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UP TOGETHER DOWN

Once upon a timeStems of mushrooms were accused of many a crimeThat they are the cause of their own downfallBecause they worked not hard enough in their sunny callTheir umbrellaring covers taunted them with their protectionAlways saying they needed to be grateful for their attentionMeanwhile they sucked the sun and gave the stems littleThey absorbed […]

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STRAINS, PAINS AND COMPLAINTS

We lie apartFaintly breathing while some of our parts are being wheeled in many a cartAs our French hands are being butchered and batteredOur English legs are being pulled and brokenOur beautiful teeth, given us by Odomankomah, are being dug and stolenOur wide eyes are grimly made dim and frozenAs our minds watch the chronics, […]

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CHEATS

What becomes of the hardworkingAs big fishes sail through traps of justiceAnd small ones chew the little of the strugglingIn baits thrown by stinking wealth meant to entice? IIEven if some of these small fishes are caughtThere still remains a lotEven if some of these small fishes are killedThere still remain the bigger ones who […]

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PROPHESIES OF AN EAGLE

There’ll come a timeWhen the peach tree will lose their nectarines As raccoons, squirrels and rats which connive with far skies…to pelt ruins on their roots starveWhen that day comesLet no bee dying on hunger look for blame pointsThey should look for clearer watersBe there anyTo point at the images they see IIThere’ll come a […]

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TROUBLING STARS

Triple chinThick skinTrickery spinPeeling skin…of our nationThe obese of corruption thought thin…is the sin which will win…for us, catastrophe from withinFunny we love this foe as our kin IICalls keep coming in from the port of common senseThat blind worship is naught but nonsenseWhich does naught but hearts incense …in silly thoughts made intense…by faithful […]

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FROM LEARNED EARNS TO URNS

It is surprising to see seeds…whose fruits suffered from earned diseases…buy from the mistakes of their birth…to continue a cycle of recklessness IIAs many amass wealth to develop…and strengthen their nationsOthers here amass to gym their third tails…and second holesForgetting they live on bloods which shed themselves…in hope of a development climbAnd the media project […]

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A WAR FOR BIRDS

Dear dovePlease fly to the heavensSeek audience with GodAnd ask why his name flourishes not…our gameI know you’re a religious symbolAnd a messenger trusted by Jesus IIDear VulturesEvade the space of deathAnd break down its mythical doorTo get to our ancestorsAsking what their blood stood forIf you canBreak the chains of their ghostsAnd help wear […]

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CROSSOVER

Crossover from committing crimes to con the curse class created…by your cleanlessnessNone cries out of a clear conscience…even in crazy circumstances IICajole not callous camouflageCaptivate no cataclysm of clones of chicaneryCriminal chums always turn churlish chumps…who circumvent clandestine cloutsTo confound comformistsCupidity can cloud a coterie to construe cases…clearing confidants before cogitating IIIClean your cage!Clean your […]

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A FAILED GENERATION

Arms do what they are commanded to doShooting even when turned to selfIf a man thinks otherwiseThen a shame is his thinking cup IbAs eyes of our nations…swim in muddy pools of corruptionAnd legs turn foolish fins beneathAs hands of our nations…point blindly at felt problemsAnd hearts lie on meshes of need…being roasted by the […]

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OWNING THE CAN IN OUR AFRI

If we could insist…on fairness and justiceTo help assist…the systemTo effectively exist…to serveTo help corruption which persistsTo take its exit…from our realmWe will deserve the “can” in our “Afri” IIIf our hardwork will…match our prayersAnd our trustworthiness will…stand so firmIf our greater parts will fill…our quillsAnd our hearts will…push best questsInstead of rots which kill…to […]

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ABUSE OF THE FUTURE

I know a tree with fruits…mostly get the attention of the wingful, legful and even crawlersBut can we for a moment think of the plants…destined to be treesPlants destined to replace the fruitful trees of today? IIThere are many of such plantsDying in their numbersDue to the shielding of the sky…by the big branched trees […]

