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POETRY

THE BODY SELLER

She said Kofigah rented her body for …every evening in a month …with touches and pounding and biting with kisses Atuaki rented her mouth for a week …for licking and pulling and chewing …with special bonuses for sores Before Tetteh came in with a room offer …to pray inside her every time his demons wake […]

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POETRY

THE CURSE OF BEAUTY AND SKILL

Rumours act immortal flies …to follow through shallow mouths The lustful-stupored hatch horrid plans …to scratch their itches of owning …the beautiful II Dramatic display daunts in many a haunt Traps are set in multiplcity …just to grab her attention Favours act baits just as foods act deceptives …on hooks Just to own the skilled […]

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POETRY

BODY MASONS

It is that time That time that monkeys can turn fairies Aided by the sharp hands of knives Body masons mix their mortars Cutting parts of those built by God  And transferring it in pasting, onto other parts Sometimes injecting bodies like corpses Hoping to build mounds around areas apt for dancing Draining parts to […]

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LIFE

SPRINKLERS (RHYMING HAIKU)

All strong green flowers Basking in your rain showers Now, you’re strong towers   II When time’s rain showers You’ll be drenched like all dead fires Ashes; your empires   III Kiss the rains, workers Feel the mud, all paint workers For all beauty suffers   IV Time’s teeth; destroyers Time’s gain is life controllers […]

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LIFE

ABUNDANCE BEAUTY

The goat painted red The town, until it ended up dead Leaving its huge bread II It wore it all And all unlike poles took the fall Until that nasty call III The knife watched as it grew Time bit and fanned it as it grew It felt not the wings of time as it […]

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AGING LIFE

FOREPLAY OF BEAUTY

I How pretty The budding smile Of the new born beautiful flower Which feels the air And sees the sun, Tastes the rain And hears the humming of thunder II Oh how beautiful It sways in youth As all do look Her way more than once Dazers gaze for long As it dances to show […]

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SOCIAL

PASSBEAUCEITERS

Passions erupt Angels corrupt Decisions abrupt Goodness disrupts   Mouths of redness Ears of goldness Nails of clawness Chestlies like two munchness   You are a deception You do have an attraction But deceit is your caption Though you do get true attention   In a hurry The fury Due truly Will you bury Amoafowaa […]

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AGING DEATH

THE OLD MAID

Walls climbed walls At her order Pride joined beauty at her table, Made her an unmatched princess And froze her thoughts of age   Inside a wall without an opening Age minded no frozen thoughts And walked through to his territory Taking hold of her skin like wild fire Making mirrors her enemies   As […]

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IT IS A COLANDER

It is a colander A mere colander That sieves whatever it is given And keeps what it cannot pass out It is  mere colander That queer treasure you’re parading around Like a peacock Make no bones about it Love it, but make no one a victim of no confidence Structure and moulding may not be […]

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SHORT STORIES Uncategorized

LOVE OF MY LIFE

My father was the very best friend of the chief of our village and so wielded so much power. Our household was one of the most important in the village and many people would die to marry someone from my home. But no one wanted to marry me. They thought I was either too short […]

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WHO IS BEAUTIFUL? WHO IS UGLY?

Day in, day out, I hear comments like: Oh that lady is beautiful. Oh, this other lady has fine features,  and many people turn around to see for themselves. Sometimes, the spectators agree with the one who passed the comment, other times they disagree. On the other hand, someone can pass a comment:  Oh no! […]