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LIFE SOCIAL

HARMONY IN THE SKY

Sky beings live As we live Clouds travel Respecting the stars and moon As fiery animals move farther To get out of the reach of humans There are the tensions Those tensions which get resolved Perhaps, the clouds fear the sun Perhaps, the moon fear the clouds Perhaps, it’s the other way But they live […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

INTRUDING RAINS

I I saw no clouds I heard no thunder It was just the sun So where from this rain? II Intruding rain What do you seek to gain? Just as you came Please leave unnoticed III My things need drying My world needs brightening My feet hate muddying In this present standing Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia […]

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NATURE ROMANTIC POETRY

BALD TREE (HAIKU)

I The bald lonely tree  Gets no sympathy from birds Even when it is in pain II Birds chirp in dancing Flying here and hopping there No weather bother III The tree sits under Be it hotness or coldness No deliverance IV Who sees its hot tears? Who knows its coldness and fears? Who can […]

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LIFE NATURE SOCIAL

COMPLEXITIES

I Why? Why will we work too hard to get cars, Ignore walking Thinking we sit in comfort Think of our being And pay to be told Our prescription is walking? II Why? Why will we throw away nature, Taste every alien meal Ignoring what it’s made of Drink every alien drinkable Think of our […]

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DEATH LIFE

THE TAKER (DIDACTIC)

I If you know not the taker Please give me your ears Listen and listen through And see its feet II Like sleep It takes to control Like wood It climbs till it’s bored III Like God It darkens in sleep Like God It lightens in sleep IV No shoes No eye can see, no […]

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LOVE SOCIAL

THINK THROUGH (TYBURN)

I Singles Mingles Tickles Wrinkles When singles mingle they do shine Then tickles and wrinkles and whine II Footage Knowledge Cottage Village They get no footage nor knowledge And end up in village cottage Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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DEATH LIFE

THIS PEN I AM

I I came as a pen A pen given by my hen My hen who kept me in her den Her den to help me be among men II Such an interesting pen I am I am a pen which writes to fill To fill but never gets filled Gets filled or deplete for extinction […]

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HEALTH

INSATIABLE (HAIKU)

I It came visiting Looking fragile and harmless In quiet heelless shoes II None gave it a thought As it built its strong mansion But now we all see III Why do we all see? Because many disappear Whenever it eats IV Its meals were first dark Darkness tried fleeing but failed As light watched […]

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LIFE LOVE

HARMONY

Gravels Roots Sand Stones Roots Worms Water Makes the earth One out And there’s chaos So are the lives we live Let all heads and hearts be one For our living perfection Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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LIFE

ODD

Loving the warmth Hating its burns Loving the cold Hating its freeze Loving the air Hating fierce winds Loving the sea Hating tsunamis Loving the land Fearing earthquakes Loving to live Hating to die We always, always want more Way more than there really is So satisfaction exists only in name Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) […]

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LIFE

LAND OF MY DREAMS

I’m in bed But not in bed I’m in the bed of thoughts Lying on the blanket of fear And wrapped with the cloth of future loss All working with darkness of nightmares To throw me into a bottomless pit of  failure II Why do I walk in sleep? Why do I run in sleep? […]

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LIFE POVERTY

SAUCY STEW

  Simmering stew stands smiling Sending sweet scents Scents sent as swords to silence stomachs Stomachs scattered by scanty scoops of cereals Scudding surreptitiously in outstanding signals Sealing sadness like sexy serpents to unsuspecting stomachs Stomachs seriously searching for strength to save Searching seriously for a savior who comes with scents Silly scoundrel! You simmering […]

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LIFE

PET TURNED HAUNTER

His pet Turned into his haunter Haunting him at his vulnerable best Turning his laughter into fright   His pet Who was a cat Turned into a lioness And showed its hunger to him   Now he yearns not for it He yearns for it to die And it yearns to make a meal out […]

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LIFE

BUBBLES

If seas, like blanket, fold And trees are tied in a bundle And plants hold hands in shrubbing Where will humans be?   If the land, like cloth folds And the sky shatters into pieces And darkness assumes its original position Where will humans be?   Bubbles, that’s what we are Beings are bubbles bubbling […]

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LIFE LOVE

AN ENDLESS BATON

  Life An endless baton Of no marked winners Love Undecipherable Holds hearts like its toys Death Ghostly thief uncaught Master of its art We Live and love and die The baton forever continues Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia

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HEALTH

PLEADING FOR SOME TIME OFF

Thank you to all those who visit my blog, I am truly humbled and you don’t know how happy you make me when I see traces of your visit in my stats. Blessings to all of you. Due to some forces beyond my control, I need some time to sort myself out for a while. […]