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WHERE MOUTHS STAND

We want to climbBy keeping many a rotten limbsWe want to soarBut carnivorous lions…deceit…corruption…greed…family connections….sluggishness…politrickingKeep tearing off our wingsHow do we climb to the peak of development? IIWe must learnLearn it takes burying our rot…to grow our newWe must learnLearn it takes shedding off our skin…to dry the new to smoothensWe must learnLearn it takes […]

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THE YEAR OF POLITICAL PREPOSTEROUSNESS

A. growthB. plansC. adulterersD. penisesE. vaginasF. fuckeryG. well informedH. narcissistsHb. bedmaticsJ. prostitutesK. coital promotionsL. Slay QueensM. gigolosN. gangstersO. EldersP. nonsensical conversationsQ. foolsR. proper reasoningS. ignoranceT. sickeningU. criminalsV. corruptionW. electorateX. Global Laughing StockY. shamefulZ. degrading It is now proven Corona is not only the cuffs…of 2020’s imprisonmentS holds all the bars…imprisoning our A in P Where […]

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THE FARCE OF REVOLUTIONS

Until goats go on floats…demonstrating against gloats…of them in full boats…heading to abattoirsPeace will act deceased in this world obesed by hatred IIUntil chickens sleep their dawns…and receive crows from humansUntil horses ride their “owners”…till the soles of their feet lose their soulsUntil trees peel the skins of man…to boil for the healing of their […]

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SAD OXYMORONS

Ignorant teachers!Lawless lawyers!Partial judges!Murderous doctors!Farmless farmers!Flightless pilots!Unbankable bankers!Unpresiding presidents!Actless actorsWriteless writers!Unselling sellers!Driveless drivers!Wayward preachers!Snake sisters!Brutish brothers!Murderous children!Unprofessing professors!Are all like loveless lovers…cheating their ways into revered statusesHiding behind the cloak of fake tiesDeceiving the trying to fry in regrets…of not doing enough IIWhy is our habitat turning into a tree…with wingless birds?Why are chickens acting […]

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MAN AND THE JUNGLE OF AHODWO

In the beautiful jungle of Ahodwo, Man killed the Dragon King, leaving the jungle to mourn and prepare for a replacement enstoolment. Since the Dragon King was the last of his kind, the king-makers decided to choose the next king from the cat family. They were considering either Lion or Tiger but decided to let […]

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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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WHERE THE WEALTHY WINS

I thought we’ve seen a leveller …in the fragility of life I thought we’ve smelt the disgust …in vile classicism and rots I thought compassion has become a passion I thought love has been turned live …like hot coals in a winter chimney Were my thoughts born in deceptive cots? II I thought the more […]

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WEALTHY PAUPERS

If lions turn herbivores …to chew all the grasses of all herbivores A time will come …when all they’ll get are grasses …with no meat on bones Mr. and Mrs. Whom You Know Time is showing who has known whom …in many a plural Hehehe hahaha! A laugh from the wrong part of the stomach! […]

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BLAME GAMES

i. Armed robbers ii. Citizens iii. Entrepreneurs iv. Politicians v. Ghosts i Dem dey claim we be murderers! …Satan im workers! …wicked foks! …society demma bother! …trɛts? Na wetin be dat? Ha! When we be the sad football wey dey dis life field im top Ino be life every one wan live? Wetin free for […]

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NSƐMSƐM

Ei! …Mmɛnsɛm tumi de takashi furo nyanberansɛm …ko si adefokrom …ɛma akronkronfo nante kɔ tɔ ahohiahia kokomu Agyawaadwo! 2 Hwɛ sɛ abirekyie akɔka ɛgya ato obi fie mu …afa ne ho adi …ama odwan akɔka obi nsuo agu …ama abaa atu ne honam sɛɛ ho …awe! 2b Hwɛ sɛ ɔkraman adi abaa yiaw …ɛnam efi […]

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YƐNFRƐ YIE

Yɛnfrɛ yie o Na yɛngyai sɛ y’adane yɛn ho abɔmɔfo bɔne Ɛɛtoto yɛn ho yɛn ho piaw Wɔ nsɛyiɛ adjan mu no 1b. Nnɔbae bɔne abobɔ wɔ yɛn nfuo mu …kɛtɛasehyɛ bayerɛ …prɔyɛ mankani …krɔno brɔdeɛ …anibrɛ ɛmmo …ntrɔ bankye …pɛsɛmenkomenya ntɔrewa …w’ati me w’aka me mako ne ne nkeka ho Nso yen tima nframa […]

