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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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AFRICA GHANA POLITICS POVERTY

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 […]

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AFRICA GHANA POLITICS

THUMB POWERS

              Their thumb powers are unknown to them Like our forefathers exchanged gold for salt They exchange their powers for cheap coins, cloths Bicycles, motorbikes, cars and promises Which never come to pass When will they see their thumbs are worth more than little fees? Grave sufferings, avoidable sufferings […]

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AFRICA GHANA

WAKE OH GHANA!

Oh Ghana! Land of my birth A land with gold and greens The only land with a black star which shines To lead the way One powerful land fought for with blood Where did we pass? To get this lost? Where did we go so wrong? That we use baskets to fetch water? We all […]

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LIFE

A SORE STATE (MONORHYME)

I think of now and before I know not what is in store I see not the work of law I see crimes brought to the fore And see children refuse their chore I aim to know its prompt core Living such life I abhor For real justice, I swore But my voice always mops […]

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AFRICA SOCIAL

REVERSED HELP (TANKA)

I The chicks scurry off Trying to hide from the hawks Their wings cannot fly Their weak chirping are not heard They see the shade of hawk frames II Their mothers weep loud To their fathers who sigh loud They try to set traps The specific trap breaks fight Whose must be the potent one? […]

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AFRICA GHANA POLITICS

AFRICA NEEDS A “SANCTICA”

                  Illuminated She stands in crepuscular Knowing not her next   Would the next be day? Would it be absolute night? She stands scared waiting   One would be tempted To think her light would stand out Blinding grave darkness   But no, only she Sees her […]

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GHANA

GHANA’S PLIGHT

In days of old Ghana was rich in gold So rich that she needed no gold to be sold And stood in riches of timber, and untapped oil     In days of old The body of Ghana knew no cold Her people did her mould Taking only what was needed and preserving the rest […]

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AFRICA

SINFOMAHIACS

They sit on the fury of the gods And fan them to snooze Everyone is onboard this sin against the gods   Some watch as some touch The symbolic tails of the chained seer To hide their sins under its fur   Some sip from the calabash of hatred Others eat from the earthenware of […]

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LIFE RELIGIOUS SOCIAL

DEAR LORD,

Standing on a mountain top I have the eyes to sadly pop The ills which never seem to stop In the full glare of the big cop   He is a big moral flop Who has from his sanity gladly hop He is being awarded a disgusting crop To say no word to make them […]

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AFRICA POLITICS

LIONS IN WOOLS

I can tell you pride has been sold For power in my home  For the first man status, a sheep clothe was worn. To be the keeper of all, A known affluence was paraded   But a lion could never stay in a sheep clothe forever It tore free immediately it landed on the stool […]

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PACK UP OR PERISH

I hear the hushes of the bushes And the marshes of the brushes   I hear the soreness of darkness And fleeing plans of the fireflies   I hear the lifting mats of the bats And weaving spectacles of some tentacles   Even the headless carries a headdress A great storm is about to storm […]

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THE STANDPOINT

I take a stance And look from a distance   Chickens like famished children Wailing in anger Hens like desperate mothers Crying in anguish Cocks like men with bruised egos Sitting with capped jaws As the Hawk sits comfortably on his throne   He, the hawk comes down And takes what he needs to fill […]

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DONKOMI, THUMB POWERS

They hold it They hold it in their thumbs They hold it in pieces A great law by whomever So we will not be cheated But a handful of people come together And pat the backs of few, Grease the palms of some, Stroke the egos of some, And buy the thought of others with […]

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THE PROPAGANDA OF THE WIND

When the clouds are mating The winds throw dust into the eyes of interested parties Then even highly inquisitive eyes will shut Until each body in the mating posture cools Minds are so wonderful, That though they know something sinister is ongoing, They bury them deep and live in the day Moving on with new […]

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UNSAYABLE!

See, All the animals wailing and cursing in the jungle  At their chosen master   See, When like bathed pigs They went for the same dirt to soil their own clothes.   See, They are the pigs and he is the lion Roaring to tame as they squeak to wail   You watch, They may […]

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WAKING UP

Like humans taming cubs of the wild We have been caged by our minds so mild we sit in the blessings of our wealth and beg When salt and cocoa Bauxite, diamond and gold are but a few of our wealth Whose fault is it that we have eyes but cannot see? Whose fault is […]

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FAULTLESS

The government is bad The government is bad That’s enough said and enough heard If you’ll close your mouth and open your thoughts You’ll get to know the root of all   Could it be the fault of you and I? Who fill our pockets And cast our votes? To choose the one to drain […]

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IN THE WORLD OF SHARKS

I am left alone In this fence of sharks But when I say it Many think I am not well in the up   My parents travel first to the land of the spirit Left me here with four sets of twins  And just three cowries To breath and eat   We have no food  […]

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HIS EXCELLENCY CORRUPTION.

