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PRIORITIES AND PRIORITIES

Akua Birago cries for all the monies she has lostShe now sees all little things coming with a costShe feels so lost IbKwame Atoapoma thinks loudly about his failed relationshipHe thought he had a great friendship…with her but ended up dumped over small swerved unplanned skinshipHe feels like a lost ship IcYaa Buruwaa says she […]

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THE TRICKSTER, THE LEARNED, THE LIAR AND THE IGNORANT

When Corona tiptoed into the human fraternityAnd stopped touch in many a hugging communityMany spoke of end timesMany spoke of dwindling dimesMany spoke of no affectionAs many died from the horrid infectionPrayers and medicine dined on different tablesThe latter winning according to many cablesAll wanted stability in their stables IIThen Corona transformed from a blister […]

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CORONA THE LECTURER’S LECTURER

Corona has now turned lecturer…schooling lecturers and dragging their competencies…through internet mudForcing their cries to be heard all through nationsAs bewildered children listen to watch…comedies with some horrifying legs in the air IINow carry-me-at-your-back…will be difficult for someLet-me-parachute-you-to-the-limelight…will be a thing seen for what they are…intellectually dishonest intellectualsAll thanks to Corona…the lecturer’s lecturer IIICorona is […]

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WHAT WE TOOK FOR GRANTED

Didn’t we take it for granted?When we shopped like free flying birdsAnd spoke without fears of our spittle…showering others? IIDidn’t we take it for granted?When we hugged and kissedWithout Corona dangling fears of infections? IIIOh didn’t we take it for granted?When we could just crash partiesAnd get hearty welcomesAnd meet many many peopleWith handshakes and […]

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FEAR AND WORK

A little spark of fire …can raze down a living desire …of a successful empire Put Corona in place of fire And you’ll see the problem for its worth; dire II When fear tiptoes around a working mind Mistakes take wheels and grind Which soul can sit through danger …not only of self But of […]

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THIS COVLIVING

0 Why future’s bells rang not …in warning Why a virus’ wires sparked not …for a knowing Why many a fear piled on pates after pates …to distort our fate Drive madness on killing roads …in fearful vehicles 1 We must go and we must come We must sell and care for our kids We […]

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AMUADEƐ YAREƐ

Mpanyinfoɔ bu bɛ bi sɛ …suantie ne onwam atikɔpɔ Sɛ yɛka sɛ tena fie …na w’antie a Na ɛnɛ yi yareɛ a enni aduro yi bi sɔ wo mu a …ɛnka sɛ wo fie bayie a ɛnhyɛ nkaebɔ mpaboa Na adane ne ho abrɔ saman de yareɛ abɛto wo so II Enti wonni gyidie a […]

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COVIDIOTS

They shine in whines and dine in ignorance Tying others to their risks in annoyance By throwing caution to the wind II A woman claims Jesus Christ is her protection So she’ll get no infection As she’s a soldier following in His direction But she forgets Jesus had no funeral this year And the doors […]

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WHAT I LOST

Our last point of call was the bar Which scrapped many a scar And relieved us from stress Borne out of work duress Through jokes and stories Listening to ladies’ sorries …as they tripped and balanced their heels Now the bars are closed and so have our socialization …planting depression told by even our expressions […]

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AKORKOR’S UPCOMING WEDDING

Akorkor always fantasized about her wedding Wanting it exciting Wanting it romantic Wishing it big with a cake gigantic But now Corono pushes her on her knees with need …to shrink it into a social distance party of twenty five II Coming from a big family Where her mother’s family tree in close proximity …can […]

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CHOOSE SKILLS OVER GREED

See See the work you’re piling on our history See See the problems wearing troubles fast turning scary mysteries Don’t you feel a pinch when other lands celebrate victories …through the work and truth they pour into their destinies? II I know inferiority was imprinted in our thoughts But that’s the reason many have bought […]

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THIS IS THE YEAR

This is the year …the year Judas’ name takes rest …from the betrayal bench II This is the year …the year Jesus’s fame refuses to hatch sin …with religious freedom by limiting locomotional freedom III This is the year …the year death touches not the son of man …on a cross calling for loss of […]

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YOU SEE NOW?