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Failed! – TO THE ELITES

You’re roosters who have lost their crows To the snorts of pigs Who mislead your people Into wriggling in dirt You’re the roosters who peck on everything unimportant Leaving dire issues rotting like unattended sores You’re herbs which have turned useless leaves Failing to heal your nation’s sicknesses Yet demanding for undeserving ovation What is […]

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HERDSMEN

As you lead …your flock to feed And they follow …through roads vast and narrow Do you see their flesh as meat? Do you think them food? II They see only you …and your moving steps You’re their light …their trusted guard You’re their lord …their hope restored Still do you see …them as your […]

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MIRROR MIRROR ON OUR WALL

“Mirror mirror on our wall What are we at all?” Lions swallowed by cats swallowed by mice All trapped by hyenas You are ebonies lost in fake pink and on the brink of a sink You are porcupines made up like rain-whipped nsɛnsɛ You are abro a apɛnsɛ Marked to be harvested by mouths whose […]

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CRY THE VAGINA 0F THE NATION

Cry the vagina of the nation For all the penises of neglect pounding its hole Cry the vagina of the nation For all the huge penises of corruption tearing her up into pitiful pieces Cry the vagina of the nation For the hands of children of her womb Taking off her clothes, opening wide her […]

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CAGES OF AGES

As cages of ages in the past which now turn to imprison minds Become old for a sold Future children are being killed in present wombs Through manipulation of present minds To keep our knees on the piercing gravels of the ground To maintain the posture of our heads So we look down with our […]

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DEVELOPMENT HOUNDS

(In honour of our fallen Tiger Eye journalist Ahmed) You there wake the one napping there Let him wake the one snoring there So we can stand here and wailingly shout Don’t ask what about Haven’t you heard about the loss of a touch in this muddy sea we live? We are shouting to the […]

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YOU’VE BEEN ATE A LION’S EATING

You’ve been ate a lion’s eating Your pot licked clean like an asanka of a famished seer Even the veins in your womb have been drained of blood Which shares your hope to other parts of your emaciated body Why won’t every child come sensely vacant? II You’ve been ate a lion’s eating No wonder […]

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MENZGOLD OR MENZZERO? (Crazy Stanzas)

There has been a huge rain of evidence Spelling FACT in bold Of the rot that pilolo as myth in this nation What does it take to buy the land? Stamps of high stools bought by currencies without solid roots! Pictures of first personalities whose camera is set By fundings whose stem dazzle to blind […]

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WATERLESS SEA (Crazy Stanzas)

I need a very tall ladder To climb into minds holding the reigns of our national horses I need a very good lift To the core wiring of these great minds sift! II Which fishes, drink the waters of their own sea Sell them for cheap to greedy drought Kill the clouds of their sky […]

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WHEN THE LAW CHASES

The boldness of darkness in deceptive acquisition Is a mystic and hypocritical existence Which abhors the steps of light Even in far distances It’s a little wonder legs turn three Moving without support for the third Chests grow mounds Hoping with no straps for decorum When the law chases II Wigs are rigs in these […]

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​CROWERS AND PECKERS

When the crowers of today turn peckers at dawn Feasting on feeds of hens and chicks While time walks without turning back Their future in saucepans of history will be painful As the only spices on their bodies would be pepper of frustration Ginger of hurts Salt of under development Tears of penury And cubes […]

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UNCANNY ASSOCIATIONS (CRAZY STANZAS)

Legs take crowns to ordered places To taste the grounds of its worship Hearts engine dreams To feel the pulse of success in the end Tongues channel foods to intestines To sip a taste from every bite All the above with pinches of truth Our elders did us in with some wise sayings You lick […]

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​THIS FEAST OF THE STRONG

On this dining table Sits gluttonous greed Whose hunger, all the food, in quench, unable Connivance knows but stooges for crumbs Forgetting the coming with roaring bellies Whose eyes may never see the feast Forgetting the frail Whose bodies can go nowhere near the monstrous Greed Forgetting the children whose growth Depend on the nutrients […]

