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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 […]

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UNCHANGING

The airs of the piper Have no authority They flow at the command of the tune payer Giving power when power is needed Giving sadness when requested Going at the pace of dancing feet Who show their gladness by moving I know all that But the piper can turn tune payer After working like a […]

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SOUNDS OF TODAY

“Bue! Ouch! Agyeiiii! Meku la! Aaaaah!” Mourning Sounds of today Like a deathzone Everything reeks mourning From shooting of God’s men in church To thunders lighting the fires of flood to “ghosten” beings Sounds of today! II “Ei! Eh? Wosh! Appalling!” Suprising sounds of today Hidden answers find themselves naked on the market Prostituting and […]

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THWARTED (HAIKU)

Gifted hands do plait Armpit hairs forgetting head Attracts public eyes Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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COOKED FROM THE AFRICAN POT?

Asaase Abibire! Sit on a listening stool And answer your queries Maybe, just maybe, you might convince your host II Why do you boil egos of your masculines Until they attain unbreakable statuses in negation? Why do you create those Who destroy their earth routes And kill spirits who aim to make their names immortal? […]

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AT THE FORECOURT

As monkeys dress in suits And pigs dress in cloths And monkeys eat with cutlery As pigs feed with fingers All mouths shut As tummies receive Forgetting all standing beefs   II Talks of climbing and sky defecation Talks of dirt and defecation feeding Talks of the best as compared to the rest All rest, […]

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GHANA POLITICS

A WALK WITH MAHAMA

(Today is World Poetry Day. Let me start my day with a walk with my president. I love and respect the headship because he represents Ghana, my motherland. When things go wrong, writers have the pens. And this is how I choose to use mine today) Nothing is by mistake I would’ve said by mistake, […]

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SHUNNED

Yay to the hay Nay to explain When ministers crawl Under Satan’s bench, Yay to the hay Nay to explain II When accountants bolt As accountings hide Yay to the hay Nay to explain We do the do But sit to be fooled III It’s yay to the hay Nay to explain Who made the […]

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CORRUPTION’S FINGER AT LAW

When rats Feel threatened They think of all tricks But changing their scents “Akura Woyo w’adi atwi” II When threatened dogs Bark loudest They fail to think That sounds attract “Agya nsem atukwan” III When cats See, blink and quieten They fail to think That fire can flood “Agya! Yani atan” IV A finger of […]

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AFRICA GHANA POLITICS

THE NEVER DYING PLANTAIN PLANT

There is a never dying plantain plant Which is rooted in the centre Of a coast initially golden When it is cut down, other shoots emerge When it is uprooted, new shoots succeed Funny, how a plantain drains And never ceases to create holes of mouthings Holes of horrid deceits Holes of disappointments Holes of […]

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PROTHIEFICS (TANKA)

I have thoughts to say; Lion as chief of the forest Concatenates to Loss of smaller animals In the forest of Hanah II I’ve more thoughts to say; Leopards and hyenas know it But are afraid to Stir the nest of fearful bees Others think their stomachs precious III I still have more thoughts Coterminously, […]

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ARCHAIC STAR FOR GHANA (HAIKU)

Hear me blacks in arks Change the colour of your star So we can go far II You know black for death You use red for hot danger These we have, what now? III We are on travel And our star dims like black coal No wonder we stand IV We stand with no walks […]

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LIFE POLITICS

WHEN YOUR NIGHT FALLS

Peacocks of beauty, have it all Saints in duty, get it all When your nights fall Pride will shine to fan you in darkness II Members of earthly heaven; spend it all The paupers’ tears; drink them all When your nights fall Sins of corruption will wake to help you fight termites III Fans of […]

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HEALTH POLITICS POVERTY

CORRUPTER’S PILLOWS

In the pillow of the corrupt are; Tears of orphans, Pain of unemployment Harshness of depression Sins of the unaffectionate Aggression of the youth Future babies of robberies Future hardened prostitutes Perpetrators of kidnappers Negligence Injustices Bribery Lateness Deaths Amidst others In that pile, I wonder they leap sleep To many mornings Knowing their punishments […]

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LIFE

CLOTHES OF DARKNESS

For those with cover cloth of darkness Which hides many of your scary weakness Darkness enclothen Weaknesses unfolden I know you feel embolden II Sophisticated sweet sweats May cause you to dance to your own beats No matter your many a soothing day After scaring many to decay Know one night might turn to day […]

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NO CHRISTMAS FOR GHANA (CRAZY STANZAS)

I Light is a rare visitor Money is a haunter Hunger is the landowner And pain is the comfy seat Of Ghana, my Ghana II A Cedi today, Ten Cedis tomorrow A promise today, A hiding tomorrow Demonstration in succession Courts and orders There’s no Christmas for Ghana Not for Ghana, my Ghana III Delicious […]

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AFRICA GHANA LIFE

CROUCHING COWARDS (SYNCHRONICITY)

            I Sounds bouncing from realms of chaos Magnified by mouth of the cruel Shake ground   II Heads powerful to shut them out Sit panicking in clothes of fear Just look   III As the jerkings become intense They fold themselves into cocoon Of blame   IV Poor weaklings […]

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LIFE SOCIAL WOMEN EMANCIPATION

WILD IMAGINATIONS

I I walked into his senses Through his lens And broke all his fences II I walked into his fences Through his many lens And  damaged all his tenses III I walked into his senses My perfume taking him to heaven And tossing him painfully to hell IV I walked into his senses Through his […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

ARREST YOURSELF

Laws learn to lie Lie so low to live in loss Loss when left loose will lessen lives Lives needed to lead the led Laws limp when they see love Laws leap when they see the Lord Laws lie low when they see truth Laws, laws, laws, laws, laws Laws made by men who are […]