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YOUR LOVE AND YOUR WAY

Amidst the chaos of wars on foodAnd the fragrance of hearts of the goodYour love stoodAs your mother did brood on the could through your would…beI’m certain your love will see the golden end III saw your smilesPromising uncountable milesI saw your holdKilling off coldI heard what you were told…and the strength which made you […]

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COBRA AND THE CAT

Once upon a timeCobra, whose leg was as long as its body…was the king of the jungleIt traveled in between human kingdom and the jungleAnd was accorded all the respect there wasUntil it set eyes on cat…being petted and pampered IICobra took in the sight…and constantly called cat weakAlways taunting and hating on itThis angered […]

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FROM LEARNED EARNS TO URNS

It is surprising to see seeds…whose fruits suffered from earned diseases…buy from the mistakes of their birth…to continue a cycle of recklessness IIAs many amass wealth to develop…and strengthen their nationsOthers here amass to gym their third tails…and second holesForgetting they live on bloods which shed themselves…in hope of a development climbAnd the media project […]

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BƆ BRA PA

Yɛ de ahoɔfɛ tumi tɔ akɔnɔ…nso mere de anibue gu n’agorɔSɛ suban de mere kasa a, ɛdane mpamborɔ B.Yɛ de nnaadaa tumi tɔ gyidie…nso mere hyɛda tɔ anibue…ma gyidie dane tumidie…a ɔtan epia ma ahoyera ɛpono bue…borɔ ɔdaadaafoɔ no te sɛ abirekyie D.Yebetumi de sika atɔ debrɛ…nanso merɛ yi nyansahwee kyerɛ…ma aniwa tɔ aniwo ma […]

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A WAR FOR BIRDS

Dear dovePlease fly to the heavensSeek audience with GodAnd ask why his name flourishes not…our gameI know you’re a religious symbolAnd a messenger trusted by Jesus IIDear VulturesEvade the space of deathAnd break down its mythical doorTo get to our ancestorsAsking what their blood stood forIf you canBreak the chains of their ghostsAnd help wear […]

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WHEN YOU’RE NOT ENOUGH

When you’re not enough…it’s toughWhen you’re not enough…it’s roughWhen you’re not enough…you’re like a floating ghost…living with a mean hostMama…why was I not enough? IIThe heavens above can attest to the love…I have for youThe earth beneath can smell the peace I’ve always wanted…for youEven the air I breath seeps to beep my prayers…always for […]

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THE POLITRICKED

Sitting ducks – Fitting blocksCharmers – Climbers IbThere is nothing more painfulThan watching baboons eat the carcasses of monkeys…who worked like donkeysTo push them onto pates of trees, so disdainful! IILong time ago which flows into nowBaboons sought power to wow…hiding behind many a bowWhile hiding arrows in many a bow…at their behindAll the while […]

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LOVE WITH YOU

Love is your alluring aura…and your turn-on temper IILove is your measured possessiveness…to my wild intentions IIILove is you and I…in a sweet nothing conversationSpending time like we are immortals…wealthy enough to afford it IVLove is your leisured talks…digging my pleasured thoughtsAnd stamping treasured memories…on an uneraseable past VLove is your ssshh…to my ashhhYour haha…to […]

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CROSSOVER

Crossover from committing crimes to con the curse class created…by your cleanlessnessNone cries out of a clear conscience…even in crazy circumstances IICajole not callous camouflageCaptivate no cataclysm of clones of chicaneryCriminal chums always turn churlish chumps…who circumvent clandestine cloutsTo confound comformistsCupidity can cloud a coterie to construe cases…clearing confidants before cogitating IIIClean your cage!Clean your […]

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YOUR NOTION ON YOUR EMOTION

She sits on in problems…who stands not to walkHe lies flat in shame…who tries not a standingOnly weak minds inherit sins of their families…in present dayI am not one to carry on problems from the past IbTrust me when I sayI will be no inheritor of curses of my ancestorsBecause I form part of resistors…whose […]

