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A TELLER’S TALE

Sometimes a teller’s tale touches on tricky tempters…meant to thrust into taunting triumph with self pointersBy snapping pictures of obscure anglesTo make themselves look like angelsPushing truths beneath piles of liesTo solicit sympathetic cries IISometimes a teller’s tale tackles a truceTo tick adjudicators off to abuse…the other by omitting important points to confuseMaking all, peaceful […]

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THE HARVEST

The tree of hard work grows in difficult soilPushing hearts and minds to toilMaking tired blood boilForcing undetermined souls to recoilBut tire not from the toil IIFor in the sweat of tirednessAre the bountiful harvest of happinessThe congratulatory harvest of gratefulnessThe loving harvest of calmnessAnd the painful death of restlessnessWhen age turns secateur to harvest […]

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WHEN TESS TEED AND ATE MY SERVING

(Birthdays are days of reflection and reaccessing one’s life. Every 21st June gives me those vibes, even more so in these times when a day must be lived like the last. In wishing me well in every day life continues to grant me breath, I wish years will keep all of us together to its […]

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GREAT DADDIES

Abreast in appeasing angst of the annoyedBreakers of barnacles of bulliesClearers of cases in characters cantankerousDuty dealers and or dottersDads! IIEleemosynaries in their elementsFamily founders and fancy fansGreat grooms and goaders of guns in grooming Home holders with high horizons and hope Interesting interrogators of intrudersJudges and jurors of justicesFathers! IIIKings of KingdomsLovers living atop […]

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RAW AND HURTFUL

I sit here in a green plastic chair, listening to outpour of your tributesTelling many beautiful tales about your attributesAnd the many many things your living did contributeTo humanity on this very Tech land of the Protestant ChapelAnd sadness acts electricity, to send many a shock ripple…down my spineMaking my thoughts, like a sulking toddler, […]

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IN YOUR REMEMBRANCE

Death is like the journeyEveryone will embark onIt is painful and uncannyBut life’s reality does so rely on…its distasteful tiesThat’s why we will cryAnd always rememberBut we will live until we all dieWe will not slumberAnd we will not lieWe will work hard till our harvests reach its bumperJust to you rememberFor you lived a […]

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KA NI A KA BA

Mframa wuo a ɛɛbɔ wɔ wiaseAma ano ahyehyɛ ntaade…de hwan ni -hwan ni aba wiaseAma wiamua wuo adane brisi ahyɛ yɛn ataadeEnti yɛ ahwɛyie B.Yareɛ yi ka ni ka baYareɛ yi ka si ka wɔfaYareɛ yi kum asɔfoɔ …kum nnipa-abɔfoɔYareɛ yi nnim mpayindie…nsuro asomfieYareɛ kyere wɔ Abosomfie…kyekyere asomfo wɔ KramofieYareɛ nni ahumɔbrɔ mma awisia…nankampɛsɛ ahunu […]

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YE WHO TIRE WANTING TO RETIRE

In this here sphere where horrors of life unfoldWith its cheers and fears, honour and their coldIf we sit like queers in slumber and lossHow will we brave odds of successes’ chores? IISo you here wake at dawn and workAnd you there work at night to shirk…your complaining blurts…your paupering hurtsTo fill the nil with […]

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THAT VILE GALLIC ROOSTER

The Gallic Rooster’s greed…of Feeding off part of AfricaMakes it nothing but a despicable leach IIWhy is Marianne still pecking on a struggling continentWhile posing big and powerful?The Lily Flower should know when shame showersAnd leave the struggling to grow IIIFor it is suffocating our continentAnd killing our land!It is deteriorating our chances of growthAnd […]

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THE BAD END FORMULA

There were times many a norm today…could call for society to slayNow many a past’s ill fitting attitudes…now bag many bowing gratitudesIt is just like the back rooms …becoming the front roomsAnd birth…turning into death It is intriguing! So so intriguing! IITears of yesteryears…now bury their fearsHopelessness of yesteryears…now steer power with happy cheers! Those […]

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JUST A LITTLE TO FEED ON

The elders say“What am I here for?”Sometimes accompanies the statement“I am going to look for a little to feed on”Such is the situation many find themselves inIn many an unfair situation IIA policeman just turned into an armed robbery fowlMurdered at a robbery festLeaving his family in poor and disheartening frenzyAll because of monies needed […]

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DIFFIMAZING

The worldIts skyIts earthIts treesIts shrubsIts animalsIts sunsIts moonsIts starsIts darkIts marksIts birthsIts deathsIts ailsIts challengesIts winsIts lossesIts fallsIts risesIts competitionsMake life and living it…what it isDiffimazing!Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © June 14, 2021

