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INTIMIDATION

I know I’m no ordinary bird No – …not a vulture to feed on the carcasses of others opinions Certainly not a house fowl …to wait on the debris of others shine And definitely not a duck …to have a pace to trace a chase …in thinking, and be caught on I know who I […]

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ƆDƐNKYƐM ATOWERƐNKYƐM

Atowerɛnkyɛm ato ɔdɛnkyɛm …ama asuo atwa n’asuo …asaase atwe n’asɛn Ama ewiemu nkoaa n’akɔyɛ n’anidasoɔ Nso mmoanoma a wɔ wɔ ntaban nyinaa akyiran no …enti ɔbɛyɛdɛn atu akɔdan soro? II Asuo se ne honam nnyɛ hwitahwita …nso moanoma a wɔn de sen no de bebree gu asuo kokoso Asuo se n’anum wɔ se huhuuhu …n’ɛnso […]

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A TIME OF SILENCE

Eyes well shut Mind on ready …to go back to yesterday …walk back to today …and fly to and fro the future And I saw a great structure II A structure of growth …failure …wins …hardwork …love …support …opposition …hatred …conflict …Friction Which all have blessed me with many a diction III Why I cried […]

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CLIMACHAINS

If the sky’s sun …changes earth’s air …and warms our rivers Normalcy is our thought If sky rains …fill our rivers and seas …even to a point of drowning Normalcy is the thought But let the earth …punch the sky And see the hurts, it rains on us Let the earth, hit the sky And […]

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WORRYING WINDS

Where works will in woes …as wrecks wriggle in worst? What works well in wouldn’ts …as wickedness wrestles warmth in wrenching? Who writes what in whys …as wisdom wanes in words? Heaven hates in hustling hits Hurts heckle in horrid harms Calm is chaos Chaos is calm Tears turn triumphs …if only hearts can cry […]

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WEALTHY PAUPERS

If lions turn herbivores …to chew all the grasses of all herbivores A time will come …when all they’ll get are grasses …with no meat on bones Mr. and Mrs. Whom You Know Time is showing who has known whom …in many a plural Hehehe hahaha! A laugh from the wrong part of the stomach! […]

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TO YOUR HOME HEART

A pain after another…after another…after another?Know…each is a journey you had to travel throughTo your home heart IIFor some flowers face floors…taste feet in defeatAnd are passed from loving hands…to hateful onesBut their seeds may stumble on good soilAnd die to live to glorifyNothing dies to live like a heart…in multiplicitySo cope for hopeDon’t elope […]

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ODD VARIATION

There is one God …they say One God and one sky But I see this bright sky …even knowing a dark sky …somewhere Apparently, skies vary So do Gods also vary? II There are defeated suns …whose heat have been wrestled down by cold As the bold rains wear their spirits of snow …and transform […]

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MAPLE’S ABLE

As you Maples seek to be staple power for struggling nations Halt the fault in your cot …before it turns cult to salt your snow into unclean water …stinking to destroy you …in an outside projection II From all the guarding and intimidations …thorned on my skin before entry I thought you flawless …all your […]

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AMANƆNE FI

Amanɔni abrane fi te sɛ nnomaa a wɔn takra sesɛ …wɔn ano boaboa yɛ abusua abusua Nwura ne aprɔdeɛ wɔ wɔn kyɛfa Ntoa ne nwurɔba nwurɔba wɔ wɔn abusua Ɛna nkrataa nkrataa wɔ wɔn anoboa Wɔn ho hu nti …nsa biara nnyɛ mfomsoɔ Ngya wɔn nsansa …na mpo wɔn ato wɔn asawuram Wɔ Maple Asaase […]

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STERRE

When Sterre stirs your tea of lifeAnd adds hot hope to burn your coldAnd makes sure you’re better sold…by a brightening boldnessTo gift you a life experienceYou so surely best believe…she’ll succeed IIWhen Sterre scares your pessimism…with her smileAnd promises to spank it to run many a mileAnd kill it with an optimistic while…best believe […]

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AROUND LONG BREAKFAST TABLES

Around long breakfast tablesWhere connections are cables…calling to be brought to existenceFear, pride and shyness are the only scissorsCutting their birth between beingsJaws work in their own rhythmsThroats wait their swallowing turns…chew, swallow, chew, swallow IIHere, colour is just a painting…which every difference hostsHereClass can only come from the mouth of the crass…whose ass needs […]

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CHANGE ENABLED?

