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POETRY

WORSHIP AN IDOL

I am that I am And all that I will ever be The servant murdered into birth in seconds Feeder of the body in locomotive spheres Contributor to every living’s well being I have my gentle side My exploring side And my fearful side No farmer farms into famine So I whirl in play and […]

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POETRY

IF EYES MARRY EARS

If eyes marry ears Many stones of disappointments Will be thrown at fears The sun tells of its birth With its mildness as all bodies carry, Even the albinos’, Scares almost all bodies into corners When it stands on its podium of peakhood And loses its light To make way for weak eyes To see […]

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LIFE NATURE ROMANTIC POETRY

USERS

Bakers! When your hands do the mixing And your heat cry for toasting Do you get the body building To feed them your soul’s shillings? No!  II Carpenters! When you kill those trees And you pay no fees And you peel their skins And maim their bodies Do you serve as the nail for the […]

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LIFE NATURE ROMANTIC POETRY

DETERMINERS (TANKA)

Trees placed bets on shoots Which promised to climb their world Still the young shoots aimed But many died being crashed by The feet of rain and hot sun II One tough shoot remained It climbed the biggest, tallest Tree among the lot Which bragged it was the greatest But the shoot held on too […]

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ROMANTIC POETRY

EVERYTHING IS A TRAVELLER (TANKA)

 Our fingers did rule Before sticks made them grave fools Then noodles called forks After spoons conquered ladles Yet China stood with chopsticks II Darkness too did rule When the moon took rest after The sun yawned and went To sleep, electricity  Now rules adding moon to naught III As long as air blows Everything […]

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LIFE NATURE

WONDERS OF THE EARTH

Once a fisherman went to fish He rowed his boat and started to fish On a lonely sea with many a fish Hoping for a sweet dish Then he heard, “I wish you turn fish” He looked round, saw none, and concluded it was a talking fish He run home to prevent God from granting […]

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LIFE NATURE

THE PATHFINDER

Fireflies, save your glow You capture my eyes in order to glow Now the moon serenades the sky Sending sweet light to you and I II Where is your mouth to brag? Where are your wings to nag? Look up to the sky And hear darkness cry III Lovers of secrecy cry foul Seeing as […]

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ROMANTIC POETRY

NATURE UNREST

Does nature sleep? I think not What’s with noise in day, Noise during night Volcanoes erupting, Tsunamis pushing water to steal from land Bush fires killing Beings corrupting, Sky depleting, Earth quaking, Day and night meeting? Does nature have a head? Does nature have ears? Does nature have eyes It truly needs to be pitied […]

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NATURE WOMEN EMANCIPATION

TOYS AND BOYS

I “Let’s talk about toys And forget boys Mortars do cover Pestles never do” Akosua says II “But I do boys And don’t like toys What’s with all the coys? They can’t produce any joys” Amina replies III “But think of toys They never break hearts And do as told They never  break rules too” […]

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NATURE PEACE

TIMES OF OLD

I Seeing heaven open and close In a sheltered happy home Counting the stars lying on back Feeling sky’s tears and its angry scratches Are tucked safely in my happy  mind box II  Our farms gave us food As streams quenched our thirst The air had flings with the many trees And whispered in the […]

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AGING DEATH LOVE PEACE

FUTURE FILTH

Future filth Stop the frown Straighten up And be around   Your time is now When you can ask how When your time stops There’ll be no sound   So future filth Don’t act like gold You will get old And can’t be sold   Your buyers will pay For you to be hidden from […]

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RACISM

IT WAS NATURE IMMACULATE

                  Upon their touch Innocence developed eagle wings And flew to a city of no return     Upon their touch Nature became an artificial lion Roaring in pollution of bodies   Upon their touch The gods were thrown like rotten meats Into the den of hungry […]

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NATURE

A DREAM OF FEAR IN THE LAND

Croaking frogs sing in fear Scared antelopes run to save their lives so dear The pain in the owls’ voices, so clear Nothing seems mere In these times, in this jungle   Ants are hiding in their tiny holes Snakes are hiding in borrowed anthills The lions’ den is crowded by strangers But the lions […]

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AFRICA NATURE

MY AFRICA (AN EXCERPT)

I chew groundnut in its shell I eat maize on its bell Okro in my stew flows from my backyard Plucking plantain is not hard Getting cassava just needs a tool If I want, I’ll eat like a fool Pepper calls to be plucked As tomatoes’s lipstick aims to seduce… Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014 […]

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I REMEMBER, IN AFRICA

I remember,

I remember my love for darkness

For grandma sat on her story throne

With trickles of fire-lights showing her face

And deepening the darkness at her back,

Like a muse, she poured down all the secrets of Kwaku Ananse; the spider

Who like a chameleon, went from doing good to being bad

And from being wise to acting foolish

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THE INGRATE

To my consternation She harshly caused an abrasion On her skin and poured a libation For what she deems beautiful, an abomination!   She tactfully told her maker That He was too careless a baker For watching her blacken in the burner Making her decisions sterner   If a cook causes a blunder, Can the […]

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WHEN THE MASTER SPEAKS

“Agya ahunuabobirim Okokroko Odumgya Kasapreko Akasa” The waters are still.   “Agya ahunuabobirim Okokroko Odumgya Kasapreko Akasa” The farms are quiet.   “Agya ahunuabobirim Okokroko Odumgya Kasapreko Akasa” The land is shaking!   “Agya ahunuabobirim Okokroko Odumgya Kasapreko Akasa” Mouths are shivering in hiding.   “Agya ahunuabobirim Okokroko Odumgya Kasapreko Akasa” Thoughts are wavering with […]

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SKY DIALOGUE

Endless sky Endless sky Have you any children sired? If you have Let us see If you have Bring them close Then we can know How vast you be Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014.

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MY ROOTS

My grandmother took me there, There, to my roots. I was appalled seeing the greens I was happy eating directly from nature I was satisfied drinking from the Okuwafomu well. But then evening came And the mosquitoes dealt me blows. My lovely grandmother took me there But then after passing the night I was told […]

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SECRETS OF NATURE

Fly away to where no one sails Fly away from the reaches of the mails Let the fruits your life bail Purge your soul of any wails Rest assured there’s no audience to your fails You can run or crawl like the snail But the sun or moon will you hail Let the birds to your soul sing Let the trees your bells […]