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WISHES AND HORSES

I am sure we boarded the vehicle happilyEach with specific destination in mindAnd was thrown on same seatingTo live through the journey to its end IIWe soon realized we both wanted window seatsOne must let go for the otherOur tickets spoke loudestThat I was the outcast trying to be difficultSo I let go to sit […]

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ƐNFA ASOMDWOE MMƆ MƆKWAA

Ɛnfa asomdwoe mmɔ mɔkwaaEfirisɛ ɛbɛ dani wo atitikwaaAma ewiase ayɛ wo ne wo man nsɛmkwaaƐde ahiyie asre wo kwa B.Ɛnfa asomdwoe nnyɛ agorodie Efirisɛ akakabenfoɔ bɛ dani no afidie Ama aniberefoɔ abɔ wo man nkofie Adua basabasayɔ abɔ wo fie D.Ɛnfa asomdwoe ɛngoro mmɛdamase Efirisɛ amanaman bi edidi w’asePɛsɛ wo man hwi ase Na daa […]

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CORPSES THAT MUST BE HAD

Corpses! There are corpses that must be hadCorpses! There sure are corpses whose aura must be hadBecause they hold the collar of money treesAnd shake down their priceless leaves like productive bees…on honeycombsSo much so paupering flies fear to be around their tombs 2.Corpses!There are corpses that must be hadOh corpses!Ours they must be, even […]

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WHAT COULD’VE BEEN SALVAGED BY MASTER

OnceA farmer lived in a secluded areaWith his lions…dogs, cats, rabbits…guinea fowls, goats, sheep and chickensHe trained these animals to spot danger…to protect his farm IIOne dayDog which was allowed to go hunting…with lionCame home wagging its tail…in a manner signifying dangerThe farmer sent his lions to check the danger and solve itThe lions went […]

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A FAILED GENERATION

Arms do what they are commanded to doShooting even when turned to selfIf a man thinks otherwiseThen a shame is his thinking cup IbAs eyes of our nations…swim in muddy pools of corruptionAnd legs turn foolish fins beneathAs hands of our nations…point blindly at felt problemsAnd hearts lie on meshes of need…being roasted by the […]

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LEAPS AND LEAVES OF (PuzzlePoetry)

In preparing ɛtɔKwansimah knows…plaintain is one…ripe plantain is 2…pepper is 3…onion is 4…salt is an optional 5…palm oil is an optional 6 elevated to the 5th spot, should it be omitted…groundnuts is an optional 7 elevated to the 6th…further being promoted to the 5th, should 6th and 7th be redcardedAll others follow in their stead, […]

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JOHN THE JESUS

Jeers and joyJokes and jamsJosts and jacks…all for John the Jesus IIReckless reasoningReckoned with ripples of respectRummage through your restReporting remnants of your relationships…with records of your rock-like martyrdomRisks and raised-hands…all for John the Jesus IIA Jezebel joins jesters in jails-of-hailsJumbo jumping just-defining-infidelsJerking to break down Jericho walls of marriagesGents merry the Jerry…all for the […]

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IN THIS SPHERE

In this sphereWhere many to stubbornness adhereParading many a daunting fearOdomankomah, please help us, eachother, bearTo protect our dearsFrom destructive gears IIIn this lifeWhere we are saddled with many a strifeAs hatred act as many a heart’s wifePrompting jealousy to take its knifeOdomankomah, please help us love reviveAs chaos seductively looms and is rife IIIFor […]

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OWNING THE CAN IN OUR AFRI

If we could insist…on fairness and justiceTo help assist…the systemTo effectively exist…to serveTo help corruption which persistsTo take its exit…from our realmWe will deserve the “can” in our “Afri” IIIf our hardwork will…match our prayersAnd our trustworthiness will…stand so firmIf our greater parts will fill…our quillsAnd our hearts will…push best questsInstead of rots which kill…to […]

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ODUPƆN BI ATUTU – De Ma Ɔmanpanyin Dada JJ Rawlings

