its congratulatory beckoning And an ego whose mouth is widely open …to swallow whole my pride I see the line where my knees will […]

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UNPLEASANT PLEASANTRIES

Heartwarming things are like rains in drought Ho ho ho ho, ha ha ha ha Can cancel some hi hi hi hi, eiii iiii yieeee, bueee! I know Still, …there are pleasantries that are unpleasant And register their disgust on minds …horrifying hearts …closing eyes …harming tongues Check your pleasantries to spare someone an unpleasantness […]

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TRUE WORSHIP

Fellows finally find freedom …in feeding from fem-pots With no fear …of being tagged failures Loving their forms II It is better to show the “sins” snowing within …than wrapping it up …and tanning your outer with piety Real talent is eating from a good bowl …and licking it up in worship …caring not about […]

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HARD TIMES

Tit bits of hits …have bitten into cultures so deep That even animes have become enemies …gunning down innocence So guard hard your planted …lest you grow the bad to live in a mad place …where consciences are without traces II Choosing to …house …inner monsters …locking learning with freedom …damning the good to pat […]

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MPRƆYƐ MU

Nneɛ ɔkaa sɛ bebia abɛ bɛtɔ biara yɛ mprɔyɛ mu no …yɛ ɔbadwenba a adwenehare kyekyere n’aniso adehunu kakra Efirisɛ abɛ bi tumi tɔ egya mu …ɛhye Abɛ bi tumi tɔ ɛboɔ so …ɛwo Abɛ bi ti tɔ fɔm ma mmoadoma we Abɛ bi tumi tɔ nnɔti bi mu …ɛmmim a y’ɛnhu n’adwosuo koraa …na […]

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THE WAY FORWARD

Brushing rotten teeth …bleeds out rotten blood Fire roasts minerals …to burn out hidden beauty There is no great results without tiresome beginnings Same goes for development II 1. Results 2. Obese 3. Exercise 4. Fitness III For the 2 to attain total 4 There is a need for a rigorous 3 Which comes with […]

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THE CABLE OF TROUBLE

The cable of trouble …ably enabled by labels and gambles …which wobble legs of the stable …even on a comfortable table …is no fable to play with like a colored bubble II So sit …seek …study …store …to strengthen your senses For the land of temptation is like a slippery slope Every feet is susceptible […]

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FAR APART

If cold winds can call your presence …from your absence ..to my presence And stop biting me with longing for you I will live better …without feeling the miles which knot like ropes …to hang our lust in our days apart II If nights will stop the frights …of the emptiness that this huge bed […]

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WHERE DO I GO?

Where do I go from you? When your looks …book me confusion Your smiles …blind me in illusion Your hugs …buy me commotion …of loss in your warmth Where do I go? Just where do I go from you? II Where do I go from you? When you are the house …I hope to build […]

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CHA TO CHA

Preacher – If my mama couldn’t reach me And my papa couldn’t teach me Please don’t preach me …and turn around to act leach …to bleach my pocket into tatters Ib If you need a socket to charge your pocket …bribe me with no locket For I am a rocket which blasts such pockets If […]

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REST THEM BREASTS

Buy them breaks! Block not their breathes! Beast not their betters! Bake not their best! Rest them breasts to bless them chests! II You who stretch them …like wretches needing a squeezing assembly You who stand them Like falling plantain needing soldier sticks stands! You who suffocate them …like naughty twins needing mouths in cover! […]

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LISA’S VISA

Lisa thought she had gotten a visa to riches By wedding onto a comfortable bedding Her bragging and doggy greeting with fingers acting pianists in the air …could be seen even by the blind Driving all spinsters mad with bad jealousy II Hers was acting boss to clean …and taking off dross to dance for […]

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EGOPRIDIC GHOSTS

We are in this doom fence Nursing fear of separation With rains of vulnerability falling into the konkura …of our heads While our faces mask the opposite …in deviance II We’re in these emotional whirlwinds Digging dust to blind each other …in our troubled tracks When unspoken words ghost our unhappiness …with heartbreaking sadness How […]

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AKUKU-ADAMFOƆ

Na ɔmama abɔ mma …ama ɔnam a, na n’abati ɛɛto ahantan nnwom Efirisɛ na obu ne ho okukudam N’ɛnso wɔn a wɔhyɛ n’ase nyinaa buu no okuku-ɔdamfoɔ nnyɛ nɛ II Wo bisa sɛ ɛdeɛn ntira? Ɛneɛ tie ɛ Ɔde suahunu ɛkɔtena suatera dua ase …de pia pia nsukɔnoma kɔ dua no so Ɔfaa nyamberansɛm yi […]

