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FREEDOM

UN-KNOWING TROUBLES

Living in freedom Mr. Worla knew not The hot trousers which swallow skirts indiscriminately   II He boils as he hears He hears and his temper gears It gears as it stirs his fears   III Like a soldier, he wants to form an army Like a god, he wants to take his sin whip […]

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FREEDOM

HATELINGS

Hate helms hearts like ships Hoarding in humans horrid flips Hurting horrendously by hitting grips A heart for hatred; a heart like chips II Serpent seething under a carpet like foam Sharpening  its teeth with every on-step When its fangs are seen By naked eyes Hate loses its potency When hearts knock heads And heads […]

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FREEDOM LIFE

PRISONIC FREEDOM

With threads of money Snaking and tying minds Who is free on this life tree?   II Even breath is painful Getting eateries are awful What about wearings? Stressful   III Eyes don’t make it easier Seeing is loving, loving is wanting Unnecessary wantings become craving needs   IV What about belonging? Even those with […]

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FREEDOM LIFE

MOST OF MY WISHES

The year holds for me no wishes But I certainly do You must hear my wishes Young heart seedlings must have their freedom To shoot without famishing II Let all papers of authority  Know their places in this arena And with all live with conformity By signing a bond III All hearts yearning to be […]

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FREEDOM PEACE

ANGELIC FLIRTING

You stand afar Shining like a star I lie on the bed of darkness Yearning for your touch of sweetness Please come! Come to me II I have many yearnings But have little earnings I look at you and I know That only you can shame my foe So please come! Come to me III […]

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DEATH FREEDOM LIFE PEACE SOCIAL

TASTE YOURSELVES

In this stormy era Where sounds listen to sounds And birds bed I’m calling on you; Yes you: Death Hurt Hatred Pain Sadness Sickness Shame To stand firm And taste yourselves When you’re done, Please give us detailed reports On death’s death Hurt’s hurt, Hatred’s hatred, Pain’s pain Sadness’ sadness Sickness’s sickness And Shame’s shame […]

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AFRICA FREEDOM POLITICS SOCIAL

A LEGACY HE LEFT

Madiba made us See signs of peace walking on Strong legs in Africa II An ex-convict who Made his good heart a public Display to shine a healthy ray to break ills III Who thinks of the good Coming from a stinking cell? One would say revenge but his legacy is worthy to sell IV […]

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FREEDOM SOCIAL

OBVIOUS TAUNTER

Obvious waves Travelling from far caves You give chills which lift no finger to save II Visions of  your opened mouth Visions of your furious face Thoughts of your final blows Shake my body into jerks III So sail slow, oh vicious waves! Smile small, oh angry waves Seal your mouth, oh taunting waves And […]

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FREEDOM LIFE

A PORCUPINE WARRIOR

Try not the porcupine Fins are for fishes Try not the porcupine It lives on land Try not the porcupine It comes from many Try not the porcupine None can beat its kingdom in determination Try not the porcupine It has automatic body swords Try not the porcupine Poisoned needles can’t compare For it has […]

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FREEDOM

WITHIN AND WITHOUT

Standing on the mountain I feel my perfect shape a fountain I try to many things a counting But the many creatures keep shouting Please, make me a free fountain So I can snake through all and know their nurturing So I can feel the fire, stones and land thumping So I can feel the […]

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FREEDOM

UNDER THE SUN

Under the sun There should be no ban No ban so none will run To stand  all trials under the sun I do know everyone can So be a great fan Of the sun And let freedom stand Like a soldier For all

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FREEDOM GHANA POLITICS

POOR POOR LAND

The land tries But still cries Blood of purity shouts Anger of truth roars Justice in pain screams High pitched voice of abuse unbearably sounds Feet of lies thump As cheating massacres Tribal unrest turn  chaotic Every face has hidden mask of a lion Who covers the ears of the land? Everyone for himself The […]

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FREEDOM PEACE

KWAKU SEARCHES HAPPINESS (TANKA)

I Kwaku searched and searched To steal and have happiness His search was futile But he kept at it with hope Stalking every smiling face II He bought spectacles And bought guns to scare and seize, Saved money to please, And bought handcuffs to cuff him When he catches him at last III He went […]

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FREEDOM LIFE

WANTING MORE

I stand on the head of the mountain Looking down at angry rocks Watching around as companion trees dance Looking down as angry trees fight the winds But I still aim for the sky What does this mean? Satisfaction taunts and never delivers? The more I hold, the more it pulls The more I get, […]

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FREEDOM LIFE PEACE SOCIAL

MAKE MY SKY SMILE

I Frowning fits not the sky It makes the world so dry Please let there be a smiling sky So my time can go happily by II Darkness makes all things sly It makes all things go awry Let me take rest as it draws nigh So my wake  will be free of sigh III […]

