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LIFE

FOOLS IN TOOLS

When the fool Who is a tool Loses her cool The wise turns bull II When the stool Which is so cool Loses its strength Sitters know their length III Life of hardships Open wide eyes on the ship Even light whips Show in years without skip Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE

ROOTS OF HUGEDOM

They say huge trees sit on huge roots Abena, “Abetifi nana nkansoa” My roots are not even as huge as little worms *** I can be uprooted by angry winds raging storms piercy rains And can be killed by  heavy footsteps heated sun bites by ants But I am striving In this soil of driving […]

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DEATH LIFE

ON THE WORLD’S MIND

When all gains wane And all sanes stale The world writes right Deeds and live frights That’s why I entreat   CHORUS Paints horrors With beams of smiles Scatter hatred With words so mild Give good hugs To last for life Greatness needs no fingers of gold All needs is a heart of gold   […]

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DEATH LIFE

EXPIRIES

The expired spends not And cares not of spending II The expired, like dead wood, feels not And cares not if it is burnt III None can make it angry or sad If it gets naked, its countenance changes not IV We will all expire And will all be obedient to all So why the […]

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LIFE LOVE

LIKE LEAVES ON A GIANT TREE

The presence of breeze is announced by close leaves on a giant tree II Their strength of closeness tell others the presence of intruders and praise those who bless III What rings a bell on a bald tree? Nothing! So like many siblings of leaves on a great tree,  let’s entertain one another Until horror […]

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LIFE

THEATRE OF DETECTIVENESS

Take me there, There, to the place where truth and lies meet And leave me there   II I will stand there, There, at the place where truth and lies meet Until time’s sun rise fully on them   III Time’s sunshine will show the chameleon there, There, at the place where truth and lies […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

MODELING IN MY STEPS?

    I see you I feel you needing the shine now I have to tell you how I, abject horrors, did bow in my quest to be here after hurting and bruising pulling on the ropes of hard work   II I have to tell you how hunger  dragged me through shameful mud as […]

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LIFE

PALPABLE (HAIKU)

Shadows of troubles Approach in lovable sun Of complacency II Unsuspecting souls Have lifted shoulders in pride While future falls loom Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE

ONIONATINGS (TWISTED CHAINED HAIKU)

Hug layered onions Hold fumes of tear gas, waiting For knives of awe hurts II They are on their marks Gunning for eyes which lead knives To their quiet temples III Onions with cool souls In detecting the rots, stay Knowing no betrayals IV Who calls them mean things? In fighting fair, weapons are Allowed […]

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LIFE

STORY OF YOUR LIFE?

“Story of my life I have a wife Who hates the word ‘strife’ And cancut inspiration with a word knife II Story of my life I have a husband without a life All he does is whine Thinking everything must be divine III Story of my life  ‘Work as life is striving for better’ Is […]

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HEALTH LIFE

MOTHER EARTH (DIAMANTE)

Earth Pregnant, kind Polluting, fazing, caring Harmed, used, hurdled, captured Freeing, hurting, spoiling Abused, wronged World Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015 (Today is World Earth Day, please take a moment to think of something you can do to better the earth)

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LIFE

TOUGHEST TOUGHS

When the toughest nut breaks The weak ones brake Fearing its very breaking ground Making sure all dear ones are found II When the eagle flies in fears Chickens noisily flee in tears Fearing to look up Thinking not to shut up III When the dog backs The cat thinks the dog lacks And internally […]

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LIFE

NO RIDICULE IN TRICKLES

Even when clouds do sky shroud, Caging the sun and its rays Sun misses no little hole To announce its presence Even a trickle must never be frickled Life sits not but moves II Bickering thoughts freckle Or clash in insanity Rejecting the protection of parts Living in the middle of the whole Leaving opposite […]

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LIFE

I KNOW A SNAKE WITH ONE EYE (ADULT POETRY)

