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HEARTS FULFILLING

Great things, like all things, do pause for blendsI wish this truth is not part of factual trendsBecause I hope this weekend never touched its point in endsAnd the bond which honked in bends…of love and lust and the almighty happiness which fended…for hearts, play, laughter and knowing selves which in line agended Faced many […]

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TO THAW YOUR ANXIETIES

I hear your silent sighsAnd see your yearning eyesWhen lovers showcase themselves on media streetsAnd I know you want to dance to those beatsBut know, I’m a priestess who shows no love possession in publicBecause I owe only my muses and heart many a rhetoric IbHave you thought of your unbeatable handsomenessAnd your near perfect […]

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THIS CONTAGIOUS SADNESS

She says in sorrowful sounds“I wish I had no earsTo hear him utter those fears…which shook my grounds and rained my tears…in torrential gears” III helplessly hold her haunted body…and listen as she shakenly says“Or maybe I shouldn’t have had eyesThen I wouldn’t have been attracted to his liesAnd wouldn’t have rained that much criesAs […]

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CHAINS OF DOOM

Watching and learningAre the old age teachers of natureLearning and doingAre the old age workers of learnersA continuation unendingA growing cycle never to be broken IISo take these words as a tokenAnd heal these traces of fueling ambitions and many a brokenIf hearts, to evil cries awakenMinds must work to vanquish the evil…to cease its […]

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CHILD

ChildDon’t go rushing to Love TownBecause its slippery slopes can throw you downWithout acting mild IIChildDon’t go fighting to see Love’s Almighty CupidAs that is all shades of stupidTrust me, after Love’s whips, much sorrow will be piled IIIChildDon’t go stepping on wise headsThrowing tantrums to be allowed on pleasure bedsThinking you’re wild IVFor there […]

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A SOUL SO FAIR

Sorrows serenade to slay serenitySinging songs of strikes and surrenderSoaking sins in strong spiritsStripping souls of sight and selves IISo I share this self sitting on your shelfKnowing I’m naught but a small shellSlipping through slopes of a Shredded shroudSinking through sharks in their summer storesHoping to find a shine in a shrineLeft years with […]

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JUST SO YOU KNOW

A bird which loves the sound of its beak…on a stumpWill always complain when fate changes its stump into a live tree IISo don’t go asking happenings of day…from the owlDon’t go asking the state of roots…from mushroomsDon’t go asking how to keep hair…from a vulturePlease don’t go asking air…why cotton blows far off its […]

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THE TREES AND THEIR ROOTS

Once upon a timeA farmer saw two trees entangled in an air fightHe tried to separate them but ended up with bruisesThen he went to call other farmers to come help separate the fightAs boughs were snapping and hitting innocent animalsAnd many humans were hiding in their corners…for fear of being caught in betweenThe many […]

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THE PRISON OF PITY

When music forgets its bedding is poetryAnd clay pots forget they come from the earthWhen wool forgets it comes from treesAnd houses forget they stand on earthWhen characters forget they come from a scriptAnd clouds forget they hang in the airThe sky, the earth, books, trees and scripts…will still be what they’reLadders without which flaunters…could […]

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PRIORITIES AND PRIORITIES

Akua Birago cries for all the monies she has lostShe now sees all little things coming with a costShe feels so lost IbKwame Atoapoma thinks loudly about his failed relationshipHe thought he had a great friendship…with her but ended up dumped over small swerved unplanned skinshipHe feels like a lost ship IcYaa Buruwaa says she […]

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FRIENDS TO ENEMIES

You can cull love from a common hateWith a bond which will look like fateBut when a twist calls for a changeThat so called love will turn so strange IIBecause the common factor breaks to begin an anarchyWhere friction shocks, breaking all empathySo where hate baited a common enemyWill start making friendship a standing frenemy […]

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DEAR ODOMANKOMAH

In this twirling realm called lifeWhich darkens and marks and is full of strifeOrder for me watchful eyesTo sweep to a burn all vile lies IIIn the midst of thoughts threatening a strikeOrder for me a mouthing bikeTo push my thoughts to ready earsWho can listen to thaw all my daunting fears IIIWhen my body’s […]

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UP TOGETHER DOWN

Once upon a timeStems of mushrooms were accused of many a crimeThat they are the cause of their own downfallBecause they worked not hard enough in their sunny callTheir umbrellaring covers taunted them with their protectionAlways saying they needed to be grateful for their attentionMeanwhile they sucked the sun and gave the stems littleThey absorbed […]

