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LIFE SOCIAL

ANANSE THE CON MAN

If Ntikuma studies Ananse The future must weep And all knowledge must be kept Far away from his house II Ananse is the puzzle Which rattles wisdom To dupe gargantuan gallants And leaves loopholes of escape III Ananse is the master planner Who flirts with death And emerges victorious That’s Ananse, Kwaku Ananse IV An […]

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LIFE LOVE

NECTAR SUCKERS

Daylight enhances The bee’s nuances An innocent flower Smiles like a tower Thinking it has power Buzzing in attractiveness It hovers until the flower gets powerless It then perches, sits, gets comfy and sucks Thanking God for its lucks The nectar weeps Hating where its soul seeps Until its shouts diminish Into the bees beaky […]

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LIFE NATURE

THE PATHFINDER

Fireflies, save your glow You capture my eyes in order to glow Now the moon serenades the sky Sending sweet light to you and I II Where is your mouth to brag? Where are your wings to nag? Look up to the sky And hear darkness cry III Lovers of secrecy cry foul Seeing as […]

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SOCIAL

THE STINKING PUB

So I went to a haughty club I saw a begging stinking pub Kneeling, weeping and blocking smoke From mouths of many a stinking broke II “Save me you fresh clean broke Don’t smoke me, you can get stroke Help me breathe air and not smoke I’m dying of the many travelling smoke” III I […]

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LIFE PEACE RELIGIOUS

SOURCER’S SOURCES

Sourcer’s sources Serve our forces Cut our loses And change our bosses II Wanderer’s wonder make pain surrender Cut hurt intruder And put war asunder III This is a prayer We don’t have a lawyer We loathe every destroyer So be our lawyer IV Cravings Yearnings Needings Fears Satisfy them; our massive pleadings Amoafowaa Sefa […]

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SOCIAL

A PRESIDENTIAL RULER

I Mouth; The only stone quarry Of the body Which cannot be legs But can travel faster II Its proceeds Linger longer on minds Than the proceeds of legs It is a pestle-mortar combination Which can burn and crash a nation And can help stop a chaotic situation III Mouth: Its odour cannot hurt Than […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

NEGLECT, SISTER OF REGRET

I Air rose from the sea Stretched on the shore And proceeded to town II It visited the trees Greeted the shrubs And fanned beings III Even animals were fanned All were satisfied And hailed air IV It was branded important Then its job became a cliché Complacency set in on earth V They neglected […]

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A TORTOISE STEP

I The face of darkness Comes like a thief, yes, slowly The face of bright light Shows with patience in delight That is when dawn cries II Nothing must be forced Like the tortoise, I will crawl With my every step I know I’m nearer to base Lugubrious walks are walks too III When the […]

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RACISM

COLOURLESS

I Colourless What the world needs is colourless What beings want is colourless To live blameless II Colourless Our problems stem from our need to be colourless Blacks, browns, red and whites need to be colourless For all to be blameless III Superiority hates colourless Racism hates colourless Geography hates colourless Only colourless will make […]

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HEALTH POVERTY SOCIAL

WEALTHY HEALTH

I The poor cries wolf And sees no wealth in health The rich sleeps not And hopes for peace like the poor II Two eyes Walking legs Working hands Ungrateful mouth III Every blessing deserves a praise Who helps an ingrate Who sees not the little things And nags as the wounded dog with flies […]

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HEALTH

PLEADING FOR SOME TIME OFF

Thank you to all those who visit my blog, I am truly humbled and you don’t know how happy you make me when I see traces of your visit in my stats. Blessings to all of you. Due to some forces beyond my control, I need some time to sort myself out for a while. […]

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HEARTBREAKS LIFE SOCIAL

BONSU EEEEEEEE

Bonsu eeeeeeee Please bring the huge drum Akosua wants to drown herself in tears Because her pig has left her to marry some dirt I need her tears to fill the drum So I can help her bathe when she heeds to the call of fatigue There are so many neat animals Animals aiming to […]

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LIFE

BREAK NO SORRY BREAKERS (HAIKU)

I The same safe canoe Which gently took you to sea Can also drown you II The pot caretaker Can also be pot breaker A famous saying III So what? She broke pots Know she gave the tendering hand And realize that much IV We are fallible She may be greatly at fault But you […]

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LIFE

WHEN THE NEEDED FAIL

I When words fail the poet And drummers’ hands are severed When songstresses’ voice fail And the teachers lose their memories Problems walk on countless feet II When hunters lose their swiftness and tools And cooks lose their hands and taste-buds And masters become servants And soldiers lose their strength Problems walk on countless feet […]

