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POETRY

FEM-POM

In a land like ours Betray bands are tired Their drums are bursting Several hands are busily beating But fem-pom chaosing Is man-dom feeling Pan pan please, We need release     II Akua Attaa is a charming goddess One many war-worship But she uses her prowess To penetrate Abena Abankwa’s mari-ship Knowing not that […]

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LIFE

BEAN IN A POD

Bean in a pod Use no swords upon liberation Rebel against no pod They camp you for no suppression Whether rain or shine They clothe you to safety II Until you soften in heat You won’t uncover this moral But try in thinking There’s no turning back in heat Unless of course, you are lucky […]

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RELIGIOUS

HE MUST BE A WOMAN (TANKA)

Peace amidst chaos Helpful amidst helplessness Healing in murder Embracing ruthless shooters He must be a good woman II Climbs against advice; He holds hands and drops gently. Bad demonstrations; He protects, love and give all Why is He not a woman? III He acts motherly So He must be a woman Catching all our […]

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HEARTBREAKS LIFE

UNFAIRNESS WEARING A FOREIGN COAT

He uses the rags Which someone sees as cloth And throws it in animal dung of mud But the rags get cleaned and rushes to him II She uses the doormat Which someone sees as a bed Making sure the rains do cane And pull it into the gutters But as soon as it gets […]

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AFRICA RACISM

MAMA’S POT

Obroni, If you need to know Why my skin is coal I’ll bless you now With some knowledge bow *** Mama cooked me in her special pot With fire from the sun And work from her womb Turning me in and turning me out *** Yes, mama cooked me in her special pot I knew […]

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MOTIVATION

HEAD OUT TALL

The farmer who planted you Tends more to others And you feel so wronged? Heal with zeal   A thorn from another flower or an insect Pricked your beautiful leaf And made a worldly see through hole? Heal with zeal   You’re shortened When you can be tall Because your sky has been blocked by […]

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AGING LIFE

IN THE PRESENT

Associators are interested in the past Money makers are interested in the future So I used to look back; Back to a place I could not hold And into the future; Looking into what I could never see And ended up in the same place, Juggling between two poses Past and future As time placed […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

WILTERS

Flowers wilt Plants wilt Weeds wilt So do you   You step on it; The earth You spit on it; The earth You ease into it; The earth You’ll also end up in it; The earth   So like a treasured mattress, Step on the earth With respect, Spit on the earth With apologies, Ease […]