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THE GLOAT AFLOAT

There was once a gloatWho was nearly found afloatAnd got saved by a gracious boatOnly to grow fit to turn into a goatWho wore only furs in ingratitude coatsAnd added horribly insulting quotesTo the she who only on him do her dotes IIHe knew not the eyes watching…were with the hearts he’d need in helpingShould […]

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TO YOUR MAMA AND YOU

Never in my dreams and thoughtDid I think I’d meet someone and be caught…in the dilemma of a soul looking opposite my single lifeNursing thoughts of being a wifeUntil I met you…all thanks to your mother IISo I celebrate she who gave you lifeWatering you with care to ease my strifeI celebrate she who bore […]

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IN GRATITUDE

There was a rock that knocked my senses To see hurled life stones Amidst wincing and weeping As materials for building in this storm II You were the ink that gathered my alphabets Even when my pages got wet With rains of my tears To gather for me a crowd of cheers III You are […]

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GRATITUDE

I smile As I make the miles For I’ve known more than a while And have tasted livers from biles Like a swift alikoto, I have swirled Like the boss fishes of some rivers, I have swarm Like the nightingale with the tinniest vocal chord, I have sang Some say I am a tortoise, but […]

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LIFE

A KWASI BLESSING

      Kwasi is a name of peace, Winning and grace, A day of rest So I knock my wonder In gratitude of a Kwasi-blessing Good deeds have no mouths Yes, but many alien mouths Announce at no cost, their works Not new, but good clich├ęs work best – No fears in saying A […]

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INGRATITUDE

He who discriminates On the food table   He who discriminates Around the drinking tanks   He who complains Of the hard sheets   Knows no pain And knows no need   Come to my end And I’ll give you a mirror in which you’ll see your ingratitude. Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014