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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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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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IN YOUR AWESOME BOOK

I look at youAnd can’t stop my thoughts from racing backRacing back to all the times I lost…in love forestBefore getting to this palace IIAlthough I swerved a lot of troubleI did get bitten by a snakeAnd got kicked by an antelope and hit by a goat…all of which I could’ve made meat out of…but […]

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THIS MESS THAT YOU LOVE

For a heart known to commotionAnd a head known to liesYour beautiful devotion…and tiesAre like heaven made for a demonAnd I’m so learning many a lessonTo self destruct the horror into Cupid’s arrow…to break through the hollow tunnel of my past’s sorrow IISo when I breakdown at your good intentionsPlease hold onto me with your […]

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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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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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KISS OR KILL

Once upon a timeThe gods of Ahoban created spots on the landTo check hostilities…growing among people living on their land IIOnly the seer of the land knew these spotsWhen two enemies stepped on the same spotThey either kiss or kill eachotherThe first enemies to be caught by the gods Were Owura Amanfi and Efo GboviThe […]

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MOURNING OF WORDS

There are many words buried in many heartsThan bodies buried in the groundBecause cowardice locks mouthsHatred confiscates opennessFear suppresses willAnd anger flies submission of tongues to Prideland…barring them from speaking IIIf heads open the mouths of heartsTo walk through mouths on bodiesTransparency will walk through chaosTo appear at an understandingWhere humans live their truthsTo get […]

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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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NA WHO SEND YOU

You see wen dem say experience fit teach person well well? I cum find story wey ring im bellI dey my corner with my boboWey I be with sotay years cum dangbeleshi like sokoWey certain obroni cum dey attract amSotay e lef me for am IIWen bobo open e duna wey act mof tell me […]

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LYRICS OF LIFE

Listen to the lyrics of lifeLittle lessons lurk in languages…lit like lampsTo light your liver’s lookFor a longer and luckier lap IIListen to the language of loveLittle laws lurk to lubricate your lensesTo loosen the lividity of lossIn the lust of leers IIILook at the list of levels Learning lurks like leaching labelsLearn to lose […]

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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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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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IF A WORDSTERESS WORSHIPS

You say it is dangerous to love a wordstressAs she can freeze pain to chaseAs much as she can paint happiness to amazeYou say a poetess can wrong to paint strong…her wrong to overtake all to in love belongBut you know not the greatness of loving a wordstressAnd the glory of defeating oblivion …just by […]

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THE GOD WORTH WORSHIPPING

The God in the revival of waterThe God in the satisfaction of foodThe God in awesomely refreshing airThe God in hugfully warm sunlightThe God in a peaceful riverThe God in the flutters of smilesThe God in the melody of a laughterThe God in the empathy of some tearsThe God in the brown of the earthThe […]

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LOVE ME SOME

Love me someYou who ride on the anger of anotherTo blow fury from a perceived monster yet to comeLove me, love me some IbLove me someYou who fly on rumours of a floating otherTo bait me with many a ghostly humPlease love me, love me some IILove me someYou who think class a physical beautyAnd […]

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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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LONELY NIGHTS

There are lonely nightsWhen distance turns clouds to fall memoriesHitting hard the roof of poresForcing the skin to need some chores IIThere are lonely nightsWhen phone talk, nearness buriesHitting hard sensitivity in its coresForcing thoughts to break some laws IIIThere are lonely nightsWhen you are all my thought carriesForcing mood swings to out its clawsBreaking […]

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SORRY (Puzzle Poetry)

OnceA climber used numbered stonesTo reach the pate of a mountainHe neglected the unbypassable 1And realized 4 was closer than 2…so used itThen he stepped on 2…to get to 5But slipped onto 3Determined, …he stretched and jumped on 7 …slipped and forced himself on 6He then comfortably climbed onto 8…and then onto 9But somehow slipped…only […]

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LOOK

LookLook hard and seeThe fruit of your treatment of your servants…are the foods which will feed the growth of your children…their children…and their children’s children IILookLook well and noteThe heart you hold for your enemiesIs the same heart which will greet your children…in their travels through enemy landsThere is an alchemy of karma…which stirs the […]

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THE MANY COLOURS OF LOVE

Refrain:Na me se obi a KB (6x) KB, KB, K K. K. K. K. B! Ne ti a w’ayiN’ano ne Akwapim Ne ho ne ataadeɛ N’anim ne sereɛNe nsa ne wɔɔkye N’ani so nsroma KB, KB, KKKKKB II never knew the real colour of love…till fate took off my unfeeling glove…at your touchAnnouncing our perfect […]

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THE PALPABLE HOTNESS

When she twirls…he swellsWhen she pulls out her tongue…he wants to her belongWhen she blinks…his ego shrinksWhen she takes a step…he turns her slave repDamn! The hotness can be felt…even as many eyes’ hate peltThat is the flame of love I need…to keep me on this air I feedGreat that I am the she…and you […]

