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POETRY

FOR A SUNNY SUDAN

The flesh of foul …reasonably rots on roosters Even cowardly cobras …backed into corners …bare their fangs and bite …a fight to live Al needed to be Bashed to Heed …fair enough II Isn’t it a pure waste …if stinking soup is washed off feeding bowls …and its remains still stay in mothering public pots? […]

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POETRY

BROSALAH

There is a beauty in seeing peacocks …living happily with fowls There is a beauty …in seeing winds …carry happy sands There is a beauty …in moons pairing suns …at the rise of one and the fall of the other There is a beauty, …a beauty of one sky being shared by both …at right […]

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POETRY

TO THE GREAT DAGBON

There is no ingenious cultural counting That Sikaman will undertake Without your number up the charts Your beautiful fugus on your lovely leather foot-wears Your beautiful skins worn on your humble floors Speaking of bravery unseen to all eyes in meet Your fierce and baffling tongues Which leave foreigners in lost realms Oh your many […]

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POETRY

THIS LIBATION

I pour this libation From my free but poor calabash Which knows hunger as a happy sport And not an opposing wrestler To let dreams fall into sleep of all To see fierce and hunting war In chase of ones whose preferences Became their bait of horrid fate II I pour this libation from my […]

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POETRY

TO THE SAGES

When the sound of the trumpet Is rejected in echo Like a ball thrown to a wall And it finds not the hole and the mouth Which gave it life for the errand It falls into vanishment Like little dust in overflowing gutters Let ears hear the sound of tolerance II When the cock sings […]

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POETRY

WE SLEEP SOUNDLY (DUET WITH NANA ASAASE)

  There are mosquitoes singing tunes many abhor In rooms detested There are bed bugs battling bodies For blood on beds many hate There are many fighting animals like people with consciences Just for rivers and foods and places and growth Through it all We sleep soundly II Sons and daughters of the earth beg […]

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POETRY

STILL THE LAND STANDS

If the winds destroy the umbrella And the elephant finishes all the grassy trees And the cock pecks all the worms and crumbs And the eagle eats the cock Do remember Still the naked land stands II The naked land will stand Disgraced Like a queen caught by prostitution law Of an unforgiving god As […]

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POETRY

CEASE FIRE

Fire for fire Hired by sires Like rains univited Kills desires II Every mouth with a sound like a linguist Yearns to be heard Every head with a mind like a king Yearns to be studied Every heart like a die hard fun supports its products A look down on one Pumps out disaster From […]

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POETRY

PIECING PEACE

Heed peace’s call And stand tall Or fall Look what just fell in your court The option ball So don’t be dull Gather all In the thinking hall And strengthen peace’s wall II From the days the cock crowed On the Ghana throne To these times of the umbrella We have kept it strong No […]

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POETRY

AIRS OF OUR FOREFATHERS

Per the airs of our forefathers Entering through the shores of our land Asaase Yaa needs ears Care and spirit to fight Enabling all tools needed II The airs whisper their messages There is no teeth which fights not its tongue But each needs the other for the sake of survival Swords of words must […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION

BLOOMINGS

I Like an old flower Watered by rain Blooms, for hope *** I, Like a charcoal so forgotten Lights, By the care of a benevolent *** I, Like a slave in dreams Ruled Because of care of a king *** I, Like a child so wronged Smiles Because of love of a being And so […]

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AFRICA LIFE LOVE

CITY OF THORNS (CRAZY STANZAS)

Like bats, make us fly together We are trees on same land with different grounds A loud “paaa, pooom, peii” must raise our concerns II While our heads have nations with different thought legs, Their frames have carvings so similar in supplementation Their thought deeds have beautiful uglies Causing real pain to differing acts Which […]

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PEACE

I NEED A LIGHT

I need a light To lighten my path As I take a stroll In my static state Like a lying statue II I need a light To show me all The stumps  The stones And the trappy pits III I need a light  To show me faces So I can know One who goes my […]

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PEACE SOCIAL

TROUBLED WATERS (HAIKU)