I know a snake with one eye Which has some milk And bless and curse Instead of biting to poison It snakes straight Crooked and tears Opening its victims in screams so weird II I know a snake with just an eye An eye which sometimes serves as mouth It opens and closes when it […]

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LIFE

BLOWN OUT

Ignoramuses have no armours Paramount is their thoughtly deceits Amounting to their failure and disappointments Like a miser who thinks God needs money Like a stranger who thinks different countries are heavens Like a snail who thinks itself a tortoise Ignoramuses are dead sticks waiting for fire In ashes, their brains act in duress As […]

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LIFE

MEASURED

To whom is measured, A leisure brings the pressure, Is who is treasured II To whom is tossed, A boss can’t be bossed, Is he who bosses III To whom is given, An angel who knows not, Is he who lives to touch IV Incandescent incantation Reticent emotivation Criss-cross Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE

THESE FOOTS.

I These foots These foots working as a pair These foots being treated unfair These foots screaming prostituting dust These foots These poor foots of mine II These foots Two foots in thousand slippers Two foots with an angry heart These foots with mouth so cursy These foots Need clones. Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE NATURE PEACE

FREE ME

I Like rivers travelling to sea Like airs roaming with no fee Like mountains sitting in glee I need to be free II I am a river Looking for my sea I am an air Looking to be good breath I am a mountain Waiting for that one climber Just give me space And make […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION

BLOOMINGS

I Like an old flower Watered by rain Blooms, for hope *** I, Like a charcoal so forgotten Lights, By the care of a benevolent *** I, Like a slave in dreams Ruled Because of care of a king *** I, Like a child so wronged Smiles Because of love of a being And so […]

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GHANA LIFE NATURE SOCIAL

THOSE GONE DAYS

Gone are the days When Ghanaian children feared ‘kakai’ Now only villagers, coastal children and children with naturalistic parents get to bath in natural waters What was a swimming pool then? An anachronistic thought II Now, ‘mpotompoto’ and ‘coco’ Are for the villagers and children with grand mothers Ei! With the lac lac lac in […]

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LIFE

GROWING OLDER!

I They call me the happiest man. They say I’m the definition of happiness. But they don’t know my sadness If they knew. A man who has no worries they assume Saying worriers and I are parallel lines But they don’t know my worries If they knew The man who kills both a lion and […]

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LIFE WOMEN EMANCIPATION

WALKING THOUGHTS OF THE OLD MAID

When the hands of night embrace As sounds tell of mosquito hunts And beds cry for their weight And rains fall on benevolent roofs Loneliness sit close to this bedside Marking time in loud tickings II Then thoughts become restless Walking on the mind of this old maid Whose society deem useless because it has […]

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DEATH LIFE

NAE!

Nae! Thoughts that taunt Hurts that haunt Beasts that burst Are like wild lions let lose To feed on happy beings II Nae! I am an eye Many eyes see me as the sky But my sky seems so wry Clouds and sun seem to be in a tie III Nae! If leaves fight to […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

BARBARIC WONDERS

Under umbrellaic underlings Wonders of winning winces Spell satanic sellables In infinite impropriety II How hurt heavens Watch what works Baffles better beings. No nudity nurturings III Emancipation era Speaks not of serpentious sicklings Giving guts to gullibles To turn into torturers IV Lies of eyes which dies Sighs of byes in highs Strange serenades […]

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DEATH LIFE

DOOM SCARINGS

I shiver And I don’t know why I who battled dark quarries And emerged bathed with light II I shiver And I don’t know why I who battled with poverty And won with no debt mark II I tremble And I don’t know why I who was forced into the anus of the great sick […]

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LIFE

FINGERINGS

  Fingerings Fingerings of sheds by words Fingerings like knives in bread II Fingerings Oh you fingers of hurts Take off your shoes and rest, you’ve won III No need to pursue and finger the slapped Fingerings Fingerings so murderous Fingerings always figuring Queens and kings Sit on stools instead of running I kneel subdued […]

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LIFE Uncategorized

UNWISE BLABBINGS

Only teens believe in the potency Of the forget me not flower as presents A good time traveller knows the plight of the bleeding flower Even sunflowers have doom charms Because they recoil in ugliness in no time Fraternise, by all means Do harmonise, as your hearts wish But know chaos has rights And that […]

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LIFE

TRIALS OF WOMENGARO?

