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THROUGH HER sixties (For Ghana’s 63rd Independence Anniversary)

I know not many oldies …happy to be looked down upon as hustling …and glad to be called paupers For age calls for more care …after energies wane We all know the needs of a woman …traveling through her sixties II When her age travels through the sixties …she needs more care in thoughts fair […]

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KƆNTUA

A twisted tale stales history Fuelling the dreadful victory …of a storyless country II A passionate need for relevance …fruits no reverence …even eloquence can smoothen not that arrogance III For hard earned glories …bubble into no sorries …no matter the lorries …of lies driven on the stories IV In competitions …the first is named […]

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THE CHAMBER DANGER (To our abled politicians)

None gives gold to a poor handler of silver …just as none gifts a house …to a poor handler of a hut so treasured Are we over-blooded …to have our little red rivers …sucked from our pride and hope? Definitely not! This chamber will pose a danger …which will call for a rememberance …only worth […]

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MENZGOLD OR MENZZERO? (Crazy Stanzas)

There has been a huge rain of evidence Spelling FACT in bold Of the rot that pilolo as myth in this nation What does it take to buy the land? Stamps of high stools bought by currencies without solid roots! Pictures of first personalities whose camera is set By fundings whose stem dazzle to blind […]

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​GHANA SUCKLEMENTS

When the same breast nurses many mouths  From stomachs of greed and or promises Milk evaporates and calls for the blood of the mother Showcasing paleness of her body Awo Yaa! May this portion of yours change for the better! II This building which has seen the palms of many masons And still suffers from […]

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KAWOLA? UBEISON!

​Everything atop seems supreme Many pant to climb to mountain tops And jubilate as winners in the end Many eyes look up to the sky in reverence or solicitation Even though legs mate the earth So why do you sleep naked on this Ghanaian floor Regarded as the pauper of the nation? II From Yaa […]

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​STRAY HANDS

I know the throat can nag And force a king to lie on a rag When its demands for water through its pipe is not met II I know the stomach can thunder When its bond with food is put asunder Giving in to any bet III I know eyes close not When their vessels […]

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​NKONTOMIRE VRS SARDINE

The clock of change ticks Transforming in shockaholics  Yet many feed after thorny pricks In places whose geography elude mapachronics Living healthily by the green waters of kontomire As others blinkardly gobble dead fishes in oily rivers II Gone are the days when elderly buttocks Filled seats before their young Gone are the days when […]

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PITY OUR LAND

Pity our land A land arrested and tamed Into a free wild horse on its very habitat Sat on and dragged with so many heavy things Fed crumbs from our own pots Oh cry! Cry for our land! II Pity our land A land with so much yet thinks so little And was confined by […]

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MELANCHOLY IN PATRIOTIC ALCOHOLISM

We live in the sought after gold Clothed by a land fertile enough to banish the barren We live on a land so expensive Blood so precious protect Only to make us free We live on a land so wondrous Black star lights to guide us through When did a blessed turn cursed? We are […]

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A NEW SUN (CRAZY STANZAS)

Dawn is clearing the path of the new sun After filling the hole of the old Its tears are of hope and despair Could the new be a replica of the old? II The old sun died with time The earth pulling on it the cover of darkness Pushing it to set prematurely Aided by […]

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WHERE SHED BLOOD WEEPS

There are walls around a nation A nation fought for with priceless blood A nation whose beauty, like mud fish in muddy water, Hides in walls too high in ugliness Walls of corruption Walls of deception Walls of greed Walls of power-drunkenness Walls of ridiculous stunts Walls of begging Walls of tribalism Walls of labeling […]

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ALL TOGETHER ONE

After angst and jubilation have gone to roost In an opposing clash which selections boost What is there but a sea with no boat Calling all eyes; with hurt and gloat To look past emotions and rise to a challenge II All in laughter show their teeth All in outcries show their teeth What is the […]