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FREEDOM ROMANTIC POETRY SOCIAL Uncategorized

A SUN DAY

It’s Sunday Let the sun run my day I need  no proud cloud Which will call meddlesome thunder Which goes nowhere without its lightning wife To shake my world and make me a coward Though I fear the extreme heat of the sun I prefer that to drowning in cloud’s rain rage Let me get […]

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FREEDOM LIFE SOCIAL

A HARMLESS WALL GECKO

I I am a wall gecko A harmless wall gecko Whose life is seen Even on screens II I am no chameleon I can’t be a chameleon Whose body mirrors Its foes and friends III With wriggles to hide Have pity on me I don’t aim to hurt Or kill a being IV I’m in […]

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FREEDOM LIFE PEACE

A CHAOTIC DREAM

I I had a dream A dream with God as Chair Humans screamed their disgust Plants and trees screamed their pain Animals screamed life’s unfairness The earth kept mute II Every stakeholder Looked in earth’s direction And so earth had no choice but to give a speech “I suffer, I give and I take And […]

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FREEDOM

FREE THE BIRD (HAIKU)

                The bird cries at night Begging for more humane rights To fly like a kite   Yes fly like a kite When the sun is shining bright To feel the cool breeze   It is so glaring That guns thirst for its poor blood When the sun […]

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AGING FREEDOM PEACE SOCIAL

TAKE ME TO INNOCENCE

                The peace and serenity That was with my completeness Fled into the arms of the savage Who squashed and swallowed it whole The moment my guard was down And the holder of my emotion took charge   Now I am in need Of that peace and innocence […]

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FREEDOM LIFE

A CECILIAN SONNET: LONGING FREEDOM

              I wish for a spirit so divine Which will close eyes of all who with me dine And leave my living to be mine   So I can treat myself superbly fine Then I’ll put all my feelings in line It doesn’t matter if it sums up to […]

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AFRICA FREEDOM PEACE

THIS CONTINENT OF LOVE

Hospitality Brutality Extreme poverty Queer animosity On this continent  of love   Rare corruption Thoughts on a mission To accomplish their visions Of filling their pockets with grave decisions On this continent of love   Like ants around wood Looking for food If we work as they stood Our forefathers will be in the blessing […]

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FREEDOM LIFE POLITICS

UNFAIR JUSTICE

Stumbling upon a bloody kite On an unimaginable stony site He made to run with all his might But was caught and jailed by the unfair light   He thought a lot about this trappy bright And saw clearly how he was poorly indict’ He swore to never be confined without a fight So he […]

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AFRICA FREEDOM

CROCHETING CROTCHETS

Owls I must fear From my mother’s words I infer If their minds are fixated on me at night Nothing I do will go right Crocheting crochets Please leave my clutches   Mouths of oldy angries Must be treated with care An angry growl and their curse Connives with thunder to deal me a blow […]

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AFRICA FREEDOM LIFE RACISM SOCIAL

FROM AN AFRICAN WHOSE CHILDHOOD WEEPS

From the soothing balm of shea To the ginger, pepper suppository Through to hunger which was queer And quenched with thick breakfast of ‘coco’ With plenty sunshine, my happiness was sealed By the creator   I, like an angel, knew no colour I knew no difference I knew humans, black, white, yellow and whatever And […]

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FREEDOM NATURE

PEACE SEDUCED

Gentle sunlight tries hiding behind The trees to no avail Gentle rivers blow beautiful breezes Which set the soul’s peaceful fantasy at sail Breath in, Breath out and relax your brain Worry is never in the land of this great read Imagine the birds singing your lullabic chorus And the air fanning your heat And […]

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DEATH FREEDOM SOCIAL

LET MY INK FLOW

Before your hungry appetite is curbed I ask that you treat me fair and square Give my ink freedom to do its work Until my tinniest ink is dropped   Let my name be on all the ink Unbloating tears hiding in all things phony And be the light of future men, Who will need […]

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FREEDOM

MINDS LIKE RIVERS

Our minds lie like vast rivers So vulnerable like abandoned children Whatever we throw in As they flow,  they quietly hoard To give in time   When we fill with goodness We plant good thoughts When we fill with hurt We plant bitter thoughts Which can turn monstrous with every nursing   So be a […]

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FREEDOM SOCIAL

SHREDDED CHAINS

The fish farmer feeds the fishes In a polluted sticky pond Forcing their minds into gratefulness Until maturity feature them   Their eyes then peep Through the forbidden hole The one the farmer warned Against looking let alone passing through   There is that liberty which dawns A moment of thought sends them through They […]