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LIFE POETRY

BARTER CERTIFICATES

Beginners were educated by nature No barter education Money now changes hands for a paper future Like it changes hands for the pride of the nation Crumbling the nation No skills seep through head veins of many creatures But they hold certificates worth the adoration Who are we cheating? Fake peacocks’ wings will be revealed […]

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LIFE POETRY

BRAVE IN STORMS

When a storm uproot mighty trees And catches the seas in its palms and splatters Causing sands to hug in marriage As its anger burns shelters to ashes, Only brave hearts can brave the storms II When chaos sings a duet with pain And clapping eyes throw punches insane Hurts cover possibility of gain Like […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION POETRY

KNIGHT OF CROSSING

I Bats and owls have gone to bed On huge trees with great great shade Cats and bowls may be in shed In an Ewe’s cravings grade II I am here like a soldiery bridge Having crossed from a darkened night I may be faced with a hardened ridge But I’ll make sure I get […]

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LIFE POETRY

AS I STAY IN THE BELLY OF THE ROSE

I have reached the middle of a rose Through the bushes And all the thorns Seeking more colour to brighten Seeking more scent to attract I pray the Sky gives its nurturing II I need the sun in gentle doses I need the breeze like livers need breath I need the rain in moderate doses […]

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LIFE LOVE

GIVE ME MAGIC

Give me magic Magic of thoughts Give me magic To salvage all rots II Give me magic Like a superior angel To know and touch broken angels Called and humiliated, abandoned and garbaged III We call those we need They are called by their own and taunted Give me a magic thought And a magic […]

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LIFE

BELIEF (ALLITERATIVE TANKA)

  Breezes bearable Bath before the brute bakers Beings burning break bounds Bothering bests being barred by Brute bakers, belief brightens Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE

RHETORICS

What will it amount? I ask what? What at all will it amount? If we fall only once and get crippled? II If I am a print in book, When crumpled by the ruthless I aim to show and embrace minds III When I get burnt, I pray my shadow moves me from mind to […]

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LIFE

AS IF I’M COOL

I am hoarding a lioness In the cave of my heart Yet smiling like the sun Deceiving the depressed As if I am cool   II It can be raining cats and dogs in blood Flooding the cave and killing its space But even in the darkest of times The moon appears on my face […]

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LIFE

CAT BLINKS, DOG BARKS

A master sent a cat on a dangerous mission It went like a wind And came like a breeze All breaths for a minute seized II The dog got jealous and barked for the same mission It went like a wind But never returned All hearts, for it, burned III Then all animals decided to […]

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LIFE

YOUNG INKS

Young inks bleed All digging to plant seeds Seeds for a great tree Which will shelter their future II Some will dig shallow holes Because like the parable of the farmer Weeds grow with plants So winds or birds will destroy some plants III Those prepared like Job in the Bible Will dig and grow […]

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LIFE LOVE

TALE OF THE UNBENDABLE

Kwaku gave Ama a stone A white nice stone as a gift of love She kept the stone like a saint And worshipped its very grounds II It so happened that a flood came by Stared at the stone and Ama’s family And swept all of them into the belly of death Ama searched and […]

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LIFE

BOOKS AND COVERS

He had a huge title on his book But hid words associated not in the same book Many read the title in jealousy Knowing not it stood not For what lies therein Until Abugri had the urge to open and read Whereas the title was as dark as ebony The words hidden were as red […]

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LIFE

DREAM-LAND (DIAMANTE)

Dreams Reality, myth Sleeping, revealing, unrevealing Wishes, fears,  fantasies, confusion Hailing, hurting, controlling Happiness, sadness Impression Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE

RIDE THE DONKEY

Ride in stride The donkey beneath Ride in stride Thinking not of a drop in trot Whip and equip Its ego to grow Like a giant hiding a killer punch It will hide its ears and throw you down You’ll be grateful if you end up down town With broken bones and aches holding a […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION

GOD IS MY COACH

I know you are a good enemy football player But trust me, your most skilful dribbling, Make them more than C. Ronaldo’s, Will be my healthy trainings Your trials at long shots Will always go to the corner Or like an overfed eagle’s shot, You will send them flying in the heavenly air Your headings […]

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LIFE

“TEHORROR”

It’s sad, those pushed to school Are mostly those who learn to fool Eventually acting as many a stool And being used as many a tool II It’s sad, those who has heads Make the many beds For those who know no sheds To hurt the gentle with many reds III It’s a horror Which […]

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LIFE

TIME’S LONG LEGS

Horror can rain Terror can maim But time’s long legs Never cease to run II Hearts can stop Hurts can harm But time’s long legs Never cease to run III Shame can tame Risks can shatter But time’s long legs Never cease to run IV “Ko ko ko” Oh “ka ka ka” Time’s long legs […]

