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THE VANITY OF POWER

Once upon a timeIn a jungle filled with crimeAgya Ananse decided to play a prank on othersBy promising and eventually seriously pledging to fly in feathers…in the coming year IIHe said so with no fearAnd taunted others who had no moneySaying he was boss because money was sweeter than honeyAnd had many birds killed for […]

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WHEN YOU PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE

When you put yourself out thereYou turn into a field football with no ownerMany a leg will share you in a manner unfairAnd play you till your air blasts into a thin cornerSo beware IIFor there are some who want to score you for their goalsThere are some who will want to hold you near […]

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YOU MIRROR OF OUR STUPOR

They think me madBecause I stand here like an intrigued audience, watching youThey think it sadBecause I stand here like an awed tourist, smelling youMany are they who pass you by like a thing unworthyForcing questions to ask themselves in head as to who made you unworthy IIYou represent all that we areOur sorrowsOur tearsOur […]

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THE WES GOODMANS ON DISPLAY

We know some of you play see sawShovering and shivering and twerking and jerking…to your vile display’s coreYou’re on your own joking IIYou create stages to act dzatarically toughWhen under dark clouds you’re meows who love it roughAs some go through your back doors…to play you on their floorsOh some bite you hard to gift […]

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THE HALLELUJAH OF HYPOCRISY

Kwaku Manu saw the struggling plant…in its dying can’tRealized it could grow into fruitionIf it got all the needed care and nutritionSo he watered itMade sure it was fitProtected it from pestsAnd fenced it from animals IINo head was in sight when he workedNo hand extended a shade as he workedBut the moment the plant […]

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TO YOUR WILL

With a heart like a lambAnd a head like an eagleI totally submit to loving neighbours as myselfSo I know not why I’m a candidate for a slaughter houseBeing chased by day and hounded at restBut I will always submit to your will III find myself in a pursuing jungleWith me as a potential gameI […]

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VULNERABILITIES

Just as fire fears rainEvery soul has that one thing they dreadJust as the earth threatens but still sustains rainEvery spirit has a window of fear…which when properly navigatedCan lead to stages of cheersSo be as vulnerable as you wantBut give up no treasure in its seizure IIFor you can feel the burns of intimidationBut […]

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IF LOVE WERE A HUMAN BEING

I love youI so love youBecause of the way you love me III love youI so love youBecause you show the meaning of love…in such bright waysYou envelope me when I feel dirtyCutting through superstitions long held…by men who claim greatness…for their inadequacies IIII love youI so love youBecause for a heavenly face like yours…to […]

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KNOW YOUR FRIENDS

Some friends send messages of care in daylightBut tend to bend their actions into a biteWhich lends its root to your failure or death IIPotatoes are like tomatoes…but grow not well togetherPeppers are as edible as beans…but grow not well togetherSalt is sweet but can act like poison to kill plantsEvery plant has its affable […]

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NOTHING AT ALL

I used to abuse thoughts of our separationI used to confuse my heart with your thoughts I used to dwell on your looksUntil time brought us here IIHereWhere you look like time’s used gigoloYour hair so lostYour height so bendedYour face, like a wrinkle groundYour gait, so strainedYour life, so patheticAnd I look at the […]

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THE LENSES MUST SHIFT

Dark has turned into lightLight now hide in holes dug by darknessMaking path makers crooks…deceiving their followersTheir followers who are you and my kins IIThose we celebrate must be those worthy of praiseThose who have lived and worked to our flag raiseThose we celebrate are those who are unblemishedAnd have lived their lives so candidly…that […]

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SEEDS OF COMPOSURE

When your cup of conscience fills upAnd your cross of caution flares upWhen your class of choices fall underAnd your chores of crises flip ugly Your deeds will uproot your seeds of composure…and it’ll not be pretty IIYou sure can hide the horrors in the darkYou sure can hoard the hideous in the darkYou sure […]

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DRAG QUEENS AND KINGS

Learning is like a wheelWhich goes round and round and round and round…and stops…resetsAnd goes round and round and round and roundIn an order unending IIThat is why hearts can change to change a headThat’s why heads can change to change mindsThat’s why minds can change to change proclamationsThat’s why present proclamations must define…and not […]

