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REMINISCENCES

Too much time on hands rhymes mimes of crimes committed …by unfortunacy As humans room …and viruses rule I’m left in this huge bed …thinking about your fate and the state of your remains And shedding unseen tears …to frowning faces of the dark Angel of mine turned shrine in my heart …are you well […]

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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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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 […]

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SEE ME

See me See me in the rising sun …as pleasant rays to bless your days Please look …look to see …see me II See me See me as the purest droplets of every rain Which falls as tool to cool the wool – …the wool of your anger Just look …look keenly …keenly to see […]

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THE FUN IN FEAR

Fine fellas fall flat on their faith Their forced fate flakes to fake their inflamed fumes Flaunting fanatics with fears of fiery flocks …unknown before a farm of wealth Ha to the haha! He to the he! II How many tubers are now buried in trousers? How many hands now keep to their fences of […]

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THE SOLDIERS IN THIS WAR

A battle needs soldiers …soldiers to stand …to understand its tactics through the antics of its opponents …and fight for its win Corona is a battlefield …one whose soldiers hold no arms to kill …but arms of will with quills to heal II Hospitals are now battlefields Doctors and nurses …and janitors as soldiers Fighting […]

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THE WORLD WILL HEAL

I know fear now lives in every head like a ruthless master Making a cough enough to bluff the security of safety Making a sneeze freeze hearts of comfort …shattering confidence in the healthy I know just the mere mention of the two out of the three syllabic word – …coro, …makes many scamper for […]

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AKHIL

There are beautiful souls in beautiful bodies There are beautiful spirits in awesome souls There are amazing thoughts in mighty heads But Akhil is a great spirit …in an awesome soul …modeling a beautiful body …with amazing thoughts in a mighty head Ib When I hear Akhil …I see pictures of great memories When I […]

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HELPING HAND

There are many skies which shine …to bless without a heating hurt A Step – …honey A Vine of a Cent This 11th blessed with two beautiful amazing souls! II We made lemonades …over pizzas and drinks We made history …over love and laughter We formed a bond …of Sisterhood Worrying and caring over cold […]

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THE FIRE STATION

He says he has an active fire station …one where fire engines of pleasure are kept He says he has a vibrant fire station …one where vehicles of tickles are stored He says he has a yummy fire station …its working hoses posed to show doses of loses …of champions But the cantankerous Abena Freda […]

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THE ANESONS

I have felt many a warm bosoms …and blossomed in many a presence But your aura is alluring …your warmth is assuring …even in the face of a world scare II From Sue’s delicious sandwiches …to Ozzy’s soothing furs From the beauty and the swinging chairs …to the loving and reassuring arms The Anesons have […]

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MANEEZHAY’S SWAN

Around a table of seven souls …seven spirits with seven bodies Craft Beer Market’s belly hosts …awesomeness in utter beauty Laughter and happiness …friendships and love Life is living under the Maple lamp II An evening of knowing An evening of beauty An evening of culture …shaping our structure 7pm smiles chiming a 9pm stop […]

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THANDI

You’ve seen the spot …and is catching a lot …of strength …in your learning length And I’m awed! II You’ve bought a lot Of hurts right from your cot But I’m so glad for the many a dot …I’ve opened your eyes to see as hot …in connecting III And as you are this hooked […]

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WORRYING WINDS

Where works will in woes …as wrecks wriggle in worst? What works well in wouldn’ts …as wickedness wrestles warmth in wrenching? Who writes what in whys …as wisdom wanes in words? Heaven hates in hustling hits Hurts heckle in horrid harms Calm is chaos Chaos is calm Tears turn triumphs …if only hearts can cry […]

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TO YOUR HOME HEART

A pain after another…after another…after another?Know…each is a journey you had to travel throughTo your home heart IIFor some flowers face floors…taste feet in defeatAnd are passed from loving hands…to hateful onesBut their seeds may stumble on good soilAnd die to live to glorifyNothing dies to live like a heart…in multiplicitySo cope for hopeDon’t elope […]

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AROUND LONG BREAKFAST TABLES

Around long breakfast tablesWhere connections are cables…calling to be brought to existenceFear, pride and shyness are the only scissorsCutting their birth between beingsJaws work in their own rhythmsThroats wait their swallowing turns…chew, swallow, chew, swallow IIHere, colour is just a painting…which every difference hostsHereClass can only come from the mouth of the crass…whose ass needs […]

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A BUSINESS OF CLASS

How love dragged…from bonding of hearts…to a business of classBeats meIt still beats me IISo money decides bedmates for havers…to some IIISo name selects…soul mates of others…to some IVSo qualifications yoke lovers to be…to some VAnd the laughable fact remains…complaints bridal walking on the red carpet of tongues of jealousyDisdain shooting from eyes of the […]