You sheaHaving met a weather to your fair…and acting queerKnow she whom you steer! IIYou sheaThinking I can, your stubbornness, bearTo, of you, steer clearYou’ll meet your heating fear IIIYou changing in a small advantageYou hardening in my cold cagingYou refusing to my finger callingActing boss to your masterIs the height I will never takeNo […]

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A BUSINESS OF CLASS

How love dragged…from bonding of hearts…to a business of classBeats meIt still beats me IISo money decides bedmates for havers…to some IIISo name selects…soul mates of others…to some IVSo qualifications yoke lovers to be…to some VAnd the laughable fact remains…complaints bridal walking on the red carpet of tongues of jealousyDisdain shooting from eyes of the […]

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MRS HILLIER’S AND HERBERT’S RIDE

All the time…the blue of the sky…shows after angry clouds fall to turn rain…which drains into gutters…washing the dirt of stressI so know this III walked from my fires of scrutinyInto the warm arms of Mrs Hillier…and an awesome hug from HerbertEven the sun smiled to welcome us,Mischael and I,With handshakes of its winning deceptionA […]

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TAKE ME TO A PLACE

Take me to a placeA place where sadness has no traceA place where sorrow knows not tomorrowA place where hurt memories die IITake me to a placeA place where tears fear no dearsA place where hearts bleed to healA place where pains gain sane rains IIITake me to a placeA place where all, all embraceA […]

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SHIVERS

If I could bring the sun to these shores I would form a fond …to build a bond …with this scary snow showering shivers …in my pores II If I could fetch some warmth to this place Wearing snow like an overzealous religious believer I’d build a love to think above the shivers …in my […]

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SƐSƐƐ

Sɛsɛɛ kɔhwɛ Nnipa a wɔn adane nkura …eeguane adɔfoɔ adekyɛda te sɛ yarebɔne bi …de ntɔkwa ayɛ wɔn kwan Neɛ ekume koraa ne wɔn sereɛ …a wɔn de bɛ san wɔn akyi …akɔbɔ wɔn adɔfonom tɔdwɛ tɔdwɛ te sɛ anumnum dwei a wɔn tim etirease Haaagya! b Sɛsɛɛ kɔhwɛ Kɔhwɛ anibrɛ gya a asosɔ …te […]

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PURE AND TRUE

The mic of your soul booms through your eyes The thunders of your heart …race and loudly sing through your heartbeats Every touch is fire to cook trust Every kiss is a stamp of sincerity Every smile is a statement of your luck And every hug gifts a room of safety How did I get […]

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ME WURA KOFI

Me wura Kofi sɛ ɔpɛ ɔbaa tiatia …nea n’afuru sa ne bu ase te sɛ nsuten Na sɛbi, ne tu apagya kakra te sɛ fufu ntoa mienu Ɔbaa a ne nufu gyina gyina hɔ te sɛ asraafoɔ mmabunu II Me wura Kofi sɛ ɔpɛ abaayowa …ɛnyɛ bampanyin Ɔse ɔpɛ abasa a entumi ntwe nan ase […]

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DEAR MR RAPIST

Dear Mr. Rapist St. Valentine needed a heartpour …not a torture Love is not stealing a waist pie to kill a soul Neither is it climbing a lie …to make another cry II Dear Mr. Rapist If you dig your foundation …on another’s land The soil cries for its owner Your toil buys hate from […]

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DEAR RAEESA

Storms form in sunny morns …to break norms and act worms on our prized lands But know they always end up inside our lands …dying to fertilize them to help grow our crops of growth So never stop to bow to cops of challenges My dear Raeesa II As we are humans We have our […]

