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POETRY

MORALITY AND SARCASMS

“Take armsBased on qualmsTo kill peace and cut us into weeds in our own farmsSo we can beg, our made up owners, for almsYou greedy swarms…who hate to tow the calms! IIHow can we trust the pen…which bleeds ink and not blood?How can we trust the book…which leads fights with war?How can we trust debates…which […]

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POETRY

A PART OF MOTHER

A part of mother feels very numb When news of her children molested and murdered are reported Because she is a farm untended A blessing intended And a sure blossom which must be attended …to II A part of mother feels odd When news of her regal children report them slaves For she has comfort […]

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POETRY

BEFORE OUR RIVERS BECOME A SEA

Before our rivers become a sea We need to put out smoke from the fires of hatred …with love II Before our rivers become a sea We need to shed minds Which have stored videos of affiliated cruelty …with time III Before our rivers become a sea We need riverways of trust Devoid of stumps […]

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CHOOSE SKILLS OVER GREED

See See the work you’re piling on our history See See the problems wearing troubles fast turning scary mysteries Don’t you feel a pinch when other lands celebrate victories …through the work and truth they pour into their destinies? II I know inferiority was imprinted in our thoughts But that’s the reason many have bought […]

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POETRY

THE RACE OF RACE

Horses who neigh Problems which weigh …down our growth …destroying our oath …of freedom and justice These are the main chains we need to break …to be able to wake and take our place …in the race of race II So let the horses cart their chariots Let the dogs bark their shadows Let the […]

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BEAUTIFUL NONSENSE

When it begins …fear places three choices on a table 1…kneel to submit 2…act to defy 3…do nothing for a blow over That is the beautiful nonsense II When you pick 1 You accept to be a doormat forever When you pick 2 …you might stumble and get stuck over needs For an abrupt cut […]

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THIS IS THE AWAKENING (For Africans Stranded in China)

There are beds hungry for your body touches …thirsty for your sweat …wanting to massage your priceless bodies Here …in your homes No matter how hard it gets II There are wombs wailing for your plight …hungering in fears of your fears …heartbreaking for the battlefields you’ve been dumped on …with no armours Knowing you’re […]

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POETRY

AN EYE FOR AN EYE

What is the name given to the game …a bird plays When it goes up and comes down to bath in potable water …with its contaminated body Only to hang in mid-air to shoot arrows of disgust …at the fishes living therein Calling them filth needing to be cleaned …all because of its small wings? […]

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POETRY

THE WAY FORWARD

Brushing rotten teeth …bleeds out rotten blood Fire roasts minerals …to burn out hidden beauty There is no great results without tiresome beginnings Same goes for development II 1. Results 2. Obese 3. Exercise 4. Fitness III For the 2 to attain total 4 There is a need for a rigorous 3 Which comes with […]

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POETRY

CRUEL ARRANGEMENT

In the eyes of many an ignorant We’re arranged like an orrange Each in our hugging line within Our African cover making a distinction impossible Blackness is our definition Tonal scenting is our stamp When we are a coalition of big farms With many cultural plantations II But we are cruely cut into …for bites […]

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HOW DID UBUNTU FAIL?

The world, God’s gift, Was originally a dwelling for all Without demarcation Without ownership How humans heckled hostage And carved supremacy to draw lines called borders Made a funny video in my mind Sanity made it understandable Development made it beautiful Until ownership turned vindictive Murdering beings In a nice x word, clothing a devilish […]

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CRUMBS FOR THUMBS

See the wealthy …oblivious of their wealth Wearing skins of poverty …and acting poor Dumbs beg crumbs to gift their thumbs …ignoring the harms II Oh guinea fowls acting domestic chickens …left roaming during the day …and caged at night Forget not dark holds many an ink …to plan your harm Stop being dumbs begging […]

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SAD SIGHTS

Begin …emancipating …gross …gainers …at …roadsides …suffering II The dressing of the nation …determines its addressing in other nations So seeing buttocks turned legs …as burdened hands beg by roadsides, Seeing rotten eyes …turning in eyelids …as hoarse voices sing sad sad tunes …like Job at do or die jobs Being given notes that read […]

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PRAYERS ON GODS

We are where we are Because long ago, guardian spirits went to visit the Gods …on our behalf …and came back to a locked door …with alien chants at their hunt Ib Fearing demons had besieged their people …they called on the Gods to save the people …but the people called the Gods Satan …and […]

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BEYOND SAY

There is everything beautiful …about a seed …blown harshly from its mother tree …luckily into the loam of stardom And fruiting in abundance …with capabilities of traveling back …to help transform …and feed the culture of its mother roots …to the world Beyonce has blown us beyond say II There is everything loveable …about the […]

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I SEE

I see I see sameness in variation One in many and many in one If only minds will see same II I see I see blackness in shining armour Swords of words and words of arrows If only hands will use III I see I see colours weathering on same skies In a bond that […]

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YOU’VE BEEN ATE A LION’S EATING

