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ƆSEADEƐYƆ (For Nana Akuffo Addo)

There have been many a blessing turned curses …in high seats here Gunning for our resources for self agrandizement Heckling our right wingers to close mouths in ear deception Aiding and abetting liars to cover their rots Never thinking of the poor in straits dire And by so doing leading wise hailers into regretted wailers […]

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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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ON PRESIDENT’S ORDERS

Dear God, Beings hide in being Because a sickness has picked our body bricks …as home in its quest to destroy us Sparing few as carriers Pairing pain in others Forcing some prematurely to death’s home And caging the healthy in their homes Odomankomah …since the earth is one of your wombs Please come to […]

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THE FEE OF MY SILENCE

I’d rather you suffer in my silence …which shuts your door with doubts …and still opens your windows of hope Because I know you’ll split us into you and I …and put us in a ring of animosity …no matter the sound which walks the red carpet of my mouth So please read the pleas […]

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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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WOES OF AKILAKPA

Akilakpa never regarded his Ghana …while he lived in its womb He dreamt of a land with a forever mild air conditioning …where sweat is nil For he had heard the grass is green in Ghana But in that land …the land ranges from greener to greenest II He couldn’t wait to shed his Ghanaian […]

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CORONA WONDERS

Corona has corrected many a curse …curing many a con in many a country Clever Corona! II It has shown real needs as to wants …of supposed developed nations – …toilet paper on top, food below, great minds! Correct Corona! III It has taken silence bragging …from dragging borgas Stopped many planes from flying the […]

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GIVE ME CUSTODY! GIVE ME CUSTODY!

You were raised a lazy god of the home – …your hands to never touch a diaper …your laps to never host a child …your ears to never stand a cry …your palms to never knead dough Yet you stand in front of a judge …after collapsing your home …to scream GIVE ME CUSTODY! GIVE […]

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A DATE TO REMEMBER

A beautiful pink rose in greeting …Ontario Art Gallery in salute Amazing walk to York Street …and more An incredible dish at Marché Cafe Crepe for delicious crepe eaten in walks …Right to Sky Dragon Where food displayed called fingers to touch …and lobsters waited to be chosen – …a little sad but with a […]

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TUMI ATWEDEƐ

Obi yɛ aburo ma akokɔ bi Obi nso yɛ akokɔba ma akroma bi Obi yɛ akura ma agyinamoa bi Obi nso yɛ akrantiɛ ma gyata bi Ewiase wɔ hɔ yi …ɛtesɛ ahoɔden atwedeɛ Wo wɔ tumi wɔ obi nkwa so …saa ara na obi nso wɔ tumi wɔ wo nkwa so b Enti mma wo […]

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BARRY HILLER

Barry is a talent exposure …and a maple lollipop Barry is Hill of knowledge ..a fine wine in winter in front of a fireplace Barry is a map of Toronto …a head with a compass Barry is a father …and a husband extraordinaire IIb Barry’s breakfast is the best …and his dinners sure lure a […]

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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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WOMAN

If there is any living being …who awes in many a treasure hunt …and miracles in many a strength Woman – …you’re that singular one II If there is any living being …who deserves many a praise …for a generational raise …even through a suppressional chase Woman – …you’re that singular one III If there […]

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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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THROUGH HER sixties (For Ghana’s 63rd Independence Anniversary)

I know not many oldies …happy to be looked down upon as hustling …and glad to be called paupers For age calls for more care …after energies wane We all know the needs of a woman …traveling through her sixties II When her age travels through the sixties …she needs more care in thoughts fair […]

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SCARS AND STAMPS

Scars are solemn stamps Seen in simplicity Sure in shocks of battles our bodies have won So play not with their reminders Forget not their lessons See them as blessings of experiences worthy or unworthy II They who cherish their scars …live better in care They who hide not their scars Know the beauty of […]

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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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IF I WERE A SPIRIT

If I were a spirit I’d work in a pound …or at least in a dollar And spend in a cedi II If I were a spirit …I’ll impact in a developing …and chill in a developed III If I were a spirit I’ll dance in my home …and meditate in diaspora IV Because balancing […]

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THE BEAUTIFUL DAY

Madam says it is a beautiful day A day with a wide wide way A day to have many a say A day where happiness deserves no delay I smile at this gay day …which imprisons my thoughts to satisfy Madam A gay day A gay day it is II I left my roof on […]

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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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INTIMIDATION

I know I’m no ordinary bird No – …not a vulture to feed on the carcasses of others opinions Certainly not a house fowl …to wait on the debris of others shine And definitely not a duck …to have a pace to trace a chase …in thinking, and be caught on I know who I […]

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A TIME OF SILENCE

Eyes well shut Mind on ready …to go back to yesterday …walk back to today …and fly to and fro the future And I saw a great structure II A structure of growth …failure …wins …hardwork …love …support …opposition …hatred …conflict …Friction Which all have blessed me with many a diction III Why I cried […]

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CLIMACHAINS

If the sky’s sun …changes earth’s air …and warms our rivers Normalcy is our thought If sky rains …fill our rivers and seas …even to a point of drowning Normalcy is the thought But let the earth …punch the sky And see the hurts, it rains on us Let the earth, hit the sky And […]

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WEALTHY PAUPERS

If lions turn herbivores …to chew all the grasses of all herbivores A time will come …when all they’ll get are grasses …with no meat on bones Mr. and Mrs. Whom You Know Time is showing who has known whom …in many a plural Hehehe hahaha! A laugh from the wrong part of the stomach! […]

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ODD VARIATION

There is one God …they say One God and one sky But I see this bright sky …even knowing a dark sky …somewhere Apparently, skies vary So do Gods also vary? II There are defeated suns …whose heat have been wrestled down by cold As the bold rains wear their spirits of snow …and transform […]

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MAPLE’S ABLE

As you Maples seek to be staple power for struggling nations Halt the fault in your cot …before it turns cult to salt your snow into unclean water …stinking to destroy you …in an outside projection II From all the guarding and intimidations …thorned on my skin before entry I thought you flawless …all your […]

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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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CHANGE ENABLED?

