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FOR THE RICH PAUPER

When your life is hardAnd your hard work’s luck seems badKnow…you’re a soul to glow IIWhen your mates live easyAnd your best’s world seems messyKnow…you’re the one to glow IIIWhen you trip where others flyAnd you fall where others stand tallKnow…your stage will call IVIn a happy sad worldAnd a painful sweet worldIn a win […]

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SELF REVIVAL

Sometimes live coal needs air to keep its lightSometimes cars need a little push in order to startEven balloons need air for their forms to showSo when the going gets toughAnd times get rough…allow youTo get the nudge to help you move on IIFor you’re a being…capable of getting tiredFor you’re fallible…and capable of self […]

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AT MY LOWEST

Long life has taught me to give thanks to my maker…at my lowest IIMany temptations have taught me to exercise enough patience…at my lowest IIIHurts upon hurts have taught me to wait upon a viable solution…at my lowest IVLife which burns has taught me to wait for quenching rains…at my lowest VCowardly situations have taught […]

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LIVE

LiveLive like the air…so fair and free LiveLive like the rain…so cool to the touch LiveLike like a swordLive like an awardLive like a board…which life writes on to teach LiveLive like an eagleLive like a doveLive like a hen so fierce and caring And as you liveRide on the wings of justice and loveTo […]

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JUST LIKE TREES

Rains can wake many a fallen treeCut or struck, burnt or rottenOnce its roots in soil beIts time in life is never forgotten IISo are beings in this here lifePoor or sad, unlucky or lonelyOur lives act roots to wait in strifeFor good rains to grow them wholly IIISo live out your worstIn wait for […]

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UNDER THE BRIGHTNESS OF YOUR STAR

If you sit in melancholyWatching others act loved and holyAsking why your fate is so twistedJust get to know all I amAnd it will move you IIFrom the stakes of the unwantedTo the stables of the hauntedFrom the oven of the hatedTo the hell of penuryThrough to the dawn of my breakthroughJust get to know […]

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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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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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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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FULFILLMENT’S DESTINATION

There is a time in all of usWhich ticks talks…and rides or walkIf you do stall in the hall of the slugYou’ll end up like a human ragKnow, do know IISo tick your tockIn a historic stockShow you rockTo quell all mocksGarner some flocksTill you reach life’s dockLive no life that will so pain shockFor […]

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THE CHEERS IN WAITING

There are cheers…living deep within your tears…waiting on you to step on your gears…of hardwork to crash your fears…as you navigate your steer to break through the jeers and its leers…to climb atop the meers…to fetch your wings among your peers…to fly to heights deemed rareSo why care about stares and dares aiming for you […]

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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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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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HANG IN THERE

At the wake of a new dawnWhere darkness replaces the new mornThose under its sky know…the foe they must kowtowOthers might act cats to hugOthers might act dogs to nagThey all get tired with timeWith notions of you being a whiner all the timeBut hang in there IIIt is only the skin wearing clothes with […]

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A NEW BABY

A new day is like a new babyUndeserving of troubled pastEven if tears of yesteryears act shadyIt will be crass to latch and lust…for the new baby IIIn the same way it’ll be unfairTo share with it a past worryIf a hurt does claim its pairIt must settle for a sincere sorryFor it will be […]

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THE ROOM OF FEAR

Come out of the room of fearAnd you will find a strength to cheer…you into a vehicle whose determination steer…is made to strengthen your will IICome out of that room of your fearAnd you will see the nightmares…as mere scarecrowsYou’ll find your hallucinations as mere harmless shadowsAnd you’ll find yourself on top of the problems…which […]

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF TEARS

There are tears and there are Tears Still there are TEARS and TEARS IN FEARS So child …wait till you get through the latter …before calling hurts scars of never unfelt trauma II The tears you cry because of basic needs Are but blocks of exercises …helping you to turn necessity into an invention A […]

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SEEDS

Seeds Seeds feed leads to deeds Feed Feed leads seeds to deeds Lead Lead feeds to deeds and seeds Deeds Deeds lead seeds to feed II Pods …created by gods To have many nods …through rods Knowing they’re sods to seeds Gods …created by God …to give many nods …through sods …seeded in pods Nods […]

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MEAT THEM UP

When a problem arises Acceptance is a catching Facing it squarely is a cutthroat Looking for solutions is a defeathering Getting the solution is a butchering Forgiving self is a steaming And forgetting is a frying II When you leave the problem to walk It will crow Others will know Your hurts will grow And […]

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THE BRIDGE TO A HAPPY PLACE

A. Ambitions B. Hurts C. Calm D. Determination E. Education F. Father G. Gratefulness H. Hard work Hb. School J. Servitude K. Knowledge L. Love M. Mother N. Studying O. Pain P. Praises Q. Quiet R. Travels S. Self Love T. Trauma U. Seers V. Priests W. Wins X. Strangers Y. Siblings Z. Zeal Ib […]

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A CLAP FOR YOU

This is for every borla bird …who now flies an eagle Dodging stones of rejection …outwitting guns of oppression …outruning hurts of ridicules And shedding the smallness of being looked down upon …to reach the peak of respect This clap is for you II This is for every doormat …who now lives a house After […]

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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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PILOT OF MY PLANE

Even with the carbin crew …and the other mates Pilots fly their planes …always in charge to the end They get the final say in adding on heights …general navigation And landing Just as they work I am the lead in my life II I’ll listen to the air But I know they pass …never […]