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MRS. DOROTHY OPARE BAIDOO

There are many trees which fall…when the least winds callThere are many buildings which collapse…when their foundational time elapseYou’re a mountainThat is why you turned into a captain…when storms overtook your home…till you reached your RomeAyekoo Ɔbaa IIYou’ve been a soldier on this battlefield of lifeYou’ve been a great fortress, a great wife in strife!You’ve […]

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TO YOUR MAMA AND YOU

Never in my dreams and thoughtDid I think I’d meet someone and be caught…in the dilemma of a soul looking opposite my single lifeNursing thoughts of being a wifeUntil I met you…all thanks to your mother IISo I celebrate she who gave you lifeWatering you with care to ease my strifeI celebrate she who bore […]

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EX’S CONUNDRUM

He seesHe sees how smitten I am by youAnd asksAnd asks how you charmed an untamed like meI wish there are words in dignified portion…ready to fit his answer IIThe way you lookThe way you look at me like a treasure needing unblinking…lest a lurking thief snatches IIbThe way you followThe way you follow me […]

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WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? (Adult Poetry 18+)

Water falls into a hollow…to create waterfalls for all to followI’m the hollow needing your fallYou’re the water that gets my callWhat are you waiting for? III need you to wash me dirty in your sweatWhipping me up to a fretI need you to kiss me hard to a swellI won’t mind giving out a […]

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MOTHER OF THE GONE

Mother of the goneWho still feels the pain of the bornAs sadness toots its hornWith no hope of living till dawnThere sure is a mornSo live through your torn III know you picture earth’s heatAs it, like a disgusting glutton, your precious eatsI know you’re feeling self-blame’s beatAs it calls your living a shameful cheatI […]

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HOW TO MAKE THIS MOMENT LAST

How can I make this moment last foreverGranted you’re melting my fears…into golden cheersAnd building in me a fountain of happy tearsTell me how to make this moment last forever? IINow your name washes off past regretsAnd helps me forget all the messy frets …with their foundational hurtsSteering my heart to cheers like a happy […]

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THIS IS THE GHANA I LOVE

The Ghana I love is this Ghana…which is like the still watersHolding peace like an armourEven when hearts flip to compete for positions high IIThis is the Ghana I loveThis GhanaLike a hen feeding its chicks…learning to choose the best from the restSending warnings to aspirants …about their knowledge growing …from the gutters they undermine […]

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THESE BUTTERFLIES

There are feelings which can’t be hiddenTheir presence call for hearts to do their biddenAnd force chariots of fantasies to on them be riddenSuch are the butterflies you give forcing me to dare the forbidden IIWhen I think of your homecomingMy abdomen feels like water boiling on fireIt shamelessly acts cunningTo wake my desireForcing my […]

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YOUR LOVE AND YOUR WAY

Amidst the chaos of wars on foodAnd the fragrance of hearts of the goodYour love stoodAs your mother did brood on the could through your would…beI’m certain your love will see the golden end III saw your smilesPromising uncountable milesI saw your holdKilling off coldI heard what you were told…and the strength which made you […]

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COBRA AND THE CAT

Once upon a timeCobra, whose leg was as long as its body…was the king of the jungleIt traveled in between human kingdom and the jungleAnd was accorded all the respect there wasUntil it set eyes on cat…being petted and pampered IICobra took in the sight…and constantly called cat weakAlways taunting and hating on itThis angered […]

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LOVE WITH YOU

Love is your alluring aura…and your turn-on temper IILove is your measured possessiveness…to my wild intentions IIILove is you and I…in a sweet nothing conversationSpending time like we are immortals…wealthy enough to afford it IVLove is your leisured talks…digging my pleasured thoughtsAnd stamping treasured memories…on an uneraseable past VLove is your ssshh…to my ashhhYour haha…to […]

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REAL WEALTH’S WORTH

Our lives are our wealthWe spend in seconds,…minutes…hours…days…months…and years as our life’s real currenciesThe biggest currency is a yearSo be sure to buy something worthwhile…every year of your life IIYou can buy materialistic thingsBut those are not wealth to lastBuy goodness to sell impactBuy greatness to sell examplesBuy happiness to sell laughterBuy content to sell […]

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A TALE OF THE CONCEITED PIG

Once upon a timePig was the fairest animal in the jungleIts pink skin shone through the cloudsAnd its huge mouth dazzled many IIDue to its beautyPig lived a powered lifeNone could speak directly to him…lest he spat on themNone could look directly in his eyes…unless the fellow hungered for slapsPig turn himself into the king…whose […]