You’ve been ate a lion’s eating Your pot licked clean like an asanka of a famished seer Even the veins in your womb have been drained of blood Which shares your hope to other parts of your emaciated body Why won’t every child come sensely vacant? II You’ve been ate a lion’s eating No wonder […]

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LISTEN TO THE VOICES FROM AFAR

Walking back into the deserted forest of the past I see sands of regrets Watered by sweats of ghostly marathons in vain cheer With tears acting as pickaxes Digging gullies on once promising lands Gullies draining dreams conceived from enthusiastic sacrifices How I wish mouths stayed behind on journeys of death! II Look at fingers […]

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​SORROW OF THE LAND

Once upon a time Our land was a loamy rhyme Our airs sang for happy trees to chime A bite was meant to tease tongues from lime But all that, now, means no dime II When the cloth of colonialism Met the scissors of independence And freedom apparels were carefully tailored by hope Little did […]

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​STRAY HANDS

I know the throat can nag And force a king to lie on a rag When its demands for water through its pipe is not met II I know the stomach can thunder When its bond with food is put asunder Giving in to any bet III I know eyes close not When their vessels […]

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​NKONTOMIRE VRS SARDINE

The clock of change ticks Transforming in shockaholics  Yet many feed after thorny pricks In places whose geography elude mapachronics Living healthily by the green waters of kontomire As others blinkardly gobble dead fishes in oily rivers II Gone are the days when elderly buttocks Filled seats before their young Gone are the days when […]

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​WHEN A YARD IS GIVEN

When a yard is given Extending to a mile is a given Then some come in needful farm Regardless of the harm II When a gate widely opens Even mosquitoes can turn royals Dictating to owners when to sleep and what to keep Of course the malaria virus becomes a necessary tag  III Draw a […]

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PITY OUR LAND

Pity our land A land arrested and tamed Into a free wild horse on its very habitat Sat on and dragged with so many heavy things Fed crumbs from our own pots Oh cry! Cry for our land! II Pity our land A land with so much yet thinks so little And was confined by […]

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Ghana Elections 2016: Patience; a Virtue

For a country whose hallmark is peace, it is sickening to see the manner in which the two major political parties are conducting themselves barely a day after elections. The impatience, the “taunts in call” which receives immediate response, the declaration of “leads” and “winnings”, the pain of watching as supporters’ temperament rise in tension puts […]

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WOMEN AND POLITICS IN GHANA; PLEASE VOTE FOR ALL COMPETENT WOMEN!

Humans are known to be political animals. The saying did not exclude women from this saying but in Africa, reality speaks volumes of backing the notion that “men are the real political animals”, talking about men, not the Biblical ‘men’ where women are included, just the men in the gender state. It is sad to […]

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SANKOFA

There was a time When stories, like scary whips Ruled the consciences of growing heads Declawing the roaring Un-canining monsters Lighting dark hearts Strengthening the weak Shaping faults into saintly vaults Spirits in story clothes! Did we leave them for myths undecipherable? II Our ancestors were wise So wise in most That we could actually […]

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AFRICAN UNION

From Algeria to Zimbabwe Only minus Morocco The strong 54 stand like a team Combating like dedicated soldiers on the battle front Cool huh? Thank you Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana For your visions which birthed this union II Although little mosquitoes are proving difficult in battle Undemocratic regimes shielded in greed stand as your […]

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AFRICA: GOD’S LOVERS

A good love is like the sun and moon A part sleeps when a part is at post They appear even if they vanish for a while Always smiling A good lover hunts for happiness For the one who holds the time of his heart And will gladly lay down his life with a smile […]

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THRONE OF KINGS

No matter how tight A rope ties a tree In order to see the face of the sky In ambitions to tie the sky To see the heavens It coils back to hug The head of the tree After realizing the sky gives no ladder II We of the “dumsor”clan Danced to the disco rhythms […]

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PAN AFRICAN ANGST (EXCERPT)

There is a Pan African anger Which has created many an avenger So much they want a changer With one body, they work like a fate arranger They curse the foreign endanger And say their faith is our freedom exchanger And our old gods imprisoned for their baby in the manger Who is a complete […]

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TRIBAL HULLABALOO (CRAZY STANZAS)

When I ‘broke my hand’ And sought a band Nana and Maame met in a band To sing tribal tunes II They started by singing of Ewes And how they are named after an animal And raised their vocals like daunting pianists To sing tales of the wickedness of the animal tribe Their love for […]

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THE PIKWORO SLAVE CAMP TOUR

  THE STORY OF THE PIKWORO SLAVE CAMP A man went to Navorongo looking for a place to stay. The people gave him a vast piece of land. Little did they know that he was a slave trader. The people named him Nania Pikworo  meaning, “a bush man” in the local language. Pikworo established the […]

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ODDITIES AND THE NEW

Once upon the time There were no claws to lazy rhyme All heeded the call of work in their prime And corruption gained nothing, not even a dime But now even steering banku has become a crime As dead foods do the fresh ones mime II Once upon a time Cotton flew and danced with […]

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FOR THE GALLANT GHANAIAN FOUNDERS

When the cage of colonialism caught Africa And the whips of inferiorism caught black minds Some wrestled with their fists Others bickered like rivals of foolishness Some hid like lions with their tails in between their legs Oh some worshipped hoping to break free You stood like mountains with minds they sold And developed muscles […]

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THE SICK DOCTOR

Stitching skins Fixing bones Like one with God’s hands She lives like sickness’ feared zone None dares to look for any ills In her body territory But sicknesses know the saying A cat is best suited For the safekeeping of meat So what she healed Crawled like dying snakes Into her being and gained strength […]

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AFRICA

COOKED FROM THE AFRICAN POT?

