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POETRY

GHANACOAST POLITICAL TSUNAMI

In Ghana, the sun always sets Now elephants, coconut trees The cockerel, the sun All battle to topple the umbrella II Some call it the leaking umbrella Which has been bribed by nature’s delicacies To cancel its safety obligation Some call it the weak emblem Blown in shame by winds of corruption Some call it […]

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POETRY

HYPO-EYES

Cotton splattering Gay air dance with scattered parts Eyes watch them keenly No hand reaches out to save Destructive journey ends, sad Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) October 8, 2016

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POETRY

MAN IS A WELL

Wells are dug from up the pregnant earth Until gravels are thrown out Then frogs flee to croak Whiskers of rats hide to rise In corners marked with axe Strength of muscles show In layered rocks Forcing broadness for better views The beauty of its sweats, colourful Digging continues Until waters fill sacks of life […]

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POETRY

ANTI KALEIDOSCOPIC EXISTENCE

There was a time When time rhymed with heartbeats Danced to desires Clapped for exuberance Chatted with life And bonded with hearts Making muscles jump in happiness II There was a time When hearts loved their times Spoke with pride about their times Ruled their time And thought they rocked like gods Hearts; I mean […]

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POETRY

A TURKEY FROM TURKEY

I know a turkey from Turkey Who thinks Thanksgiving and Christmas are red and dark Their final destinations are so murky That they find no way to their presence mark II The turkey complained about usurpers in Turkey And how they colonised them in charm And threw their beauties in the murky To spice their […]

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POETRY

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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AN EAGLE BORN TO FOWLS (EXCERPT)

I see through the forest of no tree What I am and have always been An eagle born to fowls Fowls as cunning as Kwaku Ananse So have tied my legs with thick ropes of problems Causing… Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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POETRY

NKRUMAH, A LEGACY (CRAZY STANZAS)

Maybe you were too forward in your approaches Maybe you were born with ideas too “future-ristic” Maybe you were too over zealous in your quest for the best Maybe you hoped for far too much But your works remain a legacy II You were rains on the raging fires of colonialism You were a power […]

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POETRY

WOMEN DEVILS

Like glass houses Which encourages stone throwers They ask young flowers To use their nectar To attract insects Who have dedicated trees They feed and rest Forgetting they have pests who hawk When they are busy advising Calling on flowers to share their nectar If all fem heads could think alike Shunning all taken And […]

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POETRY

ATTRACTED

Eyes wake facial beings Ears look, stand and gape Mouth opens slightly, smiles and renders tongue naked Cheeks roll in fists Nose just smells the happiness As stars bath naked In the fenceless sky II Which soap sparkles so? As to light and show On kings in a fenceless sky? Could it be some sparkling […]

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POETRY

ROLL, YOU STONES

Minds sleeping Waste of lives Arms folded Bothers to chest or laps or hips Legs static Waste in mobility Rolling stones gather moss But their hardwork help them to clean Sayings is salt Too much of it Makes edibles not tastable So I rest thinking you sage Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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POETRY

A STOOGE FOR A WIFE

Efo says smart women are like hells Because most sound like bomby shells So he flees from their learned mouths Seeking informal smartness Who will worship with wisdom Here and there is poison I dare dare say What he knows not is his role As the caretaker of electrical gadgets As the one who oversees […]

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POETRY

COOKING MINDS

Mama Africa’s curves for her beautiful carvings  Is also part of her starvings I can’t believe the multitudes Of capable minds, which have been smoked like fishes Slapped like idiots Raped like animals and Burnt like firewoods in hot kitchens II  Minds which could have stopped her looting Minds which could have clothed her nakedness […]

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POETRY

BREATH OF TOIL

Take the breaths of toil Please take the breaths of dead toil You can give it a hot boil  To stop it from decomposition, Fertilisation and growing to cause commotion II Ama Akyaa’s dead grandmother’s hatred For Akosua Doku’s dead grandfather Has no reason to live to this moment Causing pain, havoc and fear And […]

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POETRY

ME OR YOU? (CRAZY STANZAS)

Mirror of mine What is this you show? I see eyes guarding a nose I see lips hugging and pushing I see ears, standing erect Cheeks show support Chin and forehead holding their own Is this me or what you want me to see? I did ask clear water It shook its head And made […]

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POETRY

TOUCHES TO CLEANSE

We wallow Wallow in dirt like pigs Jumping, laughing, pleasuring Falling, crying, cursing Then we see His hands extended Calling like the good father He is For our attention to rise By the aid of His weight He cleanses Gives us His trust Will us to go onto our grounds to play Only to see […]