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THIS WELCOME PARTY (FOR NANA ADDO)

Same winds can blow north, south, east and west As the food Coveted by many embark on a journey to build us all Through your able self Build with the protein of togetherness Fill with the carbohydrate of wisdom Heal with the vitamin C of hard work Through the watchful eyes of vitamin A Never forgetting […]

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Ghana Elections 2016: Patience; a Virtue

For a country whose hallmark is peace, it is sickening to see the manner in which the two major political parties are conducting themselves barely a day after elections. The impatience, the “taunts in call” which receives immediate response, the declaration of “leads” and “winnings”, the pain of watching as supporters’ temperament rise in tension puts […]

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THE BIG FALL (For Ohemaa Afia Serwaa Kobi Ampem)

As many leaves fall to pave way for new So do humans fall for space for new Many leaves have fallen in this harmattan Which winds uprooted the strong root Of a great palm Shaking the grounds of the unshakeable Ashanti Kingdom? II Hunger has no bluetooth But the elders say Only a mother feels […]

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THIS LIBATION

I pour this libation From my free but poor calabash Which knows hunger as a happy sport And not an opposing wrestler To let dreams fall into sleep of all To see fierce and hunting war In chase of ones whose preferences Became their bait of horrid fate II I pour this libation from my […]

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I VOTE GHANA

I have a voice But no matter the loudness of the noise I vote Ghana! II I have a choice But no matter the decision I will rejoice And vote Ghana! III Never will my blood boil To break the pot That hosts my waters of life I vote I vote Ghana IV Never will […]

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AMIDU vrs WOYOME

There is a cloud forming on clouds The sky of red, gold, black star and green Has arms wide opened to mean It can take all the dance on court floor, even the mean And awaits personalities who will fall into shrouds II Amidu holds the reins And just got Woyome as the horse Hoping to […]

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IN LOVE’S NEST

The beginning of love Is like the beginning of creation I am sure God’s heart raced As he created it all His joy sat in a celebratory palanquin Developed wings and danced like an all powerful ruler Hailed by satisfaction as a look upon jubilant When all was done Chorus: My ears can imagine his […]

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ELECTORAL COMEDY

Serious basket sent to the stream of ambitions To fetch heads which sync with hands In hardwork to weave the nation Suddenly developed comedic holes Posing pictures of ridicule In a nation whose teeth can’t afford a smile Talk less of laughter II Fishes flawed and thrown out Have majestically managed to catwalk Into the […]

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DUST IN OUR EYES

We are our illnesses We, golden children Conceived painfully and graciously By Asaase Yaa, the goddess of nature How can we heal? II Our legs flirt with fine dust of deceit Enthroning it to build mansions In our priced noses Distributing coughs of fear Digging pain of panic Blinding us and Developing weaknesses which deepen […]

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COMEDY OF ERRORS (NDUOM VRS EC)

  It was at the gate of fate That one Osei Tutu’s grand daughter Who is chief security Barred some legs from stepping onto The stage of prestige To look for thumbs whose power Could push their buttocks Onto the highest seat Of the coveted once upon a time Gold Coast II Political Methuselah Aka […]

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SIKAMAN AWARDS 2016

For a few years now, Nana Awere Damoah and some of his friends have been putting together awards for traits worthy and satirical for the Ghanaian populace. This is by far the winners for 2016. (Updated 23 October 2016 (still in progress, some key categories – such as the voted for ones – still in […]

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WHY GHANA WILL NOT GO TO WAR

Possibility is an accomodation in impossibility So I will not take an absolute ruler To evict it from its rightful place But none accommodated Is given more than a room No matter how many there are Unless blood binds or money massages palms of ownership War is no friend to us War has no money […]

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FUEL THE FIGHT

Fight o fight Fight like soldier ants at war With bullets of minds Firing ignorance of thumbs Thumbs which vote for ethnic clothes Devoid of bodies therein II Fight o fight Fight Ghanaman fight Fight like bombs to burn to extinction The exchange of thumbs for gifts To see the dawn of change III Fight […]

