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DRAGGED

There is one of me I knowBut many of me than I wish to knowI try to live in a simple selfBut many drag me like a magical elfWhy?Just why? IISee me see troubleI live in a hot bubbleSome acquaintances call me childlessAnd see themselves as board members giving advices so endless“Why don’t you give […]

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LABOUR INTENSIVE

Whatever the meaning of adults being children before seeing the kingdom of GodI really need to know before serving GodWhat is it about children?They whose only currency is adorability which can’t buy zilchYet are filled with seeds of tiredness they sow in hands which tend to their wake to their belch…right to their sleepThey who […]

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2023

Just as old skin peels for newLet many blessings replace the fewLet every tear cancel a fearMay more joy scatter many a plotless ployMay high honours destroy every damning dishonourAs cherished cheers uproot all living leers IIMay the force of hardwork destroy all foundations of procrastinationEvery heartbreak turn loam to grow successEvery tongue learn to […]

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JUST TODAY

I was the rude woman who readied red eyes for a naughty manJust TodayI was the busy business woman who held a pen and held a bendJust todayI was the religious mother, calling on goodness to bless her kidJust todayI was the most patient of teachers listening to questions without a flinchJust todayI was the […]

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THE TAKER STORY

He took it from the groundIt was shiny, looked worthy and home boundHe cleaned the tiny dirt off itAnd made all chasing it think it was a hitSo they celebratorily cheered him for winning and forgot about itHe took it home and realized it wasn’t fit, for anythingSo he started to neglect itAnd eventually regarded […]

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WO TE PUUPUU A

Ɔmaa no ɛdanƐna ɔbɔɔ no ho banƆmaa no ɛhyɛnSiesie no ma no nyaa nsroma hyerɛnƆshɛɛ no dwaDe ahotɔ sii akongwa pa ma no yɛɛ n’agwaƆtoo no pono wɔ n’atanfo adwabɔ kɛse ponotireMaa anibere hyɛɛ n’atanfo mfifireNso no nyinaa akyire yi noƆde mpamu yareɛ kɔdiawuo yi bi sanii noNti wɔ wo fufuo di Na puupuu no […]

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A WORLD OF BLAME

The world is a big ball of blameBecause wierd things get the utmost fameImagine people acting as demons and hating on others because we’re not the sameImagine people acting weapons to hurt others and thinking it a gameImagine people acting as animals to bully others and thinking that they “came”…to the table of the “lame”Deemed […]

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GOD IN WRONG PLACES

Is beginning becoming an endAnd an end becoming a beginning?I ask because mouths can’t seem to defend…things eyes are seeingAs many evils contend…with piety without meaning IIWhy am I seeing God on faces of fornication?Why is God in the cries of many a corruption?Why is God sitting on thrones of thieves?Why is God the spice […]

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SIKANI NE OKUANI

Mmere bi a atwamuWɔ Amansie AbibiremuOkuani bi kɔɔ osikani bi hɔ kɔpɛɛ mmoaOsikani no hwɛɛ no dinn frɛ no nnipa mu aboaSan ka kyerɛ no sɛ w’ayɛ te sɛ nnipa mu kɔntoaA ohia adane ahama akyekyere ne kɔnEnti ontumi nfa ne sika a w’awidare ne mogya ani apɛMma no efirisɛ onim sɛ ontumi ntua IINa […]

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THE WHITE WOMAN HE CRAVED

Kwaku Fosu always said he wanted to marry a white womanHe did say he disliked everything about a black womanHe who was brought up like a fowl being rearedHe who roared even in conversations and was sorely feared…by all IIKwaku Fosu did meet a nice white womanAnd worshipped her in front of every black womanMaking […]

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YENOM

A. II buy the cars…and gain fame in barsI can be in jarsAnd cause traumas with warsII can change paupers with swagsAnd break relationships with nagsI am who I am with ‘n’ as my middle letterYou can peg me with a niddle, I betBut I don’t break any sweatI can suffer depending on my punisher […]

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WHERE ARE THE VIRGINS?