Odupɔn bi atutu…ama Ghanaman abutuƆmama bi adi asamando kanAma ato Ghanaman awerɛhow akenkanAno bebree resuNisuo bebree reguNanso yɛbɛyɛ no dɛn owuo buo yi mu?Ɔbra biara twa owuo B. Ebinom eesu de amo eegya no kwan noNa ebi nso de adapaa nenam muWei na ɛkyerɛ sɛOdikanfo papa biara nni hɔ a ontia nansoa bi nom soSɛ […]

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GIVE US HINTS

When the sun wakes to dayAnd birds chirp to sayWhen the sun recedes for the nightAnd the moon appears to lightPlease prepare a mouth to announce calamitiesAs eyes of men close to atrocities IIWhen dawn crawls into tearsFrom the whips of darkness’ fearsAnd day burns from the angry heat of the sunWhen nature begrudges the […]

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A NATION’S TAILOR – For J. J. Rawlings

Arms in great arms…protectYou taught us soBy using it to sew back a nation…whose solid foundation was destroyed by greed…division…corruptionMaking hunger a national cankerAnd forcing our nation into near collapseSuch was the much you did for us II We know nearness to some treasure…gives the pleasure of untreasuringWe know tongues spit a lot on those […]

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THE BAD SEED

Once upon a timeA farmer made a mistake…and planted a bad seedShocked at the mistake…he panicked thinking the seed will not yield any fruitsAfter germinating…the seed always made a mess in the farm…by standing out with its redflag colour and shedding unnecessarily…leaves which protected it from harsh weathersThankfully…many people in the community loved the poor […]

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A GRAVE WARNING

With hearts so coldBe bold to fold the old to be sold…to transition housesAnd leave your children to empty houses…with money huntersSo they grow with unloving encounters!You think, like a discarded baggageYou become free as they become other’s luggage?Ha! IILove of grandparents can never be transferableThose hearts, through experiences are able…to make stableGrowing hearts with […]

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ETOMATOS (Puzzle Poetry)

If the root of a tomato extends to eight directions…with 7th acting 1st…6th acting 3rd…2nd acting 7th…4th acting 5th…5th acting 6th…1st acting 2nd…8th acting 8th…and 3rd acting 4thAnd holds the keys to the life of the plantUse this key to unpuzzle this puzzle…knowing the words are beads…in a continuous count…unbroken and unshaken by lines and […]

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TAKING PEACE FOR GRANTED?

Peace is like the air we breatheWe see not its importance…until it ceases to beThen we cry and groan before the last of it leaves usWith regrets opening wide our eyes…with thoughts of looking at nature…one last timeWise minds catch the intensity…of a worrying sequence IIPeace is like water and fishesThe latter cry about predatorsWhile […]

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A SONG OF HOPE

Biden is truncating a dirty drum…digging out traps to undo slapsMelting messes to mark out pinesTo sack the heartless drowning trick IIThis is a sign of the ruling massesMandating power to level classesForcing tears into champagne glassesFor the once laughing power drunk brats IIIWill our Twitter feeds now be cleanFrom lies and tantrumed tauntsWill our […]

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YOU SHOULD’VE TOLD US

You presentWho lived a future with sealed mouthAnd treated our past to the tension and fears…of another term for a destructive bigotWho sat on a seat…a seat whose nose’s sneeze…infected the world with cold and chillsYou really were unkindTo have allowed our thoughts dangle…at the tip of the cliff of uncertaintiesYou should have given us […]

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IN HER SPEECH (For Kamala Harris)

Oh saints can you hearThe voice which I hearWhich calms all kinds of choicesAnd encourages great voices…to rise to the call of their ambitionsA voice which has given us one perfect rendition…of dreams coming trueMarking the fact…that the stars are in the blue IIShe is a hand which has opened a door…and intends to keep […]

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BEATEN BROSS

Biden bites big to be bestBeating the American antics kingWhose tweets taunted and tricked the tops…to trash honour in its barned bulk IINow the bull dog has been chainedHis fast fingers in a shakeThat’s how a Harris came and lay off…its manipulative naughty self IIIOh my worldHow to laughNow with our comic antics goneOh my […]

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IN WELCOME (For Biden and Harris)

