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POETRY

A GRAVE WARNING

With hearts so coldBe bold to fold the old to be sold…to transition housesAnd leave your children to empty houses…with money huntersSo they grow with unloving encounters!You think, like a discarded baggageYou become free as they become other’s luggage?Ha! IILove of grandparents can never be transferableThose hearts, through experiences are able…to make stableGrowing hearts with […]

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POETRY

TO THE UNBIRTHED (CRAZY STANZAS)

Oh thou phantom without breath Do I seek your needed concoction  To have you formed in my boiling pot? II I know you need a mouth to ask “Why the hesitation?” Yes, I was so made into this Yes, and was so brought to this realm But do I wish this on another? III I […]

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KIDS POVERTY

PURE ANGELS

“Kokrokooooooo Ade akye oooo” The static bell of the cock in wake I ask: Are motherless children happy? Did they sleep well? Have they no fears? Fears of impending danger, Hunger, Thirst, Loneliness, Ridicule Forced labour? Are there many thinking of them? Are there many wanting to wipe their fears? Are there many to give […]

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AFRICA KIDS LIFE POVERTY

UNFEELING (TANKA)

I Lightnings strike and bright Thunders of  stomachs rumble Drought mouths fight the breeze As their eyes rain cats and dogs Hunger gnaws at their in-beings II Weakness is their king A look; all it takes to know But none seems to see Those who see, follow strict rules Hunger must bite lazy hands III […]

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POVERTY

HOW ARE THEY?

The rude visitations of the rains Touch my sanes What becomes of Those with unsheltered homes?   What happens to Those with no mother’s arms?   Who tends to Those with no towels of comfort,   Who feeds Those who live from hand to mouth?   I weep watching their plight in my mind Cooped […]

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KIDS POVERTY

THE HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN WEEP

They swam in competition for the eggs And won their race Just hoping for some pecks So they bore all the cramping and escaped from sicknesses’ chase Only to come to the shore To realize they boarded the wrong vehicles     Now what? No matter the many walks one will take You see some […]

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BLESSINGS

They give Than receive   Every time   Their touches Are heavenly   Always   Their eyes Are honest   Any time   Their smiles Pure blessings   Thankfully   These angels Innocent babies   Blessings      Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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NEGLECT

Tears! With my eyes, I scan through the contours of their stomachs And see hunger chewing their loins   Filth! With my hands I feel their dry and scratched skins And battle many devouring pests   Feelings! With my mind, I steal into their tattered selves And feel the whips of the dreary cold   […]

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INCOMPARABLE

Unequal fingers Makes the hand   Unequal stars Help bright the sky   Unequal boundaries Make round world   Unequal humans Makes the world   So love the children With their needs and dreams.     Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © 2014  

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SOLDIERS AND SWIMMERS

They came in the flood They came ready to battle They came knowing there were no in-betweens but death or life. They swam in the ocean They swam without fins They swam knowing sharks were hunting for their feed But their creator gave them no options. The battle for dead eyes has been won The […]

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PLAYFUL POEM FOR MY MANY CHILDREN

Pan, pan pan pan The dogs are barking The cats are mewing The lions are roaring And we are playing Pan pan pan pan Panana pan pan pan   Na na na naaaa Go ahead and fall Our mummies will not call They’ve gone to the mall To fill their precious stalls Na na nana […]