He is trying Like the heavy part of iced Kenkey He hides under his smooth waters He is trying He is so trying II He is trying Hiding his vigorous passions Like a skilled thief encountering a policeman He is trying He is so trying III As some entice with their ‘big’ promises He tries […]

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LIFE

THE SUN’S LESSON

Once, There was a sun Whose light went off Any time he saw its moon II Like all females The moon complained And threatened looking for another sun Whose sun could melt her light in glowing togetherness III Still, the sun’s light went off It knew not its problem But knew he could shine One […]

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LIFE

UNINSPIRED

The calabash is empty Its waters vanished Making its chambers dry II The calabash is thirsty So thirsty it is crying Crying for waters which initially burdened III The calabash is hungry Hungry in bottom But the winds are having fun in blowing IV The calabash is dancing Eyes see it dancing But it sees […]

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ARTICLES HEALTH LIFE SOCIAL

AUTISM, A FRIEND I MET.

I’ve walked a good walk with a good faith. On the streets of Accra, I move about with a whole group of individuals from different walks of life. It was interesting with the drumming from the bandsmen who thrilled us and passers-by with versus music made from vocal folds?The sole of my old-fashioned shoe wanted […]

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LIFE RELIGIOUS

SWEET BLOSSOMS

Through sin’s sweet bosom Many hurts did blossom Gaining roots Acting as boots And in cahoots with punishments II We cherishing Though perishing Sweet peas In acidic seas Bubbles of heart ripples Weapons masked in angelic pebbles III Sweet hurtings Like peace’s chaos Soul’s dirt bowl Like heavenly hellish creation Sweet Lord Please come on […]

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CULTURE LIFE NATURE RELIGIOUS

HE HAS RISEN

He has risen He has risen to many cherry bosoms Making sales on street beds In the mouth of the Kwahu Mountain He has risen II He has risen He has risen to countless stinking pubs On many holy grounds He has risen III He has risen He has risen to bleached bodies On many […]

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LIFE

THE MOOD SWINGER (TANKA)

In the sky’s good times It sends angelic calm winds Dressed in soothing balms To massage in-beings of earth Oh! Their magical fingers! II In sky’s anger times It sends the sun dressed in fire To roast in-earthers It comes wielding its roaster Roasting until mouths cry out III In the sky’s fun times It […]

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GHANA LIFE SOCIAL

STRANGE EUPHEMISMS

I have not broken my hand I am just going through God’s ritual of fertility I have not broken my hand My hands are just fine To carry out its responsibilities without stress II I am not hiding behind buildings Trust me, if I am, then you wouldn’t be in buildings I am going through […]

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LIFE RELIGIOUS

SAGELY SAYINGS

Serve someone special Sacrificial sacrament saddles salvation Serenading sweet scents to sour Surreal sustenance stays though svelte Saintly sailors are sages supreme Stone sorrows to stupor  Stallions support stables to stand So sweet sleep serves not in stumbling Sagely sayings served in stern Saves Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE LOVE

GET THE FORMULA

Marry my mind Please marry the thoughts of my mind Before you think of the pleasures of this bottle That done, even a hush, dash, or flush Can cause a blush I am the golden fish upstream Hiding from the rest of my being So marry my mind Be like the mathematician Get the formula […]

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LIFE

THE WISDOM OF ANANSE

Too much rains flood Too hot a fire burns Wisdom like Kwaku Ananse, stupifies Who wants to leave his freedom  To hide in little corner nests? So Okonore Yaa please advice Little Ntikumah do weep in good plea When a burning hut is close to a safe hut Only foolish smiling teeth will dance Amoafowaa […]