You sheaHaving met a weather to your fair…and acting queerKnow she whom you steer! IIYou sheaThinking I can, your stubbornness, bearTo, of you, steer clearYou’ll meet your heating fear IIIYou changing in a small advantageYou hardening in my cold cagingYou refusing to my finger callingActing boss to your masterIs the height I will never takeNo […]

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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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SHIVERS

If I could bring the sun to these shores I would form a fond …to build a bond …with this scary snow showering shivers …in my pores II If I could fetch some warmth to this place Wearing snow like an overzealous religious believer I’d build a love to think above the shivers …in my […]

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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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NOT ANOTHER CHANCE

You’ve learnt …you’ve learnt through the burnt I spent on your relentless ego I know But be best for your future pair Walk on honey II You’ve recoiled back here …you’ve recoiled through the toil you’ve soiled …in your fresh experiences You promise to be better? Please be best …for your future pair Walk on […]

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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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CATFISHED

Ei! Agbovi looked at Mawusi Her shea buttered skin repulsing him Her natural nails simple-slapping his ego Her foamy hair angering him Three pimples on her face …disgusting him He booted her out of his house …like a useless football Hwɛ! He went back to his phone …to Maya Her fair skin flawlessly obeyed his […]

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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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YOURS TO MAKE

Starting and finishing can be a mould you hold Many hearts have built darknesses for their shames While others build crimes to gobble their angelics There is power in your thoughts! II A thought has bought many nots for some A thought has bought many yays for most Stinky stuffs attract flies Too much sweetness […]

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NORMALIZING ANOMALIES

When a star pales the moon And the earth swoons As the sky feels baboon Chaos gathers to loom II When the sky gives a ground As the earth floats Will legs understand Without a belling boat? III If legs can think …as head walks If the stomach can feed …as hands stock If ears […]

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STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

She was caught like a stalked game …folded like a foldable chair and tied with goat ropes Then thrown onto the back seat …of the Corona Her screams cut off by a chloroform II She woke to sounds without faces Her blindfold, thicker than a myth She was fed …bathed …abused …raped And threatened every […]

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FUNNY FISHES

Stand amidst killer ants …and claim shants …in angry rants Until your shants change to can’ts Then you’ll see the fair turning unfair …in a lesson rare II You swim in sweet waters …and help walking suckers drink you dry When your waters run out And your difference shouts It’s there you’ll know the difference […]

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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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TEARS – For Maame Ama Donkor

Why do some clouds form to fold …only to unfold when told …then sold to the bold to hold in cold …and fall to mould and sold …to the highest bidders? It hurts …when unfairness stars to shadow the fair World! Oh world! Ib I see angry clouds forming on your sky Adding myth pelts […]

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LAUGHING STOCK

We work our already worked Stocking mocks at our docks …as Wuhan wails their inflamed woes …into a world wide panic Sad! So sad! II As we put expensive make ups …on ambulances And put them on runways to dazzle the gullible …through their modeling Corona drives at top speed …to us? To us! III […]

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SNAKES EATING NORMS AT TROUBLED ERRORS

You sit and see the sins of a sucker And work to block the locker …of truth How dare you chairs …cover clears to share a dark …to fall a mighty with a demented captain? II Who glues mouths with words that be To shut the eyes of those who see To use their strength […]

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FUTURE GHOSTS

All those who boast with toasts …of having the most Should know, earth is a temporary host And all with breaths are future ghosts II All those who read into shreds …of knowledge’s reds Will go, when their flag bells ring III So live like a sun …rising to set Live like a rose …blooming […]

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SKIN CLASSES

How we get our muses To fight unfair like hippopotamuses Because of skin classes …killing masses And shattering peaceful glasses …to cut through harmony is a horror Why all these blood on our hands? Ib Thoughts have fought Thoughts have poisoned Thoughts have destroyed And thoughts have killed II You watch thoughts killing humans like […]

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THE CURSE OF BEAUTY AND SKILL

Rumours act immortal flies …to follow through shallow mouths The lustful-stupored hatch horrid plans …to scratch their itches of owning …the beautiful II Dramatic display daunts in many a haunt Traps are set in multiplcity …just to grab her attention Favours act baits just as foods act deceptives …on hooks Just to own the skilled […]

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ƆMANBAPA

Ɔmanbapa ne neɛ n’akoma gyina nkɔsodeɛ so Ɛnyɛ neɛ n’ano da sumina so …ɛɛbɔ gyimeɛ bena de fira ne man b Ɔmanbapa ne neɛ odi ne man ni Ɛnyɛ neɛ ɔde fi adane asiesiedeɛ …ɛɛtɔ nwansena de dwan ne man aso d Ɔmanbapa ne neɛ ɔde nokware sekan …dwedwa kɛtɛaseshɛ ne prɔyɛ mu Ɛbɔ suro […]