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POETRY

CUPIDIC CLOTHES

Cupidic clothes Wrap me up I don’t mind the stupid Make this heart clap I need to feel bubbly like a fulfilled girl Happy like a champion Busy in thoughts like a fancy day dreamer Peaceful like an unstired river Flowy like sea waves Giggly like a plugged Barbie And drive on wheels of heaven […]

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POETRY

OPENED HEAVEN

Like the gates of life The heaven are fully opened Its crown solidly on its head Its smile nicely in place Its arms widely opened It takes just love in spirit To get one through II Like the paths of streams The ears of heaven lie Waiting to be reached no matter the obstacles All […]

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POETRY

UNBREAKABLE CYCLE

Mid day consumes morning Knowing not evening awaits As evening consumes mid-day Always trying to blend with night Even night forgets there is dawn Which clears the path for the morning Cruel morning which carries mid-day’s bitterness Consumes dawn into its tears A chase and a chase A swallow and a swallow Even shadows lengthen […]

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POETRY

LUSTROUS MOOD

Miles with its wiles Have drawn a picture of longing Drawing mind closer to you Like a magnetic wave Pulled in by a metal wrapped in its interest II Glued in thoughts Separated in body I shake like a leaf in epileptic wind waves Eyes wide open and I fall Eyes tightly closed and I […]

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POETRY

AS APOCALYPSES WORK

You saintly quacking parrot Sit on your legs On the biggest tree of the land And look at all like a slug on a couch Watching a tragedy on a giant screen And quack like tongues of a quack pastor Who even knows not what he says Remember there is a sea which feeds your […]

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IN THIS VERY WAKE

In this very wake Some elephants are uprooting grass Like angry farmers battling weeds Under their precious crops The only difference Is they don’t turn back To gather, eat or mulch All they desire is to pass and kill with no apologies II In this very wake Some antelopes feel their boneless grinds In the […]

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POETRY

MONDAY (DIAMANTE)

Monday discipline, anxious starting, hurrying, working first-born,  neatness, orderliness, composition Annoying, boring, running wonderful, powerful “Dwoda” Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015 (Picture: Google pics)

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POETRY

SILLY SAGE

Love is the string Stuck is the ring Patience is the king And listening is the ding Ding dong ding dong ding dong ding II Anger makes a fling Partners make a sling Trust is the wing And helps for love to sing Ding dong ding dong ding dong ding III Ding dong ding dong […]

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POETRY

PAIN (DIAMANTE)

Pain Insane, weary Feeling, worrying, fighting Hate, prayers, thoughts, dreams  Uplifting, preparing, confusing Blue, pink Hurts Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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POETRY

SQUEEZE OUT THE STRESS

As the skies close their eyes to de-stress Squeeze out, like water in a cloth, the stress Making sure nothing poses a threat, not even a dress Just as sun mates the moon to beget stars,  do me bless If only the seas had mouths, they would confess How the waves thrust and press With […]

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SACRAMENTO AZIZ

She said she wanted a man so holy So she changed her nice African name to Molly Caring not about the meaning Only thankful for the rhyming II Kwame Attah was a farm god He did go to church on Sunday basis He lived just right With no known sins But Molly said he was […]

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LOVE POETRY

COLD?

When I turn cold I know you hurt But I hurt in ten-fold And I need an outlet II When I turn cold I know you fret But to you I am sold As you cuddle a safe bet III I am bold I need, to strength, get I need a hold Or I will […]

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RELIGIOUS

HIS LETTER

“Give your life to Christ” He writes boldly “For even the love of humans Can’t compete His earthly love” I ponder on the three paged sheet And wonder why I feel I am being coerced, like a little puppy, into a cult I know God creates Who needs what he creates when he continuously creates? […]

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A SUCCULENT MANGO LIKE ME

Like a succulent mango You bite me deep After washing me in cool waters And chew my flesh Claiming I am fresh I can only scream by sewing my threads In your teeth But you wait after chewing And curse me While you enjoyed me with no blessing I know my juice tasted like heaven […]

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LOVE

LIKE A KING

Walk like a king No matter what annoying bells ring Because you are the sky Which a great moon yearns to embrace II Walk like a god No matter who gets bored For you are that spirit That a great priestess worships III Smiles must make your miles All suns must create you tiles All […]

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LOVE

IMPRISONED (ADULT POETRY)

  When I spotted him It was like magic His light travelled to wake dead feelings Buried under the earth of my skin He was the electricity And I the wires   II So I found myself asking “Is he too taken?” If he is, then I committed adultery Adultery of thoughts Because he looked […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION

NATURE WORKS

As seconds speed into minutes And minutes gallop into hours As hours run into days As days walk into months As months cross over to years Stagnant fears Tend to stink Sympathetic tears Are given a wink A giver today May be a crucifier with time’s transitions So get under the showers of hard work […]

