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EX’S CONUNDRUM

He seesHe sees how smitten I am by youAnd asksAnd asks how you charmed an untamed like meI wish there are words in dignified portion…ready to fit his answer IIThe way you lookThe way you look at me like a treasure needing unblinking…lest a lurking thief snatches IIbThe way you followThe way you follow me […]

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BREATHING OUT

Just wait!Oh stop!Every painful breath in must out! IbBe calmIn your realm!Dreadful things,Entrapping ropesNeeding breathlessness, have ceased! IIKnow this day is real, pinch it!Accept those times have passed, forget them!Make merry oh ye Saints with perfect eyes!All around youLike survivors of toxic taunts,All is calm! IIbHope now lives among us!Affability can now walk on kind […]

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THE capitol CHAOS

A. FoulB. RocksC. UrinalD. ShitE. ShitholeF. ShitholingG. IdiotH. ChariotJ. Smart 1.The chaos of the CapitolIs like an overheated FrytolDisturbed with the task of frying a watery fish…for a revered dishThe burning of the yearningSome stomachs on the churning…a big disgrace of a singing grace! 2.When did a first world run to cue behind a third?A […]

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THIS TONGUE OF MINE

My tongue is divided into threeThe one which yearns to be freeThe one which is on a talking spreeAnd the one which stammers into quietude for taunters to seeMy tongue is divided into three III hate the tongue which yearns to be freeIt is that cowardly part of me…I so don’t want to live let […]

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NETIQUETTE

You know the meaning of etiquetteSo familiarize with the content of netiquetteAs you live your space onlineNot everyone on your line can decline…an impromptu call…without taking a fallSo like sensitive souls…put none off their soles…by calling without prompting and a permission to boost …a whimsical call is a most inaundating place to be pushed toMind […]

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THE TAILS YOU CARRY

Like feathers, some tails …scratch off itchesLike dogs, some tails …act like bitchesLike white elephants, some tails …just add to weightAnd like traps, some tails…act many a baitSo watch them…the tails you carry IINo good tail …scratches to leave soresNo good tail …hits to turn boresNo good tail …wags to turn lured with no sure […]

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AUTHENTIMATICS

I’ve lived through conceitedness…and did trigger many a hating heart Bruised from hatredI did graduate to the sphere of pretentiousnessAnd saw me living as others I couldn’t fit modellingThe weirdness…the off aura…the feeling of a copycat…the shunning eyesAll taught me to shake of the artificial modelling…and saw me in the best sphere…my presenceI’ve learnt to […]

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ASƐM SƐBƐ

Atuobi a ɔbɔ kroW’afro akokɔ abrɛ ne kwanKɔ gye ahumie a…wo se m’akɔfro akɔmfɛmNa wo betumi agyina ne kwan ano?Asɛm sɛbɛ! B.Atuobi a ɔpiti ɔhawW’apam ɔkraman sɛ ne ho kankanAni anbɔ tɛtɛ…wo se me ne atui na ɛgro broAsɛm sɛbɛ! D.Atuobi a ɔbra mmraW’abra oguan mmɛɛAso annte dinn…wo se me dɔ apɔnkye pumɛɛAsɛm sɛbɛ! E.Atuobi […]

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WHO AND WHEN

Fire the furry of a great soldierForce out his anger like a teaseCarve his temper like a skilled carverAnd he will uproot fearlessness…to plant success on his battlefield…to keep you safeOr uproot patience to defy decency to murder youLearn the different languages of bodies IIIf you fire up the anger of your gardenerAnd force him […]

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CASCADING HORRORS

Oh secret meshesLiving in at the dark side of knowing…digging painful trenches…and garnering a followingThrowing norms asunder by hitting good in clashesKilling hope of growth and bombing up sinceringKnow thy deeds pile on earth like an overloaded tipper truck…set to somersault in an unsaving mark II.For teeth can eat not its fingers…while stomach thunders for […]

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LIVE A WISE

Hatred can make you look at a foeThrough a black and white lensWithout an iota of colourBut know the wise kowtows not to dishonourAnd acts not denseHe dodges the shot from unfair guns before their sounds go “poo”So live a wise IIFor we can turn after angerTo turn a stranger who was thought a danger…into […]