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HEARTBREAKS LIFE SOCIAL

BONSU EEEEEEEE

Bonsu eeeeeeee Please bring the huge drum Akosua wants to drown herself in tears Because her pig has left her to marry some dirt I need her tears to fill the drum So I can help her bathe when she heeds to the call of fatigue There are so many neat animals Animals aiming to […]

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LIFE

BREAK NO SORRY BREAKERS (HAIKU)

I The same safe canoe Which gently took you to sea Can also drown you II The pot caretaker Can also be pot breaker A famous saying III So what? She broke pots Know she gave the tendering hand And realize that much IV We are fallible She may be greatly at fault But you […]

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LIFE

BE IN TIME

Hear the world’s bell chime And the world’s air rhyme See many a  crime With payment of no dime See the world as lime And do goodness mime Now know your prime Then you can use your time In time Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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LIFE SOCIAL

CRAVING FOR CONFUSION

I We crave for confusion Why do I say so? The white craves blackness The black craves whiteness And so we complain to the air See the white talking in creole Or is it in blackness? And see many claiming superiority Probably because of lack of self confidence of their existence Now see the blacks […]

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LIFE

WHEN THE NEEDED FAIL

I When words fail the poet And drummers’ hands are severed When songstresses’ voice fail And the teachers lose their memories Problems walk on countless feet II When hunters lose their swiftness and tools And cooks lose their hands and taste-buds And masters become servants And soldiers lose their strength Problems walk on countless feet […]

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AGING LIFE

TO BE A CHILD AGAIN (AN EXCERPT)

I The child in me Peeps to see The adult I am And helps me see What I’m missing II I’d like to play around And make all the healthy sounds I’d like to throw tantrums And sit on the filthy ground… Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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LIFE

SCROLL TO THE END

I * * * * * Am crawling * * * * Walking * * * * Crying * * Playing * * * Running * * Jumping Growing * Falling and rising * * Rising and falling * I’m not perturbed I know it will pass Because this is life Mum C

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LIFE NATURE

I AM HOT AND FINE

I am pepper A red hot pepper I can nausea repair And can food prepare II  I am not dumb So do not into me bump Make me no water To wash your dirty fingers III If I’m treated with respect I’ll never you suspect And my fire will be hidden From your harm and […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

FAIR MOTHER OF ALL

                      Light is opening its heavy gate Body guard darkness and its late dawn Open slowly as jealous dawn cries Ready light sits in its highest throne Waiting to its subjects lead As they move about and seek to feed It leads kindly its precious […]

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LIFE PEACE

MY STEPS (LANTURNE)

Closed Petals Open hands To embrace the Sun II Dawn Shifts for Sun’s brightness And jealously Weeps III Fear makes the Cricket hide In the dark to Cry IV All Living Have their goals For their steps, mine; Peace Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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LIFE PEACE

LIFE (CLARITY PYRAMID)

LIFE Sublime Contorted II Wires of recklessness Tangling and tearing breaths I fret at its thoughts always III Help me through in laughter not pain Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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DEATH LIFE

SUICIDAL SWIMMING (ALLITERISEN)

Bubbly blooming and winding winds Catching caressing in mean massages Causing cravings, love and life Standing sitting no patience nor peace Storms stand in dense dungeons Waving win flash in flowing flaws Reigning regrets, wishes don’t win.    Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014 (This poem is for those who intend to kill themselves, it is […]

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LIFE

LIFE’S CALL

                As we do this rope weave And the unseen sieve does us sieve And we all stand to fall Like weak trees in storm’s call We just have to strengthen our thread   As we step, step by step And our breaths do us prep And the […]

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RELIGIOUS

TO THE MAKER

          In my fire rantings Let the seed of river sewn within Grow mysteriously to quench the thirst I give   In my savagery Let the balm of coolness sitting within Speed to heal   In my moment of chaos Let the peace you planted like petrol spread To take over […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

DANGLING UNSANCTIFIERS

Open stores With free goods Which have unfathomable price tags And no attendants to protect them But none dares to think of stealing   Open doors With beautiful furnishings Which invite but scares And no caretaker to answer the door But none dares to enter   A beautiful church Which many instruments Which giggle for […]

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LIFE

JEALOUS

These hands Merging with this mind In the present I do envy Because they are what I give life to But will live on forever   The staff of the limper Limping into nothingness Surely decays or turns into firewood But these I’m giving life to Are empowered to beat me, My great great generations […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION

I’VE WALKED

              I’ve walked I’ve walked through the desert in a sea Like a lost game Knowing not the refuge hut Knowing my end was near But ended up at its bank Being caressed by the sea breeze   I’ve stopped I’ve stopped in the middle of a busy road […]

