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POETRY

A SUN WHICH REFUSED TO SET

A Sun which refused to setMade many place a betThat it’ll never reach its WestTo leave a history of being among the best IIAs it burnedIt, great power yearnedAs it earnedIt, a grave lesson learned IIIFor with the burn out of its heatCame a turn out for its defeatBut the East will not accept its […]

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POETRY

THE RULING PLAY PEOPLE

You now act like similes and metaphorsThe former taunting the latter of not having bridges…for smooth analogical transitionsThe latter accusing the former…of using vague means in analogies…and throwing dust in eyes that they are bridgesTo the latter, direct analogy is the bestWhile the former thinks it too cruelThese are the political play people …taking turns […]

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POETRY

OPINION SHOOTING

I thought common sense …has written boldly that stance determines chance …and enhance the dance of thoughts and tongues But tongues wag in nags to push our nation …to lag behind By engaging in tug of wars …dividing many a gullible in their support And forcing nobel hearts and capable minds …to climb the fence […]

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THIS IS THE HEAVEN WE WANT

This is the heaven we want The heaven where fetish angels with Biblical don’ts front …blasphemous revolutions held sacred by sanity won’ts II This is the heaven we seek The heaven where eagles are made weak and meek …to bow to chickens, lending their beaks …to be used as axes to cut their own thoughts’ […]

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POETRY

CHOOSE SKILLS OVER GREED

See See the work you’re piling on our history See See the problems wearing troubles fast turning scary mysteries Don’t you feel a pinch when other lands celebrate victories …through the work and truth they pour into their destinies? II I know inferiority was imprinted in our thoughts But that’s the reason many have bought […]

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THESE ARE THE CHURCHES

These are the churches …asking to be fed …while earth lies on its struggling bed II These are the churches …which promised to be sheds …when troubles wed in birthing deads See how they angrily roar …for dimes in these times III These are the churches …supposed to be fetching good gone wretches Aren’t they […]

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POETRY

FLIPPED TO BAD

The first knew well They jingled their bells And brought joy to the world …by recognizing a birth II Now it’s all about …”What I want for Christmas” …”On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me” And the icing, …”So this is Christmas. What have you done?” Oh things have been […]

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ONE AT A TIME

Amonu used her two eyes …to look into a bottle …and saw nothing Abochi used an eye …to look in same bottle …his other eye closed And saw its content Greed breeds seeds unfeeding II There are beautiful sights we lose …when each eye roams at will …this looking left …that looking right So focus […]

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IN THIS SEA

It is funny Very funny how fishes muddy Toy with Waste The water in which they live II They create their storms And shake their grounds They reject the right rains And dig for tsunamis They heat their waters But stay therein Is there a thought to point that out? III Oh big fishes! Digging […]

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THESE CROSSROADS

I was born with nothing No fangs No claws To talk of clothes and rings and slings to cling Look at me now Looking at these crossroads II I was born like mixed flour So light Does the sun boil me like heat Which fans the buttocks of pots As air stirs my content to […]

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ADDICTION

Breath lures greed In hope of immortality Food lures need in hope of eternal satisfaction Money plants demons In hope of more into much In the hands of all pockets Stirring the pot of vanishing only to outlast 1b. For pleasure shovels and accomodating holes Beings build mental castles To chain targets like goats in […]

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POETRY

DEAR MOON

Dear Moon Ply your night Like the nocturnal traveller you are For your crown of brightness To be seen by earthers From the throne of your sky II Do not jump into day Like a greedy human star Trying to usurp the glory of a budding For sun holds day’s glory And will make you […]

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POETRY

HARD TIMES

Times have turned upside down Although their legs race changeth not Funny How their shovels Turning minds of beings like reckless farmers tilling land Has bought dizziness for my visual chords II What do you say of this abomination? Where gyms take strength meant for lands? These are hard times Hard times when plants and […]

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LOVING CHAOS

As Cupids little beings and arrows abound Tigers and tigresses show claws of protection Fencing their zones with stinking urinals of suffocation Their significant others, their heat baking II I know sheep will stand to be cheated Seeing as all they know is baa and foolishly roam Like zombies needing direction all times So roam […]

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LIFE

ABUNDANCE BEAUTY

The goat painted red The town, until it ended up dead Leaving its huge bread II It wore it all And all unlike poles took the fall Until that nasty call III The knife watched as it grew Time bit and fanned it as it grew It felt not the wings of time as it […]

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LIFE LOVE

THAT BRIGHT BRIDE

I saw it It was so fit A flower to be given to the bride Before she took the hand of her father I wanted it But there were these mirrored walls Which failed to let me be Then I saw her father take it He had six eyes on his face Such a weird […]

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LIFE

HIS BLOOD

I give you my own flesh They do take it quickly But still they think need They go for His bones He gets so broken And broken Broken Blood flows From Him Into Their Flaming hot cups Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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FREEDOM LIFE

WANTING MORE

I stand on the head of the mountain Looking down at angry rocks Watching around as companion trees dance Looking down as angry trees fight the winds But I still aim for the sky What does this mean? Satisfaction taunts and never delivers? The more I hold, the more it pulls The more I get, […]

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LIFE SOCIAL WOMEN EMANCIPATION

ITS WHOLE CRASHING FOR THE HOLE

                For a hole to hide its finger When nobody is watching It shuns its precious little wingers And goes hunting in a sunny scorching It knows it is in danger But thinks of the warm little hole It dreams of the finger in a manger And desires […]

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SOCIAL

MONEY RULES

                  Any time I fly past the rich I see a good picture of the poor But the funny thing is The rich only sadness pours What is it they need? The rich cries like a proud peacock And the poor laughs and cries any time he […]

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SOCIAL

PEACE TURNED CHAOS

Inhibiting filthy aggressions Show when our interests tempts An order came For a continental meeting For world peace All reps were in seat Battling for their own to rule the world A voice A louder voice The loudest voice Chaos, no voice was heard Until a money bone fell in their midst The trusting pushers […]

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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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SHORT STORIES

PULL AND LET ME PULL, A SHORT STORY BY AMOAFOWAA SEFA CECILIA

    Mma Adjara stands in the middle of the compound wondering what is going to happen. Is she to support Wadudu or Watara in their bid for kingship? She was the first wife of the late king, their father, and loves them both. Fate had dealt her a nasty blow so much so that […]

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SKULLY TANKS

Breathe in the flesh suffering, no attention A breathless being ready to join the earth, full attention It’s time somebody thinks If this selflessness in making skulls money sinks Is enough to quench our thirst by serving as storer of drinks. Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014.

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HIS EXCELLENCY CORRUPTION.

Corruption wears the platinum and golden crowns And sits on thrones even royals are forbidden to sit In many parts of the world Wearing and changing frequently by day many expensive apparels Being driven in the most expensive cars With many servants licking his feet In the hopes of many favours. Corruption is a fierce […]

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WISE MONKEY

“I know I cannot eat this food I know leaving it would do me no good But I leave it to sit Then I watch it rot Then I smell it stink Then I cause myself harm Inhaling the ailment it brings” What thoughts can cause this mess? Like a lost old fool The old […]

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HAD I KNOWN…

Ama Krobea sits in her comfortable sofa, looks around her and thinks how perfect life will be if she has a man to call her own. What will she want that man to do for her? This self-questioning which always leads her into fathom fantasy and anticipation must stop, she thinks, then again, what fun […]