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WEIRDEST WISPS

They met daily on Facebook And shared jokes via Twitter They saw each other on Instagram And chatted seriously via email While walls were their only distance A walking sadness on unfortunate path II And so the child grew by the teachings of the net And fell into its reckless bet with life His fingers […]

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PILLS OF QUILLS

If you’re still ill in will, with worries piled bills The pills in quills will still your will …so find words waiting in closed books They’ll give you thrills which will shrill your ills …and fill your chill with goodwill Just kill your ills of daunting hills with stories Waiting to shed your worries II […]

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BASICS OF ETHICS

1. Priorities 2. Honour 3. Patriotism 4. Double Standards 5. Groveling 6. Sovereignty 7. Oppression 8. Expression 9. Impression 10. Favour 11. Saviour 12. Behavior 13. Cages 14. Slavery 15. Justification Ib 1b. Knocked up 2b. Fucked up 3b. Strapped on 4b. Preposterousness 5b. Cracked in 6b. Searched 7b. Wiped out 8b. Sanity 9b. Nonsensical […]

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SEXCAGRADES

Ugly luring Ugh lusting Untoward loving Uni-Lords Luck will lock on all your clocks …to cork the pens you use to fork …your victims Reversing trends of shamed victims …and famed predators II You’re lions picking on cubs in nursing You’re like umbrellas suffocating noses with fake protection You’re staircases crippling legs with hidden tetanus […]

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THAT DUDE (A Fantasy Tale)

Ia Stories……Interest…… Needs Worries……Filters…….Deeds Ib I heard the macho had come to town His history hopped out from the past …flipping itself like an interesting script …in the library of my mind Forcing smiles long on vacation …to return home to the mouth of my face Mischief playing dondo, mpintin and atumpan in my head […]

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FASHION RUNWAYS

Clothes to shada so all can yada Hair to pair so it can fata Footwear to match so atanfo can shiver Makeup to fit, to look the perfect diva God’s temples have turned runways Agyawaadwo! II Whispers tiptoe within church walls And turn bold talks after with shouting balls “Did you see Awo Yaa’s duku? […]

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LOUDEST

They all scream to title the next …in my head’s nest Hatred screams on love Love adorably stares As heartbreak rears it’s head …to force love to close its eyes Religion calls for sanity But sins stamp their ink on their leaders Politics reads its provisional manifesto But disappointment laughs loudest …shutting in all screams […]

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AYASE NTƆKWA

Akasa akasa bebree yi fapem ne sɛn? Yɛse yɛse mframa ɛɛkeka ammodin dɔ ho asɛm Bɔyiɛ! Ib Ano jejejeje bɔ awerɛfie Sɛ sɛbi, yɛ nto ɛdan akyi pono mu Paapa, …ansa na wo bɛ bue w’ano no Hwɛ hunu sɛ Wo dan akyi pono mu ato danwee Efirisɛ ɔdɔ mu akronfoɔ kyere woa …ɛɛdɛ sene […]

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AN ODE TO YOUNGER SELF

I stand here and turn back To look at the you who fell into the rot of poverty From a pot that needed you not …and a rain which only fell for pleasure …and fled to hide into some small pores on the earth Today I marvel at your strength II I stand here and […]

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MY TOKLO

You say I’m selling But you are yelling Calling for customers sleeping and traveling In a badness of madness in searching my shaming When I’ve never signed any contract of marketing …with you What is your own if I am selling my toklo? II While you light the fires of gossips And pour your sweats […]

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TILL THE EXIT

There were dead men before us Oblivon was a hunter who had all the games of life Not anymore Not in our lives II For our present can be frozen like ice To locomotively flow like rivers On a save-forever realm You think I lie? Google Mugabe Google Maya Angelo Google Atukwei Okai And they […]

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EDUCATIONAL SOCCER

Old voices die amidst young voices No matter how loud or shrilling They are like plantain leaves …no matter how beautiful their stretches …they dry up and fall only to be replaced by a higher new With every height of the plantain tree …comes a new sect of accompanying leaves Such is the moulding of […]