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ADWOA FƆDWOƆ

Adwoa Fɔdwoɔ Adwoa Fɔdwoɔ de saa de saa …akɔ fam owuo bo sɛɛ bam! Ama ne mmadwoa mpaebɔ aka agu N’awareɛ anidasoɔ abutu Ne Na ahobanbɔ apaska …ama ne bayie kwaadu ɛɛdɛre buruburu te sɛ Ɔbonsamgyamu faango aka bɔne gya Amanfoɔ eebisa deɛentia dua-wui gyina nkwamu …ɛɛma dua-mono abu Yei laaa! b Adwoa Fɔdwoɔ Adwoa […]

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LAUGHING STOCK

We work our already worked Stocking mocks at our docks …as Wuhan wails their inflamed woes …into a world wide panic Sad! So sad! II As we put expensive make ups …on ambulances And put them on runways to dazzle the gullible …through their modeling Corona drives at top speed …to us? To us! III […]

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THE BODY SELLER

She said Kofigah rented her body for …every evening in a month …with touches and pounding and biting with kisses Atuaki rented her mouth for a week …for licking and pulling and chewing …with special bonuses for sores Before Tetteh came in with a room offer …to pray inside her every time his demons wake […]

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SNAKES EATING NORMS AT TROUBLED ERRORS

You sit and see the sins of a sucker And work to block the locker …of truth How dare you chairs …cover clears to share a dark …to fall a mighty with a demented captain? II Who glues mouths with words that be To shut the eyes of those who see To use their strength […]

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FUTURE GHOSTS

All those who boast with toasts …of having the most Should know, earth is a temporary host And all with breaths are future ghosts II All those who read into shreds …of knowledge’s reds Will go, when their flag bells ring III So live like a sun …rising to set Live like a rose …blooming […]

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SKIN CLASSES

How we get our muses To fight unfair like hippopotamuses Because of skin classes …killing masses And shattering peaceful glasses …to cut through harmony is a horror Why all these blood on our hands? Ib Thoughts have fought Thoughts have poisoned Thoughts have destroyed And thoughts have killed II You watch thoughts killing humans like […]

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CARRY YOUR CROSS

You can carry your cross Because you know the loss that once bossed …and tossed it out like trash …in stories told, diluted and sold …millions through billions to zillions of times Please do carry your cross II Carry your cross And leave my burdened thoughts …to do it halfway Through sympathies bought for my […]

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THE CURSE OF BEAUTY AND SKILL

Rumours act immortal flies …to follow through shallow mouths The lustful-stupored hatch horrid plans …to scratch their itches of owning …the beautiful II Dramatic display daunts in many a haunt Traps are set in multiplcity …just to grab her attention Favours act baits just as foods act deceptives …on hooks Just to own the skilled […]

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ƆMANBAPA

Ɔmanbapa ne neɛ n’akoma gyina nkɔsodeɛ so Ɛnyɛ neɛ n’ano da sumina so …ɛɛbɔ gyimeɛ bena de fira ne man b Ɔmanbapa ne neɛ odi ne man ni Ɛnyɛ neɛ ɔde fi adane asiesiedeɛ …ɛɛtɔ nwansena de dwan ne man aso d Ɔmanbapa ne neɛ ɔde nokware sekan …dwedwa kɛtɛaseshɛ ne prɔyɛ mu Ɛbɔ suro […]

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PREJUDICE

Prejudice plasters plagues …even on platinums Plucking preciousness off perfection Pushing possible proofs …into poor pits II Prejudice is like raging fires …in dry leaves A little fury is all the air it needs …to graze the land to destruction It corrupts thoughts …blinds souls …turns friends into foes And throws darkness on sunny days […]

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TO GET MY ATTENTION

I know the mountain I seem to be In the eyes of those who yearn to see The fence I keep The heart I keep But a bad slip can make you trip and flip …to a fall Off my attention II You can build manipulations …into frustrating situations Hoping they cave me in To […]

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VIRTUAL HEARTACHES

Many untruths walk these streets In pencil heels Belling ears to deafness Modeling beauty which sweats out jealousies from the gullible Don’t you see? Can’t you see? II They’ll announce the fall of their enemies When their friends become their frenemies They’ll show brand clothes in try ons And parade foods in their mooching They’ll […]

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THE FORBIDDEN

The forbidden rides juicy bids Which drives mad the barred hard To force open its many lids And play freely in its barred yard II If you just can’t have it Then the price tag doubles Because you can’t just shake it …off your knocking thought troubles III It is like a DNA flaw the […]

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PILOT OF MY PLANE

Even with the carbin crew …and the other mates Pilots fly their planes …always in charge to the end They get the final say in adding on heights …general navigation And landing Just as they work I am the lead in my life II I’ll listen to the air But I know they pass …never […]

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BLOOD IN THOUGHT

As I sit under this shade In a pit dug by this spade Needing a chit to be a shade Will my bit in this here be made? II Let’s say I quit thinking it charade And I fit into fate’s forbade Will a hit bite in a decade And tit a tat for my […]

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TRAPS

Now …traps wrap our craps Making escape seem like raps …from failing jabs on losing laps So if you don’t snap out of your craps …under public scrutiny You’ll be tapped and slapped …in your happy naps II So beware When you Dare to Risk Everything All to Make Special And are careless III Pardon […]

