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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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PLAY A GOOD TRUMPET

Play a good trumpet Not one with rusted channels …and broken tunnels To stop you from turning puppet …on a fool’s set II Play a good trumpet So you can cut the cowering clowning …of your sewing tempers Just as the sun lights the earth …at a good positioning Your posture tells your stature III […]

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BAMBOOS AND THE WOODPECKER

Once upon a time, Bamboos were the most feared plants in the forest They wore their honour like warriors And were ready to fight any leaf, …any branches …any stone Which as much as touched their sticks Even rains were not spared their brunts II One day, A very desperate woodworker was roaming the forest […]

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TOO TIRING

I’ve waited on you for a decade Hoping for stability Praying for the station in your love nation But you keep switching off and on Making me stuck in your mud …and never moving on I need you to please stop now …this play of here and there II Please don’t act like waves …courting […]

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CONFLICT, THE MILL OF LIFE

There will always be a cause Which will always duely force …advocacy even when false Because conflict is the mill of life Ib There will always be a situation Which will always seduce due affiliation And push for a dire demonstration in a quest for emancipation Because conflict is the mill of life Ic There […]

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LIFE’S RIDE

When your best calls out your rest And your crest pounds on your breast Turn and learn Ditch the churn of your bruised and battered pride II For our lives are ladders to climb And our faults are blocks to build Shield with no defensiveness …walk your thoughts Relegating your best to better …to push […]

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POWER AND TIME

It is true two suns …can never occupy a sky …at the same time But the sky liveth not to day And changeth its suns by day While growing into fullness …its moon by night Shedding to birth another by the month So think not only of today II Your power towers to cower Your […]

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ONE BIG TREE

Amidst a storm Some leaves will survive But their branches won’t Some branches will survive But their stems won’t Some stems will survive But their roots won’t And their survival promise not their survival in their next storms The world is a tree Humans are the roots …the stem …the branches …and the leaves Whoever […]

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BEFORE YOUR SUN SETS

Before your sun sets Be sure to be in lust and in love Be sure to bite the dust and be, in tempers, above II Before your sun sets Be sure to be a sore and be a cure Oh be a bore and a fun III Before your sun sets Be sure to burn […]

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A FINER GENTLEMAN

I housed the cage of my rage in my image My tears climbing a mountain …and pouring in and out of an internal fountain Making my smiles painful even on an eventful stage Until you walked in II Never knew I would see me In a blessed be Footwear put on my legs by hands […]

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FORMAL WEAR

I was a visitor Never wanting to be inquisitive But I ended up in their hall …with no ear plugs As Maame Duku watched in horror The full “glamour” of her grandchildren As they tell us of their grand outing II “I’ll never understand this The heat and your layers of shrouds! I’ll never ever […]

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WHO I AM IN BLACKNESS

Who am I in the advocacies Which are pushing us to climb another stair of success …in this racial equality quest? Who am I? II I sure am that girl who would’ve died in the disgusting slave hunt For my pride couldn’t stand to be called a Cunt And my ego couldn’t stand the horn […]

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WORDS UNSAID

Sometimes, in the face of anger and accusations The heart pushes the mind to drain all insanities …for its calm While blocking the mind and its thoughts II Sometimes, defeat dangles deceit of shame …attaching it to silence But words unsaid have no judgments III So you can cripple me with your curses You can […]

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PITIABLE PERSONS

Those born with silver spoons in their mouths Mostly have heated knives stuck in their asses Making it difficult for them to breathe But the shine also ban them from crying Creating fountains of tears in their hearts Fountains of tears which contaminate with years Turning bitterness into bullying …and looking down on others II […]

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EVIL WATCHERS

They all saw the hawk Swooping and gaging the chick But they all connived to gawk As the hawk caught the chick II They then turned around to hypocritically moan Showing their faces to the hen When they saw how it, with its cock, mourn Claiming they feared the hawk’s den IIb Are hawks lions? […]

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EIGHT MINUTES FORTY SIX SECONDS

If nothing goes to touch the bamboo No sound will tamper with the silence ears enjoy If none commits a taboo Nothing will force many to break a peaceful joy We’re here because of the parading fear Of the eight minutes forty six seconds …on minority minds We’re here because of the exploring fears Of […]

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FAULT FINDERS

To a fault finder A “How are you?” is a disgusting robbery “Where are you going?” is an uncalled for treason And “I love you” is a threat II To a fault finder A walk is an unprovoked slap A run is a murderous punch Holding hands is a fatal shot III To a fault […]

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THE TABLE OF DUTY

They called They called for all to come and dine …at the table of duty II They did call They did call for all to represent …at that duty table Only few showed III Funny, Those whose shadows were never seen Were those whose mouths were heard …and seen after At the table of criticism […]