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MASS BURIAL

There is a death in deathWhich births dread and sheds hopeOf a revival, maybe as a punishment…for swerving survivalI dread your deathsAs I pray, touching on all cultural send offs…in my mind for all yous…sharing a big tombWhen the wombs which birthed your existence…knew not each other III smell your hurts in your stench…your pain […]

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STANDARDS

Standards have become hard to maintainAs many tongues their thoughtful stances fail to their discipline containMaking order sick in its bed of regulationsCausing laws to go mad due to their many allegations Why? IISome sour trees can produce sweet fruitsThis is part of the many truths…parading untapped on mind streetsWhy can’t we grow our sourness […]

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CAN’T THERE BE REFORMATION?

Drums, like many other instruments, are interesting thingsWhich require an action to produce its singalingalingsActions should be just like that, a call and act missionSo why is Zaara still in a harrased prisonAfter she shed her body selling season? IIKwaku Manu uses her buttocks as drums…playing at will whenever he meets herKojo Adzidzonu uses her […]

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CHEATS

What becomes of the hardworkingAs big fishes sail through traps of justiceAnd small ones chew the little of the strugglingIn baits thrown by stinking wealth meant to entice? IIEven if some of these small fishes are caughtThere still remains a lotEven if some of these small fishes are killedThere still remain the bigger ones who […]

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A TASTE OF GRANDMA

Words from the aged are gold nuggets…which turn platinum with every tick of the clockThey are like bridges which save …when heeded to in timeThey are like ladders which help with easy climbs …when used in timeThey are like armour…perfectly protective, if won on some battlefields in lifeI see that now…now that I walk on […]

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SUNNYMOONY

Some moons reach their setting…before their replacing suns riseSome moons travel halfway…and have their replacing suns rise…branding useless their lightLanding their might into frightI hope all great moons set…before their succeeding suns rise IIThe sun might overpower moonsBut clouds can gobble them up in their primeBlocking their shine and causing a darkI hope you live […]

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A CROSS TO HAVE, A SHAME WITHOUT

Birth = CreationWoman = God IbI always wonder what happens to the Santrofie birdWhich the hunter can’t kill nor leaveDoes it build for it a shedOr light a fire beneath it to deceive?Or perhaps he holds it firmAs free edible game pass to shake their termWhat really happens to the hunter and its Santrofie bird? […]

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OF PUNCHING BAGS AND BEASTS

To love a manWho Obviously sees you as a punching bagAlways using Xylophonic tunes to serenade your sensesWhile boxing you Inhumanely like a beast out of its fencesIs naught but a Chronic disease IIRealize that the situationWill Eventually shred your dignityMaking you LateFor even strong Animals eventually fallHelpless and helpless like TreesIf they keep taking […]

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THE COBRA AND THE WORM

Once upon a timeA worm tried to battle a cobraOn a desertThe cobra looked its way onceAnd turned to go about its business…like alwaysPaying no heed to its anticsSoonThe air lifted sands and put heels on their restful feetIt was then that the shoes of sands…swallowed the worm IIIt did shout loudBut its voice wore […]

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VERIFICATION OF TACT

Once upon a timeFowls, hawks, and eagles lived in a world specially made for themBut lived in their own spacesIn that world also was vultureFowls lived on the groundHawks lived on lower treesEagles lived on higher treesHawks, besides the high sky, could go anywhere …without as much as a glance from these three IIIn that […]

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KNOW BETTER

Sometimes,Little fires sparkLooking on us to feed themWith their bait to burn our enemiesBut a wise head knows better than to take that bait IIBecause with their growth comes their appetiteWith their appetite comes your huntWith your hunt comes your burnWith your burn comes your ruin IIISo quench out fires even in enemy quartersFor you […]

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THE TRICKSTER, THE LEARNED, THE LIAR AND THE IGNORANT

When Corona tiptoed into the human fraternityAnd stopped touch in many a hugging communityMany spoke of end timesMany spoke of dwindling dimesMany spoke of no affectionAs many died from the horrid infectionPrayers and medicine dined on different tablesThe latter winning according to many cablesAll wanted stability in their stables IIThen Corona transformed from a blister […]