You stand at the crossroads of middle age and old ageAsking questions not meant for a sageThinking the one you’re searching for is in a cageMeant to be opened by a godly adage on a sacred stage You know the answer that can turn your page II‘Where are the virgins?’ You askThey are frozen in […]

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PAUPERING PERKS

Preaching-for-pesewa poor people please payersPaving paths for plushy preyersPinning points for pitying and pushingPulling planks for pieces of papersPerks push peace around paupering parksAnd ply paces with petty pistols of punishmentsPlanting power like plaintainPushing pain, replacing gain…in plush generational pinchesAmoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © October 27, 2022

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STOP AT THE RIGHT STATION

I. We must learn to park the vehicle of our responsibilityAt hard work’s respected stationSo we can avoid the cringy situationOf anger turning humans into lions to hunt our stability IISometimes we take responsibility …for failures falling far from our fencesSo the light of our good works can be our lenses…to help our sights drive […]

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THE VAGINA HAS NO MARKET AGAIN

Sometimes, many old and wise mouths, have the most crude adviceSometimes being crude is a great deviceTo save saints sadly sinking into sillinessAnd so she told her to her faceTo work herself to a future happinessAs the vagina has no market again in this place IIShe was twerking like an alikotoBelieving in a fairytale so […]

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ODOMANKOMAH PLEASE LISTEN

A.Odomankomah, please listenI am sitting here clothed by darknessMy mind naked on the streets of needAsking if I can succeedLike a seed on droughted landIn these times when the cedi is falling…like a blind man into a hollow holeAs my income dwarfs against this gigantic economy B. Abohunu Abobirim, please listenNeeds slap me like a […]

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THE GENDER FEUD

A. Ama says a man has no right…to a woman’s body let alone tell her how many kids to haveHe certainly has no rightSince a woman’s body is hers to loveThis caused a huge fight B. Kwaku says a man must have a sayAnd a woman must surely obeyIn giving birth to children a man […]

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A WOMANIZER’S HEADACHE

A womanizer is like the chased fatherWho can neither rest nor sleep around his teensFor he knows the trash others like him holdIn pursuance of his spermal goldHe even misses those who are God-fearing and boldThinking all, like him, hold the womanizing genes so cold IIAnd so they bark when their teens leave homeThey roar […]

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KARMA’S DISCRIMINATION

A snake might love the taste of its tailUntil it gets to its headIt might love the flutter of its hailUntil it feels the bite closer to its head IISo you snakes, go on and chewThinking this nation belongs to you fewWhen our sky droughts of its dewAnd the land loses its resourceful hewDo not […]

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LET A WOMAN TELL YOU

Let a woman tell you how to love herListen not to the chaff others shareLet a woman tell you how to love herAnd you’ll find one who will be so dear IIA man can never tell you what is in the heart of a womanAnother woman ‘may’ be able to tell you what is in […]

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NARCIBANDS

He said I am not opening a mini storeTo be given a thousand and four…hundred a monthWhen I am also paid every month IIHe said I should live by my salarySo my husband can build with his salaryTo give me and mine a place to liveWhile emphasising his freedom to leave IIIHe said a man […]

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THE APPLAUSE OF LOSS

AI,…am the boss…will you toss…and be your cross B.I,…am your floss…will show you gross…and be your loss C.I,…am your applause…will create your laws…and give your clause D.So know your stanceIn your circumstanceDon’t be askanceAnd lose your danceFor I am Public Opinion; your downfall and your chanceAmoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © September 28, 2022

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OPEN PALMS

Open palms have nothing to hideSo it fears not the chide of a hard rideAnd sits relaxed in horror mark tides IISo let vultures wait on carcassesAs lions feed on the weak massesLet woodpeckers dig into innocent treesAs strays steal honey of hardworking beesLet dogs bark off the unknownAs the powerful see to the unconforming’s […]

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THE THOUGHTLESS GOAT

Once upon a time in OwuruponThere lived a vast and beautiful NsuponWho loved all who toured herAnd protected those who respected herHer caretaker, Nightingale, tutored all on not stepping on her bad sideBut Goat, who wanted to be the caretaker failed to abide IIGoat waited to contest the yearly electionAnd lost due to lack of […]

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WE’RE NOT OUR MOTHERS

Times when women were ragsSat and cried as many a man bragsLived in duress for societal dragsFeared the words “not submissive” and hagsHave long passedWe’re not our mothers IITimes when a man could deny his seedTravel and live as a woman painfully feeds his seedWait for time to bring elders to help him pleadTurn on […]