Earth closes its mouth When lions ‘void porcupines Need I mention more? II Long, long, long ago, When lion was known as the king He took liberties III When his game finished He decided porcupine Is fit to replace IV He meant to hit it Only for thousands of pins To stand in shooting V […]

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PEACE RELIGIOUS SOCIAL

ALPHABETICAL PRAYER

  A day Bare of hurts Caressed by care Dreaded by death II Emancipate us From all ear thunders Greatly warming our blankets with Heat of earthly goodies III Irrespective of our transgressions Join forces with peace to Kill thoughts too heavy Lying on our peace of minds IV Marry our hearts with kindness always […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION SOCIAL

THE SEASONED HOST

Palm-wines dance and shine In fine calabashes as wine Accentuating foods so fine Calling on souls to come and dine In a happy chatty line   II The sky is filled with cloud Cloud turning, diving and proud Vultures hate the sky’s crowd And promise to build to shame the cloud Knowing it is the […]

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PEACE RELIGIOUS

LET PEACE STAY (TANKA)

As the speakers sound Loudly at 4am and the Churches beam with drums, Tamborines, songs of worship, We hope for a calm good day II But like always, robbers Prepare for their escapades Prophetic rituals Call on minds of vulnerables And needy and sorrowful III Can we talk of the Cunning tricksters, whose carvings Beat […]

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AFRICA FREEDOM POLITICS SOCIAL

A LEGACY HE LEFT

Madiba made us See signs of peace walking on Strong legs in Africa II An ex-convict who Made his good heart a public Display to shine a healthy ray to break ills III Who thinks of the good Coming from a stinking cell? One would say revenge but his legacy is worthy to sell IV […]

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PEACE Uncategorized

ALL WHITE

He’ll come today With his magic rod And his all white robe To take you to shop For life Peace Love Happiness And all that is fair All you need to do, I’m told, Is to throw out the filth Of worry Of pain and shame And look forward to glory In your sleep None […]

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LOVE PEACE

HELP HEAL

I Roaring rays Raising ruins Raising wrecks Reaching rules II Hear Havoc! Have hearts! Hurt hatred! Heal humans! III Love lives Long lives Leading lives Loaning leaps IV We’ll work When wise We’ll win Win wars V Roaring rays Reaching real Rest right then Reap your rise When we win Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2o14

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LOVE PEACE

HARMONY OF THE SKY

I Shiny sun, Gentle rayed moon, Twinkling stars, All shine to light II None competes For another’s space Because they know  Their precious places III The sun has a tempo That it controls itself, While the moon appears; Little by little until  It stands in the middle of the sky Accompanied by the little stars […]

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LIFE MOTIVATION PEACE

APOPLEXISMS

I  Scared disappointments Stuttering through minds Seeping down like wine Book some appointments And stop the drippings     II Limping lonely loathings Threading in pure hearts  Poisoning with every step and moaning Stay and be dissolved into happy pacts Instead of killing     III Heavy metal of revenge Stop melting into a sharp […]

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LIFE PEACE

PURE PIPERS

I Pure pipers pipe like pros Pouring parts to prompting plans Piecing parts to pack peace Preparing parts for painted pants II When the prompting parts pour Piping pipes become too poor And the prompters become a bore III When the peace part pours Piping pipes become too poor And peaceful peace become a bore […]

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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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PEACE

IN SLEEP’S HEAVEN

Soft light Beautiful whispers of the air All flowers smile Beckoning as trees and shrubs drum and dance While beautiful birds provide soothing music Angels with wings receive you in their embrace Giving you a heavenly massage You are taken on a tour to God’s parliament Where thoughts of pain are nil Smiles implant themselves […]

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FREEDOM ROMANTIC POETRY SOCIAL Uncategorized

A SUN DAY

It’s Sunday Let the sun run my day I need  no proud cloud Which will call meddlesome thunder Which goes nowhere without its lightning wife To shake my world and make me a coward Though I fear the extreme heat of the sun I prefer that to drowning in cloud’s rain rage Let me get […]

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PEACE

CHARMING YOU TO SLEEP

A shining light beckons Go, go, go Step into its realm And dream It is not sleep that beckons It is your angel Calling in the sweetest voice With the best of intentions Intentions of protection Sleep and let thoughts weep For the angels rise in defence They fan and dote on you So there […]