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HE WHO IS QUICK TO SAY

Once upon a timeMan ruled a free house thinking no animal guilty of crimeAnd so goats, fowls, parrots, sheep…and many others lived as his free animals to keepUnbeknownst to him…the animals disliked him to a detesful brimAnd so they plotted to oust him…to his visible powers dim IIThe animals planned to confront him the next […]

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KNOWING AGING

Whatever goes up, certainly will come downSo it is that the young will grow oldBut that old age envelopes like a shadeIn bitsUntil it overtakes forms IIMany a being have slept…only to wake up with their youth missingAnd go on a fruitless search which yields naughtBut we must know the shades of aging IIIIt comes […]

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HAPPY SADNESS

Sometimes I wish I were Satan…newly sacked from heavenTo find a way to burn it and its beings IISometimes I wish I were an obedient angel…in a worshipTo worship you like a tireless soulAnd praise you without a thought IIISometimes I wish I were an immortal beingTo live forever to you shower…with praises and complaintsJust […]

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LEADERATICS

A leader creates channels through all positionsIn order to let parts of a working body…be whole IIFor from the soles right to the headAre veins through the heart …through to the mind…connected to all partsA little cut on the soles affects the wholeA little bruise on the arm affects the wholeA little ache in the […]

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LENCEVIO TICMESDO

When venomous fangs paradeTake it not as a charadeFor a bite will followOne which can make high strength, weakness swallow IIAttitudes are like pod seedsSome crack in their dry beadsTo give an idea of their natureBefore a harvest brings into force its structureSo take a cue…from its hue IIIMany muscles are monsters unparalleledWho forget not […]

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WHEN TESS TEED AND ATE MY SERVING

(Birthdays are days of reflection and reaccessing one’s life. Every 21st June gives me those vibes, even more so in these times when a day must be lived like the last. In wishing me well in every day life continues to grant me breath, I wish years will keep all of us together to its […]

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YE WHO TIRE WANTING TO RETIRE

In this here sphere where horrors of life unfoldWith its cheers and fears, honour and their coldIf we sit like queers in slumber and lossHow will we brave odds of successes’ chores? IISo you here wake at dawn and workAnd you there work at night to shirk…your complaining blurts…your paupering hurtsTo fill the nil with […]

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JUST A LITTLE TO FEED ON

The elders say“What am I here for?”Sometimes accompanies the statement“I am going to look for a little to feed on”Such is the situation many find themselves inIn many an unfair situation IIA policeman just turned into an armed robbery fowlMurdered at a robbery festLeaving his family in poor and disheartening frenzyAll because of monies needed […]

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DIFFIMAZING

The worldIts skyIts earthIts treesIts shrubsIts animalsIts sunsIts moonsIts starsIts darkIts marksIts birthsIts deathsIts ailsIts challengesIts winsIts lossesIts fallsIts risesIts competitionsMake life and living it…what it isDiffimazing!Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © June 14, 2021

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SOMETHING SO WRONG

There is something so wrongIn a thought that memories belong…to a pairOnly for half to share IIThere is something so disgustingIn using humans like toffees with gumOnly to chew and spit them out without a humFor others to step on and go castigating IIIThere is something so infuriatingAbout the flawed acting pious for roaming eyesOnly […]

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REVERSED

They bite best whose love vests wear off…from abused seduction in troubled roughAnd unsolicited love high handedly tough IbYou fed her crumbsThinking her dumbYou worked her into crampsThinking you’re numbYou did her so pumpTo get her some ill floating lumpsBut look at you nowMaking even horrors exclaim “wow”Look at you nowActing like dumb lumps…pumping on […]

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THE HAUNTING WAKE

There is smoke from our mukaase’s mukyiaPaapa sits in front of our mud house receiving nkyiaKwaku runs after the naughty abrekyieAs Ewuraa follows him with her eyes with its you’re-child-like anikyieKwabena dreams of becoming a Katakyie…so he tries to mirror Paapa even as the rest of the kids play antowankyire IIMaame is cooking in a […]