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LIFE LOVE

LOOK AT ME NOW

When I seem lost In the arms of this world I seek shelter in the arms of my worse   Nothing seems worse As many have their footsteps marked No matter the pain, I’ll not falter   So clothe me in love If you have any And give me shelter   For what you see […]

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AGING DEATH LIFE

VANITY OF SOME SORT

In the light Of this fight We find the sight In an insight And lose our might   Like a kite We fascinate in light In God’s sight As our colour bright No matter our height   But  there is our night Which brings our plight And turns all things right On this site Into […]

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LIFE

SOME RULES TO FOLLOW

Live Learn Lean Love Loathe Forgive Feel free Before stepping out Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014    

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LIFE

FIGHTING ZONE

When life’s fog takes my eyes I talk to self without lies And step on its ground to say my byes Without eyes shedding no cries   In strength, I forge forward There is no fear which sends me backward Even when sent to the ward I dance to the chord   Because life has […]

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LIFE

BEEP, BEEP, NO ACCESS!

Truth denied Faith hyped   Freedom subdued Chains hyped   Sellers abound Like nets In the sea Goods are nil   What pain! What suffering! Among the living Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © 2014

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AGING LIFE

IT MAKES ME ME

Amidst the pain And all the gain   Amidst the storms And the beautiful suns   Amidst the rough roads And the smooth ones   Amidst the love And all the hate   I’ll never change a thing Because each thing had its bearing on the me today Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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LIFE

WATCHING OURSELVES

We were created by no one knows We live for love but none wants to show We stage comedies but none wants to laugh Geniuses create parodies Many show for the show Others laugh in their shelters and watch We end up laughing at ourselves in the mirrors of actors Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014 […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

DRUNK IN REALITY

Drunkenness steals composure But frees the inner child   Armed robbery steals properties and lives But pays men in security   Cheating hurts hearts But fills the void at some point   One considered ugly Makes the beautiful stand out   Treason is unpardonable But cautions us to watch our backs   Learning is difficult […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

FLAWLESS IN MY FLAWFULNESS

Rains are blessings Rains can be curses Fire is a servant Fire can be a murderer Food is what we are Food can steal our treasured lives I am a near nirvana Flawed, heavily flawed In unmanageable hands I am like the fire which kills the cold But my buttons must not be pushed Lest […]

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LIFE

AN EXCERPT FROM PARENTINOLOGY

“Kwaku Ananse wove a nest Which caught him in his naughty quest” The Ghanaian parenting sages Go with many of these adages   “And the princess met the prince Became queen and king, gave birth to a prince” The European parenting sages Tell the little agers in their thoughtful sages Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © 2014

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RELIGIOUS

LEAD THE WAY

I stand on a little mountain Surrounded by so many huge  mountains Some with openings showing many a beautiful fountain I tried but lost the countings   All shout to be looked and booked I sit, stand, try running But realise I am rooted Until I choose, my running is no running   Imagine all […]

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AGING LIFE

IN THE PRESENT

Associators are interested in the past Money makers are interested in the future So I used to look back; Back to a place I could not hold And into the future; Looking into what I could never see And ended up in the same place, Juggling between two poses Past and future As time placed […]

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LIFE

A TRAVELLING TRAVELLER

I’ve come from far Far, far from alien lands I swam from the ocean of life Onto a hardened ground Sans clothes, sans pride Tears being my only escape   I slept, then sat, then stood Then walked, then took to my heels And I’m still running From a toddler, I jumped into childhood Then […]

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Uncategorized

A COMIC SERIOUS GAME

I stand and watch As the show goes on Beautiful drums drum. When the drums drum themselves, The dancers sit. When they stop drumming, The dancers dance their hearts out. The audience are appalled The dancers are seething with anger at the audiences’ ingratitude No one seems to know what is going on I see […]

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DEATH LIFE NATURE

BEING CAREFUL

Someday, I’ll walk my life away I’ll be seized from seeing day Somehow, I’ll shed this skin and bow I can no longer chew my favourite cow And These bones, these knuckles These stones will come off This water These nails This blood will dry off Some day It will all make way So why […]

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NATURE SOCIAL

TECHNOLOGY, FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE?

Technology has come to stay. Each day, there is a new invention, discovery, and history being made. Technology helps us, no doubt, but we agree it is one aspect of life which must be blamed for backstabbing and the ever increasing scamming. Now families live in houses but their mouths have turned into their mobile […]

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DEATH LIFE

ROTTEN BEAUTY

When I sniff and sniff I think I stink and stink When I blink and blink I think I’m blind an blind When I listen and listen I think I’m deaf and deaf When I walk and walk I think I’m a crippled cripple When I touch my hair I feel I’m bald and bald […]