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THE NEEDED LIBATION

I call on Onyankopon Twereduampong The craftsman with no challenger One who seived darkness from light And gave them realms to rule One who moulded common clay like a masterpiece And gave it thoughts of superiority One who created a universe that even great minds can’t its steps of creation fathom To come for his […]

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SANKOFA

There was a time When stories, like scary whips Ruled the consciences of growing heads Declawing the roaring Un-canining monsters Lighting dark hearts Strengthening the weak Shaping faults into saintly vaults Spirits in story clothes! Did we leave them for myths undecipherable? II Our ancestors were wise So wise in most That we could actually […]

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GHANAIAN DELICACIES

My tongue is pampered Like a mushroom on an anthill Crowned by the fertile farms of mother nature Ghana, my motherland! II So much do they give Plants and trees Leaves and all Yam boils to accommodate many My favourite; “potogum hwiegum” Led by the great garden eggs With koobi as angels at post Add […]

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INDUCED HELL

Skies of the throne of Freejustice Rain to ruins Like ships draining their seas while at sea At high fees The waves that keep them afloat Are divided into three II The blind waves Which push like donkeys even in drought The on-fence waves Which would give their lives Than lift fingers to right any […]

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ELECTIONS, ANTICIPATIONS AND FEAR: THE WAKE UP CALL

Ghana is a country blessed. I say this not because it is beautiful, has many mineral and agricultural assets or living conditions are better, but because we have the crown of peace. Of late, I foresee chaos as many decisions we are making today are like terrorists of our peace in the near future. Why […]

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PIECING PEACE

Heed peace’s call And stand tall Or fall Look what just fell in your court The option ball So don’t be dull Gather all In the thinking hall And strengthen peace’s wall II From the days the cock crowed On the Ghana throne To these times of the umbrella We have kept it strong No […]

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SCANDALOUS

Chaos boils like hot water In the highest place of the land Can it melt its saucepan To help create another in good shape? I think not Given the fact that Here is here And choas boils to cool Never to ever rise in heat Ah! Kwa kwa kwa kwa, beaky chirps II This fire […]

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A PLEA TO THE QUEEN

I need to dine With the queen of England And if we wine I will be in Powerland To find the soul Of the sea of English Which gave enlightening bowl From the rivers of British And made some clowns in wish for crowns II I need to dine With the queen of England And […]

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HOPE NOT FOR STILLNESS

Hope not for stillness There will come a time When tables will have more attention than you They will be moved Made to carry Turned to rest While the earth keeps still With you in its belly II Hope not for stillness As your ears hear the cocks crow Hear the sounds of happy birds […]

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2016 WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS WALK IN YENDI BY AUTISM HELP FOUNDATION IN GHANA

April 2 of every year is World Autism Awareness Day and to commemorate this day, Autism Help Foundation organised walks in two regions, Northern and Upper West and partnered the Autism Ambassadors of Ghana to walk in Accra. The Yendi walk, with the pupils of Yumba Special School and Portia Dery’s African Youth Writers Organisation […]

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RHYTHMS OF INDEPENDENCE

With one mind All sought to find Freedom which in bondage hid to blind But none triumphed but one in a kind Kwame Nkrumah! Stopper of the colonial grind! II We have travelled a long way Graduated to adulthood so can have our say Way past our childish play Not so easy a stay But […]

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Health Screening for People with Neuro Disorders in Four Regions of Ghana slated for March 7, 2016

The Autism help foundation has among its objectives the need to create awareness of people living with neuro disorders not only in Accra but in every corner of the country. That is why it is organising a health screening for these special people with the the aim of getting their numerical data. The screening comes […]