A. SoulB. LifeC. UnityD. PeaceE. JusticeF. HarmonyG. BullshitH. RacistsHb. IgnoranceJ. Korean CandyK. UnfairnessL. HealingM. MendN. Global Village MonsterO. Global LeadershipP. WarQ. LoveR. BraveS. SaintsT. TaintU. LiveV. DecorumW. White HouseX. Murdered relationsZ. HellZb. Co. Existence 1.You’re inheriting a ZWhere many ache…and yearn for L, C, D, E, F…to M their broken heartsYou have no easy taskBut […]

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SHEDDING LEAVES

Shedding rotten leavesA huge tree on a great landFreeing breaths long heldAmoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © November 8, 2020

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TRUMP DUMPED?

Is it true that Trump…who called some women tramps…has been dumped onto the dump of defeat? IIIs it true that Trump…whose power jumps made him make many a dumb commentHas now been rendered voiceless…by the power of thumbs? IIIThis should tell us power is naughtSo we should live it humbly in our gotAnd if it […]

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WHEN AN ANIMAL IS ABOUT TO DIE

When an animal is about to dieIts voice is heard in many a cry…with words chanting lies, deciet…and hoaxes after being decapitated by defeat IIWhen a chicken is about to dieIt flies here and thereCrying “It’s a lie! It’s a lie!”Shouting how unfair IIIWhen an animal is about to dieMany others will hear of itBut […]

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TOASTED TRUMP

Tell TrumpThat trying to tear into truthBy toasting trust amidst nature’s testsTrying taunting trumpetsThrusting trauma to trap targeted tensionsThrew him into this trouble IIDark DonaldThe distant dangersThe drifting drivesThe dreadful daresThe endangered dreamsThe drowsy dissesDeputising drastic dunce dupes at desperate docks…dumped you on defeat dust IIIDear TrumpYou did think the world dumbSo you bumped into […]

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THE OUSTED KING TURKEY OF ERICUS

Once upon a timeThere lived a Turkey who loved being in powerAlthough stupid to a faultThe cunning and dubious ways of its family…led it to be one of the wealthiest animals in the jungleOwing to thisTurkey manipulated its way into the power race…of the Animal Kingdom of Ericus IIMany laughed after seeing Turkey on the […]

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OF WINGMEN AND FRAUD

Once upon a timeLizard was Alligator’s right wing manHe was known as the best friend any animal could have…due to its unflinching support towards AlligatorLizard pushed alligator through many competitionsHis support even helped Alligator…to beat Crocodile in the warrior battleSurprising every animal in the jungle IIAlligator became the undeafeated champion of the jungleSo much so, […]

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REAL WEALTH’S WORTH

Our lives are our wealthWe spend in seconds,…minutes…hours…days…months…and years as our life’s real currenciesThe biggest currency is a yearSo be sure to buy something worthwhile…every year of your life IIYou can buy materialistic thingsBut those are not wealth to lastBuy goodness to sell impactBuy greatness to sell examplesBuy happiness to sell laughterBuy content to sell […]

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ANIMTIA

Animtia nnyɛ ɛsom aduroNa asomfo anom de wɔn kotodwe…ananti ɔyiaw mmosia so dabiaaAnimtia wɔ hɔ yi, ɛtesɛ nsuo…sɛ ɛtae apɔnkyerɛni aNe mene mu kwan bubu te sɛ Jɛriko Afasuo no…ma nsu gurunyee no dani nsu fi…gye wuɔ bɛgu awuranom nan aseNti dwene san dwene bio…ansa w’abu wo yɔnko animtia B.Nnipa odwan betumi adani apɔnkye…sɛ animtia […]

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TENSION

Tension can be as sharp as a swordCutting deep into emotions…suspending heart on a tip of a cliff…overlooking dreadful monsters ready to consumeTension drills the hardest IITensionTension can kill cowards more times…than can be counted…with fear and anxietiesWhispering demonic thoughts…promising to squash shame…if smartly orchestratedTension drills the hardest IIITensionTension can stop timeAnd all body parts…leaving […]

