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LOSING GOD

Herbs helped heal hurting humansUntil underlings usurpedPower of its potencyDrowning doing with doubtsWorking words into wrestling winsGod the odd factor IIDue to fabrications for God’s contaminationMany a mind have veered from righteous pathsThinking the unrighteous a sure redemption Due to manipulations of fake prophetsMany herbs are now weeds…killed by weedicidesAs we search for antidotes to […]

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THE UNTHINKING WISHMASTER (A Fantasy Poem)

There is chaos in heavenAn earthling who is monstrously driven…is in a perplexing sickness hiddenHer soul wandering in the desert of the desertedAs she prays naked…taunting God to dare watch what He created at factory settingsGod Himself orders four giant angels to guard and guide her…till she fights fair in life IIThe struggling soul seeks […]

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IN THE CIRCLE OF DEVIANCY

I’m in the circle of deviancy As Tongues rage fire on me from the square of holiness Amazing how a fire sparks in my rebelling heart As my head holds a naughty stance II As my heart wobbles in faith My head’s explanatory researches flaw all facts I’ve been bombarded with Reality holds a major […]

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ON PRESIDENT’S ORDERS

Dear God, Beings hide in being Because a sickness has picked our body bricks …as home in its quest to destroy us Sparing few as carriers Pairing pain in others Forcing some prematurely to death’s home And caging the healthy in their homes Odomankomah …since the earth is one of your wombs Please come to […]

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THE REAL GOD

God is the shining smile of the sun …the tasty piety of dew God is the peaceful blanket of the dark …the very thin layer of its dawn God is the many droplets of rain …the refreshing fan of air God is breath II God is spaceful shoulders in sore sorrows God is warm hugs […]

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BLOOD IN THOUGHT

As I sit under this shade In a pit dug by this spade Needing a chit to be a shade Will my bit in this here be made? II Let’s say I quit thinking it charade And I fit into fate’s forbade Will a hit bite in a decade And tit a tat for my […]

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COLOURS

As some blacks act snakes to shed their skins As some Asians act carpenters …to sandpaper their skins As some whites act toasts …to darken their skins And some people act boards …to write on their skins How do you feel? Just how do you feel as God? II Most of your creations covet …what […]

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MOCKED

Just as models take the shine of designers, Actors take the shine of writers Pretenders in pastoral clothes …are taking the shine out of your powers Don’t you see? No, ahonuabobirim, can’t you see? II I thought you were the driver And like mates …your prophets commune knowing they are just a tribune …so fear […]

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FOREVER A DEVIANT

If you lose sleep to keep a hope …of my swinging slope …from deviancy to your earth God cope Then you need a potent dope If not, you’ll forever mope Because I will forever be a deviant II Show me the cross And I’ll turn boss to use it as seat For many to carry […]

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GOD IN NATURE

The God in a bird …is its singing …its planting …and its flying The God in a dog …is its servitude …its protection …and to some, its companionship The God in fowls …is blessings of bells of waking …lessons of care of chicks …and still, their delicious meat The God in pigs …is the lesson […]

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GOD FOR TRIAL

You’re a God …lost in gods …now living in huge mansions …looking down on the poor II You’re a God …lost in waters …turned clouds …which only fall on roofs of the wealthy III You’re a God …lost in soil …gifting your fertility to hostile harems of cheats …shaming the good IV You’re a God […]

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IN OUR WAR

Lord It’s been a while I’ve gone miles with smiles without your dial Hosting your bitter bile …in my heart’s file As thoughts pile on talking tiles What do you say? II God I have traveled abroad your favour hoarding Cruising in peace I can afford …in your danger Ford Should I expect your anger […]

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UNFORTUNATE

It was so real I had an easy feel Sins were so few That my tears were like morning dew II But now I see the waters sweating sins I see the trees chattering sins I hear the air snaking sins I hear the birds chirping sins Oh mountains echo sins Plants pray peculiar sins […]

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IN A DEVIL’S MASK?

Feuds hide in curtains of days past To make monsters of grieving cast On stages of new days How did I come to wear a devil’s mask In mirrors of new eyeballs? Did you so mix days with nights to win wars of the past? II You drag me through the slums of hunger Arrange […]

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CAN’T FOLLOW

You have been like a shadow Haunting in my follow Daunting in my sorrowful hollow Uncaring even in my Jonah-like-swallow Call me shallow But I still can’t you follow II I can’t tell whether you’re farther or a father I can’t tell whether you’re a monster or a mother I don’t know what you feed, […]

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NOTHING MOTHERING ALL THINGS

I have been following your mythical silhouette to find its owner Living like a leaf carried by air in the sky of uncertainty Anger mixes frustration and disdain As something seems like anything All in the can of nothing But then again Nothing is the mother of all things Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © Jan. 10, […]

