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GO! YE ZEALOTS

Hearts must have their decisions Yours is to lay bare and not to force Religious zealots!   Heads must have their decisions Yours is to lay bare and not to cajole Education zealots!   People must decide Yours is to candidly lay bare your capabilities Political zealots!   All zealots, bow in shame A time […]

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THE DICTATORSHIP OF DEATH

When age married the deadly death They arranged all grown beings to the shore for their honeymoon Because death doted on his wife Now the legs of time has travelled an untraceable path He hunts the young and brings them home His wife lovingly advise age meals Carnivorous death stresses some youthful beings “I am […]

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ON PASSION’S WHEELS

She gently touches my weedless pate Knowing it is my passion’s gate Testing my very strong fate In  what may be a tasteless bait I hold my own trying to let it abate She keeps going making me say Kate. Her name rises tingly passion’s hate  And forces me to like the goat mate My […]

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BABY FOX TURNS INTO A TIGER

Baby fox turns into a tiger In the mind of a paranoid sailor Who like a greedy dog hated to share So bolted with all the world had to give many On the blood of many, many heads   He paddles through the angry storm Who seeks to sit on heavenly throne When he takes […]

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THE HEART OF GRIEF

The heart weeps The pain seeps Thoughts go deep And so fast the mind cannot keep   The mouth yearns to speak But its trembling has reached its peak It shivers and hates all eyes that seek To make it sympathetically weak   But such is the depth of loss No amount of words can […]

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A MOUTHLESS HEART

  I had a brain without watchful eyes I had a heart without an expressive mouth I had a head filled with meat and coloured water You came Gave eyes to my brains, A good mouth to my heart And filled my head with thoughts Who would’ve ever known That your about-turn Could turn your […]

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NATURE AGAINST INVENTIONS

There is the UK’s follow my leader, Double ’Dutch, hopscotch And the general blind man’s buff. Long ago in Africa; Ghana, We the children giggled and laughed As we, like little angels with no serious assignments, Circled in kneeling as a chosen chose the smart or the dull For our admiration or booing, While we […]

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YOURS IS YOURS

Even vultures know Yes, vultures sympathise with their village corpses Like their own families, they eat but leave a little to be seen. On other lands, new meat, different taste If care is not taken, even bones cannot be seen. I was told but I thought not And just like a child viewing a beautiful […]

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CHILD RHYMES

When I wake up from my bed Guess who I see in the sky Roaming up and down are birds Up and down in the sky   I need you to take I need you to wake For fitness sake Let’s bath in the lake. Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014