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WOMEN EMANCIPATION

KENTE SENE BENTE

Don’t you bother telling me much I know in times past I was nothing as such Eight to eleven is a huge gap I think I need to give you and I a tap I’m no longer in amoasene You’re no longer in bente Like the spider inspired kente We have all covered our asene […]

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DEATH LIFE

THIS PEN I AM

I I came as a pen A pen given by my hen My hen who kept me in her den Her den to help me be among men II Such an interesting pen I am I am a pen which writes to fill To fill but never gets filled Gets filled or deplete for extinction […]

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AFRICA KIDS LIFE POVERTY

UNFEELING (TANKA)

I Lightnings strike and bright Thunders of ¬†stomachs rumble Drought mouths fight the breeze As their eyes rain cats and dogs Hunger gnaws at their in-beings II Weakness is their king A look; all it takes to know But none seems to see Those who see, follow strict rules Hunger must bite lazy hands III […]

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HEALTH

INSATIABLE (HAIKU)

I It came visiting Looking fragile and harmless In quiet heelless shoes II None gave it a thought As it built its strong mansion But now we all see III Why do we all see? Because many disappear Whenever it eats IV Its meals were first dark Darkness tried fleeing but failed As light watched […]

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LIFE

LAND OF MY DREAMS

I’m in bed But not in bed I’m in the bed of thoughts Lying on the blanket of fear And wrapped with the cloth of future loss All working with darkness of nightmares To throw me into a bottomless pit of ¬†failure II Why do I walk in sleep? Why do I run in sleep? […]

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Uncategorized

BITTEN BY THORNS OF CUPID

I have been bitten by the thorns of cupid Its teeth chewing deep into the bones of my heart, Its claws digging deep into my knee bones Rendering me immobile   I have been bitten by the thorns of cupid Like a fool, I saw only its beautiful roses Like a fool,I decided to decorate […]