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PROPHESIES OF AN EAGLE

There’ll come a timeWhen the peach tree will lose their nectarines As raccoons, squirrels and rats which connive with far skies…to pelt ruins on their roots starveWhen that day comesLet no bee dying on hunger look for blame pointsThey should look for clearer watersBe there anyTo point at the images they see IIThere’ll come a […]

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THE LAW OF NATURE

Nature gives healingBlesses with many a feelingHelps hearts flutter in their chillingGives light and blesses by raining Feeds stomachs and satisfies by aiding farmingBut nature nurtures…only when human stature fractures not its nature 2.If you turn akate to destroy its treesThe sun will angrily risePushing rain to hide heeding not the many criesThe earth will […]

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MPAPA AND KYERƐDE

“Efua Boowaa always plays with GboviLaughing to his twisted jokes with rolling eyes…like a gbegbleviAs she sorted through his second hand clothes till she buysUntil that faithful dayWhere flirty rays turned bomb which strayed and blinded an innocent man IINone of us were in the houseWe went to our farms only to see her coiled […]

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OH HOW I LOVE MY GHANA

Oh how I love my Ghana!I will sing her name and hold her banner…to many a fan of hers garnerFor she is like the sweet honey in its natural combEven as a hot womb…she will always be awesomeBecause none in here will ever feel lonesomeI love my Ghana! IIOh how I love my GhanaAnd will […]

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YE GOD ABROAD

As Corona corodes the lives of manyAnd fear tiptoes in the hearts of allI wonder why you respond not your callNor give an answer to your crying manyAre you, their God, abroad? IIIf many love, trust and care you accordThey surely should your protection and safety affordIf many pray, fast and bow to you belongThey […]

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DEFLECTED REFLECTIONS

YouYou who look at me like a robotModeling innocence I know you possess notYouYou who stand so still like a toyWhen I shadow fear in a ployYouYou who sit when I sit…sleep when I sleep…turn when I turnWhy don’t you show me my yearning…too?Why don’t you help me with learning…when need be?Why don’t you fight […]

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A TALE OF THE CHAIN BLAME

Once upon a timeA fly cried that claps are serving as traps…in wanting it deadSo it sang unsingable songs in the ears…of a hiding nightingaleWhose frustration was visible even to the sky IIThe nightingale…afraid of the children’s catapult…and the hunter’s gunFled to hide amidst the fowls on the groundSinging beautiful sad songs about its ordealUntil […]

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A TALE OF THE CONCEITED SORE

OnceSore had all the attention…on the leg of a big manIt got the hot water and the ManbeeAnd tasted plaster…as flies hovered for little bites…even as claps scared and trapped them into deathEvery morning saw it attended toEvery evening saw it pamperedUntil it turned into a scar IIThe scar was neglectedAnd so it started feeling […]

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SUE THE TIDES

I know storms of life blowForcing many a man to kowtowSlapping many an esteem to feel lowBut no matter how well stormy hurdles act foeSue the tides in the court of determination III know life can roast hearts on meshes of messesEven as breath blessesI know minds then wear giving-up dressesAs death entices with fine […]

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DEAR OLDY ME

If you’re reading thisWith spectacles struggling to fitAnd a mind struggling to grab a bliss…of concentrationKnow there was a time you were strongAnd did to many hearts belongYou did get few decisions wrongBut you sure did feel among IIIf you can walk not without helpKnow you did run, jump, hopAnd scaled many a wall like […]

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THE EMPTINESS OF MOST

When you plant a seedAnd leave it to feed…by itself, hoping your deed…of planting is enough to help it breedKnow you’ve broken the creed…of care and weeds will gobble it with greed II.So is the heart of a childYou need to nurture them in mildLove to tame their wildDiscipline to empty their naughtiness piledInculcate into […]

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COMPLICATIONS

A blush can be in the form of an insultA crash can be in the form of a smileA bash can be in the form of a praiseA dash can be in the form of a borrowingSo rush not to judge IILove can be in the form of hatredA clap can be in the form […]

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CONCEITED IMPLICATIONS

Lights are talkingEventhough the moon is their mentor…saying they’re beautiful and brightShaming the dark with their unsayingPushing their implications down their throatsFunny how they seek the darkTo hide the eyes they blindFearing others may see their harmAnd desert themIs this trait of theirs familiar? IIWaterfalls are shoutingClaiming their beauty in their bunchesFlirting with rocks and […]