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​TOOTHLESS DOGISM

Our breaths have been marked Marked for the roars of freshness And the silence thereafter like that of toothless dogs II Our sad songs continue on world stages But why do sympathies sit uninterested Sipping their “serves you right” wines Even as our hurtful passions sync with their instruments? III Could it be the need […]

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​COMMON SENSE

The beginning of bad thoughts Marked the end of harmless nakedness That I know II The beginning of birth Birthed the beginning of death That too I know III The beginning of want Dug the endlessness of need Well, took a while to harvest that on the tree of thought IV Greed is sometimes a […]

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​CRY THE NATION

Many sicknesses walk  On the body of my motherland Causing it to walk naked on the global market Every pore battles an unhealing sore Sore of greed concreting each founding ailment Why doctors are like its grim reapers I am still sitting under the sky of reasoning Trying to catch a raindrop of understanding Which […]

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​KƐTƐASESHƐ NE PRƆYƐ

The mind is a scary part A part which houses and nurses all it is given Be it in light of good Or in doom of bad No ripe orange on a flat ground Falls far from its tree And a rotten palm nut amidst the many Carves vampire teeth on the others  Even after […]

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​STRAY HANDS

I know the throat can nag And force a king to lie on a rag When its demands for water through its pipe is not met II I know the stomach can thunder When its bond with food is put asunder Giving in to any bet III I know eyes close not When their vessels […]

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​HUMAN POWER

We are what we need to be When needs to be, be We are who we need to see When needs to see, see We are our lions and lionesses Hunting this jungle in shadows definitive of us We are soldier ants  Making our own frames walking anthills Creating holes which send invitations To passers […]

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​STRENGTH FOR THRONES

Let the ancestors listen! Listen from their working places Let them listen! Listen in their working gears Is this the vision for which they drained their precious body rivers? Is this the picture they offered their bodies To the human abattoirs like cheap goods for? Is it? Is it! II Ants are now known as […]

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​IRONY OF ODDS

A dove has been bathed into a vulture A sheep transformed into a goat A wall gecko now lives like a cobra Which waters clean the clean into dirt? II A lion is now a cat A tiger living as the dog of a crab That eagle is now a “borla” bird Which airs travel […]

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IN THIS SEA

It is funny Very funny how fishes muddy Toy with Waste The water in which they live II They create their storms And shake their grounds They reject the right rains And dig for tsunamis They heat their waters But stay therein Is there a thought to point that out? III Oh big fishes! Digging […]

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AS APOCALYPSES WORK

You saintly quacking parrot Sit on your legs On the biggest tree of the land And look at all like a slug on a couch Watching a tragedy on a giant screen And quack like tongues of a quack pastor Who even knows not what he says Remember there is a sea which feeds your […]

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DECEPTION (SUCCESSIVE HAIKU)

Huge sharp blinding stones Fall on what once was gold coast Shielded by mandate II Swords in umbrellas They cover, hit to quiver Fail to deliver III Animals run wild But will forget when swords hide Faking protection IV A little water Few gifts so swift calms all rifts Then mandate again Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia […]

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A TURKEY FROM TURKEY

I know a turkey from Turkey Who thinks Thanksgiving and Christmas are red and dark Their final destinations are so murky That they find no way to their presence mark II The turkey complained about usurpers in Turkey And how they colonised them in charm And threw their beauties in the murky To spice their […]

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GOVERNMENT PAYROLL, PAIN STROLL (EXCERPT)

I have never seen a being Walking proudly on a head Well, not physically And I pray I get no eyes to see the spirits In their special motions II Never have I seen fish nets Arresting little fishes As huge ones slip through Like huge clothes being skilfully discarded … Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) […]

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FRIGHTS

When right frights take flight Bright heights fly like kites Great mights see nights and know plights As their unrights fly in sight seeking to be upright Causing stomachs some tights Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015 (Picture credit: Google images)

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CRITICAL PRAYER

Ye gods of the land Open your hidden eyes And take these feathers Almost stripped of its skin To distill your ears To hear the prayers I pour Through the ‘nsafufuo’ my meek calabash has to give And help the land respond ‘ewie!’ To all the points of prayer II Let the evil fishes in […]