Asaase Abibire! Sit on a listening stool And answer your queries Maybe, just maybe, you might convince your host II Why do you boil egos of your masculines Until they attain unbreakable statuses in negation? Why do you create those Who destroy their earth routes And kill spirits who aim to make their names immortal? […]

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AFRICA

CANES OF SANITY

Wisdom, pull out your canes of sanity Kingdom, whip up your thoughts of humanity Enlightenment, fire up your thunders of knowledge To create internal laws In minds like caves of cannibals II Mornings, sprinkle your light sun to lure sanity III Afternoons, fire up your pins of light to soften minds as hard as stubborn […]

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AFRICA POVERTY

MANDELA’S MOSQUITOES

I think a mosquito bit Nelson Mandela An anopheles mosquito He caught it But saw it as waste If he killed a mosquito which could not give him back his blood And so he let it be Such a mistake it was II So this mosquito went ahead to breed And bred barbarisms Lazy cocoons […]

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BRAINS WITH EAGLE WINGS

I wish I can be an arrow Which could pierce without sorrow And enter into brain marrows Of those who cause humans sorrows But I am like all They fall and I fall They call and I call They stall and I stall Shadows of shadows of shadows! And the shadows are painful arrows! II […]

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What South African Brutalities May Spark

With this current news of the xenophobic attacks is hidden chaos that the rioters fail to notice and I’ll go straight to the point. South Africans are also in other African countries working and owning properties, the message being sent to them is to burn them alive, kill or sack them from their countries, won’t […]

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SCARS

Scars of slavery Scars of rebellion Scars of half freedom Scars of neo colonialism Scars of coups Scars of internal wars Have now given birth to Scars of terrorism Scars of brutality With these many scars How can we still not feel the experience? How can we not pull the clothes of togetherness on our […]

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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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AFRICA! YOUR HISTORY?

Tears of children rise From empty stomachs Wasting energies without For innocent faces to get visitors of drowning tears, And you sit on thrones fighting superiority? II Africa! Many enterprises die Killed by lack of energy foods School children embrace darkness And shun learning Through no fault of begging books And you, on high pedestals […]

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AFRICA PEACE

LET AFRICA DANCE

When hands suffer to beat drums And parched throats wince as they taste rums Feet must be whipped when they stay calm II As the hands make the sounds Let the feet do the rounds Like possessed by the gods who watch III Africa is a dancing god Africans are dancers for the sun and […]

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AFRICA RACISM

THE AFRICA RAPED

When hunters’ hunts unveiled her She sat in mystery like the virgin she was Adorned by great forests Clothed by beautiful trees Surrounded by caring rivers Being serenaded by great seas As she sat on the much need riches Scared at first, they sought to shoot Then realized her worth And sought to take They […]

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AFRICA

LIKE AN AFRICAN?

An eating habit Freeing the soul and taste bud In tongue-land like eagle wings Could do all good Any day the sun shines, dims, blurs or goes to sleep II I don’t live like a grasshopper! My tongue might run like an alien But the same tongue runs smoother like the native I am Who […]

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AFRICA GHANA POLITICS

HELPLESS PROSTITUTE

The road prostitutes Letting all vehicles through Why doesn’t she have a voice? Poor roads, Even in rain, you accommodate all In heat, you are accommodative of all No rest for you? Like a helpless beauty, you lie As your beautiful flower is being flawed By layers and layers of ungrateful tires The washing bays […]

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AFRICA GHANA

THE WOMAN I ENVIED

Once in a flowing dress I walked along the sea in duress Hoping the breeze would help caress My soul, and tow the wrecked pain on my mind Then I saw her; A woman of women and men With hair like protective bush Too beautiful with no room for transparency A face like God Looking […]

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AFRICA GHANA NATURE

MY AFRICA: HER OWN DAUGHTER’S DISCRIPTION

Many talk of Africa The poor poor Africa The dessert placed Africa Mother of bushes, poor Africa The wild rearing Africa The illiterate realmed Africa The ill bred Africa The jungle Africa No! I am in Africa Born and bred in Africa Knows its boundaries, this Africa Feel its warmth, sweet Africa I have tasted […]

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AFRICA LIFE POVERTY

AFRICAN BOASTERS (SUCCESSIVE CLERIHEWS)

Professor Yaw Darko Hated Mr. P aul Arko He claims he copies westerners While he epitomises Africanness II He wears African colours And hates all foreign “shudders” He speaks in African tongue And so feels among III He fights Mr. Paul Arko Who is not like he Darko Because he wears foreign And drives cars […]