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GOD’S DUTY IN TIMES

Times call on their God with needs…which call for seeds of His deedsAccording to thoughts their people habour in the chambers of many a headCaring not about the morals of their dying and their deadThey asked for what fitted IISome time ago, people called their God to bless their soilAs like untiring hearts pleading with […]

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SOMETHING SO WRONG

There is something so wrongIn a thought that memories belong…to a pairOnly for half to share IIThere is something so disgustingIn using humans like toffees with gumOnly to chew and spit them out without a humFor others to step on and go castigating IIIThere is something so infuriatingAbout the flawed acting pious for roaming eyesOnly […]

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OWUO AANFƐRƐ – Ama Antwiwaa Nkae Anwensem

Na anka wo yɛ nsoroma a wo da yɛn wiemuNa wo sereɛ hyirɛn sɛ anɔpa wiaNa anka wo yɛ ɔsrane a wo bɔ yɛn sum guNa wo kanea te sɛ akyerɛkyerɛkwanNa anka wɔ yɛ mframa dɛ…yɛ mpata deWo ho akɔnɔ kyiran abufuwNti ɛbaanesɛn na owuo aanfɛre…ate wo tɛ agya yɛn nisuo yi? B.Owuo di ni…di […]

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HELLISH

Which calamities make things hide in unshedable clouds?Which abnormalities make the sky swallow stars…and moons…and suns of progressLeaving the earth barren?Which monstrous heat are forced to drink up the rivers…muddy the sea…anger the windsLeaving beings dying?Which of the atrocities are hiding potency in trees…and shrubs…forcing horrors out of animals andMaking healing an unwilling traveler…to us?Many […]

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REVERSED

They bite best whose love vests wear off…from abused seduction in troubled roughAnd unsolicited love high handedly tough IbYou fed her crumbsThinking her dumbYou worked her into crampsThinking you’re numbYou did her so pumpTo get her some ill floating lumpsBut look at you nowMaking even horrors exclaim “wow”Look at you nowActing like dumb lumps…pumping on […]

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THE HAUNTING WAKE

There is smoke from our mukaase’s mukyiaPaapa sits in front of our mud house receiving nkyiaKwaku runs after the naughty abrekyieAs Ewuraa follows him with her eyes with its you’re-child-like anikyieKwabena dreams of becoming a Katakyie…so he tries to mirror Paapa even as the rest of the kids play antowankyire IIMaame is cooking in a […]

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MATING BIRDS

Mating birdsWithout firm bedsMate is silenceFor your raw moans are violence…waking uncanny feelings in firm abdomenMaking greatness crumble in women and menEven as your base is naught but a denWhose adult lioneses are away on a famished huntIn a forest with no game in chantWhen they come back, …responsibilities will sit on duties to make […]

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DEATH THE LEVELER

You are the only one who can swim through skinTo fetch the leveler unseen…by naked eyes IIYou are the only one who can slap the indoctrinatedAnd hug the incarcerated…through definite byes IIIYou’re the only one who can cut short breathsDeceiving through lengths and breadths…in echoing lies IVYou’re the only one who distinguishes God…from many a […]

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LOCKED SELVES

There are people who have high walls around themWith tight securityNeeding to check every detail…before opening themselves upBut end up allowing only the worst of beings…to enter into their territoriesShutting their best bets outI wonder why!I wonder why! IIThere are some people who live like monstersAlways roaring and gnashing their teethTo scar or emit hatredBut […]

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ROLES

Roles are the clothes of emotional definitionThrough the institution of attitudinal administrationWhen faults pile onto judgmental conversationsHatred breeds through hurts and jealous constipations IIMany affiliations might pull for considerationFamily, friends, fosters in additionAll with strings of interesting conditionsAdding ding dongs to destroy your concentration IIIEyes blink not through the commotionSome sit still like stones waiting […]

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ME TI ME HO ASE A MENPƐ

Ɛmmrɛ bi a atwa mu Na Mentimehoasefoɔ ɛne Metimehoasefoɔ ti koro korɔ mu Na akasa akasa wɔ wɔn ntɛm deɛNso Metimehoasefoɔ gyina pintinn…de kasa dɛ tɔɔ asomdwoe ma asetena yɛɛ dwoodwooKosi sɛ nsutɔbrɛ de ɔhaw kɛseɛ bi bɛtoo wɔn soMetimehoase panyin de adwenpa baa sɛWɔn ntase nuabenane a mframa de abufuwhyew atutu afiri asaase so […]

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WHEN STARS FALL

There are days rays die before their birthsThere are days suns fall before their deathsThere are days clouds form to block a shineThere are days thunders rage in a horrid whineWhen those days dawnKnow our hardwork can push for brightness to be born IISo let no failing rains drain our spiritsLet the tests of time […]