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RELIGIOUS

THE POOR CHURCH BELL

The radios blasts happy God’s songs The folded clothes cry iron long Discarded Bibles now belong Some high heels will sing sensual songs To get to hearts of the many strongs Still, the church’s bell rings, digi digi digi digi dong! II I know heart clothes many will wear Those needing good husbands to stare […]

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MOTIVATION

SCREAM

It is not a dream You are in the troubled stream Smeared in the shame body cream You feel like one in a team None of those are as they seem So come out and SCREAM! II It is day And you have no say Death has given you its pay And you feel you […]

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LOVE

I DON’T WANT TO LOVE YOU (ADULT POETRY)

I don’t want to love you But adrenaline has conquered The fighting forces of control Like a match taking possession of petrol And has left me helpless   II I don’t want to love you But I am like the boiled cassava In between your mortar and ready pestle Even an escape, spells my doom […]

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HEARTBREAKS LOVE

HIDDEN WORDS

Anger battles anger Mountainous chest heaves in desperation As flat chest curses in confusion Each back turns And tears flow into the secret coffers of darkness II Strong masks on weak faces Wearing off in few paces Like chalk paint on stained mansions in rain Oh what a tragedy! III Why can’t there be hearts […]

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MUSIC SOCIAL

GIVING THERAPY

Take a seat And feel the beat I will make you neat Relax and give me your feet You walker who feel defeat CHORUS I will massage them Following through to your leg stem For they are gems Which must be clear of germs They have worked hard II Give me your hands As you […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

WORKERS “AYEKOOO”

Heads rightly occupied Are like heaven with God Who sends angels to protect II Hands rightly occupied Are like golden hens Who lay golden eggs III Mouths rightly occupied Are like widely listened to radios Which gains high dues IV Legs rightly occupied Are like expensive vehicles Which drive beings to divine places V All […]

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LOVE

DREAMING FANTASIES

I want to set a moon table On blue sky grounds With seats made of stars To gently light our love And help it merge into oneness Under the very eyes of God   II I want to borrow the voice of a nightingale Hoping an eagle will lend me its wings So I can […]

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SOCIAL

HEARTS OF THE SLUM

As mouths chirp Of its stinking gutters And eyes roll Appalled by its horror ‘borlas’ The hearts of the slum Beat ‘kum, kum kum kum’ II Like the beings unrespected The gangs so suspected Its ills stand uncorrected But more happiness is erected As its hearts beat ‘kum, kum kum kum kum’ III In its […]

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AFRICA

TWISTING IRONICALS

Teeth of black golds Please sharpen yourselves on ruthless stones And get ready to chew Chew By all means chew II Start chewing from the skulls Which aim to take you there Yes, break those skulls Use your claws to pull them out of their enclaves Bite to chew the good sense out Making watchers […]

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LIFE

STORY OF YOUR LIFE?

“Story of my life I have a wife Who hates the word ‘strife’ And cancut inspiration with a word knife II Story of my life I have a husband without a life All he does is whine Thinking everything must be divine III Story of my life  ‘Work as life is striving for better’ Is […]

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HEALTH LIFE

MOTHER EARTH (DIAMANTE)

Earth Pregnant, kind Polluting, fazing, caring Harmed, used, hurdled, captured Freeing, hurting, spoiling Abused, wronged World Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015 (Today is World Earth Day, please take a moment to think of something you can do to better the earth)

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LOVE

YOUR SWEET FLOW

When I lie in quietude With emotions in multitude Bubbling like potent soap bubbling I think of you II When your thoughts flow into mine Like smooth river flowing into a great sea The merging is surreal It harmonises and smoothens all rough edges III My veins are just empty holes You are like the […]

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AFRICA DEATH GHANA

FOR THE GHANAIAN FLAGSTRESS

Thoughts soo advanced Have descended the stairs of the earth Hands so talented lay still Refusing to move, even when danger announces its coming Theodosia Oko! II She married the colours Red, gold, green with a black star Mating the gold And gave perfect meanings As to why it must flag the Ghana land But […]

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AFRICA

WHEN SAVAGE MONKEYS WAKE

I wish my fingers were a huge cloth Then I could cloth this shame of Africaness So heads can walk on shoulders As the filth stays in II We are now zombies Loving our horrid features On screens of walls Of those we worshipped But we cry foul Citing their brutalities and their monkey tags […]

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LOVE SOCIAL

AT THE PAPLEASSION

Meet me there There At the papleassion Where heat and cold embrace As lightening and thunder sing praise II Hold me there There At the papleassion On the waist of power and slavery And let the windy audience worship bravery III Indulge me there There At the papleassion Where speaking and listening have handshakes And […]

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HEARTBREAKS

LET GO

Her love might have been your stream, the real one will be your perfect rain II Her love might have been your bright colours but look keenly, your real queen will be your rainbow III Her love might have been your weird glasses your real queen will become your contact lenses IV Her love might […]