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MOTIVATION

WHIRL IN THE WHIRLWIND

I Dust, winds, form whirlwinds Which whirls and blocks your cool path And laughs at your trials II You lose your balance Like a paper in their midst They smile in content III Close your eyes and wind Dance to their own tune and see Their muscles will tear IV Dust and winds will fight […]

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LIFE LOVE

A FLOWER WITH THORNS

I Do not be so scared Come closer, closer to this flower Look keenly, very keenly and touch the safest part And I’ll adorn you with forever happiness II I do have thorns I do have scary, frightening looking thorns Thorns which sit on my skin to protect And not to harm, so keenly look […]

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LOVE

BRUISED EGO

I He saw her face And joined the race He saw his pace And reviewed his case He screamed! He screamed! II He picked his ego Scrubbed and scrubbed But the hurt dirt won’t leave it He cried and cried And cursed and cursed III Someone must pay And it must be her Who shunned […]

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HEALTH SOCIAL

QUINTON QUICKLY QUAFFS HIS QUAFF

Quinton quickly quaffs his quaff Hitting his head in hurried hurt Mother mummers Father frowns Sisters sit in sadness II Why would he worry their world Drinking drunk to destruction? Like a leech who lives to last in his last Quinton quickly quaffs his quaff III Bleeding  and bursting beneath the burn Quinton quickly quaffs […]

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RELIGIOUS

MUM’S TAKE ON GOD (CHRIST- IN -A -RHYME)

Mum told me to take Christ as king To also go to church and sing And believe in good guards with wing II She said those guards have life contracts with the Almighty God To follow and protect me with an unbreakable sword In the spirit where no amount of money can afford III Mama […]

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LOVE RELIGIOUS SOCIAL

HEART FLUTTERINGS (SEDOKA)

      The bright shinning stars Playing sweet songs on your sky Tell tales of undying love   My heart will travel To your chest to merge as one And travel to the unknown Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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PEACE SOCIAL

SANCTIFY THIS SANCTUARY (HAIKU)

              In this sanctuary I wish to last a century Blowing hot goodness   In this sanctuary I wish we form a country To share right kindness   In this sanctuary I’m looking for luxury In love’s sanctity   Help me breath this out To let all hearts heal […]

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AFRICA GHANA POLITICS

AFRICA NEEDS A “SANCTICA”

                  Illuminated She stands in crepuscular Knowing not her next   Would the next be day? Would it be absolute night? She stands scared waiting   One would be tempted To think her light would stand out Blinding grave darkness   But no, only she Sees her […]

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LIFE SOCIAL WOMEN EMANCIPATION

ITS WHOLE CRASHING FOR THE HOLE

                For a hole to hide its finger When nobody is watching It shuns its precious little wingers And goes hunting in a sunny scorching It knows it is in danger But thinks of the warm little hole It dreams of the finger in a manger And desires […]

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HEARTBREAKS LOVE

CUPID’S CONCEIT

                      Saints of the bed, ye saints ahead Promise eternity of voices heard But anger stands tall as trust falls As lover’s sweet blindfold disaster calls Like Goliath being killed by David Shame drapes faces of supporters avid Cupid sits in worldly horrid With clasped […]

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MOTIVATION

UNREFINED WALKS TO REFINEMENT

                  Prekese and dawadawa Unlikenesses in rawness Loved refined   Momoni and Koobi Nose irritants in the process of refinement Delicacies in refinements   By being in the sand And getting stepped on Gold walks through shame To attain fame In the eyes of the refined Amoafowaa […]

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PEACE SOCIAL

THAN THE SWORD

                      A mouth keeps opening Dressed by a walrus moustache Its door at every opening Shows two crooked chairs Which tell tales of collapsing in kola But voices dressed in words so horrid Dawdle to battle the strong And guess what? They win   A […]

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AFRICA

POOR “AFRI” POOR “CA”

                  She lies like the vast ocean Knowing not her tenants’ mission With five legs and 49 intestines She feels like a Frankenstein’s Monster   She created a world for herself And stayed back watching it glow But the glow turned into tears which flow Without a […]

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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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HEALTH

EBOLA (HAIKU)

                Thanks to ebola The poor and the rich alike Kneel at the altar   Praying for great calm As the tree of sickness shakes And panic’s taunt scares   Peaceful in panic Holding hands in hopeful calm Perfects of pictures Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014  

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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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LIFE SOCIAL

DANGLING UNSANCTIFIERS

Open stores With free goods Which have unfathomable price tags And no attendants to protect them But none dares to think of stealing   Open doors With beautiful furnishings Which invite but scares And no caretaker to answer the door But none dares to enter   A beautiful church Which many instruments Which giggle for […]