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POETRY

CORRECTION

No matter the defect No grave shaming is correct Imagine a human feeling like an insect Calm solving gives effect Shaming like a bouncy ball can deflect  So please perfectionist, do reflect And carve a suitable dialect For a newbie with defect Your affection will grow that reflect And reflection will avoid future neglect And […]

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POETRY

RAPE ENTICINGS

They say being nude is crude And being crude is rude But stories of creation Speak boldly of a nude nation Then, maybe enticings got us here Yes, enticings of yesteryears got us here But no matter how hungry a person is Will he make another’s food his? Like snakes, we aim to point fingers […]

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POETRY

NATURE

The Creator is a creator For His worldly creation Talk about the earth; Its dancing air The flowery vegetation for feeding and healing The varying livers, The flowing streams and rivers Into the biggest seas, The complex and brilliant thoughts; Creating after being created Talk about the sky And its alternating lights and clouds Talk […]

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A WET TAMALE

God watched the heat Battle the breezes As he watched the winds Marry the sands He did watch the trees Yawn in thirst As he watched the sun Defecate its boiling from the sky Oh the birds travelled to quench thirst As many gallons sometimes lined to be filled II All the yearnings of Tamale […]

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POETRY

BUILD OR BREAK

We bask in the masses’ dirty clay And taint out royal thrones of grace Fearing whisperings which eye our ways We taint and taint until fate does faint II We drink from the masses dirty well And help in their sachet dirty sells Fearing hurts of eyes which look in strangeness We drink and drink […]

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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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POETRY

LIARS

Abena says Kwaku Bonsam is a liar He feeds on lies And hoards them in his bloated belly He needs mere friends as brothers and cousins He needs his ugly face as handsome He needs his piggy beddy bounces As the best ride on a smooth road II Bonsam says Abena feeds fat on lies […]

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AFRICA GHANA POLITICS

OMAN MMRATU

  REFRAIN: Sɛ ↄman yi bɛyɛ yie a Na efiri me ne wo Sɛ ↄman yi bɛyɛ yie a Na efiri yɛn ara Na efiri yɛn ara Firi agyanom ne nnanom akuafo, akruufoↄ kosi aman mpanyinfoↄ so Na efiri yɛn ara Na efiri yɛn ara Ei! akwadwofo ei, annuanomu mmratofoↄ ne ɛmfamehofoↄ Na efiri yɛn […]

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LOVE

FIX THE NEEDS OF A LADY

Fix the needs Fix the needs of a lady Wrangling of nothings Glitters and twitches are naught Just fix them Fix them needs of the lady II Who are you impressing? The world with jealous eyes?  Or the flashes which attract the jealousy of the sun? Fix them needs Just fix them needs of the lady […]

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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

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

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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AFRICA DEATH

IN THIS CUE

We are in a cue We will dock when we’re due There is nothing like immortal few And there’s no one to really sue Let the natural tongue speak of life’s curfew CHORUS “Mere bi bɛba Nↄti bɛkↄ nↄte mu Ama nↄte abobↄ nompe mu  ɛse bɛguan atua agyaboↄ Na nↄte akyire nhwi deduam Onua […]

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LOVE

IN LOVE ZONE

Do not hide me Let me, your real heart, see Then what must be must be I won’t mind making you a “Dee” II Please do not passions hide Let the rules of love we abide Then hatred will never we chide Then Cupid will in us confide III Let no third tongue hear our […]

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AFRICA GHANA LIFE SOCIAL

MOGYA DURO HIA AKWAKORA

Penpenaaa! Nanaa! If you answer in sexy You get gifted in richness II Penpenaa! Nana! Don’t be rude Nana needs new blood to help his system III Now let’s drop the play; Many say their pairs reject them Many say their beds are tired; Tired of praying Hail Marys Many say their pairs shift their […]

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NO NEED TO TALK

When bodily food Is sacrificed for mouth food As cleanliness Is sacrificed for prayers That is when lovers of the religious Get the reward of the godly II “No I don’t want this, She is not churchy She is too flashy She aint a lady I aint no folly” III I’ll say again, when bodily […]

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LOVE

AFTER “I DO”

After “I do” Pleasures turn responsibilities Love becomes a lazy worker And reality shows its full self II After “I do” Carelessness sits like a new born child Magic of dazzles wanes As metaphorically blinded eyes are made clearer  III After “I do” Laughables become irritants As temper holds spears In feminine and masculine oppositions […]

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LOVE

TICKLING NIGHT

The night is tickling With ringing passions Passions soaring on eagle wings And having flings with loneliness II Sky looks high at the sighs Breezes whisper in gossips Waiting anxiously for the complete lonely season As I lose all my reasons III As the stars pray And the moon displays all shameful longings, Fireflies pull […]