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MRS HILLIER’S AND HERBERT’S RIDE

All the time…the blue of the sky…shows after angry clouds fall to turn rain…which drains into gutters…washing the dirt of stressI so know this III walked from my fires of scrutinyInto the warm arms of Mrs Hillier…and an awesome hug from HerbertEven the sun smiled to welcome us,Mischael and I,With handshakes of its winning deceptionA […]

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TAKE ME TO A PLACE

Take me to a placeA place where sadness has no traceA place where sorrow knows not tomorrowA place where hurt memories die IITake me to a placeA place where tears fear no dearsA place where hearts bleed to healA place where pains gain sane rains IIITake me to a placeA place where all, all embraceA […]

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SƐSƐƐ

Sɛsɛɛ kɔhwɛ Nnipa a wɔn adane nkura …eeguane adɔfoɔ adekyɛda te sɛ yarebɔne bi …de ntɔkwa ayɛ wɔn kwan Neɛ ekume koraa ne wɔn sereɛ …a wɔn de bɛ san wɔn akyi …akɔbɔ wɔn adɔfonom tɔdwɛ tɔdwɛ te sɛ anumnum dwei a wɔn tim etirease Haaagya! b Sɛsɛɛ kɔhwɛ Kɔhwɛ anibrɛ gya a asosɔ …te […]

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DEAR MR RAPIST

Dear Mr. Rapist St. Valentine needed a heartpour …not a torture Love is not stealing a waist pie to kill a soul Neither is it climbing a lie …to make another cry II Dear Mr. Rapist If you dig your foundation …on another’s land The soil cries for its owner Your toil buys hate from […]

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DEAR RAEESA

Storms form in sunny morns …to break norms and act worms on our prized lands But know they always end up inside our lands …dying to fertilize them to help grow our crops of growth So never stop to bow to cops of challenges My dear Raeesa II As we are humans We have our […]

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EARS AND THOUGHTS

The world has turned puzzle …for many a troubled soul Puzzle they can’t solve through their hustles So before a word walks from the chambers of your mind …please vet its wisdom II Borketey got slapped by few words …a week ago Those words followed him home …got shame ropes to hang him dead …just […]

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FOR MY TAUGHTS

I know I might have ridden tantivy …in your loving zefer Odomankomah Twerɛduampong …please forgive and build a fence around my taughts II I fume to think I can’t exhume …my young caught in the arms of decomposition I know my rebellion robs on you …in the bad But please All Seeing, forgive …and build […]

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THIS SITUATION

This situation This situation of fire begging for my ownership …rain begging for my usage …wind obsessing for my picking All at once Throws me into a confusing sand If only I could have all in one! II I fear the heat that might cheat to beat …my skin, my easily bruised skin I fear […]

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TO HADJARU

Spirit I wish to dish a dream To retake life and live to the brim And grow your soul to sell fulfillment …to your all before the call of your fall Ib It is always abnormal when a young fruit falls …from its strong tree As many a ripe ones hang Why are the cruel […]

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THE REAL GOD

God is the shining smile of the sun …the tasty piety of dew God is the peaceful blanket of the dark …the very thin layer of its dawn God is the many droplets of rain …the refreshing fan of air God is breath II God is spaceful shoulders in sore sorrows God is warm hugs […]

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THE BODY SELLER

She said Kofigah rented her body for …every evening in a month …with touches and pounding and biting with kisses Atuaki rented her mouth for a week …for licking and pulling and chewing …with special bonuses for sores Before Tetteh came in with a room offer …to pray inside her every time his demons wake […]

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TO GET MY ATTENTION

I know the mountain I seem to be In the eyes of those who yearn to see The fence I keep The heart I keep But a bad slip can make you trip and flip …to a fall Off my attention II You can build manipulations …into frustrating situations Hoping they cave me in To […]

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EVERY INCH OF TRUTH

When the ordinary bowl …taunts the ceremonial bowl …with its daily patronage …forgetting the heat wearing it off …and it’s lifespan …being cut short Life giggles …time wriggles …the earth shrivels in anticipatory addition II When the ceremonial bowl …haunts the ordinary bowl With its flawlessness …forgetting its gathering of dust …and it’s possibly being […]

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YOU ASK

You ask “Are you sick?” When you are the sickness And I’m the infected II You ask “Is there something you need?” When you are the something The something I am needing III You ask “Can I get you some food?” And I sigh Because you have the meal I need …a heart I need […]

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AS YOU SAMPLE YOUR MATCHES

I felt you …at a sight And knew that you …can be light …of mine Ib From your demeanor …to the colour of your eyes From your thoughts …to the songs from your lips I felt you I still feel you Hoping a one from our two II But your readiness is far And your […]