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NOT ANOTHER CHANCE

You’ve learnt …you’ve learnt through the burnt I spent on your relentless ego I know But be best for your future pair Walk on honey II You’ve recoiled back here …you’ve recoiled through the toil you’ve soiled …in your fresh experiences You promise to be better? Please be best …for your future pair Walk on […]

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EARS AND THOUGHTS

The world has turned puzzle …for many a troubled soul Puzzle they can’t solve through their hustles So before a word walks from the chambers of your mind …please vet its wisdom II Borketey got slapped by few words …a week ago Those words followed him home …got shame ropes to hang him dead …just […]

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CATFISHED

Ei! Agbovi looked at Mawusi Her shea buttered skin repulsing him Her natural nails simple-slapping his ego Her foamy hair angering him Three pimples on her face …disgusting him He booted her out of his house …like a useless football Hwɛ! He went back to his phone …to Maya Her fair skin flawlessly obeyed his […]

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FOR MY TAUGHTS

I know I might have ridden tantivy …in your loving zefer Odomankomah Twerɛduampong …please forgive and build a fence around my taughts II I fume to think I can’t exhume …my young caught in the arms of decomposition I know my rebellion robs on you …in the bad But please All Seeing, forgive …and build […]

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THIS SITUATION

This situation This situation of fire begging for my ownership …rain begging for my usage …wind obsessing for my picking All at once Throws me into a confusing sand If only I could have all in one! II I fear the heat that might cheat to beat …my skin, my easily bruised skin I fear […]

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APAN DANQWAH

Kwaadu gyampantrudu na ɛfrukutu wɔ mo din ho Ama ‘mia ne bo’ …adane ‘pia n’atikɔ’ Ɛɛbɔ Kwahufoɔ hu …ɛɛma wɔn dane mo santrofie nnomaa …y’ɛkyire mo a ɛnkyire …y’ɛgyae mo a yayaaya b Mo nni nnipa ano yi Ɛnsan ni adekyeyɛ ani yi Yɛbɛyɛden anya mo nyiano? Yɛse Ebola yɛ mo bɔɔla boɔ …a mo […]

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YOURS TO MAKE

Starting and finishing can be a mould you hold Many hearts have built darknesses for their shames While others build crimes to gobble their angelics There is power in your thoughts! II A thought has bought many nots for some A thought has bought many yays for most Stinky stuffs attract flies Too much sweetness […]

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NORMALIZING ANOMALIES

When a star pales the moon And the earth swoons As the sky feels baboon Chaos gathers to loom II When the sky gives a ground As the earth floats Will legs understand Without a belling boat? III If legs can think …as head walks If the stomach can feed …as hands stock If ears […]

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STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

She was caught like a stalked game …folded like a foldable chair and tied with goat ropes Then thrown onto the back seat …of the Corona Her screams cut off by a chloroform II She woke to sounds without faces Her blindfold, thicker than a myth She was fed …bathed …abused …raped And threatened every […]

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FUNNY FISHES

Stand amidst killer ants …and claim shants …in angry rants Until your shants change to can’ts Then you’ll see the fair turning unfair …in a lesson rare II You swim in sweet waters …and help walking suckers drink you dry When your waters run out And your difference shouts It’s there you’ll know the difference […]

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TO HADJARU

Spirit I wish to dish a dream To retake life and live to the brim And grow your soul to sell fulfillment …to your all before the call of your fall Ib It is always abnormal when a young fruit falls …from its strong tree As many a ripe ones hang Why are the cruel […]

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THE REAL GOD

God is the shining smile of the sun …the tasty piety of dew God is the peaceful blanket of the dark …the very thin layer of its dawn God is the many droplets of rain …the refreshing fan of air God is breath II God is spaceful shoulders in sore sorrows God is warm hugs […]

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TEARS – For Maame Ama Donkor

Why do some clouds form to fold …only to unfold when told …then sold to the bold to hold in cold …and fall to mould and sold …to the highest bidders? It hurts …when unfairness stars to shadow the fair World! Oh world! Ib I see angry clouds forming on your sky Adding myth pelts […]