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DEATH LIFE

THE FREEDOM SONG WHERE I BELONG

There is a place where I belong It seems I’ve always there belonged Even while I’m resting under this earthly tree Its eastern corridors reek freedom song Freedom from self, the lyrics of the song From the stitched, to the fried heart From the sick, to heads needed to be heard From the thorned, to […]

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DEATH LOVE

MISSING YOU NOW

When craving pangy bells did rang She lovingly caressed to ease the stress Fuming and threatening that which gnawed With laws which seemed outlawed To make me see that one is flawed When he, she or it, gets to my bad side Increasing love was never cherished Until the mouth of the grave opened And […]

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PEACE

I NEED A LIGHT

I need a light To lighten my path As I take a stroll In my static state Like a lying statue II I need a light To show me all The stumps  The stones And the trappy pits III I need a light  To show me faces So I can know One who goes my […]

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WOMEN EMANCIPATION

NO MODELS HERE

Even without the cock The hen does its wake Pecking and pecking For its children’s sake Opening its wings When danger does bake A piece here, a piece there An angel in the wake II When sticks are coming It does shout for all to run When chicks need afternoon roosting It sits and forms […]

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ROLL

Ring riding rims that roll Wretched realms roll wretched wreck Riding and ringing reads reaping rains “Ray has got a ray that say he’s gay” As in happiness in life which never ends So ring ring ring your bell Riding rims that roll and flow Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE

A MUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE

A mumble in the jungle Is no fumble to be humble It is a trap of a triangle To cage you in a crucible No need to yourself entangle By a mumble in the jungle Shhh, there are many empty crucibles With ears on the ground for a mumble So yes, mumbles feed the crucibles […]

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LIFE PRIDE\ SOCIAL

TRUSTEES

There was a kind hearted man Who had a very rugged can And used the burrowed name of Dan To have many an aimless fan II He used a perfect pun When he wanted to show he can And bragged “my can does show I can Because my can still lives like a can” III […]

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KIDS LIFE WOMEN EMANCIPATION

TEARS OF INNOCENCE

She saw him In the light of innocence And loved him For she housed him nine moon travels But time showed his flaws Earth conquered his will And society came to see “Ei! What is this? It could be an ancestral curse! It could be the result of her prostitution! It could be the curse […]

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LOVE WOMEN EMANCIPATION

I’M A TEMPLE

I live in a skirt A skirt zipped tightly to seal To seal as a present for the deserved I’m not renting out Definitely no to-lets II I know in rat holes Many moles can be placed To trap the hole lords But this zipped hole is not a rat hole Serving as a play […]

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MOTIVATION

INSPIRIMOTICOM

Fireflies are hiding their fires Knowing well that dark always hires Living amidst the normal as desired A fly here, a fly there in evenness II Be a firefly Know when to glow Be like a river, know when to flow Even if it’s difficult you just try Or try being a butterfly Amoafowaa Sefa […]

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ROMANTIC POETRY

EVERYTHING IS A TRAVELLER (TANKA)

 Our fingers did rule Before sticks made them grave fools Then noodles called forks After spoons conquered ladles Yet China stood with chopsticks II Darkness too did rule When the moon took rest after The sun yawned and went To sleep, electricity  Now rules adding moon to naught III As long as air blows Everything […]

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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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LOST

I swam through the pain of pleasure Aiming to end up a great treasure I looked forward to being free And wanted to go on a life’s spree I got out with happy tears Thinking I could bridge my fears But no, There was something I didn’t know I fell into the realms of groups […]

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LOVE

GRANDMA’S STORY OF THE REVOLUTION OF LOVE

Long ago, When we sat by the fireside, And watched our shadowed selves On the mirrored ground By the side of the full moon, Grandma told me to look up And watch keenly the full moon Knowing not what she meant, I looked and told her I saw only a stain of clouds She smiled […]

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LIFE

NOW THAN LATER (HAIKU)

When tired leaves fall They pray to escape the winds To escape its taunts II They need their quiet rest Under the tree they have served To decompose there III They don’t need to be Whisked by an unknown wind to Unfamiliar lands IV Let me be lucky To fall so quietly without Heeding to […]

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LIFE

REPELLING SCENTS

Scents of ‘momoni’ Repellent of noses but Delicacy of tongues After going through heat II Faeces of the grass-cuter Disgusting at a sight Pleasant smell to the nose When on the raging fire And a delicacy on tongues After their fire refinements III I guess humans can be droppings Rejected at a glance And accepted […]