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GOOD MEMORIES

Give good memories in your walk through lifeFor memories are the currencies…which buy remembrance and kill extinctionScary memories die to turn scary ghostsTo haunt an ongoing fairy-taleBurning a resting soul to wake…and bake in an oven of hatredGood memories sing lullabies of praiseFan souls to laise with peaceIn dreams where constant fantasies turn realitiesTill the […]

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“I’M ERICA” IN BREATHLESS TIMES

With whines…and “whens”Asking who…will winWith wild thoughts…in wrecks“I’m Erica” dangles in the sky of anxiety…with civil wars as its hell…and calm as its heavenWill it fall or climb?Asɛm sɛbɛ parcelled in future time IIAs a dog barks thinking itself a lionAnd a hawk-like-eagle swoons for a mandate catchAs chaos chases in Covid times…and crimes soar […]

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CUGRIOUSDH

If a word hosts rubbish and filthAnd has itself infused in 1, 2, 3, 4 with every syllable it hostsIn an after after arrangementThen meaning calls your effort to beIn this here puzzle which seeks you to make…perfect sense IIb thoughtf Id wash theg childc soa knockedfWithv disrresojpectnmb andf disvhoxsnourewq andm curesesdf’ lotbHowd didn Im […]

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A TALE OF THE CONCEITED PIG

Once upon a timePig was the fairest animal in the jungleIts pink skin shone through the cloudsAnd its huge mouth dazzled many IIDue to its beautyPig lived a powered lifeNone could speak directly to him…lest he spat on themNone could look directly in his eyes…unless the fellow hungered for slapsPig turn himself into the king…whose […]

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THE TRUE FACE OF JEALOUSY

Once upon a timeThere lived a successful horse in an impoverished jungleHorse was a farmer whose sweats…had watered his farms for yearsHe tired not in tilling, ploughing and plantingAnd complained not in weeding, protecting and harvesting his cropsHis success drew many animals to himHe was the most praised and loved animal…in many jungles IIMany animals […]

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FAN OFF MY FOES

Just as flies are clapped off soresAnd cats as smoked off fishesJust as chickens are shooed off needed grainsAnd lies are killed off headsFan eyes of my foes off meFor I am no octopus with multiple hearts IIMy smiles seem to be their bileMy laughter, their slaughterMy warmth seems to dig their woesMy relaxation, their […]

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THE POT OF BLAMES

Once upon a timeA porter carried a pot of blamesWhich bullied her with crimes…she had not committedThe pot could be heard in its announcements…at the East even from the West“It is because of you I beat my child to a pulpIf it hadn’t been for you, I’ll be richYou made me yearn to dominate my […]

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YƐ AHWƐYIE

A.M’awe nkyewiɛ, adi akawAdi dɛ, asom ɔyiawM’ato m’adwenmu, akɔm ɔhawƐnso abrabɔ mu nsɛmsɛm gu so bɔ me huEnti onua…yɛ ahwɛyie B.Atiyie ɛnyɛ ahantan safoaN’ankampɛsɛ akɔyɛ tumi akonguaAtiyie ɛnyɛ ohuro ataadeɛN’akampɛsɛ akɔyɛ atrimuoden mpaboaƐnnɛ tumi akongua tumi dani nankwaaseni nkuguo pono ɔkyena biEnti onua…yɛ ahwɛyie D.Mmerɛ takra nnyɛ ɔbaakofo deaNa ɔde kukukuku afoforo akukuduro…adane awuduroAkum ahiafoɔEnti […]

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HANG IN THERE

At the wake of a new dawnWhere darkness replaces the new mornThose under its sky know…the foe they must kowtowOthers might act cats to hugOthers might act dogs to nagThey all get tired with timeWith notions of you being a whiner all the timeBut hang in there IIIt is only the skin wearing clothes with […]

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THE BIRDS

They told me Nightingales sing like angelsSo are the best to listen to…when my spirit is low IbThey told me owls are the worst of themThey bring abominationsAnd are taboos spelt in bold lettersOnes I must kill and burn at a sightTo save my luck from draining IcThey told me doves are the saintsTheir presence […]