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POETRY

RANTS OF KWAKU AMPONSAH

I was going to buy kako When I heard him shout “PRAKO!” Held by four struggling policemen His strength surpasing the uniformed men Abena nkɔnkɔnsa I get tipsy on nsa and nkɔnkɔnsa So I stood rooted Hoping to see the matter’s roots uprooted And so I watched as he fumed pointing at a boy …who […]

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POETRY

PERK FOR YOUR JERKHOOD

Daily dials of discipline Drowsy don’ts of decorum Distance drowns of disrespect Daring draws of darling II I fence myself with my discipline …to protect my conscience which I thrive on One of them- …never touching what can’t be mine …in love So I cross not that fence …let alone jump it To safeguard my […]

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POETRY

DEFEATED SUNS

Many lessons are born each day Making learning a requirement for wise minds None fails to notice …that defeated suns get no reverence …from owners of wet clothes They’d choose the heat of fire No matter the gifts defeated suns shower II They can light They can shine They can lead to pots of gold […]

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LOVE MOTIVATION

EYES IN UNSEEN WINDOWS (La’Tuin)

Eyes  in windows of the world’s shadow See all; the call, fall and the talls Like omnipotent gods in fathers Good thoughts close mouths in  the shadow II When dawn’s rain fall like a sharp arrow And supposed suns make all cloud calls Good eyes cry like angry pained mothers Chaosers step with happy toe III […]

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DEATH

THE GHOST OF MY GRANDMOTHER

You were my friend I never disrespected you Your instructions I carried Your worries I quenched I thought you saying goodbye in your sleep Meant your instructions have ended So why are you stuck in my head Criticising everything I do With a whip of conscience? Please show your face And stop haunting A whipping […]

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OFOOOOS

Waakye tasted sweet In ‘ahaban’ Palm wine tasted fresh In calabashes Water battled thirst Fresh from the streams Food healed best Straight from the farms We say ‘open eyes’ And we get all the harm We only get the second-handed- ‘Ofoooos’ in everything We send many But they end up choking, Choking our businesses And […]

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LEAVE THE CARTILAGES TO TURN BONES

The cock is too big for the small bottle Making both noisemakers in their throttle Children need to pass water And grow positively hotter They do not need their soft bowls cracked in their buds Children who are fascinated by suds know nothing of body pleasures They need to know no measures They are just […]