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LOCKED SELVES

There are people who have high walls around themWith tight securityNeeding to check every detail…before opening themselves upBut end up allowing only the worst of beings…to enter into their territoriesShutting their best bets outI wonder why!I wonder why! IIThere are some people who live like monstersAlways roaring and gnashing their teethTo scar or emit hatredBut […]

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ROLES

Roles are the clothes of emotional definitionThrough the institution of attitudinal administrationWhen faults pile onto judgmental conversationsHatred breeds through hurts and jealous constipations IIMany affiliations might pull for considerationFamily, friends, fosters in additionAll with strings of interesting conditionsAdding ding dongs to destroy your concentration IIIEyes blink not through the commotionSome sit still like stones waiting […]

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WHEN STARS FALL

There are days rays die before their birthsThere are days suns fall before their deathsThere are days clouds form to block a shineThere are days thunders rage in a horrid whineWhen those days dawnKnow our hardwork can push for brightness to be born IISo let no failing rains drain our spiritsLet the tests of time […]

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FAIR YOUR GUILD

On this scary fieldWith no answering buildWith hands, no arms in wieldAnd bodies, no immortal shieldI know we will all, to your trap, yieldBut set a fairness to your guild IIYou’re hunting the awesomeAnd gunning beauties and the handsomeYou’re leaving many as lonesomeAnd branding many hearts loathsomeYou’re posing as fearsomeAs your deeds set marks so […]

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A BOUNCER’S TALE

Obio Akweley sat and clappedAs Nortey worked and trapped…her rivalShe then chanted “Discipline in revival!” IIObio Akweley did the Kpanlogo danceWhen Nortey got the chance…to try Obioma for her fraudSaying all fraudsters would be caught and tried for their fraud IIIObio Akweley laughed and puffed…choked, and with powder, bathedBecause Atta Ayi was caught…in a nepot’s […]

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PRE-PLANNING

Preparations power people to pass their peaks…parking problems posing as pests and pricksPushing them to pinnacles of positions Providing proofs that pros are pilots of planning IISo sit and serve…to see and showSort and swerve…to start your successSources share some stories…sipped through sufferings and shocks…and needed to shoot selves…through swallowing seas…to avoid sinkingSo sit and […]

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WATER

Water can be in cahoots with stones to woundIt can hold hands with the sun to boilIt can connive with the winds to killIt can hide sharp things in the dark to murder And can hide in mud to suffocateIn all of this…it holds the power to life So is a humanA human can use […]

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THIS YOU AND I

The emotions between you and IMake me better than who I amIt is your love that makes it soPushing me up and digging me in…to the happiness which glitters in the sky of loveAnd shines on this heart which bears with…the magnetic contagion that is youAmoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © May 30, 2021

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THE WORLD I NEED WITH YOU

SometimesI need you to love me like your bitchPush me hard into your ditch…to feel the stench of your pleasure IISometimesI need you to bite me hard like a snitchTo force my body to a stitch…to feel the rest of leisure IIISometimesI need you to love me gently like an eggAnd pamper me to sleep […]

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CALL ME A CRAZY BITCH

Call me a crazy bitch and hungryAt least you know better than to mess with that fem doggie when it is hungryImagine presenting yourself as an anger bait…in its dangerous fateOboy, you know your death will not be palatable IICall me a crazy bitch and lonelyAt least you know lonely bitches hunt their wildest gamesAnd […]

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JUST JUDASES IN JUNIOR JESUSES

Judge me oh Junior JesusesFor God did give His glory to your gutsAnd added my will to your court! Judge me oh Just Judases!For the creator did carve my come for your dollyhoodAnd soiled my soul for your sureness! Judge me o Joint JerusalemsFor you have the power to fall JerichoAnd have the power to […]

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LESSONS OF BLESSINGS

If my successes are my bricksMy failures are the mortar which licks…those bricks to tick my tallSo are yours IIIf my shine is my buildMy doom is the very field…on which the shield of my build standsSo are yours IIIIf my laughter makes meMy sadness surely is the saucepan that houses the me…boiling me fine […]