Corruption wears the platinum and golden crowns And sits on thrones even royals are forbidden to sit In many parts of the world Wearing and changing frequently by day many expensive apparels Being driven in the most expensive cars With many servants licking his feet In the hopes of many favours. Corruption is a fierce […]

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THE HUNTER TURNED GAME

The great hunter goes to the forest Where the many live game rest At the brink of dawn As always, this time, the game is on But no, the only game sleeping comfortably today Is the “santrofie anoma” He searches and searches and searches But nothing is seen, nothing is heard except the “santrofie” bird […]

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THE HIDDEN DANGER

Tagging along the rustic path I see an ending full of gloom It is more like a tricky math That requires minds to fully zoom   I see the maker crooking the path Which tells of a danger loom I wish I had many a strong lath To support the path to make more room […]

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I COME FROM FAR

Give me a calabash of “nsafufuo” And let me pour my story like “abufushiw nsuo” Thank you I come from far I have come from a far, far land Where the lions are the hyenas Where the cats are the mice Where the hunters are the dogs Where all owners are servants Yes, I come […]

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AMANFO

Yἐde nam ἐna eyi nam Nanso yἐ nsuomu nam nyinaa na akwabenane ayi ἐἐwe yi Yἐ bἐ yἐ dἐn na yatumi akↄ yi nam? Sika kↄkↄↄ yi nyinaa hyἐ ἐnam yi anum ἐna akwabenane a wↄn abἐ agasigasii ἐwe nam a yἐdirekoyi nam no Yἐ bἐ yἐ dἐn na yakↄso? ↄman yi awerἐwerἐ sika de […]

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SHORT STORIES

HOME TRAVELS 1

As I limp on one leg into the VIP bus, I bump into a colleague who was travelling to Kumasi. Though I was the last passenger, I was given the number one seat and this colleague had the number two seat. As I sat awkwardly beside him, I took my phone and began to browse. […]

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LET’S FLEE

Let’s get out of this uncomfortable stream Just let’s yell and scream As fowls scream when fleeing danger Let’s get out of this dangerous manger Into a neat peaceful manger Of the colourless oasis This filthy muddy poisoned gutter water will not do We have paid so much and so deserve much more We have […]

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MY WORKING MONKEYS

I am the lion who sits on the throne I am the lion who can have or lose it all and end up without even a bone That is why I have the monkeys Who must do all the dirty works that will give me riches’ key   I am the lion who sits on […]

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CAVEAT EMPTOR!

If you are a mason and dreams of marrying a judge Without bettering yourself first And all you do is to spend your fortune on her making her your honour badge When she becomes the judge and decides not to your side budge Don’t sigh and never say why? Caveat emptor!     If yours […]

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DEPLETING US

He stands unclothed But feels very confident and clothed In a judgeless public Who his many booty dust lick   He hits his chest And orders at his comfy quest With means of the ‘seeful’ but mute Shooting empty glances of talk and I’ll shoot   The irony is on you The irony is on […]

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MAKE ME INVISIBLE

Please cover me with the cloth, Cover me with the cloth that will make me invisible to disdain Invisible to pain, Invisble to faces of hypocrisy plain, Invisible to the likes of Cain Invisible to those who love feign Invisible to those who insane thoughts daily gain, Invisible to those who abuse rain Invisible to […]

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MY WONDERLAND

It is uncontaminated and heavenly around It is sparkling and golden to have been found Wow! The beautiful oceans, rivers and beaches lie so serene and welcoming That the last straggler of non-humans might have been here thousands of years ago Wait, even the bushes are as clean as the morning dew To see defecation […]

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PETTY CRIMINOLOGY

“We sing along The damned doomy song We’ve suffered for long Trying to belong   We cry for our souls Trying to identify the mole And tie him to the pole Under the hot coal   Living for nothing is naught Our happiness in life has been bought As we try to find a way […]

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POLITICALLY CORRECT

He sits under the golden tree On the biggest of the silver stools Breathing wealth and sending free The money fools   He walks only under the golden umbrella Held by the stoogy jesters Spewing words that even he doesn’t believe but people deem filla He promises with such gestures   Manly man of youthful […]

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A WORLD OF DECEPTION

I am bamboozled Strapped in visions of the unfathomable Cajoled by frightened hummings of the wind Clothed by awareness of magnifying nakedness of grave hoodwinking Of not only myself but the world   I am angry Angry by the tone of my voice Exhausted and fatigued by the stench of unscrupulous stinking teeth In the […]

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THOUGHTS OF POWER DO CORRUPT.

When Lord Acton; a British historian (1834-1902) wrote “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” He was right, he was absolutely right but he did not live to see this era in Africa where thoughts of power corrupt even before the power is served. I was […]