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LIFE’S LENSES

A. People B. Poses C. Photographers D. Angles E. Stance * A are like B You see the sides they show you There are no lenses to capture all sides You can stand on the mount of their pates But never capture the full circle of their fate Because a step from a side can […]

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AMEN

/ Wimpers and whispers! Willingness and workings! Warmth and wetness! Wraps and wriggles! Worshipping of wishes! // Electrical energy efficiency! Exceptional experience enforced! Emotional engagement elemented! Endless encore emerald! Endorsement enabled! /// Lashes like lustre lifters …locking lipsy-hips like lagered ladyfishes! Lust like lucky lamps …lighted like listed lanes Libido on lubricated lɔgɔzɔ! //// Loss […]

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IF BODIES COULD TALK

Expression of your eyes tell lies to cover your hatred …for me The tone of your body sounds unkind Saying… “You don’t here belong …you rich kid in a successful woman” So you whisper vile rumours aiming to destabilize me Ha! If only bodies could talk II If bodies could talk their forcefulness Mine will […]

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FLIGHT OF FOOLS

Fickle Farmers Flaunting foods Forcing flies to fly to feed From far far Faking famine to form fire …for our fall Until their fullness fish our famine II Fair Ferries flipping to foes Feasting from flaws to forts Falling fences Following fame to feed fraud III Funnels Feeding fabricators from Foul feelings Fleshing forces and […]

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THE SLY SNOW

“Snow which shows no blow of slips Snow which shows only glow of a throw Snow which slyly forces knees to kowtow! Snow a blow and have me thrown …off Like a baggage of garbage” That was the cry of Samantha II If only she had watched keenly her grounds If only she had stopped […]

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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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PARADISE?

I’ll not take para And roll like your lost dice For you to modify it to the world …as our paradise II I’ll not stand the harping Of your hunting penis As you edit it to all …as our happiness III I’ll not be the tenth In your underness For you to tender to our […]

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DADDIES WITHOUT SUGAR

Serwaa says she shines and scouts …sells sexy and smiles …sasses and smarts But never finds the sugar in her daddies II She says of Sandra “She looks like a stick from a silhouette model book Without a pleasant face And is as straight and uninteresting as a stick from Praso And with teeth like […]

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A HUMAN

A human A human who will umbrella in rain And fan the sun off A human A human who can umbrella the sun And air condition its heat A human A human who swims than a fish And flies than an eagle A human A human who runs more than a cheetah …and jumps higher […]

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MEAT THEM UP

When a problem arises Acceptance is a catching Facing it squarely is a cutthroat Looking for solutions is a defeathering Getting the solution is a butchering Forgiving self is a steaming And forgetting is a frying II When you leave the problem to walk It will crow Others will know Your hurts will grow And […]

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COVIDIOTS

They shine in whines and dine in ignorance Tying others to their risks in annoyance By throwing caution to the wind II A woman claims Jesus Christ is her protection So she’ll get no infection As she’s a soldier following in His direction But she forgets Jesus had no funeral this year And the doors […]

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WHAT I LOST

Our last point of call was the bar Which scrapped many a scar And relieved us from stress Borne out of work duress Through jokes and stories Listening to ladies’ sorries …as they tripped and balanced their heels Now the bars are closed and so have our socialization …planting depression told by even our expressions […]

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LOSS

I shot my mirror for showing a horror …in my corridor today Now I miss the beautiful side of me it reported …and carry the stains on me needing cleaning II I threw my machete deep into a river out of anger After it missed some shrubs and thorns …in a desert I’d found myself […]

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ANGRY CLOUDS

In time …the rich will gobble down the poor …and form their paupers who’ll be the most pitiable …of all Because they’ll find no free grass to make hay And they’ll find no free fruits on trees They’ll find no free land to on lay And there’ll be no bad job to take II In […]

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WHEN I FINALLY LEAVE

When I finally leave Let it be known that I was the leaf which struggled to stay …on the right branches of the tree of life And heeded no intimidating winds II When I finally leave Let it be known that I lived like a sheep …meek, mild, affable, humble But fought like a lioness […]

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RANTS OF KWAKU AMPONSAH

I was going to buy kako When I heard him shout “PRAKO!” Held by four struggling policemen His strength surpasing the uniformed men Abena nkɔnkɔnsa I get tipsy on nsa and nkɔnkɔnsa So I stood rooted Hoping to see the matter’s roots uprooted And so I watched as he fumed pointing at a boy …who […]

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A JEST NEST

If you don’t crest your nest as best And you just vest your best as worst Watch out as the rest shun your nest And their hate grow in their best …making you a worst living in a jest nest Will that be just? II It is the smoothness of your belongings …that crowns Not […]