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WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? (Adult Poetry 18+)

Water falls into a hollow…to create waterfalls for all to followI’m the hollow needing your fallYou’re the water that gets my callWhat are you waiting for? III need you to wash me dirty in your sweatWhipping me up to a fretI need you to kiss me hard to a swellI won’t mind giving out a […]

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THE FOOLISHNESS I’VE SHED

I don’t know the thoughts which plagued my thinkingTo live in hopes of a maiden wifedOne who obeys without a thinkingOf her self esteem and shamed strifeOh how I prayed…when hopes delayedOh how I strayed…when I thought I’d swayed…from the right which my fate disobeyedBut now I know the blessing I wear…in this freedom I […]

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PREPOSTEROPID

I will boil and evaporate the heavens like steamTo God, hidden in there, redeemI will drink off the rivers and their seas like a thirsty beastAnd fold the earth like it is my leastFor I am the sent of God…with more miracles than he hoards III will order all winds to stopAnd have many a […]

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MOTHER OF THE GONE

Mother of the goneWho still feels the pain of the bornAs sadness toots its hornWith no hope of living till dawnThere sure is a mornSo live through your torn III know you picture earth’s heatAs it, like a disgusting glutton, your precious eatsI know you’re feeling self-blame’s beatAs it calls your living a shameful cheatI […]

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ƆHENE NE AKORA

Ɔkrɔmfoɔ bɛtumi ahyɛ esum ataadeɛ…abɔ adwuma te sɛ mfidi-braneNanso, sɛ ewiemu nsakrayɛ yɛ Ɔbɔɔadeɛ nsa ano adwuma yi nkoaa deɛDakoro awia bɛtu sum ama ani ahunu nsa a…ɛde adesayɛ adane ataadeɛ…ewia amansan noEnti hwɛ na sua prɔyɛ mu nkyerkyerɛ BKrɔno bɛtumi ama tumi…nso tumi no bɛtumi adane Fomena nsɛmnsɛm…ama wo nsa akɔhyɛ w’atanfo anum…wɔ ɛbre […]

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OBLIDANGEROUS

Obligation which can be a prisonOften whithers countless beings atop precisionOwning workers cruising blasts among perils…of wanton clash IISo hear me powerServe here my prayersSuccint haves my playing-charmsShocking harm my plaguing-qualmsSome have-to-dos, more perilousSecuring horrors, making pestsStripping homes, manufacturing paupers IIISo shake the stakesSo shams take slipsSoak, suck traumatic slacksSo stripes truncate shocksShell shenanigans trumpeting […]

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IN A PEACEFUL EXPLORATION

GetHarmonyAmbushedNearAnarchy IbIn an open explorationWhere leads frantically search for gloryThrough the compass of braveryAlmost all must be raked inTo push our story to wholesomeness IIFor we are in GhanaA peaceful midst and a loving mustWe need to wholesomely beThat land in a…story which goes not back and acts haven…seen by stars Of…black as they seek […]

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THE BATTLE OF FOWLDOM

Once upon a timeFowls wondered why humans decapitated them on many a happy occasion…as though they had committed an unpardonable crimeSo they made debating and experiments their vocation IICocks, at a point, blamed hens…for not laying enough eggsHens shot back that many laid eggs in tens…and asked how many cocks helped to feed the hatched […]

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MOMENCOUNTATIONS

Please purge, protect…and power me to peaceAs I ply places prone to precariousnessPack me up to persevere…so I don’t park in pessimismPlacate my heart to put perks on powerful past memoriesTo pause in between problems to play IIFor living limits light…as love locksLove limits listening…as loss loosens up to disappointmentsAnd hearts heat up to hatred…as […]

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ABASS ASAGRI’S WEDDING

Memuna, Aisha, Fati, HamamatCall Wunpini and Asibi,…Talata and HumuAnd tell them to dress like Bolga TiitiiFor us to grace the Wedding of Perfect AbassWe must see Mrs Asagri in her perfection IIAisha, are you asking why?Have you forgotten he called you a fat cow…and called me a bony mat?Have you forgotten he called Memuna ugly […]