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LIFE RELIGIOUS

SWEET BLOSSOMS

Through sin’s sweet bosom Many hurts did blossom Gaining roots Acting as boots And in cahoots with punishments II We cherishing Though perishing Sweet peas In acidic seas Bubbles of heart ripples Weapons masked in angelic pebbles III Sweet hurtings Like peace’s chaos Soul’s dirt bowl Like heavenly hellish creation Sweet Lord Please come on […]

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WEEPING RED BLOOD

Do we need ancestral heads to understand The lyrics in this patriotic song of ours? “Yɛn ara asaase ni ɛyɛ abuↄ dendene ma yɛn Mogya na nananom hwiee gu nya de too hↄ ma yɛn Aduru me ne wo nso so Sɛ yɛbɛ yɛ bi atua so“ If blood, precious, were poured to attain this […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

URBAN

Ah urban! What have you done? Now many people own cars And everybody needs a car See how pregnant the roads are See how tired the traffic lights look Cars rebel and cast choked spell As legs cramp up under small seats We are now like clipped birds Flying on kites A deflated tyre and […]

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AFRICA GHANA POLITICS

THE NEVER DYING PLANTAIN PLANT

There is a never dying plantain plant Which is rooted in the centre Of a coast initially golden When it is cut down, other shoots emerge When it is uprooted, new shoots succeed Funny, how a plantain drains And never ceases to create holes of mouthings Holes of horrid deceits Holes of disappointments Holes of […]

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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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LOVE

TICKLING NIGHT

The night is tickling With ringing passions Passions soaring on eagle wings And having flings with loneliness II Sky looks high at the sighs Breezes whisper in gossips Waiting anxiously for the complete lonely season As I lose all my reasons III As the stars pray And the moon displays all shameful longings, Fireflies pull […]

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LIFE

CATS SERENADING MICE

When a cat falls in love with a mouse Certainly, it must prepare to banish hunger Form its life Or face the brightest darkness That will engulf it After breaking the bones of the one It feels great love for II When a mouse falls in love with a cat One-sidedly, It must cultivate the […]

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AFRICA CULTURE

The Launch of Poetry Excursion on an African Mind by Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia

Poetry, is fast gaining roots in Ghana, and as such, there are modern poets who are helping give it a boost in the entertainment industry. I must commend the Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) for helping its members gain the recognition they need. Being what many call a prolific writer, I started writing poetry when […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

FARM BEINGS (TANKA)

Tomatoes, onions Pepper and salt, fish, water Groundnut or palmnut Should I bring in the others? They live independently II Living by themselves So conceited like bosses Never knowing they will leave Together in pots On flames with fingers like swords III Sad that is not all Their carcasses travel through Odours, crashing stones With […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION

DO THE REQUIRE

Carrying the heaviest house Knowing it can’t compete a sick mouse The tortoise still moves in search Of its daily manna II Knowing a step-on is its horrid accident And the steppers would never give it a lament The ant still moves in search Of its daily manna III Even the lions know their Zions […]

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LIFE

THREADING CAUTIOUSLY

When turtles swim into the shore Hoping to see the ones before Little do they know what waits in store If only they knew seas have no law II When baby eagles wait in bore Hoping to be the flyers at the fore Showing mothers they can take the tour Little do they know about […]

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LOVE PEACE RELIGIOUS

GOD’S SPECTACLE

Through God’s spectacle There is no human receptacle He needs no oracle To tell Him what happens in His tabernacle He gave us combined chronicle To work with but we are comical Doing opposites and needing a miracle Humans are like pigs and it’s terrible Look, we know our state is curable All we need […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION

PERFECT PALACES

Pensive plans pets pious people Pushing poor powers to prey in their pates Pissing pride to puff and play A pent up pecker picks in power play II Pure persons pave power paths And pray to pistol preys at play Pouring petrification in pensive plans To pacify pains and pin position of pacemaker III Puffy […]

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WOMEN EMANCIPATION

NOT A SNAKE

        I marvel at the way Taunters justify and say ‘tis a tradition and needs no reaction Sad! With today’s intellect and technology   A pox on all those thoughts!   Veins are connected A running blood goes through it Gayly working with other organs In feelings of ecstasy and  Never wanting […]

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DEATH SOCIAL

MELANCHOLIC LAST STEP (CRAZY STANZAS)

They get to live to see The few steps I take But they still love for me To have my lifetime break Until they finally many a me see They look back wanting to have me again II I am also with a heart A heart which needs to extension gain Every second’s death breaks […]

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LIFE LOVE

NECTAR SUCKERS

Daylight enhances The bee’s nuances An innocent flower Smiles like a tower Thinking it has power Buzzing in attractiveness It hovers until the flower gets powerless It then perches, sits, gets comfy and sucks Thanking God for its lucks The nectar weeps Hating where its soul seeps Until its shouts diminish Into the bees beaky […]

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AGING LIFE

FOREPLAY OF BEAUTY

I How pretty The budding smile Of the new born beautiful flower Which feels the air And sees the sun, Tastes the rain And hears the humming of thunder II Oh how beautiful It sways in youth As all do look Her way more than once Dazers gaze for long As it dances to show […]