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POETRY

GEONONSENSE

A hen strays to the bush A guinea fowl gives it a push …to get out of its terrain Ib A sheep wanders to the forest An antelope causes its arrest …citing dares broken in bounds Ic A duck flies the sky An eagle swoops so low to peck it dry Claiming it stranger Id […]

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POETRY

THE BARE BRUTALITY

(Written at the Genocide Centre in Kigali) There is a bitter taste in my mouth Sitting here Here, where spirits of innocent Tutsi’s fight back tears of their loss Here, where their few leftovers go and come Like struck sheep Still knocked out by degrading shocks Even after years are nearing their thirty steps Only […]

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POETRY

CRUELTY (HAIKU)

Cruelty sings today and mourns tomorrow like owl without feet and home Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2016

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LIFE

THE POOR LAMB (SONNET)

The lamb follows its master with respect Knowing not its fate, but obeying right The rope on its neck, pulls tightly, no suspect Until it sees the abattoir’s faint light It watches as the butcher sharpens knives Watches as the-hungry-for-meat-child sweeps And watches as celebrants give hi-fives Still it, like a good servant, keeps its […]

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SWEET, BITTER SINS

Your fears and tears Make you shiver But even a refuge river Can’t save you now Guess who holds the whip? That lass   That lass Whose mountain you climbed With deceits and lies. The lass you axed down in triumph, You should have uprooted her roots In your jubilations   You, my dear Should’ve […]

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BEFORE THE AXEMAKERS

Happiness lived with us Its family was enough for every house Before the Paleolithic era When we discovered the armoury of Homo Habilis It is no Gordon Bennett that happiness developed wings Due to the intense afterglow the taste of worldly dominance brought   Volcanoes and storms must have been the only firemakers Animals being […]