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POETRY

RUBICON CROSSING

We have crossed Crossed the rubicon And can never get a head To dream of change Change which can alter positively II We have, like gluttons, dined Dined with the undinables Food whose stench can never be removed Let alone hidden from its seekers Who have the light to chase We who have no light […]

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POETRY

AS YOU WISH

The seas will roll non-stop today The sun will be at its brightest today The air will be more flirtatious than ever today Mouths may do as they wish today Smile Frown Cry Shout Shut Whatever they wish As brown rhymes with crown And they both share no blood of understanding So can unequal hearts […]

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POETRY

A STOOGE FOR A WIFE

Efo says smart women are like hells Because most sound like bomby shells So he flees from their learned mouths Seeking informal smartness Who will worship with wisdom Here and there is poison I dare dare say What he knows not is his role As the caretaker of electrical gadgets As the one who oversees […]

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POETRY

ABOMINANTS

A kingdom with many a generations, A kingdom sitting on too much wealth, A kingdom worth adoration, Is crumbling due to ill health And its doctors keep poison-injecting It’s now time to act REFRAIN I spit on ignorance Enlightenment! I need assurance I pee on greed Justice, gun down and let us be freed I […]

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LIFE

THIS SHORT SPAN (HAIKU)

Soft, weak arrivals Like fresh “koobi”, we’re Being dried for earth’s dish Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015 (For the benefit of foreign viewers, “koobi” is salted tilapia dried with salt for preservation and subsequent consumption)

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DEATH SOCIAL

I NEED ME AN ANIMAL

I need me an animal An animal who lives longest To study its habits To know its foods To adopt its relationships To see if I can live like it II I would give it freedom Freedom to express itself And make it know it is my teacher I will see through its eyes Eat […]

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AFRICA LIFE

NOTHING IS FAIR

The tree that is processed Into toilet tissues Did nothing to see and feel such horrors Nothing is fair II Nothing is fair The land which gives us food Did nothing to carry horrors of its gift Really nothing is fair III One who wants to play and is played Needs no loud voice in […]

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MOTIVATION

SEARCH AND RESEARCH

Search and research The birds who perch; Their wings lurch To twat all searches Of guns, stones and sticks II Search and research Ants always hunt Even in faces of being stepped on Crossing streams Even in the face of drowning III Search and research Bees see many a places Before honeys are cooked And […]

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LOVE

FADING FOOTPRINTS

That I was a toy So you made a ploy Oh you naughty boy You said I’d enjoy CHORUS You treated me like your big boss Now I see you feel at a loss I really need to know the cause So I can your freedom endorse How can you say it’s not by force? […]

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GHANA LIFE SOCIAL

STRANGE EUPHEMISMS

I have not broken my hand I am just going through God’s ritual of fertility I have not broken my hand My hands are just fine To carry out its responsibilities without stress II I am not hiding behind buildings Trust me, if I am, then you wouldn’t be in buildings I am going through […]

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LIFE

THE HOUSE DRAMA!

THE TENANT It is not a small box Which can fit into my pocket I would have gotten a chain To chain it to my pocket To stop all the drama Of landlord landladyships Houses! Look at this horrible house Does it merit my troubles? LANDLORD Horrible house? Then leave it for me! Look at […]

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AFRICA GHANA HEALTH

HARMATTAN EFFECTS

Harmattan effects; Burning fresh leaves, kindling ills Favouring orthodox? II Attacking the nose Scratching and biting the chest Murder in cold blood? III When your pinch shivers As your air wrinkles like cloth Of linen, your problem? IV You’ll say I accuse  Unfairly, but you know how Right I am. My chest! V Leave my […]

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FREEDOM LIFE

PRISONIC FREEDOM

With threads of money Snaking and tying minds Who is free on this life tree?   II Even breath is painful Getting eateries are awful What about wearings? Stressful   III Eyes don’t make it easier Seeing is loving, loving is wanting Unnecessary wantings become craving needs   IV What about belonging? Even those with […]

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LIFE LOVE RELIGIOUS

WHEN GOD LIVED WITH US

Once upon a time, God was with us He pampered and caressed Until humans became one They joined the sinly train And got a disappointing pestle They pounded God with hatred They pounded Him with stealing They put Him in the mortar of sin And pounded him like crazy Until He made the sky He […]