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THE GLOAT AFLOAT

There was once a gloatWho was nearly found afloatAnd got saved by a gracious boatOnly to grow fit to turn into a goatWho wore only furs in ingratitude coatsAnd added horribly insulting quotesTo the she who only on him do her dotes IIHe knew not the eyes watching…were with the hearts he’d need in helpingShould […]

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DEAR WHITEMAN

I watch her puff…in a manner so toughAnd see her desire…which did naught to retireBut her words were no bluffAs she did speak without a cough II“There are many mangoes on this life tree…you can pluckI am a huge tree which comes with a fee…one you can’t duckSo look and salivate…but don’t aim to cultivate…a […]

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HEARTS FULFILLING

Great things, like all things, do pause for blendsI wish this truth is not part of factual trendsBecause I hope this weekend never touched its point in endsAnd the bond which honked in bends…of love and lust and the almighty happiness which fended…for hearts, play, laughter and knowing selves which in line agended Faced many […]

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TO THAW YOUR ANXIETIES

I hear your silent sighsAnd see your yearning eyesWhen lovers showcase themselves on media streetsAnd I know you want to dance to those beatsBut know, I’m a priestess who shows no love possession in publicBecause I owe only my muses and heart many a rhetoric IbHave you thought of your unbeatable handsomenessAnd your near perfect […]

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OF LION AND FROGS

Once upon a timeA lion from Zion thought itself in its primeSo flaunted dead hides of many an antelopeThinking it’ll make it feel dope IIUnfortunately for the lionMany animals knew its tricks even in its ZionSo they clapped and laughedHooted and laughedMock-praised it and laughedUntil the lion called all animals in the jungle frogsFrogs, hearing […]

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THIS CONTAGIOUS SADNESS

She says in sorrowful sounds“I wish I had no earsTo hear him utter those fears…which shook my grounds and rained my tears…in torrential gears” III helplessly hold her haunted body…and listen as she shakenly says“Or maybe I shouldn’t have had eyesThen I wouldn’t have been attracted to his liesAnd wouldn’t have rained that much criesAs […]

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WHAT WE’RE IGNORING

In the sphere of the sunDarkness is but a click of our fingers…and light should be our canIn doses exceeding figuresDrifts are easy to catchIf workers listen and watch IIScience has taught us the wayOpening doors to solar floorsLife has shown us it worksAffirming deeds we thought impossibleRisks are but a turn…we need to take […]

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CHAINS OF DOOM

Watching and learningAre the old age teachers of natureLearning and doingAre the old age workers of learnersA continuation unendingA growing cycle never to be broken IISo take these words as a tokenAnd heal these traces of fueling ambitions and many a brokenIf hearts, to evil cries awakenMinds must work to vanquish the evil…to cease its […]

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A SOUL SO FAIR

Sorrows serenade to slay serenitySinging songs of strikes and surrenderSoaking sins in strong spiritsStripping souls of sight and selves IISo I share this self sitting on your shelfKnowing I’m naught but a small shellSlipping through slopes of a Shredded shroudSinking through sharks in their summer storesHoping to find a shine in a shrineLeft years with […]

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JUST SO YOU KNOW

A bird which loves the sound of its beak…on a stumpWill always complain when fate changes its stump into a live tree IISo don’t go asking happenings of day…from the owlDon’t go asking the state of roots…from mushroomsDon’t go asking how to keep hair…from a vulturePlease don’t go asking air…why cotton blows far off its […]

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NSEKUFOƆ EIII!

“Eiiii dabɛn na wo bɛ yɛ ayifrɔ” Ɔhwɛɛ m’anim a pɛ na ɔkaasɛ ɔredi agorɔSɛ mo aso mo afofroafofrɔ…na monim sɛ, m’abrabɔ nnyɛ mo agorɔ…yi deɛ, mma mo mpatri mmɛtɔ m’afrɔ…mu, mmɛgye adapaa asutrɔ B.Yɛde agorɔ agorɔ saa …na yɛretɔn wo wɔ nsekuo man soYɛde” yɛnaware yɛnaware” saa…na yɛɛ pia wo kɔhyɛ nnipa bɔne bi […]

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THE TREES AND THEIR ROOTS

Once upon a timeA farmer saw two trees entangled in an air fightHe tried to separate them but ended up with bruisesThen he went to call other farmers to come help separate the fightAs boughs were snapping and hitting innocent animalsAnd many humans were hiding in their corners…for fear of being caught in betweenThe many […]