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CTFERRDVIGSELZNQPDOXS RGWUTIHJTKLH DOBYIEKANQWECVFHSIZXTEAS (Puzzle Poetry)

A hen goes food searching with its chicksFor every two rubbish it sweeps…it finds a grainUnpuzzle this puzzle using its tune I.Abscdeefeghkijs klamnnopd qrsstnuvewxayzkbas cbsdcoedrfetgfehgd ihsjitkjukjflkfmlsNmbonepotqpwrqesretsn utbvuewvrxwtyxhzya zaaganhbd icbjdokealfksmytneUohvpiwqdxriysnztg zyhxwevuatsrrqtpos nmilkn jihhgufesdctbalacebds egofhf ikhjlamornpmQshrteuwavxpwyizynxwg yshmgoazptnehbs ciioun vphjdoekrqwrxrilfd ayhbzocuadvrewdfxsGmuhnniotjpikql lrastluvl wxfzyeyzlxwt amugssbnehtd, cociuodpnjvfequkwsfrelxd ytaojnefd ahaovbwquvpsnoehbd II.Stwzuhvwanot cdtbehgle rqbpookjtvuh mnfgbeacldft ihtomhpsesby abscdaeft ghoijn klmnooppQrtstouvpwxpyzlzyexwd vuotsn rqspoenma lkojif […]

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LETTING GO

In this heat of memoriesWhere many a past monsters now model sorriesI look up to the future unknownAnd look back at the hurts I still mournBefore looking into the eyes of regretsI see the burning fretsAnd forget the foeSo I’m thinking of letting go IICarrying hurts are burdens set to stifle my growth…I knowA hating […]

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A GREAT JOURNEY

In a beautiful journey…with a grateful heartHappiness is a vehicleLove is its steeringGrowth is the roadFulfillment is its seatI’m on a great journey IIThe sky is pregnant with promises of greatnessThe land applauds with pleas to feed change…in exchange for peace…and harmony to protect itselfEvery bit is a noted additionI’m on a great journey IIIWords […]

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SELF SHOOTING

Amankwah Abrokoto was a fine manWhose man thing knew every pleasure hole…under all skirts in Djokoto Province He earned this bragging rights before turning thirtyAnd made it a point to be the lifelong champion…of the waist game in the whole of Djokoto IIEvery woman in Djokoto knew he wields a long gunAnd his shots garnered […]

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KEYS TO HEARTS

Every body has a key to their heartsSome hearts are opened through sympathySome hearts are opened by kindnessSome hearts are opened through crueltySome hearts are opened with moneySome hearts are opened through companionshipSome hearts are opened through travelingSome hearts are opened through jealousySome hearts are opened with mentorshipSome hearts are opened by just a smileSome […]

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WATCHING YOU LOVE ME

There is a beauty in seeing ice thaw…fresh from a hardworking freezerThat’s how I feelWatching you love me IIYour charm might be in you walking through the rainEven in your fear of thundersTo get me food I crave IIbYour charm may be from your smiles at my wordsEven when they’re soft, loud…or harsh IIcYour charm […]

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2020

This is the yearThe year we’ve seen dawn parading naked at noonAnd morn parading nude at nightIn months whose days shrunk into hours…longer than years IIThis is the yearThe year anxieties dance seductively …in videos of fear on our minds’ screensAs the unknown horn uncertainties…in our thinking caps IIIThis is the yearThe year which erases […]

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MATE IN MY CHAMBER

Two different souls who sleep togetherFrom different habitatsMark the true sense of a miracleSo you’re like my soulMy Ɔkra AbenaYou mate in my chamber IIYour comfort in my presenceYou acting guard in my restYour soothing voice in my sadnessYour daily calls to water my wellbeingAll add up to the miracle you areYou mate in my […]

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THE HURTING PUZZLE

You cunning hcterw!You angry kcirp!You swiny retsnom!You worn out gip!You cut her esoolNow she’ll suck you yrd IIYou used her emitAnd flogged to lock her secnahcYou blocked her kculAfter breaking her sesnefedYou swiped her naelcAnd made her naelParading her like a ekojIn front of an amused ecneiduaYou now have stugTo crawl back to reh?I’m enjoying […]

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CARE TO BREAK NOT

In this momentWhere you live so succulentEyes are forcing hands to hide their ringsHearts are forcing heads to pull their stringsLove is parcelling lust to race your haveBut know…pulling yourself together is best…so as not to pull another asunder IIEveryone is greedy to have a love to cherishEveryone is needy to own a loving journey […]

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IN YOUR EYES

In your eyesSighs turn to wave their goodbyesAs a couch awaits in a home I see deep within…with laps ready for my head…and hands ready to lovingly tap me to sleep IIIn your eyesLies I tell myself die with their ugly criesAs a cold bed beckons my warm bodyA smile without hidden qualmsA balm for […]