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LIFE LOVE

ME, I CAN NEVER SHARE MY MAN

Me, I can’t share my man o I am no hypocrite so I won’t lie I met a terror called jealousy When I saw a taken-cuddling meant for me I never knew its claws really lived deep down my guts When it decided to show It was like a lioness tearing my soul There I […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION

DAWNS AND LAWNS

Dawn can’t begrudge the cock’s crow It is its companion It is its friend It maybe its enemy But it makes it a star As some wake to see it At the sound of a cock’s crow II Lawn cannot begrudge dawn It owes it part of its colour Like the bed of a princess […]

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LIFE

TRAIN OR BURN

Twisted tattered tingly things Taunt in towering tormenting tests Tempers tower in trending taps A tactful treasure is needed to turn II Turn or burn Taint or train Tag or tailor It takes a treasure to be traced in tests Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015   

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LIFE

CHOICES

Choices are like riddles of God He sprinkles them and allows minds to discern Yesterdays beget todays Todays are mothers of tomorrows And todays are us Kwaku Ananse’s naughty decisions in Ghanaian folktales Earned his generations “the cunning tags” There is no one God for every being If we are all God’s children Then wisdom, […]

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DEATH GHANA LIFE

A DAY WHICH SAT IN TUR

A weird thing, in Accra,  sat Sputtering and mumbling “tar” Until it said it was called day II Day which was new But had many problems dew The first after a terror flood III It is going to be used It won’t get the privilege Of seeing the lazy in action IV It would die […]

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LIFE

DARK BOASTS (HAIKU)

Darkness is serene Clothing many monsters to Hide the so-tortured

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LIFE LOVE

FAKE

“I love you, I can’t live without you, You are so beautiful! Hey no one compares to you I will die for you I am so into you Hush and feel my heart beat for you” These are old rags Buried by some ancestors Who died thousands of years ago A real lover is one […]

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LIFE

BREEZES (DIAMANTE)

Breezes Cool, flirty Swaying, seeping, feeling Great, temper, strong, helper Breathing, hugging, growing Beautiful, birther Winds Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE LOVE RELIGIOUS

I SAW THE FACE OF GOD

Walking through the doomy path Of jumping in my final bed I stumbled on a being so dirty Resting on earth in clothes of naught II Funny how I saw the face of God And felt what He really has in store No words did come from the mouth so sore But his posture did […]

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LIFE

IN THE WOMB OF THE TOMB

Wise? Nice Price of dice Once, twice, thrice No six? Then lies We cast as many as we should Winning few and always losing more But once, twice, thrice the dice We jump like mice Being chased by cats Until we enter the zone of eternal dark In the womb of the tomb Amoafowaa Sefa […]

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LIFE

INGRATITUDE

There are pointers That ingratitude, like breath, is inherent And is produced by the human heart Like bile is produced by liver II Let mouths wavering mute for a minute And listen to reason As validity, like water to the dying thirsty, Is all III Why will a teething child Bite mercilessly nipples which still […]

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LIFE

SOUL TRASHED

Down Solemly down Deceiving teeth show like a mask The soul like a burning child cries For redemption But outward appearance drowns its cries Into the gallon of the filled tight heart Crying hurts pour like torrential rains A faint matured voice calls for hope While a child-like voice emphatically calls for an end An […]

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LIFE

THIS SHORT SPAN (HAIKU)

Soft, weak arrivals Like fresh “koobi”, we’re Being dried for earth’s dish Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015 (For the benefit of foreign viewers, “koobi” is salted tilapia dried with salt for preservation and subsequent consumption)

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KIDS LIFE

YOUTHFUL THOUGHTS

I dream of food Like earth craves rain And the sky does give In its own time II I dream of school Like vehicle crave fuel The owner does fill At the proper time III I dream of shelter And like the tortoise The earth gods give Until pubics harden IV I’m left to learn […]

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LIFE

UNFORCEFULS

What if I don’t want to? What if I don’t want to eat anything? Will I be held at gun point and risk losing everything? II What if I don’t want to sleep? What if I don’t want to sleep anywhere? What if I don’t want to rest? Will I be held at gun point […]

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LIFE POLITICS

EX GRATIA MEETS ITS MILITIA

Ex gratia has met its militia Its gun is lowered in front of Mahama Although few mouths are opened in awe The master, for once, aims to be fair Will we see a parliamentary demonstration? Ha ha ha haaaa, ho ho No one is penalized for wearing “kuntunkuni” to a funeral ground But wearing white to […]

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LIFE LOVE

MOTHERS; FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Mothers Takers, keepers Carrying, tiring, giving Sacrifice, care, play, pain Protecting, loving, worrying Work, pray Mums Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE