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FURTHER UPDATE ON BUS BRANDING CASE 22ND FEBRUARY, 2016

 On Monday 22nd February, 2016, the case involving the seven citizens and the Ministry of Transport and the Attorney General was called for the first time in court. Court proceedings took place at the Human Rights Court 2, Accra. The Respondents (that is the Minister of Transport and the Attorney General) had failed to file […]

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THRONE OF KINGS

No matter how tight A rope ties a tree In order to see the face of the sky In ambitions to tie the sky To see the heavens It coils back to hug The head of the tree After realizing the sky gives no ladder II We of the “dumsor”clan Danced to the disco rhythms […]

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TRIBAL HULLABALOO (CRAZY STANZAS)

When I ‘broke my hand’ And sought a band Nana and Maame met in a band To sing tribal tunes II They started by singing of Ewes And how they are named after an animal And raised their vocals like daunting pianists To sing tales of the wickedness of the animal tribe Their love for […]

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LECTURE BY THE BUREAU OF GHANA LANGUAGES, TAMALE

The Bureau of Ghana Languages, Tamale, held a lecture on the importance of the use of the local language in Tamale at the Tamale Senior High School Auditorium. The lecture which was scheduled from 3pm to 5pm took off around 3:55pm on November 20, 2015 and was a huge success. The speakers for the occasion, […]

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RUNNING STORIES, SLEEPING DEEDS

I know mouths of my land are like machine guns Digging bullets of the past Putting them in golden throat guns Soiling voices meant for firing monsters And firing through Gunning for hardworkers And yelling into international microphones Their unfortunate past Seeking sucking sympathies While real works stare our faces Like infants needing their parents’ […]

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THE PIKWORO SLAVE CAMP TOUR

  THE STORY OF THE PIKWORO SLAVE CAMP A man went to Navorongo looking for a place to stay. The people gave him a vast piece of land. Little did they know that he was a slave trader. The people named him Nania Pikworo  meaning, “a bush man” in the local language. Pikworo established the […]

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Lectures on the Use of the Mother Tongue as Medium of Instruction in Lower Primary by the Bureau of Ghana Languages

It is a fact that culture is heavily dependent on language. If we lose our language which is a core part of our identity, then we lose our culture. Language must not be taken for granted neither must it be heavily adulterated. Some countries like Korea, China, Russia but to mention a few, have been […]

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FOR THE GALLANT GHANAIAN FOUNDERS

When the cage of colonialism caught Africa And the whips of inferiorism caught black minds Some wrestled with their fists Others bickered like rivals of foolishness Some hid like lions with their tails in between their legs Oh some worshipped hoping to break free You stood like mountains with minds they sold And developed muscles […]

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KEJETIA GHANA

Sounds for customers rise and rise Instrumented by adverts of medicines Which supposedly cure all ailments Mixed with microphones of preachers Who preach about endtimes, the gift of giving Compulsory tights and offering As some sing in voices of frogs and nightingales II Humans, like ants, line haphazardly Many drenched in sweats heading in different […]

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TAMALE TAXIS (CRAZY STANZAS)

They sit like wrinkled elders Staring into their coffins Mouths whose hands steer shout “Sagnerigu! Dungu! Kpalsi!” II A look at their bodies And hearts feel their failing heartbeats Bodies need to beware Lest their bones cut for revenge For their peeled skins On their tired chairs Show their shy nakedness But backs care not […]

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YES WE CAN

I Amidst the tiresome run And the freedom ban Amidst the horrid fan And the dirty empty national pan I know we can Yes, we certainly can II Though there be trails Though there be pains Though the future may look Dull and bleak I believe we can Yes we certainly can III Over the […]

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REPUBLICAN CAGE

We wail Cursing those we hailed We hunger Blaming our thought-heroes for death danger Maybe we are like a breed of animals Who stash weeds on thrones, neglecting the propers, Only to climb with their little strength To bring them down as foot-mats II We are here in the republican cave One the fearless Nkrumah […]