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HOMOSTAFFALOSES

There are times when we refuse…to drain our toxics into a refuseThere are times when our content…do not make us contentThere are times when we can’t bank…our hope on our bankThere are times, when our soles…taking us places, house not our soulsThose times pierce their bows…in our shameful bows IIThere are times when our mate…don’t […]

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THE BODY

The legs…which carry your body,The thighs…which support the legs,The waist…which balances the body,The spine…which holds the body,The stomach…which fuels the body,The genitals…which sanitize the body,Ribs and back…which wall the bodyThe chest…which houses the engine of the body – the heart,The hands…which swing and run errands for the body,The neck…which holds the head,The head…which houses eyes, […]

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A PLACE TO BLOOM

In the winds of sorrowIt seems there’s no tomorrowIn the rain of despairIt seems there’s no repairAmidst the storms of lossBitterness or self pity acts bossBut clouds which refuse to rain…faze IIIn the hollow of sorrowOur thoughts, by worry, are borrowedThrough deserts of sadnessMany a pain gain a harnessAmidst the discomfort of dejectionAll help seems […]

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WHAT CAN BE SAID ABOUT MOTHERS

(Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers! Sending love and cheers for all that you are.) You can say mothers are like seasThey are combinations of many emotions…flowing through so many heartsAnd act roads to ferry many to safetyEven when one drowns in the love of a motherThey’re revived as great versions of themselvesSo you can […]

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KAVINI

Some years pastA man who thought himself heaven was reduced to dustAfter traveling to a world with no gender rolesAnd acted like the king of all pleasure holes IIShirazu was appalled when he saw his fellow man cookFor a mere woman to eatSo he shouted his disgust, flung his bookGave the man a seatAnd went […]

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IF YOU DON’T FEED ME

If you don’t feed meYou can at least let me be meMy sex bowl should not be your tongue twisterAnd my empty womb should not make you turn into a tricksterSelling convincing words to lazeaboutsTo glove them with hatred to hold me in ridiculous bouts IIIf you don’t feed meAt least you need to let […]

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MORE THAN EYES

There is love which is hatredAnd hatred which is loveThere is kindness which is crueltyAnd cruelty which is kindnessThere is strength which is weaknessAnd weakness which is strengthThere is happiness which is sadnessAnd sadness which is happiness There is care which is wickedness And wickedness which is careThere is hardwork which is sluggishnessAnd sluggishness which […]

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WHAT MUST COME ALWAYS COMES

Abura ntaawaMframa asaawaNsuo nsaasaawaAyirɛm kawa! IbWhen fresh water lilies open their buds…to taste sky watersAnd running winds stand on their pates to pray their fateAs black clouds hug the chest of the skyEyes of dust wail…praying to keep their existenceBut alas! What must come always comes IIWhen angry tides roll on a powerless seaAnd mate […]

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YOUR NEWS HEADLINES?

I’ll seduce your successAnd produce my excessI’ll confuse your accessAnd reduce your recessIf you make me the headlines of your life’s news III’ll cripple your dreamsAnd fipple your screamsI’ll stipple your creamsAnd ripple your teamsIf you make me the headlines of your life’s news IIII’ll crumble your laughsAnd rumble your gaffesI’ll tumble your staffAnd bumble […]

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LOVE IS US

Love is your playful smilesAnd your adorable bombsLove is me on your backAnd you on the runLove is you on your backAnd me on a rideLove is a cross bath…with exploratory gamesLove is your alerts in my drynessAnd your ever ready earsLove is your security detailAnd your bubbly chuckleLove is making me your wallet’s caretakerWhen […]

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THE GLOAT AFLOAT

There was once a gloatWho was nearly found afloatAnd got saved by a gracious boatOnly to grow fit to turn into a goatWho wore only furs in ingratitude coatsAnd added horribly insulting quotesTo the she who only on him do her dotes IIHe knew not the eyes watching…were with the hearts he’d need in helpingShould […]

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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 […]