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FAIR YOUR GUILD

On this scary fieldWith no answering buildWith hands, no arms in wieldAnd bodies, no immortal shieldI know we will all, to your trap, yieldBut set a fairness to your guild IIYou’re hunting the awesomeAnd gunning beauties and the handsomeYou’re leaving many as lonesomeAnd branding many hearts loathsomeYou’re posing as fearsomeAs your deeds set marks so […]

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A BOUNCER’S TALE

Obio Akweley sat and clappedAs Nortey worked and trapped…her rivalShe then chanted “Discipline in revival!” IIObio Akweley did the Kpanlogo danceWhen Nortey got the chance…to try Obioma for her fraudSaying all fraudsters would be caught and tried for their fraud IIIObio Akweley laughed and puffed…choked, and with powder, bathedBecause Atta Ayi was caught…in a nepot’s […]

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PRE-PLANNING

Preparations power people to pass their peaks…parking problems posing as pests and pricksPushing them to pinnacles of positions Providing proofs that pros are pilots of planning IISo sit and serve…to see and showSort and swerve…to start your successSources share some stories…sipped through sufferings and shocks…and needed to shoot selves…through swallowing seas…to avoid sinkingSo sit and […]

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WATER

Water can be in cahoots with stones to woundIt can hold hands with the sun to boilIt can connive with the winds to killIt can hide sharp things in the dark to murder And can hide in mud to suffocateIn all of this…it holds the power to life So is a humanA human can use […]

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THIS YOU AND I

The emotions between you and IMake me better than who I amIt is your love that makes it soPushing me up and digging me in…to the happiness which glitters in the sky of loveAnd shines on this heart which bears with…the magnetic contagion that is youAmoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © May 30, 2021

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THE WORLD I NEED WITH YOU

SometimesI need you to love me like your bitchPush me hard into your ditch…to feel the stench of your pleasure IISometimesI need you to bite me hard like a snitchTo force my body to a stitch…to feel the rest of leisure IIISometimesI need you to love me gently like an eggAnd pamper me to sleep […]

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ABIBIRE MU APOPOBIBIRE

Abibiman nyinaa adane onnibie Ama ohia apopobibire asi yɛn wɔ mantwia so …te sɛ nea mfɔtiɛ si wɔn sie Ama mmoadomma nyinaa bu yɛn atantandeɛ …san ewurawura yɛn mu…ɛwia yɛn pasaaAbibire mu apopobibire! B.Mpo nsuwa nsuwa nyinaa da ayiya a efi ɛretwetwa wɔn meneA wɔn dawuro a ɛɛpae daakye nsukɔm …ɛntɔ aso biara muƐnɛ yi, […]

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CALL ME A CRAZY BITCH

Call me a crazy bitch and hungryAt least you know better than to mess with that fem doggie when it is hungryImagine presenting yourself as an anger bait…in its dangerous fateOboy, you know your death will not be palatable IICall me a crazy bitch and lonelyAt least you know lonely bitches hunt their wildest gamesAnd […]

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BARKERS AND DOERS

“At the count of tenIf you don’t do itI will show you where power liesOneTwoooThreeeeFourFiiiiveSixSevenEightNiiineTen”Nothing happensAnd speaker re-countsAs he loses the attention of onlookersAnd brands himself as a dog with no teeth…talk less claws II“At the count of threeIf you don’t fish a culprit outYou won’t like the repercussionsOneTwoThree”Demotions and trial promotionsSacking and replacementsArrests and […]

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KISS OR KILL

Once upon a timeThe gods of Ahoban created spots on the landTo check hostilities…growing among people living on their land IIOnly the seer of the land knew these spotsWhen two enemies stepped on the same spotThey either kiss or kill eachotherThe first enemies to be caught by the gods Were Owura Amanfi and Efo GboviThe […]

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THE IMPALA LILY

The Impala Lily…is now like the goat called billyWith antics reckless and sillyAnd flaws horrible and chillyThreading paths of mistakes so hilly IINow we live in the lie of lightThe flawed perfection of small salaries made big and brightNow we live in the wealth of gargantuan debtsAnd the gay sadness of abject povertyNow we live […]

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JUST JUDASES IN JUNIOR JESUSES

Judge me oh Junior JesusesFor God did give His glory to your gutsAnd added my will to your court! Judge me oh Just Judases!For the creator did carve my come for your dollyhoodAnd soiled my soul for your sureness! Judge me o Joint JerusalemsFor you have the power to fall JerichoAnd have the power to […]

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LESSONS OF BLESSINGS

If my successes are my bricksMy failures are the mortar which licks…those bricks to tick my tallSo are yours IIIf my shine is my buildMy doom is the very field…on which the shield of my build standsSo are yours IIIIf my laughter makes meMy sadness surely is the saucepan that houses the me…boiling me fine […]

