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POETRY

IS THAT WHY YOU WANT TO KILL YOURSELF?

Congratulations! Congratulations! And knives of jealousy slash through your intestines Probe and see A toy wrote her a certificate after an online game Is that why you’re killing yourself? II Congratulations! Congratulations! And doom rains of failure flood you in misery Like a proactive ant, just do a little investigation And you’ll know that the […]

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POETRY

BRANDING! BRANDING!

You see those beautiful mansions …built with beautiful words …painting surreal pictures? In there might be single rooms with leaking roofs …or roofless huts housing humans and rats …who compete for space So put out your jealous flames …and let your sun lead you …with its free air II What is a name without essence? […]

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POETRY

WO TI PUU PUU A…

Sounds sent to my ears …tell tales of towers trailing my tail …and riches reaching my wretch Funny …how hearts heed to hovering whispers …and plant need seeds begging for my watering Ah! … Wo ti puu puu a …wɔ bi di wai …ebia na ɛyɛ obi koobi ase aprapra! II There are suns which […]

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POETRY

INTIMIDATION STORY

Once tortoise befriended a snail And they embarked on a loving tale When storms did visit, tortoise snail shielded When cars did bump, tortoise snail shielded There wasn’t a thing in harm that could tortoise get Snail just looked and began to fret People sang of the great tortoise’s strength And went ahead to shelter […]

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POETRY

​WHAT YOU DON’T SEE

A skeletal build

With veins of neglect

Blood of stress and thirst

Meat of hate and pure hunger

Skin of punches of cold in a harmattan visit 

And bowl of heat in sunny days

Nails which have tasted the hammer of many quarries

Eyes which have joined the run against death

Legs which have collapsed and been whipped by need to a wake

Why do I see them so well?

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LIFE PRIDE\

FALLIBLE AND SOLUBLE

Here swoons the moon And there goes the frowning sun On hurtful pontoon II When moon times out, it frowns and tears for sun to come Normal these sad hurts III When the moon crosses Sun in its time, dead witchcraft Wakes to stir trouble IV Fallibility Is all, discipline; its call That margin, so […]

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HEALTHY JEALOUSY

Powerful machines, Shine when its dark Blend when it’s bright And support the shinning Let’s learn From the fireflies Whose light dim in day And glow like moon In night If Today, A moon is shinning And I’m a star I know time Will  Take Me There I’ll enjoy The moon And use its light […]

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HEARTBREAKS LOVE

HER DEMONIC SIDE

Hannah was a sweet girl Who couldn’t hurt a weak fly Until Jack took her flower And abandoned her leaf   No one saw anger developing claws In her, none saw revenge digging a hole in her What we saw was her lost frame in the sea of hate She first uprooted Jack’s roots and […]

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LOVE

A COVETER’S REGRET

“What beauty! The worldly materials they fancy I must be among So I can also belong”   Now I see my mistake I sold my freedom For materials I cannot take When I enter the pores of the earth I have been tied with ropes of demands Which tightens at my failure   Where is […]

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GIVE THANKS; CRAZY STANZAS

They bow, any time she speaks At a glance, many squeak and steal peeks   They stand even when he wears a band At a glance, everyone extends a hand   Then my eyes look at me, then at you And your eyes look at you then at me Fishes caught in the same boat? […]

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WORDS FROM THE HEART

Unequal toe nails complete the feet   So some go on the clouds On the backs of their partners Who act as paraglides to prove themselves?   And some receive the gifts of stars On the handless bodies of their lovers Who exchange their hands to prove their worth?   Oh! Some watch with tears […]

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JEALOUSY EATING AT YOUR HEART?

According to Wikipedia, jealousy is an emotion, and the word typically refers to the negative thoughts and feelings of insecurity, fear and anxiety over an anticipated loss of something of great personal value, particularly in reference to a human connection. There happens to be many forms of jealousy but I am going to touch on […]