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HIDDEN MEANINGS UNDER CHURCH SKIRTS

There are so many meanings hidden Hidden in songs ridden Ridden on vocal cords from the bottom of burning intestines Intestines locked away by flesh of stomachs II Rising like sunrise and stabling like burns A heart fluttered to die and resurrected to live like a ghost Scar of pain gathering guts to form sounds […]

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GRATEFUL

Through the mud and through the gutters Through the fears and through the tears Through the doubts and through the hounds Through the taunts and through all beatings You have been here Here with me shadownically Quietly pushing Masterfully weaving Powerfully watering me into fruition Ahunuabobirim, aseda nka wo din! II Thank you, for nurturing […]

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UNDER THE SAME SUN

Under the same sun Beliefs vary in many a man Whereas some in nature shun Others build myths like webs in the sky Where none tries to look as it’s so high There are those ghosts caged without a bye Bruskotoed on oh day and night! Still there are some believing all a fight A […]

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IN MY BODY TEMPLE

Be in my day And have your say Plaster memories so coarse with happiness Tile failures so humiliating with greatness Paint tears with infectious laughter In my body temple II Be in my say And help cut my hay In this perfect sun Help me no downtrodden shun Cover my pain With the beauty of […]

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THE GREAT OVERSEER

At all times, in all places God is aboard my ship Through all challenges, in all pain A rock oversees my dock A storm can overthrow my form A rain can drain all my strength to strain Many a mile can feed me bile much like River Nile But at the bend to the end […]

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THE TREE OF HOPELESSNESS

We have reached the tree of hopelessness On whose biggest stool branches sit foolishness Who order for your beautified abode After their worked thoughts rode In gains of power And a presence many will cower Odomankomah gye wo man! II We are wearing clothes of indiscernible thoughts Our minds with manipulations bought Advertisements of a […]

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A PRAYER

In this cold Do me hold Even when sold Make me bold You who did me mould II We are in grasses filled with rhyming snakes We are cut weeds being chased by sharp rakes We are vehicles with destructive brakes We are bread death busily bakes Why won’t everything cause fear shakes? III Build […]

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NNAASE NKOA

Shame has turned into a cobweb hosting my soul As I look at my once rubbish bowl Sitting in gold Receiving rains of blessings in many fold Odomankomah, forgive this body which sat on its foresight And battled you on a crowded site II The vulture whose best saucepan was the rubbish heap Is now […]

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WHEN NEED CHASES

I live With the body of a lioness But walk At the pace of a snail The earth; a cruel boiling The air; a slapping heat On this road, are monstrous feet And on the sky’s face, is an annoying grin Even the dark seems dangerous As legs with no intent join targeting ones in […]

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BE THE LIGHT

In this cave of pain Where insanity is in rain Planting needless disdain Like that felt by Cane Be the light in my train II You know thoughts which sit in the main Driving me insane Oh God of my brain! Break these haunting chain Which my good waters drain Can’t you see I am […]

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​HONOUR THIS PRAYER

You know the spine of every palm frond Holds it firmly  Even in the slaps and blows of the wind You know a seed holds the future of its fruit You know divinations of norms Twist paths of stories I am on this drive which the winds of life turn Abrempong mu Obrempong Lead my […]

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​ON THE EVE OF YOUR WORSHIP

You have cut the ribbon of shyness From our very eyes All contours leading to remorse Have been made comfortable From the slippery slope it was Why? Because sins grow into norms with time And you are the programmer of the dramatic brain Which engines us II I wonder if you peep through the anus […]

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NHYIRA

Day has broken from the clutches of darkness Aiding eyes, like a pathfinder To see all in clarity If breath stands at post And health is on wealth’s coast I say “anyame mu Nyame” Nhyira nka wo din! II I can see hens leading their chicks And cocks looking for stocks Through the warning of […]

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RAIN YOUR FAVOURS

The sky lies emotionless Far from pates of the helpless Who like dead wood, are visibly drowning in seas of sadness I know your heart bleeds for all your seeds Lord of the earth! Rain your favours! II The earth sits hard in a sky battle Uprooting supporting trees Breaking bones of all fallen Whose […]

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ODOMANKOMAH

My breaths are best in your flow My heartbeats are best in your machinations My steps are best in your architecture My will is best in your seal Oh Odomankomah! My redeemer! II You are the river of blood in my veins You are the air of life in my daily keep You are my […]

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PERSPECTIVES

​The stance of an eye And its distance Determines the visions thereof Like plants in the different pores of the earth We stand in view of a portion So how can our mouths be in judgement seats Audienced by other eyes and ears In marking right from wrong? II God may appear in different beings […]

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SHOW US YOU

The sounds of nature stamps your existence Your bodiless presence calls for some insistence Of evidence of your presence Despite many testimonies of the taste of your essence II You are who you are Though we know not when you were But are dying to share In your kingdom at any fare III We wish […]