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MILLINIAL HANGERS

As the world becomes easier to live inWith gadgets and instruments which fit inLife becomes more boringAnd living becomes more stressfulBecause the laughter which greeted heartily in presenceWill so do so in many an absenceAnd hearts which beat in greetings through hugsWill be an artist’s message…delivered through textOvations which will wake to deafen tearsWill surely […]

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HOW TO MAKE THIS MOMENT LAST

How can I make this moment last foreverGranted you’re melting my fears…into golden cheersAnd building in me a fountain of happy tearsTell me how to make this moment last forever? IINow your name washes off past regretsAnd helps me forget all the messy frets …with their foundational hurtsSteering my heart to cheers like a happy […]

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BƆ OSE

Sɛ afe yi w’atumi agye Afehyia PaNa wo gu so ti nkwa mu a Ɛneɛ fa aseda gyampantrudu a ɛtisɛ Afa Djato…ma Ɔbrempong Nyame a ɔhume nkwa gu wo mu daa daa Efirisɛ w’atwa kwan a ɛbro owuo anamɔnso B.Afe yiDane wo suban ani …na fa papayɛ bɔ wo braSɛ wo yɛ sum ne prɔyɛ […]

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NEW

(Happy New Year to all followers of amoafowaa.com. Thank you for following, reading, liking, commenting and correcting. You’re the real VVIPs of this blog. May 2021 treat us better, show us love and give us great opportunities. Sending you love from Tamale, Ghana.) As years peel like a gigantic onionTo shift us through realms of […]

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DEAR DEAD ROBBER

Dear death robberAs you journey through crude beatings…torture and a butchering to death townPlease do use the fire of hellTo build yourself anewIf you dream of coming back to life III don’t know who will greet you…there and turn you round{ to look…at you and proclaim you torn…destroyed and….wornBut I hope you create no butTo […]

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SNAIL IN A LAWN

Dear snail, shed your normOf hiding from your mornWhen a little noise warns your dawnDon’t you get worn out and tornHiding in your breakable shed in the lawnWhere many a mischief are born? IIPlease crawl out to see the sunAnd stop putting on your best days a banWhich prevents your happy tanAnd trashes your could’ve […]

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ME IN HIS VULGAR AND SADISTIC THOUGHTS

Abasaki says I’ve been very stubbornAlways rocking a “no” horn…to proposals he should have long wonProposals which could have fetched us babies born…to our coupleage adornSo he is tearing open naked thoughts that he has long worn IIAbasaki says he has pulled my breasts like naughty weleAnd has chewed their tips like keleweleHe has flipped […]

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HARM’S ARMS

Harm’s arms have many needlesTheir build can be many fiddles…and odd riddlesSo let’s find the middles IIOne can fiddle troubles to build harmLeave wounds to fester without balmAct aggressive and dishonorable without calmHurt many a heart without giving a damn…ending up beaten and thrown in harm’s arms…built by own hands without qualmsSo who cares for […]

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WHAT WE TOOK FOR GRANTED

Didn’t we take it for granted?When we shopped like free flying birdsAnd spoke without fears of our spittle…showering others? IIDidn’t we take it for granted?When we hugged and kissedWithout Corona dangling fears of infections? IIIOh didn’t we take it for granted?When we could just crash partiesAnd get hearty welcomesAnd meet many many peopleWith handshakes and […]

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HEARTBROKENERS

Dear heartbrokenI’d like to give you a tokenTo chew onTo help you mow the long grasses of hurts into a beautiful lawn…so you can love yourselves and start by moving on IIThere is a world so bigWaiting on you to run from many a pigTo embrace you and live free like a tree called figSo […]

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ABRO NYA

Ayɛ Bronya yi Na abɔfra Yesu awoɔ abɛhyira ewiase yi Dane wo ho ɔdɔ safoa…fa bue ohia nkoa…a wɔn gu ahohiahia kokomu Mo ma Akristofoɔ ho nyɛ amanaman akɔnɔ wɔ nhyira mu B.Ayɛ Bronya yi Nya akomapa bi Fa dwene w’atanfo ho sɛ obi a ɔfata ɔdɔNna ma ɔtan ne akomahuro no nkɔ D.Bronya nnyɛ […]

