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POETRY

THROUGH THE GATES OF HELL

I’ve walked through the gates of hell Without even a wailing well Life, like a wicked trader, did me needs sell In a struggling shell Always rising through the fell Heeding determination’s bell To think I’ve lived to this tale tell… II Who am I to say I’ve lived to dues on end pay Before […]

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POETRY

A CITIZEN OF IMPOSSIBILITY

See … I was branded a seed destroyed Because I clung onto the fearful bus …of impossibilities Look at me through the eyes of the wise …who played my crazy card …as I live within the biggest nation of impossibilities II I was constantly threatened by failure …sometimes losing to its punches …sometimes winning through […]

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POETRY

PRIDE TO DEATH’S FALL

The fingers of days have connived with that of months Joined in by hours and minutes, seconds and nano-seconds Crowned by years to selectively Choose the best part of this heart To dig foundations of pain Building storeys of unforgettable loss through grave deprivation But I tell you today You will search from my hair […]

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POETRY

BELIEVING IN DOUBT

I believe in doubt No matter how much disadvantages shout I love to the taunts of bouts flout No matter how long prides pout Because no matter how stout Fear stands, I know I will rout Like a responsible traditionalist, I fail to flout Even if horrors turn my gout Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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NOTABLE

Many are breath holders Many, like any, are death scared Whereas fowls clap for themselves In foot’s flights And birds prostitute on normal trees in average flights Eagles battle the skies for space Knowing their strength need fierceness of bravery In order to show Breath holders like vultures cheat the dead Cowardly are their generations […]

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POETRY

WOE OF MAN (CRAZY STANZAS)

They deemed me; a little shoot, weak Too fragile to any good seek And God did give them a puzzling trick Storms uprooted I fell and they laughed But He kept my roots intact Throwing loamy soil on them Giving them fair rains Fair sunlight And fair air II Still neglected I grew with loads […]

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LIFE

WHAT I AM

The bulb brightens Like a higher version of candles Knowing air can never get close Knowing its life will end not with a wick It knows it is not immortal But feels it can brighten longer than most candles I am that bulb And until a hot iron brings me down Or a hot current […]

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LIFE

REPELLING SCENTS

Scents of ‘momoni’ Repellent of noses but Delicacy of tongues After going through heat II Faeces of the grass-cuter Disgusting at a sight Pleasant smell to the nose When on the raging fire And a delicacy on tongues After their fire refinements III I guess humans can be droppings Rejected at a glance And accepted […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION

ROCK RIGHT ROCKS

Row, row, and row right Ringing rings in reasoned realm Rearing renewals in raging wrecks Racing, riding and rinsing real even when raddled Radiant reaches rinse recklessness  Raise right rings and ramble in raid For rainfall mostly comes with a rainbow Real raiment repels rotten cold Ricki, Racka rock in rock Rays return right after […]

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MOTIVATION

THROUGH THE TEST

Tear through taunting tests Turning trembling to tantalising Like a tactician T’ai-chi terrors trouble Tame taunters by tearing tambourines Telling tales of your tactility Tamper with risk Tear through Its tantrums; Tersely With Tact And Tower Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014  

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ARTICLES INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEWS MOTIVATION

An Interview with Ghana’s Sensational and Inspirational Shoe Maker: Mr. Tonyi Senayah

  Mr. Tonyi Senayah of Horseman Shoes, I prefer to call him by his title name Emperor Senayah, is Ghana’s current leading shoemaker. His vision for his work shows wherever he goes and his alertness for success is unique in all sense. I remember my first encounter with him in a group interview where he […]

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FREEDOM LIFE

A PORCUPINE WARRIOR

Try not the porcupine Fins are for fishes Try not the porcupine It lives on land Try not the porcupine It comes from many Try not the porcupine None can beat its kingdom in determination Try not the porcupine It has automatic body swords Try not the porcupine Poisoned needles can’t compare For it has […]

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LIFE

I AM HERE (MY SONG)

I walked for long I sang my song, And I feel among Now I feel so strong Beeecause:            (Chorus) I made it Through the fire, I made it   I made it Through the storm, I made it to be here To be here   I made it Through the hurdles, I made it […]

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LIFE

CHASING DREAMS

I I am chasing running stars Running to the world of Mars But my throat cries for the bars To quench its thirst and have rest II Heart in chest has its choices; Heed throat and other voices, Close its heart to the noises, And give stars a chase at best III There are voices […]

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MOTIVATION

EVER FELT THIS WAY?

              I stand in the midst of two deadly ditches Holding on to tiny tattered stitches Wanting to close my eyes but needing the eyes Hating to say goodbye but compelled as every second eyes     I stand in the middle of this antagonistic wind Being blown here, […]

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KNOW HER PAST

She was a weak bird Hatched in a ground nest.   Her mother was hunted down By one wicked hunter.   Through hazy eyes she struggled to feed Through dark paths she managed to walk Like one optimistic poor princess Never knowing what wings were meant for.   Flying birds mocked her walks Flying birds […]

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SAY MY NAME; DAWADAWA

Say my name with a careful thought Don’t say it like I’m some disgusting thing For I have seen many who have because of me fought And many others who have for me sing   I know you cannot stand my stench I stink, I know Ask yourself, did I create me? And say my […]

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CRY NOT, ARCHAIC.

Crying solveth no problem It giveth headache And killeth the soul Who has ever cryeth to a stone to get anything? Who has ever cryeth in the darkness of a room And gained wealth? Hurt all you can Cry not Just think it through your belief And you’ll surely find a way. Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia […]

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LIKE A PEACOCK

I will stand I will stand like a peacock   In times of trials   I will stand I will stand tall like a peacock   In times of hurt   I will stand I will stand like a peacock   In times of shame   I will stand i will stand like a peacock […]

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SHORT STORIES

AN EXCERPT FROM ONE OF MY YET TO BE PUBLISHED NOVELS “CRUISING THROUGH THE GATES OF HELL”

As young as I was, I knew everything would change when we reached Accra. I knew not what to expect when the vehicle was speeding through the muddy road from the village called Israel, where I stayed for some months with my mother and the man I knew then as my father. So I stayed […]