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GOD (CRAZY STANZAS)

​In the wake of this take Make me windbreaks that will all hurdles absorb Be like the unbreakable bubble surrounding me Even as rains of drains seek all grains of sanes II Ahonu-abobirim! As a mind which descended from the stairs of a sage I lay my body before thy feet Burn the evils in […]

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BE MY SHIELD

As many, their cutlasses wield Like monsters on a game field Please Lord, don’t let my spirit yield Be my capable shield II I know I am not fast My legs, in run, will not in this race last Not with enemy soldiers at vantage points on a land so vast Help me see this […]

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STEPS TO YOU

On this ground of uncertainty Look my way Hold my hand like a crawling toddler Heal my feet And hold me up II I am but soul on clay I am nought but your weave I am nought but your grateful robot Help me step to you III Where the world flaws Give me holding […]

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VULNERABLE AND FALLIBLE

This heart Wears a hat Dodging difficulties In mythical thinking II This head Has an umbrella Covered in blessed rains But seeing its fall III These legs Want to be in congregation Why then do they Feel no move IV I feel you are there But eyes have no proof The proof of mind Cancels […]

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HANGING PLEA

Ye who wove minds As spiders weave their nests Can you war bar Pushing love in its stead? II Ye who made binds As donkeys serve bests Can you push afar Equality in superior stead? III Won’t your ingredients vanish As your name tarnish Calling your presence to banish With war recurring, making insults your […]

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WRAPPED IN THE ARMS OF FAITH (CINQUAIN TRAIN)

Our God Is so alive Like lightning to protect He leads without worry to clear Our shield II Our Lord Is our captain In this raging hard storms He navigates even the storms What’s fear? III Defeat Will work madly But will defeat itself For it is a foot-mat to us Thanks Lord! Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia […]

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ODOMANKOMA OF WONDERS

I have seen and read miracles But never like the ones you do In your unknown frame II I have walked and talked Never heard non as powerful As you Odomankoma III You give rains in dry season And give dryness in rainy season You crack in summer Only to soothe in harmattan You really […]

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GOD

It is our belief That like a being hiding behind a partition He hides behind the sky II God It is our unconscious belief That he holds a potent telescope Watching all deeds at once III God It is our odd belief That He has a path to his abode Paths solely definite from our […]

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AT YOUR WORSHIP

What do You not see at your worship? Fancy clothes hiding tempts Who boldly stand as vying angels With mischief in wallets of their hearts II What do You not see at your worship? Skillful and hungry pythons Acting like prophets bitten by the famous holy ghost Of course, how else can they get the […]

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GOD THINKS US GOLD DIGGERS

Fickle are hearts that need With no desire to feed Fickle are wayward deeds With no forming change seeds If humans see through acts And like judges, conclude diggers and real Who are you to deceive God? II Most prayers are like one way streets Ones asking vehicles ply Never a chance of showing hearts […]

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CANE OF GOD

Quack quack quack The voices of ducky deceits sing Like a choir in symphony In temples haunted by God Monies from impoverished pockets Cry for their owners From bellies to clothes To shoes to watches To cars to perfumes On parodies of preachers II Ghosts of stomachs haunt houses of worship Pernury taunts clever minds […]

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GOD ON BOARD

I know God is on board the human ship On this wobbly twerking worldly sea He is the air that blows so fair He is the water which quenches all thirsts He is the myth that saves data of our minds He is the breath that engines our moves The question Why He hides in […]

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A BLACK JESUS

I need a Jesus black as coal One who protects our seas And grows its trees Paying land fees for fertility II I need a Jesus who lived through a black maiden Probably from Krobo One who had not gone through dipo rites And was not struck down by an Nzuleizu gods Or an Akan […]

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FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN

Odomankoma the wise Craftily hid it in all things That we may look Look and think Think and link Link and create And so it is That man created pipe The source of his urine as inspiration Well, so I think II Odomankoma the all knowing Did wisdom in all hid Thus herbalists looked Studied […]

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LIVIROLOGIES

How now wows calls  for vows How now bows calls for yaws Clean like a nightingale But live like a vulture Work like a bull Live like worm Sit like a gluttonous pest Live like a king Knowing big seats Makes you all defeat Cruelty laughs at piety Lies threaten candidness The world tears up […]

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FEED MY NEED

Lord I need For you to breed My inner seed In your kind deed II I need to feed So I try to weed And try to heed But I flaw my creed III Free my mind Free my soul Free my body  To sour like your dove When I fall in the mud I […]

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THERE IS A GOD

There is a God There is a God who started it all Created all the chords And made the call For harmony For a wheel Which births to shed II There is a God The one who saw all firsts Every shoot has a root Every root has a seed or stem Which births it […]