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LIFE Uncategorized

CURSES FROM THE PAST

What have I not seen? “Abro-dua” for t. roll? Acheampong for plasters? Ginger suppository to cure candidaisis? What haven’t I seen? II What haven’t I seen? Slapping of mouth challenging elders? Whippings for tribal marks never intended? Knocks of elders never seen? III What haven’t I tasted? Hunger’s sweet bowl full of axes? Thirst’s huge […]

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LIFE

SOUNDING DANGER

No matter how sweet The voice of a bird sounds It has to read times For it to grace ears of the earth II Who knows? The melodious sounds Can walk into ears connected to taste buds Which crave for bones with melody And whose bones will those ears go after? III We are in […]

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LIFE

WATER

Water, don’t quarter Water, nil is manslaughter Water! It is not bitter A good flow serves as a sickness quitter Water, don’t litter Water, help the heart smoother Water, and let skin shed all sweaters Water! Hydration is safer Water! Please water! Water and save your body workers Water can give a nice figure Water […]

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LIFE

THE GOOD STUDENT

I sit in my seat waiting for exam My friends shake heads and call me awam Unfathomable, they think of learning, bam! But I know all their backbones are pitiful shams II Learning is sweating Timing and painings But with determination and dedication All things get together for good education III I’d rather slim in […]

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LIFE

WAHALA DO GAS

Stretching and stretching But neck is no ladder Failure branding eyes failures in halls Halls where hands are itchy to write But heads have nothing but shame of naught II Sweats are rains falling in pants Breaths cannot take the horror of pants Time is modelling so thoughts scream “please take of its heels” A […]

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AFRICA ARTICLES LIFE MUSIC

Music And Me.

I decided to take a break from my laptop to see what my proud country’s  television stations had for me. I tuned in to METRO TV to catch a glimpse of the great match between our own Accra lads,Olympics, which now has ‘Olele’ (our forgotten goalkeeper) in goal post against the herdsmen from the North […]

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HEARTBREAKS LIFE LOVE ROMANTIC POETRY

I Don’t Love You

i.mobavatar.com/broken-heart/i-dont-love-you.jpg The look on your face That anxious look Waiting for me to tell you Those creepy words I have no words for you I’m as dead as a firewood. I see nothing beyond What we have built all these years. I know you want Those words from my mouth. What do you want to […]

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AGING HEALTH LIFE

I May Be Gone

I wore no clothes But came to be worn by air Every visiting day asked me to shed And wear thoughts of the older And these thoughts keep getting colder Mamaa! I only need a smooth sail Why must I wear a whipping tail? Papaa! Like one you knew existed, Couldn’t you have kept me […]

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LIFE

CANDY

Candid Candy curbs and corrects Caring, cleaning, cozying to contest Like a combatant cruising in quest Candy came from charity’s crest   II Candy is a caring goddess un-bored Giving and hoarding good to be stored Candy blows storms poo poo poo Lord Until freeze-ice is thoroughly thawed   III When Candy lies in the […]

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DEATH LIFE NATURE RELIGIOUS SOCIAL

The Will.

I smell the spices on my body I see darkness all around I see myself in an enclosed place That I cant turn my body here and there. I see myself in front of two transparent doors And all I can see is Joy from one door And wailings from the other My child, Come […]

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LIFE

PARDONING REST

Broken bones bow to breathe Burning in bothers but built in braveness Blessed are you who peep Your beautiful and best selves I thank in leaps Have the same love and meet another Who will keep your thoughts While these bones fix fine . Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia.   (I ask for permission to rest for […]

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LIFE RELIGIOUS

BOUNDERS (HAIKU)

Great walls of churches Throw shadows on the unsaved Why is sin reigning? II Great mouths of prophets Use energies to nourish Souls, so why the filth? III The many dirt soils Sit on the few righteous deeds Strainers fail to see IV A small world consumed By a bigger realm, pity, End times cry […]