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KAPRƐ

Me deɛ me nni kaprɛ…na m’anya nsatofrɛEnti m’ani na me de me rehwɛ…mmofra a mpanyin bɔne ɛregoro wɔn te sɛ atoprɛ BMe deɛ me nni kaprɛ…na y’agye m’enkyerɛkyerɛEnti m’ani hann na me de rehwɛAdehyeɛ a wɔn ɛrepri nkoa dibrɛ D.Ei me wɔ kaprɛ…na y’agye m’adwenkyerɛ?Enti me yɛ dɛn kɔ tia nkoa a wɔn rekyekyɛ…adehyeɛ agyapadeɛ? […]

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THE HAUNTED CROWN

She has answered the final callShe who used and played us as ballAnd mined us to decorate her hall IIShe has answered the final callShe who took and made us look dullSeeing to brutalities whose benefits made her full IIIShe has answered the final callTaking with her our riches…and leaving us in old and torn […]

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LONDON BRIDGE HAS FALLEN

London Bridge has fallenA moon has fallen at noonLondon Bridge has fallenA mighty is at rest in her cocoonLondon Bridge has fallenWill the tears follow soon?London Bridge has fallenClear your eyes to watch her call IIAll will heed to the callingNone will be like stone to swerve this callingEven this bright London Bridge has fallenScattering […]

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CONQUERED KINGS

It is not all kings who ruleSome are put on many prestigious stools as many a foolUsed as crippling tools as they bend to work as bullsWhile their pains are forced fenced with brick smiles around tear pools II.It is not all queens who are usedMany a supposed-users are sorely abusedIn the darkness of their […]

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POOR PREYERS

We preyWe prey on the same people we wereIn our pastHoping our future will be crowned with wealthBut that future will be same as our pastIf not worse IISo look not down upon the poor townCrown no frown to force a bowFor the poor with good name…lives best in kind hearts through their handsBut the […]

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IF I GO BACK TO BEING YOUNG

If I go back to being youngI will know exactly where I belongWhere love trailsAnd I could tell a thing to a she who failsTo see a heart that uses her as its gong III know now that almost all who claim to hate callsAre in the womanising mallsI know that all who treat their […]

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AT SUSANA OFORI-ATTA

Standing right in front of Susana Ofori-AttaYou see twin tanks feeding the records buildingAnd a single tank threatening to fall…but still heeding to the thirst call…of the newborn hallA staircase opens its arms to the deceptive summer hutBut has a doorknob with rules oh so fatMany stories hover in front of EmergencyAnd rumours carry them […]

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UNCANNY WORRIES

All my complaints in life now lay on mats of unimportanceAs my eyes travel across the length and breath of this healing placeChildren saddled with ails unfairParents wearing the looks of fearMaking God seem like a myth without careSuddenly, the money for my rent dissipates from the list of my despairThe money for my fees […]

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THE PUSH ROOM

Society makes beautiful what it needsAnd surely makes it what it feeds…to the massesWho feed fat on it into classesWhich transports deviants with its strength into abominable bussesThat’s not to say society serves no goodIt sure is central to our growth’s food…and sets the generational moodBut leaves a lot yet to be understood III thought […]

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PEOPLE IN FINANCIAL PANDEMIC

We wince while wailing And wake to the pain of more painWe sit in a pit of snakes which bite usWith promises of remoulding usEven as we work like bullsAnd are fed like antsWe are who we arePeople in financial pandemic IIHow can our wages walk behind our yearsAs our toils rush past our fears […]

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CHURCH AGENDA

I will go to church todayAnd act just like a spider weaves its webI sure will pluck that drummer on the Praises TeamWith this golden voice and a holy beamAnd shame all the eyes which chase my targetAlthough my voice is higher than a guinea fowlI’ll make it soft like a flirting dove’sAnd I will […]

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MAN, KNOW YOUR PLACE

Man, know your placeYou’re no human to act Nana Nyame…telling tales of how a woman must live…must dress…must eat…must birth…must nurture…must act…must love…must walk…must talk…must sit…must workBecause instead of a deep hole of lifeYou only have a shooter which knows not its depth IIWhen you talk like a parrotOn the wellbeing and body of a […]