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WHY EMPTY BARRELS MAKE NOISE

Afua Kromo says you’re like sour orange…which makes her gum cringeShe says you’re her only word formed out of horror…borangeA bore in its own rangeShe says her eyes can stand you not talk less her mirrorThat’s why she left youI thought she had told me a lieNow I know why IIEvery word that walks out […]

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WIAMUA OWUO

Owuo de ɛkɔm eedi akɔm…ɛwɔ ateasefoɔ mpɔ muOwuo de nkwa adane ɛkwan…ɛwɔ nnipa aman muOwuo de nsukɔm eepia nisuo…ɛwɔ nkwa ajosuo yi soNso nnipa a wonni tumi…wo fa he kɔ ko? B.Owuo bɔ hu oooƐɛkyere w’adɔfoɔ no na ɛɛbɔ wo nkae!Owuo hoɔ hu oooƐmene w’atamfoɔ no na ɛde ahi ɛɛbɔ wo nkae!Owuo hoɔ hene oooƐfa […]

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WHEN LOVED ONES FALL

When loved ones fallWe are called to pain’s hallWith aching hearts painted so dullAnd disbelieving minds acting nullWith pity for selves and the otherHurting for good times lost forever We gather in shudder …to remember 2.When loved ones dieWe dread the byeBut we meet to greet the painWhile we treat death with disdain As we […]

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TELL ME YOUR NAME IN DATE

Please tell me your name in dateSo I can crown your preparation in grand stateFor I’ll hate to be found in tattered drawers Or worse in my birthday suit…by my reveredAnd I’ll hate to be seen without my shea shineEven if flies start to on me whineSo tell me your name in date III’ll hate […]

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COLOURS

Platinum can never feel inferior to copperThat’s why a race war, turned upside down, is hilariousFor Black is the ultimate in pricelessnessAs none can get the shade and shineUnless through a miraculous rebirthAs even fake melanin speaks through dullnessAnd pumped lips model talking runways with stiffness IIThe absolute Black blends with the darkWhere enemies will […]

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OPPOSITIONERS

Let Satan rule our heavenAnd God take over hellLet the sky be our groundAnd the earth be our skyLet the man birth the childAnd the woman, give the spermLet our feet be our headAnd our head be our feetThat is the change we need to be satisfied 2.Let the demons fast in heavenAnd angels taste […]

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HOMOSTAFFALOSES

There are times when we refuse…to drain our toxics into a refuseThere are times when our content…do not make us contentThere are times when we can’t bank…our hope on our bankThere are times, when our soles…taking us places, house not our soulsThose times pierce their bows…in our shameful bows IIThere are times when our mate…don’t […]

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JUDGEFUDES

There are times when doors which bite…host the most comfortable bedsThere are times when teeth which bite…host sweet tongues in their shedsThere are times when glaring eyes…tell real truths hiding in liesThere are times, times many a sniffing nose…do toxic minds closeSo no mind must look to judge just from a perspective IIThere are times […]

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ER (Stories Never to be Told)

I never really meant to hurt anyone, honestly. I was just a simple man, or maybe I should rather say; even though it was very complicated inside my head, I kept it to myself and lived a quiet life with my disability. A disability! A disability was the easiest way I could think of it. […]

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REFEREES OF SECRETS

Referees of secrets are like death bellsTheir names act siren which panic yellsTheir smiles act warning which threatens to tellTheir anger act arrests which yell a cellAnd their frowns tell stories of a fallen spell IIThat’s why some power pays to uproot their rootsThat’s why some power cuffs their suspicious bootsThat’s why some power cuts […]

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AGYA TUA DUA

Agya tua dua nso ontumi nnua ntiAmanfoɔ si no huu de aniwuo kyekyere n’abatiEbi frɛ no ɔbaa basia Ebi frɛ no ɔba kwasiaEbi frɛ no akokɔ mɛsaEbi frɛ no…ahuhuro mu awɔNso agya tua dua a Nyame ankasa adua B. Sɛ nka nnipa yɛ Nyame a Anka me tiboa betumi aboa wɔn huro yi Sɛ anka […]

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PAWS ON LEASE

When the police are paws on lease…purring and punching to pleaseAnd politicians are paws which trick nationsWhen the media are minds in “theirs”And citizens are seats of zones and beesWhat can the helpless do? IIWe will all sit and take our turnsOnly to have us wait for the returnsOf our fair share of unfairnessAnd our […]

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INCINERATIONS

It is the licking of a small sparkWhich ate some best farms of some greedy spiders…in moral tales into soot blackSo I deal no rumour riders IIAma Antwiwaa has diedThat beautiful damsel with that sweet smileShe has really diedWith her fashion talent making many cry in painShe has died in her twenties’ greatMaking many hate […]