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MARRY YOUR BAD

When you love the taste of pepper And you choose to buy tomato Thinking pepper is hot Tomato is mild Know a vomit awaits …to publicly shame you A cleanup will wait …to hardly strain you A stress will toe …to emotionally drain you And a scar will birth …to befriend to your death So […]

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FLIPPED TO BAD

The first knew well They jingled their bells And brought joy to the world …by recognizing a birth II Now it’s all about …”What I want for Christmas” …”On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me” And the icing, …”So this is Christmas. What have you done?” Oh things have been […]

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WHILE YOU WAIL

While you wail your worse …through the wins of yesteryears And moan the gemütlich atmosphere …that disaster distroyed Know, those in the painless world …are kvelling And do swell with love …knowing you’ll do well II The moments you shared will die not in you They’ll just feel special …and be mind videos …for only […]

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CHANGE OF GRACE

(To all my Christian followers, Merry Christmas! This is your special dedication 💕💞💖) All those looking forlorn and worn Tap into the horn of this born …this morn And think of what he will adorn …to push your ills to the gone II With the birth comes a light To shine bright your dark With […]

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BY CROSSING THIS LINE

A lioness …temporarily turning mouse …to erase fears of a cat …and help the cat feel fat …for familiarity to breed ease A shivering formula …still steps worthy Ib Clouds Suns Moons Darkness …till shrouds II In a world which has whipped my faith …and maimed my hopes In a world which has crippled my […]

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SKINS

Aduse Poku …raise an eye from your ancestral palace …and come see What used to cast us into bins Now headlights beauty to fit us in Nana, …just open an eye to see …what used to bring us shame …and was thought too lame …needing to like an animal, be tamed …now bringing us fame […]

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CRINGY TO WATCH

I see a boat wrinkling the sheets of the sea It’s sailor in a fantastic ride …canoeing in bliss Ib I see a body in the sea …being bitten by jealous sharks Every goosebump happening above …falling tears sea waters consume And I wonder why II If you love your sailor …share your pair …knowing […]

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YEAR OF RETURN

Lives left to languish in loss …live without luck …learn with limitations Sorrows sailed through servitude Ib “Soul’s smacked with slavery” “Bloomed berries replanted in burns” There’s been many of such analogies But this is a year of celebration A year of jubilation A year we know we can harvest greatness …from the sadness of […]

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TOO HARD TO REMEMBER

December 10 is too hard to remember It shows the blood in all red And builds dark clouds in all my skies As your thoughts roll like waves …to the shores of my mind II December is a month I dread It stopped my happy years By taking Aduse Poku on its 26th And taking […]

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HEARTS

A heart opens like a flower Once the right sunshine of tenderness …the right dosage of rain of love …and the right amount of air of care Bless its growth When it does …appearances don’t matter Poverty won’t close it Opinions won’t shut it For its beats will only follow the drumming …of its benefactor […]

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THE HIDDEN COST

Her eyes glued on him Her pores raised their skirts …of goosebumps …in their yearning for him Even thoughts of his possible touch …rained her clouds of passion So she boldly went for him …and succeeded II Her dear Kwabena Appiah was ditched …like a chewing gum emptied of sweetness Forson’s fine figure, His impeccably […]

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INTOXICATION

Love is one of the strongest rums …of emotions Just the right dose …keeps the heart aboard the ship of happiness …balancing challenges in smooth sails An overdose arrests cognition …defies will …kills shame …suppresses ego and pride …blinding and deafening and numbing all odds II An alcoholic drunk …has better fate than a love […]

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KENYA TOWN

Gloria, You know the gift you’ve bought is euphoria, Changing my odd spirit name to Victoria In what can now be part of our best historia A beautiful beautiful Thursday traveling to a Friday utopia II From Nyerere Street to Central Park …Daily Nation Headquarters to the pilaar joint Coffee Casa and its literary insights […]

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FROM THE EYES OF THE SITTING ELDER

Child those who hurriedly opened their gates beneath them …to eat from the first fruit of Adam …to tear open their innocence End up killing most dreams with rushing diarrhea Becoming ghosts to success II Child A young heart needs time …to grow saucepan of maturity …to fit onto the fires of love So as […]

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TO THE COMPASSIONATE

If you do love …a struggling being And have looked above …their unfortunate scenes Here – …A HUG OF WORDS II If you’ve spoken …for a voiceless mouth And have broken …an unfairness mark Here – …A HUG OF WORDS III You are eyes …to a blind walker And a shield of lies …of their […]

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THE LOVE EXPERIMENT

Sometimes when two hearts stand at a sharing junction They become an unparallel duo The more expressive …the less retaining The less expressive …the more retaining That is why hurts stay longer in the latter …in an abrupt end II They are like sand and clay Although water quickly seeps through sand Clay takes its […]