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TOUCH NOT MY ANNOINTED

He owns diamonds in silver And claims he deserves it because of his wastage of saliva …on his make-believe podium Now he selects juicy apples to crack on his mat in hues …to mark to live above sin …as his following Johns look and join In an open revelation awaiting the original Revelations Still, the […]

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EI ABAYIFOƆ YI

Yaa I Abena- Boɔ is a mysterious being, I swear! See, just last week, Maame Ama’s cat Escaped Efo Dzakpasu’s bɔtɔ And found an opening in her window So decided to find some protection from its assailant In her room All we repeatedly heard was Ei abayifoɔ yi! Ɔbayifoɔ, ɛnɛ deɛ w’ahyia! By the time […]

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ASSEMBLIES OF GOD OFFINSO

Maybe my engine of worship needs oiling Maybe I have, like Satan, been alienated By blasphemous thoughts which have walked miles from my past Throwing the bitter dust of yesteryears into my spectacled eyes Maybe I am a stranger in a manger of convincing But why me? The smiling sky with fair air Is not […]

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​CHURCH PALAVA

They say he who fetches water Breaks the pot So he who goes to sit under Odomankomah’s umbrella Enjoys the shade under torrential rains And is able to dodge the scorching sun But did I fall into an army of hungry ants Bathed with sugar? I went to the temple To listen to the gospel […]

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AT YOUR WORSHIP

What do You not see at your worship? Fancy clothes hiding tempts Who boldly stand as vying angels With mischief in wallets of their hearts II What do You not see at your worship? Skillful and hungry pythons Acting like prophets bitten by the famous holy ghost Of course, how else can they get the […]

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A BLACK JESUS

I need a Jesus black as coal One who protects our seas And grows its trees Paying land fees for fertility II I need a Jesus who lived through a black maiden Probably from Krobo One who had not gone through dipo rites And was not struck down by Nzuleizu gods Or an Akan who […]

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POETRY

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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DUMMY CHAT WITH GOD

God Please don’t be bored This chest does many questions hoard It is just time they show on your board II What do you prefer? Hymns like tall airs forcing deep roots to tap And heads of tall grasses to sway? IIb Or praise songs monster-gangster-like With clap like Satanic palms Slapping the cheeks of […]

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RELIGIOUS SOCIAL

OFFERINGS ON HEELS

Offerings scream as they Walk on heels noisily to Pockets of pastors II Paupers’ pride in Christ Is paused for glitters on beings Who are known vessels III Bibles have no defence As fire can flame all its clones. Christianity cries IV Give! Give! Prophets shout Receive! Receive as you give! Offerings are back-doored V […]

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LIFE RELIGIOUS

IMAGES OF GOD

Let them answer me Let them make me see Let my thoughts side with thee By letting the words the Bible harbour that “We were made in the image of God” Clearer in my thoughts daft shade II Can the pious God Who is known as a sage And speaks in parables Mean we are […]

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RELIGIOUS SOCIAL

KISSES UNDER MISTLETOES

Christmas is palpable Intents are horrible Many will use no Bible They are waiting to kiss Under a mistletoe for bliss And will take no one’s diss II Gone are the days When many stood at bays To think of a blessed baby in tangled hays Now there is the sexy dancing Now there is […]

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RELIGIOUS

DARING QUESTIONS

I Why did Christ need a place In a woman to appear And not that of a man? II Why was there no female among His disciples When He passed through The gates of femininity? III What at all did He do For women Aside tearing the veil of division? IV I’m sure he saw […]

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O YE CHRISTIANS!

“Lord kill my enemies” They forget they’re also children of God   “Lord open success doors” Sometimes they do forget it goes hand in hand with hard work   “Lord close every eye to my folly” They forget “a man reaps what he sows”   “Lord why me?” Who should it be if it shouldn’t […]

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I HAVE SEEN THE FACE OF GOD

I have seen the face of God Pouring nothing from a gourd I have seen it You have seen it They have seen it. For happiness He employs the sun For meditation and approachability, He employs the moon and stars so we will not from Him run For anger, He employs darkness and the storm […]

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A MAN, lesser gOD OR A MESSENGER?

They say He was a man They say he died for me They say He made me free By buying my sins. They say He gave me new breath They say He is there at all times They parade His pitiable self, to win my sympathy They say the the gods my ancestors worshipped are […]

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GOODNESS AND MERCY, ALLAHU AKBAR.

  For the past few years, I’ve been negatively blown away by happenings and justified comments surrounding these religions: Christianity and Islam. When I was young, I was taught to emulate those who attended church services regularly and did ‘good’. Although I did not understand much, I understood that the church was supposed to instill […]