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THE PRISON OF PITY

When music forgets its bedding is poetryAnd clay pots forget they come from the earthWhen wool forgets it comes from treesAnd houses forget they stand on earthWhen characters forget they come from a scriptAnd clouds forget they hang in the airThe sky, the earth, books, trees and scripts…will still be what they’reLadders without which flaunters…could […]

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PRIORITIES AND PRIORITIES

Akua Birago cries for all the monies she has lostShe now sees all little things coming with a costShe feels so lost IbKwame Atoapoma thinks loudly about his failed relationshipHe thought he had a great friendship…with her but ended up dumped over small swerved unplanned skinshipHe feels like a lost ship IcYaa Buruwaa says she […]

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FRIENDS TO ENEMIES

You can cull love from a common hateWith a bond which will look like fateBut when a twist calls for a changeThat so called love will turn so strange IIBecause the common factor breaks to begin an anarchyWhere friction shocks, breaking all empathySo where hate baited a common enemyWill start making friendship a standing frenemy […]

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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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DEAR ODOMANKOMAH

In this twirling realm called lifeWhich darkens and marks and is full of strifeOrder for me watchful eyesTo sweep to a burn all vile lies IIIn the midst of thoughts threatening a strikeOrder for me a mouthing bikeTo push my thoughts to ready earsWho can listen to thaw all my daunting fears IIIWhen my body’s […]

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UP TOGETHER DOWN

Once upon a timeStems of mushrooms were accused of many a crimeThat they are the cause of their own downfallBecause they worked not hard enough in their sunny callTheir umbrellaring covers taunted them with their protectionAlways saying they needed to be grateful for their attentionMeanwhile they sucked the sun and gave the stems littleThey absorbed […]

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MASS BURIAL

There is a death in deathWhich births dread and sheds hopeOf a revival, maybe as a punishment…for swerving survivalI dread your deathsAs I pray, touching on all cultural send offs…in my mind for all yous…sharing a big tombWhen the wombs which birthed your existence…knew not each other III smell your hurts in your stench…your pain […]

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BLEACHERS

You peel off your thick skinAnd leave your vulnerable to face the bin…of flies for cries of highs…when your beauty lies in the lies…of fairness?That is a downright queerness! IIBecause a tear can call for the wear…of your dead skin which can no longer its thickness shareBecause the sun can blast burns…which in can take […]

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IF A WORDSTERESS WORSHIPS

You say it is dangerous to love a wordstressAs she can freeze pain to chaseAs much as she can paint happiness to amazeYou say a poetess can wrong to paint strong…her wrong to overtake all to in love belongBut you know not the greatness of loving a wordstressAnd the glory of defeating oblivion …just by […]

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STANDARDS

Standards have become hard to maintainAs many tongues their thoughtful stances fail to their discipline containMaking order sick in its bed of regulationsCausing laws to go mad due to their many allegations Why? IISome sour trees can produce sweet fruitsThis is part of the many truths…parading untapped on mind streetsWhy can’t we grow our sourness […]

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THE GOD WORTH WORSHIPPING

The God in the revival of waterThe God in the satisfaction of foodThe God in awesomely refreshing airThe God in hugfully warm sunlightThe God in a peaceful riverThe God in the flutters of smilesThe God in the melody of a laughterThe God in the empathy of some tearsThe God in the brown of the earthThe […]

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CAN’T THERE BE REFORMATION?

Drums, like many other instruments, are interesting thingsWhich require an action to produce its singalingalingsActions should be just like that, a call and act missionSo why is Zaara still in a harrased prisonAfter she shed her body selling season? IIKwaku Manu uses her buttocks as drums…playing at will whenever he meets herKojo Adzidzonu uses her […]

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TIRIMUFƆBUO

Sɛ yɛɛpai sɛ oyiwan ayera aNa kɔkɔsakyi adaEfirisɛ nhwi sumsum tɔ no so wɔ nwunu mu koraaOwia de srehehe beyi n’etikwa akyerɛEnti kwan a wookwan te sɛ akokɔ a ɔɔto yi…ɛɛpagya aniwa aniwa aƐbɛdane asɛm aserewa krokyiade afrɛ akyirikyirifoɔ abɛtɔ w’asɛm…de akɔ amansan dwa so akɔ tɔn B.Sumasɛm na ɛpiri gye ngyegyehoTi a ebu ne […]