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ON THE TABLE OF KINGS

Gluttons on tables of kingsMake absurd royal words meaningful to their kits and kinsAnd like dogs, go a long way to push their slingsJust to stay and grow more chins IIAnd so truth becomes their foeKnowledge is pushed in waters belowFacts are hidden by a conscienceless big toeFairness is shot by their arrow and bow […]

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IT TAKES A MOTHER

It takes a motherTo walk through fire and furtherTo blessTo caressTo dressEven through a massive mess IIIt takes a motherTo look, Be caught like a fish on hook And book happiness even through a non-breather IIIIt takes a motherTo laugh through a botherCry through an eye and be watchful and protective through the other IVIt […]

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THE ENVY SO CLEARED

I used to envy the youngWho seemed so strongAnd looked like beauty belongUntil their future struggles hit a ding dong IIMost are yet to meet many more heartbreaksAnd burn on uncertainty’s stakesMany are yet to, from their infeasible dreams wakeAnd sit in the pain as failure in their bakeries bakeSome are yet to act hollow […]

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JUST AS THE FASCISTS

We stood by youThinking you’re humans tooWe wailed with youThinking you’re feeling it tooThe inhuman treatment which makes you feel like an animalThe crass treatment meted out by many a cannibalUntil we saw itEven at your worst, you still manage to treat us like dirtThinking you’re more human than a brown or blackWho gives sympathy […]

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THE REAL FACES OF WAR

It is not the guns you see parading the skiesIt is not the propaganda you watch parading the liesIt is not the hurts, horror and hungerIt is not the danger and being made a strangerIt is not the displacement and the fearsIt is not the sorrows and the tearsIt is the trauma of the youngThat […]

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JULIUS MALEMA

We stand at the dawn of a new changeAnd feel a power so strangeWe hope to change impositions of many a vile historic rangeAnd see Malema as fit to arrangeBut his fire is in two folds; one which yearns to positively turnAnd another which will definitely burn IIBecause his passion is sure to really leadBut […]

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THIS TOXICITY

I walk into the second world with my fingersAnd see the many worrying figuresMany pictures are pictures without verifiable truthsMost words are words without writers giving hootsPraises now sweep the compounds of the worstWhile vile indifference flag the chambers of the bestI see those most followed acting their obscene selvesWhile educational posts are pushed to […]

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BURNING WRATH

There are those sitting on crumbling chairsThere are those hugging silly sirsThere are those loving phantom personsActing dubious for reckless reasonsThis love has many a deceitful pathSo tame your burning wrath IINow relationships are like unknown attachmentsWith valid heart encroachmentsMen and women own farms and gardensLads and lasses own soldiers and wardensThis love has many […]

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APPIATSE, BOGOSO

It is painful enoughWhen one who has been in the chambers of sickness…descends death’s dungeons IIIt is painful enoughWhen those who go in search of their daily mealsAre forced to drown down death’s waters IIIIt is somehow unpardonable,Horrible,Sympathetic,And unforgivableIf people in the comfort of their homes…with those with curious eyes and ignorant mindsAre forced into […]

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2021 to 2022

This resting year is the year you boosted my confidence…with experienceSent me love…from up aboveBlessed me with a priceless gift train…wrapped in hardships and painAnd set me upon a road of self achievement…with better arrangement IIThis resting year is when you trained me…to see the drain beeWhere hope is skewed and…expectations can be reviewedThe resting […]

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AN UNHEALABLE ANARCHY

Once upon a time, aboa NtatiaMinistered its faith to mmoatiaAnd asked him to believe in the god of WaterAs it can wash all creation off the surface of the earthMmoatia told Ntatia to change its belief and believe in the god of WindAs it can blow all living things to their deathGyata who was listening […]

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THE CON OF SCORN

Born and sworn into a conAdorned and worn out from our scornNon of our merry morns thought of this conTill our power pawns unveiled our torn dignities long gone…gone from the freedom we wonWith blood at liberty’s deceptive mornAs we filled White brutes with Black puppetsAmoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © December 4, 2021

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THOSE WE CAN’T DO WITHOUT

As the world shiver in the pool of sicknessesAnd we charge for change in the lives of our weaknessesMouths still crave for what stomachs will save and waveThat’s why Farmers remain our Goliath’s Warrior Dave IIIn the heat of volcanoes spitting lavaTo shoo many who with worry quiverIn the cold of floods sinking abodesTo woo […]