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FOR CHRISTIANS AT HEART

(This is to wish all Christian readers and followers a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for all you do!)As another holy birth year…flutters your heartAnd a revered and bubbly dear…mends your heartLet happiness crawl into hope…to lead you to cope through all tricky slopesIt is a sacrilege to mope…thinking through all the cutting ropes…this dayAmoafowaa […]

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CHRISTMAS UNMASKED

The first didn’t know well…enough to know a future where a saviour’s angelic bell…will only be a laughable fantasy saleAnd a brush off fail…to shepherds who care not for their sheep’s wailEven as wolves lurk in devouring them one after the other IIJoy to the world should have been to the heavens…for it knew its […]

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NOBLESSE OBLIGE

The sky feeds the earth rains, suns and moonsTo help it fertilize and light up…among other thingsSucking up some of its heatFor it hovers aboveAnd towers in wealthSo should the world’s wealthy IIAbundance floods in hoarding…so calls for sharingSharing, like a smiling contagion…shows a care in humanity…that all good gods pushAnd the omnipotent God rewards […]

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DANGEROUS TRENDS

Politics will be the husband of global instabilityAnd religion will be its wifeIf we let the couple looseWe will lose ourselves…and lose our worldBecause the love that drives them…are passionate fires which run wild emotions…like horses at warOnly stopping when breaths flee bodiesTake noteDo take note of these dangerous trends IIOnce hypocrisy wins heartsAnd hearts […]

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YOU DON’T WANT TO HAVE A TASTE OF WAR

As you fuel the ship of peace with warAiming to soil the skin of our nation with a-difficult-to-heal soreRemember your satisfaction lies in the fact…that your freedom is intact IIAs you fuel ill sentiments with bad emotionsHoping to thwart truth into sour commotionsIf war should breakAnd chaos turns a canoeless lakeWhere will you take your […]

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THIS IS THE GHANA I LOVE

The Ghana I love is this Ghana…which is like the still watersHolding peace like an armourEven when hearts flip to compete for positions high IIThis is the Ghana I loveThis GhanaLike a hen feeding its chicks…learning to choose the best from the restSending warnings to aspirants …about their knowledge growing …from the gutters they undermine […]

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PROTECT YOUR PEACE

Though a fish in a pond…cares about its watersThe farmers are the ones…who gain from its quatersSo it needs calm…to shed the qualms which will seek to harm…its safety dorm IIFor naught prevents …a farmer from killing and roasting a fish…no matter how thick itStill the pond will thrive…as other fishes will live…to enjoy their […]

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THE HUNT FOR A RULER

Once upon a timeIn a kingless jungleAnimals were encouraged to compete…to shape the sphere with the presence of a leaderChameleon…the one animal which could mirror the whole jungleInsisted on not competingBecause it feared an aggression which could end its lifeLionTigeressElephantGoatEagleSheepHenDecided to compete IIMany animals were of the view thatLion and Tigeress were too aggressive Elephant’s […]

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TO WIFE A STRIFE

When a hand can’t string a canAnd a land can’t fling a manWhen a band can’t ring a fanAnd remand can’t cling a ban…life takes a knife to wife a strife IIIf the sun shines not a markAnd the moon swines not a darkIf the fun whines not a barkAnd the swoon lines not a […]

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IN THESE ELECTION TIMES

In these election timesDear CitizensTurn not into stubborn cassava…in the preparation of this governance fufu…for fingers of law enforcement agents…to remove and throw into prisons…to destroy your livesEven if you outwit them…politicians can cut you into morselsFor wicked army ants to eat into you…and turn this country into fecal matter B.In these election timesDear Media […]

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TWISTED GRAMMAR POLICEMEN

You twisted grammar policemenWho are living like second hand tongue twistersThrowing tirrivees as you Look on works of Shakespeare with contemptClaiming the best of Harlem…flaws …based on your second hand tuitionI have news for you IICreators createCopycats of Quirk and Greenbaum copy …mostly ending up as flawed critics…for they only see what has been written […]

