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CLASSES OF SMILES

Some smiles are kept in filesEnclosed, closedNever to be opened againTo help their bearers be sane IISome smiles can last for a whileBecause they were borne from seeds…watered to gain rootsPampered to gain stemsAnd cared for to turn flowersTo blossom till they wiltAnd they live on in revival of remembrance IIISome smiles can travel milesBecause […]

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HAPPINESS

Happiness is always an art Using the senses to break hurdicular fences Happiness is always within Waking smiles even in painful miles II Happiness is seeing the beauty through the filth Hearing the rhythms through the chaos Feeling the air through the hurricanes Loving you in surrounding hate Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © October 22, 2018

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THE HAPPY DANCE

A step And another to rep A clap And a thigh to slap A shake It doesn’t matter how fake Drive the dance Ignore tongues of the dunce And give happiness a chance II So step to rep Clap to slap Shake to take And jumpily jump To give the heart some flutters Amoafowaa Sefa […]

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ROLL

Ring riding rims that roll Wretched realms roll wretched wreck Riding and ringing reads reaping rains “Ray has got a ray that say he’s gay” As in happiness in life which never ends So ring ring ring your bell Riding rims that roll and flow Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LOVE RELIGIOUS SOCIAL

PA HEE PA HO PA HEE PA HEI

Paaa, paaaa, paaa, paa, paaa A child is born One who deserves a horn II Paaa, paaaa, paaa, paa, paaa Grab your coat And board a boat III Paaa, paaaa, paaa, paa, paaa Who cares to hate Please grab a plate IV Paaa, paaaa, paaa, paa, paaa I hear the love Which streams from above […]

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LET US ALL SING

Sing until the bells of heaven ring Sing and let them ring in many springs Sing and let heaven all Satan’s flings Sing, for in happiness, the right thing to do is sing II Laugh until the sorrow of the earth drowns Laugh and let pain die of drought Laugh, for the heavens to be […]

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LIFE

CHASTITY OF LIFE

Life! Life! Life! What pride could you boast of If you were a woman? How many men would you have dated? Would you have cared about something called virginity? Would you have prided In bathing with tears of men? Would you have claimed the highest beauty? I guess you could Why won’t you? All eyes […]

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FREEDOM PEACE

KWAKU SEARCHES HAPPINESS (TANKA)

I Kwaku searched and searched To steal and have happiness His search was futile But he kept at it with hope Stalking every smiling face II He bought spectacles And bought guns to scare and seize, Saved money to please, And bought handcuffs to cuff him When he catches him at last III He went […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

LET YOUR SUN LEAD

Laugh from the heart Because we are here for a while, Only a while. We are balloons We are like balloons; Flat at birth, Blown to be big and beautiful Only to burst Or our air let out Little by little until weakness catches up And little holes make themselves in us Then we are […]

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COME TO THE BREWER

Come from the North Come from the South Come to the East Come from the West To the bar of the Word Brewer I have many different brews: A brew of happiness to curb your sadness, A brew of strength to curb your weakness, A brew of hope to curb your hopelessness, A brew of […]

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CUPID’S APPRECIATION

Contemplated, Thinking you would be doggy Hoping to skip the hole of agony You told of pain excruciating When you reached that hole of agony You don’t regret it, you said Crossing the hole was bitter But made your bones better Then I felt totally subdued   But I am relaxed Your morning songs of […]

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TRY THIS

Conquer hurt Conquer diseases   Conquer hurdles Conquer pain   Conquer poverty Conquer loneliness   Conquer failure Conquer attacks   Try a smile, It works magic.    Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014.

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LET’S HOLD OUR HANDS

The tailor sows And the wearer refuses to see his nudity   The writer writes And the reader refuses to read   The seller sells And the buyer refuses to buy   The doctor learns to heal And the patient decides to die   The lawyer extends his hands The culprit chooses natural fate   […]

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IT’S SUMMERTIME

Throw your worries to the wind Free yourself and have your mind Play around and know it’s summertime   Who is trying to catch the silly? This time each runs his own runs This time each cares no hoot, it’s summertime   The many debts have no legs to run To haunt and taunt you […]

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SINGING POETRY

The air is blowing Branches are swinging Happy birds are singing Happy birds are singing Singing on the swinging   The face is glowing Happy thoughts are flowing Smiley mouths are singing Smiley mouths are singing Singing on the glowing   Now you are smiling Your nice face is shining The pretty sun is shining […]

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BEFORE THE AXEMAKERS

Happiness lived with us Its family was enough for every house Before the Paleolithic era When we discovered the armoury of Homo Habilis It is no Gordon Bennett that happiness developed wings Due to the intense afterglow the taste of worldly dominance brought   Volcanoes and storms must have been the only firemakers Animals being […]

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JOY’S CHANCE

Give joy a chance Give your legs a dance Jump and clap your hands Like worry exist not Like worry exist not   step out of your zone Never ever mourn If you ever feel alone Jump and clap your hands Like worry exist not Like worry exist not   Let the troubles rain Be […]

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MY SONGS

There is a song on every lips Mine is a song of peace A song of love A song of tolerance A song of freedom A song of merriment A song of positive celebrations A song of good living A song of happiness A song of flying colours A song which gives wings to the […]

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TWO IN A COAT

Let us sail Let’s sail across the sea Where there is no wail And no tax biller to collect a fee.   Let us hug Hug so tight our temperatures will merge And none will us bug And contentment will our hearts surge   Then hunger will flee Flee from our mortal carriers As eternal […]

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THE DAYS OF HEAVEN

  I am not neglecting you Not at all My mind happens to contain features, Features of those days. Yes, my body happens to be a feature among the many in days long gone, Days before my habitation. In my mind’s eye I see those days When minds were very pure As to allow the […]

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PLAYFUL POEM FOR MY MANY CHILDREN

Pan, pan pan pan The dogs are barking The cats are mewing The lions are roaring And we are playing Pan pan pan pan Panana pan pan pan   Na na na naaaa Go ahead and fall Our mummies will not call They’ve gone to the mall To fill their precious stalls Na na nana […]