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HOPE TO COPE

Hope is the rope…whose scope helps the soul to copeIn trust to unpleasantness elope IIHope is like a mental magnetWhich attracts good to burn foul feelingsAs the world travels through timeWe’ve proven hope is possible…by beating many a calamity…and winning many a war with nature and our humanityArriving at beautiful relationships we still refineHope reigns […]

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THIS TONGUE OF MINE

My tongue is divided into threeThe one which yearns to be freeThe one which is on a talking spreeAnd the one which stammers into quietude for taunters to seeMy tongue is divided into three III hate the tongue which yearns to be freeIt is that cowardly part of me…I so don’t want to live let […]

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THE TAILS YOU CARRY

Like feathers, some tails …scratch off itchesLike dogs, some tails …act like bitchesLike white elephants, some tails …just add to weightAnd like traps, some tails…act many a baitSo watch them…the tails you carry IINo good tail …scratches to leave soresNo good tail …hits to turn boresNo good tail …wags to turn lured with no sure […]

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AUTHENTIMATICS

I’ve lived through conceitedness…and did trigger many a hating heart Bruised from hatredI did graduate to the sphere of pretentiousnessAnd saw me living as others I couldn’t fit modellingThe weirdness…the off aura…the feeling of a copycat…the shunning eyesAll taught me to shake of the artificial modelling…and saw me in the best sphere…my presenceI’ve learnt to […]

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CASCADING HORRORS

Oh secret meshesLiving in at the dark side of knowing…digging painful trenches…and garnering a followingThrowing norms asunder by hitting good in clashesKilling hope of growth and bombing up sinceringKnow thy deeds pile on earth like an overloaded tipper truck…set to somersault in an unsaving mark II.For teeth can eat not its fingers…while stomach thunders for […]

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LIVE A WISE

Hatred can make you look at a foeThrough a black and white lensWithout an iota of colourBut know the wise kowtows not to dishonourAnd acts not denseHe dodges the shot from unfair guns before their sounds go “poo”So live a wise IIFor we can turn after angerTo turn a stranger who was thought a danger…into […]

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THE BATTLE OF FOWLDOM

Once upon a timeFowls wondered why humans decapitated them on many a happy occasion…as though they had committed an unpardonable crimeSo they made debating and experiments their vocation IICocks, at a point, blamed hens…for not laying enough eggsHens shot back that many laid eggs in tens…and asked how many cocks helped to feed the hatched […]

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MOMENCOUNTATIONS

Please purge, protect…and power me to peaceAs I ply places prone to precariousnessPack me up to persevere…so I don’t park in pessimismPlacate my heart to put perks on powerful past memoriesTo pause in between problems to play IIFor living limits light…as love locksLove limits listening…as loss loosens up to disappointmentsAnd hearts heat up to hatred…as […]

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ABASS ASAGRI’S WEDDING

Memuna, Aisha, Fati, HamamatCall Wunpini and Asibi,…Talata and HumuAnd tell them to dress like Bolga TiitiiFor us to grace the Wedding of Perfect AbassWe must see Mrs Asagri in her perfection IIAisha, are you asking why?Have you forgotten he called you a fat cow…and called me a bony mat?Have you forgotten he called Memuna ugly […]

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MILLINIAL HANGERS

As the world becomes easier to live inWith gadgets and instruments which fit inLife becomes more boringAnd living becomes more stressfulBecause the laughter which greeted heartily in presenceWill so do so in many an absenceAnd hearts which beat in greetings through hugsWill be an artist’s message…delivered through textOvations which will wake to deafen tearsWill surely […]

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SNAIL IN A LAWN

Dear snail, shed your normOf hiding from your mornWhen a little noise warns your dawnDon’t you get worn out and tornHiding in your breakable shed in the lawnWhere many a mischief are born? IIPlease crawl out to see the sunAnd stop putting on your best days a banWhich prevents your happy tanAnd trashes your could’ve […]

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HARM’S ARMS

Harm’s arms have many needlesTheir build can be many fiddles…and odd riddlesSo let’s find the middles IIOne can fiddle troubles to build harmLeave wounds to fester without balmAct aggressive and dishonorable without calmHurt many a heart without giving a damn…ending up beaten and thrown in harm’s arms…built by own hands without qualmsSo who cares for […]