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LE AKƆDAƔI SIA

ALe akɔdaɣi siaDukɔmevi lɔlɔtɔwo,Migatrɔ mìa ɖokuiwo zu agbeli dzekpolowo…le dukɔa tutu ɖo fe fufutoto me…be sedzikpɔlawo fe asibidɛwo…nava ɖe mi aƒu gbe ɖe gakpɔ me…be miaƒe agbedome nava gblẽ oKpɔ ɖa! Ne ete ŋu si le wo nu alekekeake hã la,…dunyahehawo afli wò kpokpokpoBe gbadagba ŋutasẽlawo nava vuvu wò…atrɔ dukɔ sia azu ŋunyɔnu BLe akɔdaɣi […]

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THE PROUD KING COCK

Once upon a timeA Cock who was the proudest male fowl of its village…felt bigger than all others in the forestBecause its voice woke allSo it made laws only it could breakAnd enforced punishments none could escapeSo all the other fowls worshipped it IISince the words of Cock turned into a bondIt crowned itself the […]

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PIIBU-PIIBU SAHA ŋɔ PUUNI

APiibu-piibu saha ŋɔBulichini nimaMiri ya ka yi leei-gi banchi galma…Ti tingbaŋ ŋɔ tooni tali sakoro ŋɔ tɔbu puuni…Di lɛbi ya ninvuɣ shɛbi…Bi ni ti yɛn zaŋ niŋ sarika puuni…Ka di niŋ ya chutaA yaa yi be ka wula …Politiisa ni tooi chɛrisa ka saɣ bɔrili …N’zaŋ mali salinsa Ȝɛhi sara BPiibu-piibu saha ŋɔYi nim lahabali sabiribaDi […]

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ASUASUA

Ɛmerɛ bi a atwamu Ɔpramire wɔre ne ho wɔ petee mu …maa mmoa nwansan…akokɔ…ne ɔdenkyɛm hunu yɛ Ɔpramire honam fɛfɛɛfɛ a ne ho wurɔ yi kyerɛ mmoa no…ma wɔn yɛ wɔn adwene sɛ…wɔn nso bɛ wurɔ wurɔ wɔn ho B.Mmoa no nyinaa kɔɔ bɛn korɔ mu kaa sɛ …ɔdɛnkyɛm na ne ho yɛ dene san […]

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COVETORS

In a twinkle of an eyeA tongue can push you through filthTo clothe you with a lieSo much so no truth can desiltBecause tongues are not only sharper than swords…they’re more poisonous than serpents IIIn a twinkle of an eyeA mouth can take you south of your northAnd cover your sun rising in your east…to […]

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YƐ OSHIKIFƆƆ BEI NƐƐ AMLI LƐ

Yɛ oshikifɔɔ bei nɛɛ amli lɛMaŋbii jujiNyɛkatsɔmɔa nyɛhe sakribontei…yɛ maŋsajiataomɔ ŋmaa feemɔ ni emɔ sɛ nɛɛ mli….kɛha maŋhebulɔi… ŋɔŋɔɔ nyɛ kɛtotoo kpabuŋ…kɛfite nyɛshihilɛKɛ nyɛho amɛhe po…maŋsajiataolɔi baanyɛ amɛtitii nyɛ tamɔ atromaiBɔ ni afee ni gbesei aku ayeyee nyɛ…ni amɛtsɔmɔ maŋ nɛɛ amɛbumɔ shi oookɛɛ tugbuŋ nii BYɛ oshikifɔɔ bei nɛɛ amli lɛAdafitswalɔi jujiNyɛkatsɔmɔa nyɛhe gbei […]

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ABATOƆ MERƐ YI

Abatoɔ merɛ yi Timanmufoɔ eei Mma mo ndane asuoden bankyi …wɔ amanmuo fufu wɔ yi mu Ɛmma banbɔfoɔ nsa nyinyi mo nto ntwene aban kokomu …ɛnsɛi m’abrabɔSɛ mpo banbɔfoɔ nsa tra mo a …amanyɔfoɔ bɛtumi atwamu nkɔntɔnmoa …amma abrɔfoɔ nkranee abɛ didi mo mu…adane ɔman yi asɛifoɔ agyanan B.Abatoɔ mere yi Nsɛmkyerɛwfoɔ eeei Mma mo […]