DECEPTION

Hopeful ears help fearful eyes To pick on lies And strip truth naked To dress the lies  To present them to mind Banishing glaring truth Into the evil forest of future regrets Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE

ON HOT PLOSIVES

Burning and burnt Bear same papa burn But burning has hope Burnt is lost Be the best burning by swimming Swimming in honest seas   II Poor power pretends Proud pets are penned When its pretension pensions Pom! Pawns then peeve pain’s Power packages Pom! Plain pests plucked like poisonous plants So power the plosives […]

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LIFE

NIGHT OWLS

ko ko ko ko koooooooooooo! “Shiverings Witchcraft? It must be the badluck That is plaguing my life!“ I will say no! When you hear owls Shouting in fear or jubilations in the night Pause and think Don’t you panic You are the defaulter If you only shed the worry You wouldn’t feel this sorry Leave […]

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AFRICA LIFE

KNOWLEDGE UNTAPPED! (CRAZY STANZAS)

Water left untouched for long, stinks Foods rebel by punishing noses When left for long But some people need plain words To decipher the little words From the mouth of this small calabash II Knowledge must be a fountain Flowing for all to see And filling the holes beneath Only to flow up and go […]

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AFRICA LIFE

AT THE HEART OF DAGBON

Running sweats  conceived by mating muscles and mobility in tiredness *** Chapped skin like burstings of mud zones whipped by hot sunshine *** Palms calloused like the skin of a rough tree displaying wares hoping for money exchange *** You realize nothing is easy when you see frustrated breath running through noses  on their hind […]

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LIFE

THE SHADE (CRAZY STANZAS)

Light upon my sight Lighting the way Blinding in brightness II Touch upon my patch Soothing the pain Hurting the lane Remembering the future of scardom III If you are the shade What do I do in your shifting? Take it all?  Storms, heavy rains, sunshine and all? And take the fall? No! Help me […]

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LIFE

SKY TEARS

Could the sky be regulated? Sky tears, human fear Sky tears, plants happily bear Could the sky be regulated? It blesses And curses Giving colds And growing plants It imprisons And liberates Imprisoning beings And liberating flowers Oh lover of discrimination I shiver Still ill by your touch Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE MOTIVATION

NATURE WORKS

As seconds speed into minutes And minutes gallop into hours As hours run into days As days walk into months As months cross over to years Stagnant fears Tend to stink Sympathetic tears Are given a wink A giver today May be a crucifier with time’s transitions So get under the showers of hard work […]

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LIFE

QUEER WORLD; FLONNY

It is a queer world Where pain has a money cage A queer world Where the hungries fight To see the fighting stage A queer world, queer world indeed II It is a queer world Where the voices get the choices A queer world Where pretenders get fast horses Dressed in fortune While the land […]

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LIFE LOVE

HOME (DIAMANTE)

Home Cozy, comfort Welcoming, pampering, correcting Love, hurts, friends, foes Supporting, quarrelling, blackmailing Care, rare Family Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE

RIGOROUS MEETINGS

At the meeting of tornadoes, storms, Lightening and thunders Whirlwinds keep dancing Only calm diffuses their excitement Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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AFRICA LIFE

NOTHING IS FAIR

The tree that is processed Into toilet tissues Did nothing to see and feel such horrors Nothing is fair II Nothing is fair The land which gives us food Did nothing to carry horrors of its gift Really nothing is fair III One who wants to play and is played Needs no loud voice in […]

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LIFE

MOVIES WATCHING MOVIES

Movies watching movies Living movies sorrier than those on screens Please watch yourselves! Watch yourselves and stop the critiques You are like woods on flames Calling for rains for the coal-pot Ha ha Which pen stops writing to tell the other It has a pointed tip? It’s a shame really You are hilarious movies Very […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

WORKERS “AYEKOOO”

Heads rightly occupied Are like heaven with God Who sends angels to protect II Hands rightly occupied Are like golden hens Who lay golden eggs III Mouths rightly occupied Are like widely listened to radios Which gains high dues IV Legs rightly occupied Are like expensive vehicles Which drive beings to divine places V All […]

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LIFE

NEW SHOOTS

Like plantain leaves We roll up Bloom Extend our hands to enjoy the weathers And are heated to dry As the tree of life shoots up And generates new leaves II We are leaves In the winds In our newness We dance In our brown age We fall III I pray new shoots Live in […]

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LIFE

UNFAIR LAMENTATIONS

Annor, the world is not fair Look at Ama She is crying and chasing money While money is crying and knocking  On Akumaa’s door Akumaa, who has more than enough The world is not fair! As one cries Another enjoys in satisfaction II Aren’t we like monsters and angels? Aren’t we like ground and the […]