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CHEATS

What becomes of the hardworkingAs big fishes sail through traps of justiceAnd small ones chew the little of the strugglingIn baits thrown by stinking wealth meant to entice? IIEven if some of these small fishes are caughtThere still remains a lotEven if some of these small fishes are killedThere still remain the bigger ones who […]

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LOVE ME SOME

Love me someYou who ride on the anger of anotherTo blow fury from a perceived monster yet to comeLove me, love me some IbLove me someYou who fly on rumours of a floating otherTo bait me with many a ghostly humPlease love me, love me some IILove me someYou who think class a physical beautyAnd […]

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A TASTE OF GRANDMA

Words from the aged are gold nuggets…which turn platinum with every tick of the clockThey are like bridges which save …when heeded to in timeThey are like ladders which help with easy climbs …when used in timeThey are like armour…perfectly protective, if won on some battlefields in lifeI see that now…now that I walk on […]

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FIX A FALLEN

When enlightened energy in another’s light breaksAnd thought of immorality forcefully shakesWhen the light of your half does go offAs the line of conscience becomes so toughYou, hosting that bright bright knowledgeFix that fallen in a fine coverageAnd clean them up for the world’s advantage IIFor the fallen mind can pose a threat so fierceAs […]

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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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SUNNYMOONY

Some moons reach their setting…before their replacing suns riseSome moons travel halfway…and have their replacing suns rise…branding useless their lightLanding their might into frightI hope all great moons set…before their succeeding suns rise IIThe sun might overpower moonsBut clouds can gobble them up in their primeBlocking their shine and causing a darkI hope you live […]

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A CROSS TO HAVE, A SHAME WITHOUT

Birth = CreationWoman = God IbI always wonder what happens to the Santrofie birdWhich the hunter can’t kill nor leaveDoes it build for it a shedOr light a fire beneath it to deceive?Or perhaps he holds it firmAs free edible game pass to shake their termWhat really happens to the hunter and its Santrofie bird? […]

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ƆDƆ MU TUUPAA TUUPAA

Nnipa mu nwowa bi tumi yɛ wɔn ho afranfrantɔBɛ srɛ w’akoma pono mu bueNa sɛ wɔn dua wɔn ho wɔ wo mu na wo dɔ nsuo tɔ…gu wɔn so a, na wɔn wowa su no ayi wɔn ho apueEnti yɛ ɔdɔ mu ahwɛyie na w’ankɔ nea yɛnnkrɔ B.Sɛ wo yɛ asikyire a, ɛntena ntatia hoSɛ […]

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OF PUNCHING BAGS AND BEASTS

To love a manWho Obviously sees you as a punching bagAlways using Xylophonic tunes to serenade your sensesWhile boxing you Inhumanely like a beast out of its fencesIs naught but a Chronic disease IIRealize that the situationWill Eventually shred your dignityMaking you LateFor even strong Animals eventually fallHelpless and helpless like TreesIf they keep taking […]

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THE COBRA AND THE WORM

Once upon a timeA worm tried to battle a cobraOn a desertThe cobra looked its way onceAnd turned to go about its business…like alwaysPaying no heed to its anticsSoonThe air lifted sands and put heels on their restful feetIt was then that the shoes of sands…swallowed the worm IIIt did shout loudBut its voice wore […]

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VERIFICATION OF TACT

Once upon a timeFowls, hawks, and eagles lived in a world specially made for themBut lived in their own spacesIn that world also was vultureFowls lived on the groundHawks lived on lower treesEagles lived on higher treesHawks, besides the high sky, could go anywhere …without as much as a glance from these three IIIn that […]

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KNOW BETTER

Sometimes,Little fires sparkLooking on us to feed themWith their bait to burn our enemiesBut a wise head knows better than to take that bait IIBecause with their growth comes their appetiteWith their appetite comes your huntWith your hunt comes your burnWith your burn comes your ruin IIISo quench out fires even in enemy quartersFor you […]

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THE TRICKSTER, THE LEARNED, THE LIAR AND THE IGNORANT

When Corona tiptoed into the human fraternityAnd stopped touch in many a hugging communityMany spoke of end timesMany spoke of dwindling dimesMany spoke of no affectionAs many died from the horrid infectionPrayers and medicine dined on different tablesThe latter winning according to many cablesAll wanted stability in their stables IIThen Corona transformed from a blister […]