Footmats have turned caretakers …holding canes to whip sanes into insanes …for the many years they were stepped on Forcing shouts out of self important stouts Need has flipped it …servants turned leaders …leaders turned servants It sure is very true …that money is no honey when chaos strikes II Mr. Asikumah’s doctorate now decorates […]

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HUZZLE

“News dey travel Trouble dey shovel Man must huzzle …but dem say we for sleep Wey kan sleep dey for the hungry? II When Iya Hunger no be stranger to you You know it can make person dog E fit force you to jump like mumu E fit force you to murder yua moda E […]

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THE FUN IN FEAR

Fine fellas fall flat on their faith Their forced fate flakes to fake their inflamed fumes Flaunting fanatics with fears of fiery flocks …unknown before a farm of wealth Ha to the haha! He to the he! II How many tubers are now buried in trousers? How many hands now keep to their fences of […]

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ON PRESIDENT’S ORDERS

Dear God, Beings hide in being Because a sickness has picked our body bricks …as home in its quest to destroy us Sparing few as carriers Pairing pain in others Forcing some prematurely to death’s home And caging the healthy in their homes Odomankomah …since the earth is one of your wombs Please come to […]

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ALARMISTS

High voltage …has destroyed many a gadget Too much rains …flood So stop and think before piling sensational information …on existing fears II We can understand your need to lie To help your God, to unbelievers shy But when your lie normalcy defies You’re no better than murderous flies III The world needs positivity …at […]

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THE SOLDIERS IN THIS WAR

A battle needs soldiers …soldiers to stand …to understand its tactics through the antics of its opponents …and fight for its win Corona is a battlefield …one whose soldiers hold no arms to kill …but arms of will with quills to heal II Hospitals are now battlefields Doctors and nurses …and janitors as soldiers Fighting […]

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THE WORLD WILL HEAL

I know fear now lives in every head like a ruthless master Making a cough enough to bluff the security of safety Making a sneeze freeze hearts of comfort …shattering confidence in the healthy I know just the mere mention of the two out of the three syllabic word – …coro, …makes many scamper for […]

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WOES OF AKILAKPA

Akilakpa never regarded his Ghana …while he lived in its womb He dreamt of a land with a forever mild air conditioning …where sweat is nil For he had heard the grass is green in Ghana But in that land …the land ranges from greener to greenest II He couldn’t wait to shed his Ghanaian […]

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CORONA WONDERS

Corona has corrected many a curse …curing many a con in many a country Clever Corona! II It has shown real needs as to wants …of supposed developed nations – …toilet paper on top, food below, great minds! Correct Corona! III It has taken silence bragging …from dragging borgas Stopped many planes from flying the […]

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CONFUSION ON FIRE

Desires on fire are required in these dire times …says some churches God is aboard this coroding through a virus deadly …says some churches Let’s wait until pastors depart from their godly parts …and congregation contract horrors through their cons …and birth their scorns II It is finally happening The piety clothes being ripped off […]

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PANIC

Pairing pests Preaching people Prolific press Panting plays Who dares to dress a drastic …to turn humans into panic plastics? Corona! II Washing hands Wishing hounds Wasteful haves Wincing hosts Who dares to square an honour …by keeping hands in zipped pockets …squashing handshakes? Corona! III The higher ups are breaking Touring ministers are shaking […]

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APAN DANQWAH

Kwaadu gyampantrudu na ɛfrukutu wɔ mo din ho Ama ‘mia ne bo’ …adane ‘pia n’atikɔ’ Ɛɛbɔ Kwahufoɔ hu …ɛɛma wɔn dane mo santrofie nnomaa …y’ɛkyire mo a ɛnkyire …y’ɛgyae mo a yayaaya b Mo nni nnipa ano yi Ɛnsan ni adekyeyɛ ani yi Yɛbɛyɛden anya mo nyiano? Yɛse Ebola yɛ mo bɔɔla boɔ …a mo […]