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FREEDOM LIFE PEACE

A CHAOTIC DREAM

I I had a dream A dream with God as Chair Humans screamed their disgust Plants and trees screamed their pain Animals screamed life’s unfairness The earth kept mute II Every stakeholder Looked in earth’s direction And so earth had no choice but to give a speech “I suffer, I give and I take And […]

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PEACE

SLEEPING PRAYER

Sleep angel Guide this star Who shines bright But is fragile II Protect this soul From fearful screams And let it meet All in divine III Sleepy angel Lead straight Through the contours Of sleep IV Place peace Close and seize Fright Till day opens its doors Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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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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PEACE SOCIAL

SANCTIFY THIS SANCTUARY (HAIKU)

              In this sanctuary I wish to last a century Blowing hot goodness   In this sanctuary I wish we form a country To share right kindness   In this sanctuary I’m looking for luxury In love’s sanctity   Help me breath this out To let all hearts heal […]

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AGING FREEDOM PEACE SOCIAL

TAKE ME TO INNOCENCE

                The peace and serenity That was with my completeness Fled into the arms of the savage Who squashed and swallowed it whole The moment my guard was down And the holder of my emotion took charge   Now I am in need Of that peace and innocence […]

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PEACE SOCIAL

SORRY

            Sorry, In the heat of the fire And the temper of the sticks Say sorry to calm the stakes   With the heat of anger And the thirst of the guns Say sorry to calm the stakes   Caught in the hunger Of the cutlass and the heat of […]

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PEACE

A WORRIED WORLD

Growing guns Gleaming groans   Gleaming groans Crying crosses   Crying crosses Painful platforms   Painful platforms Worried world Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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FREEDOM NATURE

PEACE SEDUCED

Gentle sunlight tries hiding behind The trees to no avail Gentle rivers blow beautiful breezes Which set the soul’s peaceful fantasy at sail Breath in, Breath out and relax your brain Worry is never in the land of this great read Imagine the birds singing your lullabic chorus And the air fanning your heat And […]

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A PRAYER

I am on my knees Begging for peace In the midst of the fangs of the bees Are many who’ve no fees To pay to the bees Because they touched not their honey   I am on my knees Like the perpetually kneeling tortoise, for me The river that flew through me Gathers in beauty […]

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PEACE SONGS

A song I’ve long’ So strong To sing   So calm That balm In my palm With wings   Ease songs Non-tease songs Peace songs Let’s sing   To ring Dong ding For kings To love. Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014    

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FREE GAZA!

Be quiet! There’s stench from the old Be quiet! And listen to the voice of the child Blood which is same mix into the earth Funny how the guns seem different, Funny how the humans seem different, Funny how the language is different, Funny how the blood make love, Hold hands and enter the earth […]

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THE POWER OF WORDS

  I can lie here on my bed Fighting fair with few words This does not mean I am afraid Bring your cutlass, bring your gun If I could only get my words across Destroying my body erases them not There’s no way my words will rot Until eternity they’ll ring in your head Then […]

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PEACEFUL WAR

Blended colours will dance Blended colours will happily fight For the little rounded peacemaker On many beautiful peaceful grounds.   Sweat will merge In seriousness and play Misunderstandings will arise Not between individuals but nations   Every nation becomes one people Every person, no matter where, Becomes an officer defending his nation Cheering on when […]

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SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU SMILE

It’s a beautiful day Just stand in the mirror and say I have a beautiful soul so God will make a way No matter the hurdle that blocks my way And step out in confidence to face your day You’ll be amazed, your day will be greater than okay.     Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) […]

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PEACE, ASOMDWOE.

Gentle talks defeat flying sticks Whipping mouths wake darkness in hearts “Ano brԑbrԑ ma abaa tↄ Ano mfiawa huhuru akuma” Talk to the tongue, To talk to the sharp teeth To stop salivating when tempers stand For all. Otuu “ayԑ me, me nso mԑyԑ no bi” In fact, Otuu “ayԑ me, me deԑ me de […]