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PERK FOR YOUR JERKHOOD

Daily dials of discipline Drowsy don’ts of decorum Distance drowns of disrespect Daring draws of darling II I fence myself with my discipline …to protect my conscience which I thrive on One of them- …never touching what can’t be mine …in love So I cross not that fence …let alone jump it To safeguard my […]

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NO

You built a furnace with your deceit …and lighted it hottest with your lies You pushed me hard …into it …with your disrespect And locked it firmly with your abuse Your cheating fanned to fuel its burns …and your cheeky smiles added more coals to keep it flaming If a Samaritan has broken those hot […]

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THE JOB INTERVIEW

Her hair hallelujahs, enchanting to be finger combed Her eyes dance, alluring into charms Her mouth mesmerizes, asking to be kissed Her cheeks blush, begging to be touched Her chin swoons, appealing to be played with Her breasts …scream … ‘FILLED’ …attracting fantasies of suckles Her nails …promise scratches of ecstasy Her dress perfectly draws […]

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MEN OF GOURD

Men of gourd who are bored Wanting their worship to be restored Acting ridiculous in their own called Sit your butts, strap your gourds If you have naught to revive your adored II You can’t use hate to sing You can’t an ignorance bell ring You can’t taunt those who bring Their A games to […]

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I WORRY FOR HER

He told me He told me she pushed him down a cliff He did tell me He did tell me she squashed all his hopes …and rendered him homeless in his own home Throwing out his soul …and shattering his spirit Always leaving him an empty barrel …deserted by all he held dear So he […]

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BEAUTIFUL NONSENSE

When it begins …fear places three choices on a table 1…kneel to submit 2…act to defy 3…do nothing for a blow over That is the beautiful nonsense II When you pick 1 You accept to be a doormat forever When you pick 2 …you might stumble and get stuck over needs For an abrupt cut […]

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THE BRIDGE TO A HAPPY PLACE

A. Ambitions B. Hurts C. Calm D. Determination E. Education F. Father G. Gratefulness H. Hard work Hb. School J. Servitude K. Knowledge L. Love M. Mother N. Studying O. Pain P. Praises Q. Quiet R. Travels S. Self Love T. Trauma U. Seers V. Priests W. Wins X. Strangers Y. Siblings Z. Zeal Ib […]

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DEFEATED SUNS

Many lessons are born each day Making learning a requirement for wise minds None fails to notice …that defeated suns get no reverence …from owners of wet clothes They’d choose the heat of fire No matter the gifts defeated suns shower II They can light They can shine They can lead to pots of gold […]

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OBJECTIVITY

///// ,,,,, ….. Bars are bars Commas are commas Full stops are full stops Ib Heat Cold Rains Showers Storms Air Know their visitations Commend the good …as you will tell off the bad II For horror tells on hearts …fanned by air complaining of cold Ungratefulness tells on souls …soothed by showers complaining of […]

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FLOWERY

Perfect suns Perfect air Perfect showers Heart farms right II Fulfilling times Infectious laughters Amazing rest Heart works well III Beautiful storms Challenging hurdles Extraordinary wins Heart loves right IV Because you found me a land …and had me replanted You found me suns …and you built me a shade You called rains for me […]

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NKUTUSRƐ

Asaase asebrɛ te sɛ ahuro Nana Nyankopɔn afei na y’ahunu Yareɛ baako atumi aka y’ahyɛ dan mu te sɛ nnomaa a wɔ wɔ buo mu a ebi nni aburo Akyerɛ yɛn sɛ ɔtan yɛ nsɛmhunu Aso y’atia asaase so yiaw koro mu akɔto amaneɛ koro? Anaa y’adwene gu so yɛ bunu? Aso y’ensɛmbɔne werefri sɛ […]

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WHERE THE WEALTHY WINS

I thought we’ve seen a leveller …in the fragility of life I thought we’ve smelt the disgust …in vile classicism and rots I thought compassion has become a passion I thought love has been turned live …like hot coals in a winter chimney Were my thoughts born in deceptive cots? II I thought the more […]

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WITH YOUR EYES

With your eyes …you undressed the stress …and carresed my mess …to bless me until I healed from distress …and turned a blessing II With your eyes You massaged my heart …with a message from a genuine heart …that intrigued me Reversing my hunt to park at your gate …in a submission that broke a […]

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TENDER HEARTS

Leave lies low …to lift love to live …to learn and look and lock and light …losts in leaping laughter II Mend the most of mistakes …to make the mirage of marks …of monsters miss merries of mockeries …of mental molestations III Naked nauseas need new nuts Naughty nostrils need nodding noodles Night’s nearness never […]

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A GREAT SHADOW

You possess a priestess …that makes you a god A god none must see …but all must feel So stay …stay in the shadows of myths II You can’t want more when you have it all Parts of you knowing parts of me …even I don’t know Parts of us playing parts …our eyes can […]