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PROPHESIES OF AN EAGLE

There’ll come a timeWhen the peach tree will lose their nectarines As raccoons, squirrels and rats which connive with far skies…to pelt ruins on their roots starveWhen that day comesLet no bee dying on hunger look for blame pointsThey should look for clearer watersBe there anyTo point at the images they see IIThere’ll come a […]

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LONELY NIGHTS

There are lonely nightsWhen distance turns clouds to fall memoriesHitting hard the roof of poresForcing the skin to need some chores IIThere are lonely nightsWhen phone talk, nearness buriesHitting hard sensitivity in its coresForcing thoughts to break some laws IIIThere are lonely nightsWhen you are all my thought carriesForcing mood swings to out its clawsBreaking […]

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THE LAW OF NATURE

Nature gives healingBlesses with many a feelingHelps hearts flutter in their chillingGives light and blesses by raining Feeds stomachs and satisfies by aiding farmingBut nature nurtures…only when human stature fractures not its nature 2.If you turn akate to destroy its treesThe sun will angrily risePushing rain to hide heeding not the many criesThe earth will […]

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MPAPA AND KYERƐDE

“Efua Boowaa always plays with GboviLaughing to his twisted jokes with rolling eyes…like a gbegbleviAs she sorted through his second hand clothes till she buysUntil that faithful dayWhere flirty rays turned bomb which strayed and blinded an innocent man IINone of us were in the houseWe went to our farms only to see her coiled […]

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OH HOW I LOVE MY GHANA

Oh how I love my Ghana!I will sing her name and hold her banner…to many a fan of hers garnerFor she is like the sweet honey in its natural combEven as a hot womb…she will always be awesomeBecause none in here will ever feel lonesomeI love my Ghana! IIOh how I love my GhanaAnd will […]

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YE GOD ABROAD

As Corona corodes the lives of manyAnd fear tiptoes in the hearts of allI wonder why you respond not your callNor give an answer to your crying manyAre you, their God, abroad? IIIf many love, trust and care you accordThey surely should your protection and safety affordIf many pray, fast and bow to you belongThey […]

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THE POWER OF MY NAME

It is true that a good name takes you placesYes, you’ve helped me to beautiful and godly places…AmoafowaaThe unbeatable queen whose appellation; Jemremedua…is sword creating paths of fearlessness and bravery…charging and cutting through the chains of emotional slavery Due to the fact that you embody queens…who’ve lived through their teens…through to their agingAnd have embodied […]

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ON FACEBOOK STREET

I can take a stroll with my fingersAnd look through the windows of timelinesOr speed on the road of feedsTo see many from muchI do have a chamber whose doors strangers can knock onAnd if allowed…walk inBut are all I’m seeing real or fake? IIMany images look flawlessCurves and musclesPerfect eyelashes and pink lipsFlawless skin […]

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SADDLED WITH GUILT

It is true that an animal which bites…surely got through your cloth…onto your skinSuch was the case in the busy town of Krowiah IbAkowiah is the favorite uncle of AsaAnd the best brother to AbaHe buys all the favorite toys…for all the girls and boysAnd buys all the sweet candies and dresses…for Asa making sure […]

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DEFLECTED REFLECTIONS

YouYou who look at me like a robotModeling innocence I know you possess notYouYou who stand so still like a toyWhen I shadow fear in a ployYouYou who sit when I sit…sleep when I sleep…turn when I turnWhy don’t you show me my yearning…too?Why don’t you help me with learning…when need be?Why don’t you fight […]

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LGTBQ+

Prempeh Akomieh said he is in love with a manImmediately the words fell from his mouth into the air and dared to enter into all earsSomething fell on his father, Obeng AkomiehHe has since been under the care of doctors…who don’t know when his soul will touch his spirit …to light his fit body to […]

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DRESSING POLICE

Dear Dressing PoliceYou live in your comfortable bubbleWearing second hand clothes…by unknown whitemenAs you chase after their shoes…looking for glue to make them newBut you have amassed guts to open wide…the gates of your mouthTo parade a crusade against women’s hair and clothesIs that fair? IIHow can it be fairWhen you wear supporters instead of […]