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PROTECT ME

Protect me Protect me from the scratches of naughty spears …from the thirst of power vampires …from the hunger of deranged economic maniacs Protect me Please protect me II Protect me Protect me from hounds of development …the arms of insurgents …from falling into the qualms of elephants You know I’m a blossoming grass Protect […]

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GEONONSENSE

A hen strays to the bush A guinea fowl gives it a push …to get out of its terrain Ib A sheep wanders to the forest An antelope causes its arrest …citing dares broken in bounds Ic A duck flies the sky An eagle swoops so low to peck it dry Claiming it stranger Id […]

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AS passing spirits GO BONKERS

So many beards flame Needing prayers to avoid a same As Flor de Mayo spots two battling heads And the Golden Wattle burns As two lions holding spears …and a common shield in Africa’s East Fail to protect their unofficial Orchid And a Rose throws threats …at the Rose …which pierced it without provocation …on […]

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EVERY INCH OF TRUTH

When the ordinary bowl …taunts the ceremonial bowl …with its daily patronage …forgetting the heat wearing it off …and it’s lifespan …being cut short Life giggles …time wriggles …the earth shrivels in anticipatory addition II When the ceremonial bowl …haunts the ordinary bowl With its flawlessness …forgetting its gathering of dust …and it’s possibly being […]

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THE SHADOW COMMANDER (For Qassem Soleimani)

I see a cloth …flawlessly loved on the inside …but hatefully coloured on the outside Shredded …causing chaos to both in and out watchers Tears for the former …mild jubilation, fear and horrid anticipation for the latter Clouds of blood form on their skies Faravahar cries revenge!!! The Bald Eagle throws punches of sanctions …with […]

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SWIMMING IN SORDID SINS

See shame parading on pious parks Re has lied with gin Aren’t those seeds meant to shade …in conversion? Why are they naked and swimming in sordid sins? II It is a sad sad state When love …interprets coital orgies So that loving neighbors as selves …becomes tickets for beds and sheets …to sandwich pairs […]

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A DENT IN THE WHITE HOUSE

There’s a dent in the White House …hell bent on ruining prestige meant …to glitter on world stages Rage consumes sages …in ridicule cages …soiling adages And writing shame on history pages II It barks like a dog …at the croak of a frog It roars like a lion …even in a meditating Zion It […]

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YOU ASK

You ask “Are you sick?” When you are the sickness And I’m the infected II You ask “Is there something you need?” When you are the something The something I am needing III You ask “Can I get you some food?” And I sigh Because you have the meal I need …a heart I need […]

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TƆ WO DEƐ

Wo de su n’ɛfrɛ obuo Nso wo de obideɛ n’ayɛ ebuo A emu …wo tɔ di …wo tɔ nom …wo tɔ shɛ …wo tɔ sra …wo tɔ tutugu wo ho Nna kra nna yi nyinaa W’adane abrokyire aboduaba …wo kyia esisi wɔn kro mu Ɛbɛ yɛ dɛn na wo deɛ akɔ so? b Saa kasabɛbuo […]

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PREPARE

When light bleeds out of day And the sky swallows the moon And fireflies kill their light And the world’s energy fails What will lead eyes to see …amidst the fear of minds As frantic hands try a feel? II When the earth gulps seas …and rivers And clouds decide to hide When saliva evaporate […]

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AS YOU SAMPLE YOUR MATCHES

I felt you …at a sight And knew that you …can be light …of mine Ib From your demeanor …to the colour of your eyes From your thoughts …to the songs from your lips I felt you I still feel you Hoping a one from our two II But your readiness is far And your […]

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FROM THE OTHER SIDE

Sometimes …sitting in your shed …sad Strings shaddy shocks all over So you’ve got to relocate into your opponent …to refurbish you to your comfy taste …before self settlement Best believe it! II A body can scatter a bullet …and burn a bomb Honey can make a bee …and sting predators A stone can break […]

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ABROKWAH MMADWOA

Abrokwah mmadwoa nni dwoa nti Na ɔsonsɔn ne ho te sɛ aboa oguan Na baabi a mmayowa di asa nnyɛ ne tenabea Baabia ɔdɔ ntoklo deda nnyɛ ne kwan Mpo na w’akɔ tena ɔdɔ dua ase …n’ankampɛsɛ w’akɔte bi adi b Na ne sumyɛ mu mmakɔm nisuo …bɛtumi ahyɛ Akwasua mma Nso na onyin papa […]

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MARRY YOUR BAD

When you love the taste of pepper And you choose to buy tomato Thinking pepper is hot Tomato is mild Know a vomit awaits …to publicly shame you A cleanup will wait …to hardly strain you A stress will toe …to emotionally drain you And a scar will birth …to befriend to your death So […]

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CYBERCITIZENS

Netizens …are global citizens …known as cybercitizens Without cultural boundaries II Though prejudices walk through fingers and voices And friendships are made through interests and choices Curiosity beats all label noises Making it a nation without boundaries III Surely clashing interests end in bouts Horrid hobbies get the shouts But dreams have a supportive channel […]

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ALL THINGS NEW

(Wishing all followers a prosperous New Year!) Channel your fears into dears of mere And fall your tears into cheers oh queer For you are the hands which steer your years And are the gears which can clear from your rear You …with a breathing chit II You have new days with awesome rays And […]