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DEATH MOTIVATION

FOR THE ORPHANED

                Trees in death Form mansions Or create fires For those dying of cold   Darkness dawns For the sun to rise Some plants die To give warmth for bodies to live   Analogies upon analogies But you special ones Have your luck shine bright When your earth […]

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RELIGIOUS

EID PRAYERS IN POETRY

                  During this Eid I pray for all aggressors to be timid To seize all that is horrid   During this Eid Let lives be splendid Forgetting all spirits which happiness hid   During this Eid Make it your bid To on chaos put an unbreakable lid […]

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HEARTBREAKS LOVE

IN LOVE’S TOWN

Eyes Attraction Daydreaming Giggles Goose pimples Smiles Trust Belongingness Companionship Fast heartbeats Hugs Kisses Time pauses Everything beautiful   A boarder, then Hurt Pain Mistrust Withdrawal Enmity Disappointments Regrets I realised too late Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © 2014  

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SOCIAL

PEACE TURNED CHAOS

Inhibiting filthy aggressions Show when our interests tempts An order came For a continental meeting For world peace All reps were in seat Battling for their own to rule the world A voice A louder voice The loudest voice Chaos, no voice was heard Until a money bone fell in their midst The trusting pushers […]

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Uncategorized

BRIGHTNER BRIGHT

When the sun goes to sleep And wakes at dawn It smiles And brights   When the moon goes to rest And wakes in the eves It smiles And brights   When the breeze goes to rest And wakes It makes The mouth smile   So smile; your highness Bright; your goodness Lead in aptness […]

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DEATH LIFE

YOU REMAIN ON MINDS

Two grasses On many lawns Fight   But the poor lawns Have their beauties smeared And their lives ended   I live I see The unfair blues   I try I cry But no good   You go in spirit Your lives are taken But your marks remain on firm minds Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) […]

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LIFE

DESORROW ME

I yearn for a day of no sorrow Where words will have no sadness to borrow To have life to enable them leave the hollow And light the pain to mellow   When spring calls And summer falls I yearn for many made halls Of sunlight in my head’s thinking walls   Let the shine […]

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LIFE

BE MY ROPE

Hunchback television Paved way for the flats All inspired by Edison’s light   Harvested food’s love with famine Gave reason for the canned and tinned All inspired by the need to eat and survive   Brown leaves fall In wait of the greens All inspired by the tree’s need to flourish   At a time […]

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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

AFRICAN PRESSURE

Papa’s pipe must be filled, Because he gave me life Not because he took care of me, For blessings from the gods.   Mama’s clothes must always be new, At any occasion because she gave me life Not because she took care of me, For blessings from the gods.   My siblings; twenty and one […]

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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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DEATH

SAVE ME A PLACE

Save a place for me Grandma Please save a place for me I do not know what country or town awaits After my eyes close and my breathe seizes     Save a place for me Grandma There may be a long cue which might require one knowing another If the current bribing here is […]

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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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WOMEN EMANCIPATION

PAINASOMANIA

From painful smiles The mouth burst Scattering  blood, breeding relief and pain   Like an overfilled drum Hurt pushes to be free But the harder it pushes, the tighter it closes   Oh soul of hunger! Soul of thirst! I’ve exceeded my danger! I’ve exceeded my pain! Get the pain seamstress! Get the hurt cleaner! […]

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HEARTBREAKS LOVE

HAMMERED

In his eyes; I saw the stars crying for me Then they smiled And laughed with me Twinkling, their light lighted my path   In his eyes; I saw lust peeping through love And fun setting me a table Of palatables With comfortable seats   In his eyes; I saw the promise of tomorrow And […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

CHANGE TRANSIENCY

The rhythm of falling Plays not in one house But all   Esi’s roots were in solid gold Abena’s roots were in filthy gutter mud Their minds were in contrast   Esi’s complacency showed Abena’s hard working mind prayed To ascend the ladder of gold   Time held no hands The golden tree developed gutter […]

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MOTIVATION

YES, TODAY.

Who is waiting to marry The future sun When the brightest sun In his world smiles in beckoning?   Who sees this smily day And looks forward to happiness In the face of the future day Yet unknown?   It is here today Everything you see Everything you need To smile, so please smile. Amoafowaa […]

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RELIGIOUS

EASIER SAID

He told her: “Give it to the lord All that your thoughts can’t afford And He will use His sword To cut the roots of all its chords”   He further said: “All have been written That Satan can be smitten By beings but his knitting Of traps is surely done with his muting”   […]

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LIFE

SEEDLY PRAYERS

These sad rains Seen through the gates of my eyes Are straight from the soul   The seed hatched, Its features Leave me pained and strained   Would it be lifelong? Would it be for the most part Of its life span?   What am I to do If it is to be tended forever? […]