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GOD’S INSTITUTION

Once, A man strayed like a cat …into a pleasure realm unmeant for him Leaving his realm of gold a scattered mess Rains of sadness met her beauty But many a higher mind met …and called on his realm to forgive the mess And she complied II Twice, The same man strayed to eat in […]

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OPINION SHOOTING

I thought common sense …has written boldly that stance determines chance …and enhance the dance of thoughts and tongues But tongues wag in nags to push our nation …to lag behind By engaging in tug of wars …dividing many a gullible in their support And forcing nobel hearts and capable minds …to climb the fence […]

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FEAR AND WORK

A little spark of fire …can raze down a living desire …of a successful empire Put Corona in place of fire And you’ll see the problem for its worth; dire II When fear tiptoes around a working mind Mistakes take wheels and grind Which soul can sit through danger …not only of self But of […]

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VILE VULTURES

They hang on top of tall trees …like shadows in the dark Their noses on radar …searching for who and or what will fall In order to swoop down for feasts II They are the best friends of death …those vultures! They are one of the biggest benefactories of death …those vultures! They are part […]

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AN ODE FOR EDDY

When humans play life’s pet And their good suns set They leave memories of their shine And cause their beloved to whine That’s the analogy you’ve left behind …in my mind II I hear the pleasing sounds of impeccable English I hear the beautiful sound of a laughter so ticklish I see your shadow even […]

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PLAY A GOOD TRUMPET

Play a good trumpet Not one with rusted channels …and broken tunnels To stop you from turning puppet …on a fool’s set II Play a good trumpet So you can cut the cowering clowning …of your sewing tempers Just as the sun lights the earth …at a good positioning Your posture tells your stature III […]

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THIS COVLIVING

0 Why future’s bells rang not …in warning Why a virus’ wires sparked not …for a knowing Why many a fear piled on pates after pates …to distort our fate Drive madness on killing roads …in fearful vehicles 1 We must go and we must come We must sell and care for our kids We […]

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BAMBOOS AND THE WOODPECKER

Once upon a time, Bamboos were the most feared plants in the forest They wore their honour like warriors And were ready to fight any leaf, …any branches …any stone Which as much as touched their sticks Even rains were not spared their brunts II One day, A very desperate woodworker was roaming the forest […]

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TOO TIRING

I’ve waited on you for a decade Hoping for stability Praying for the station in your love nation But you keep switching off and on Making me stuck in your mud …and never moving on I need you to please stop now …this play of here and there II Please don’t act like waves …courting […]

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INFOCOMEDICS

Once, Fruits fought for fairness Fainting and fencing Fisting and flapping Saying threat loomed because Pawpaw was made the king of the Fruitdom II Some fruits nitpicked on the everchanging colour of Pawpaw Claiming he was like an animal …green in youth …yellow when ripe …brown when rotting …black when destroyed It annoyed many others […]

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CHOOSE YOU

There are many instances love turns sour Spreading through all corners of head and heart a sore …always pushed to the fore I believe no rat should live with a cat Because in famine, one will use the other for sacrifice We all know who will lose II In a situation where you have to […]

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UNDER THE SOKOTO BRIDGE

“I’ll meet you under the Sokoto Bridge Through the Akuase Ridge Bearing a love letter carefully typed by an honoured cartridge You need to be there if you don’t want to think me in a fridge II I hold the ails of my heart …in the cave of my hat Ready to turn your cuddling […]

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CONFLICT, THE MILL OF LIFE

There will always be a cause Which will always duely force …advocacy even when false Because conflict is the mill of life Ib There will always be a situation Which will always seduce due affiliation And push for a dire demonstration in a quest for emancipation Because conflict is the mill of life Ic There […]

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LOUD RUMOURS

Smoke is not fire But duly points at a fire …even without a visible source Sometimes a rumour is louder than a shouted statement Because it forces ears of their characters …to walk farther to decipher Forcing a knowing through a hearing …backed by taboos of why it exists So think not that you say […]

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LIFE’S RIDE

When your best calls out your rest And your crest pounds on your breast Turn and learn Ditch the churn of your bruised and battered pride II For our lives are ladders to climb And our faults are blocks to build Shield with no defensiveness …walk your thoughts Relegating your best to better …to push […]

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LET’S GET UNCOMFORTABLE

Let’s get uncomfortable You rolling your eyes at a police stop Knowing you’ll, with ease, go through unscathed While a Black you …goes into submission …begging in their rightness …while panicking at a gun which might take their lives before judging to ascertain their “crime” II Let’s get uncomfortable Shall we? You, free to think […]

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POWER AND TIME

It is true two suns …can never occupy a sky …at the same time But the sky liveth not to day And changeth its suns by day While growing into fullness …its moon by night Shedding to birth another by the month So think not only of today II Your power towers to cower Your […]

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GOD’S EYES: THAT VILE VIDEO INVENTOR

I’m sure they’re fuming …fuming at how devilish he is They sure might be cursing …cursing at him for putting out a tool …which outs their foolishness …by empowering minorities against their clouts They surely are not amused II But for this camera in a phone Who could’ve known some white perfectionists …are trouble makers […]

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BEFORE OUR RIVERS BECOME A SEA

Before our rivers become a sea We need to put out smoke from the fires of hatred …with love II Before our rivers become a sea We need to shed minds Which have stored videos of affiliated cruelty …with time III Before our rivers become a sea We need riverways of trust Devoid of stumps […]

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FENCES AND FATHERS

Faultless fathers flame-out faults …and form fenceful friends Filing forcefulness with flair Filling feelings with firmness II And their affection drives us through directions Better pathed to bolden our strives Pushing dreams to cut out screams In our Cupid land of love III Living in their shelters Drive off predators For they’re like bullet proof […]

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ONE BIG TREE

Amidst a storm Some leaves will survive But their branches won’t Some branches will survive But their stems won’t Some stems will survive But their roots won’t And their survival promise not their survival in their next storms The world is a tree Humans are the roots …the stem …the branches …and the leaves Whoever […]

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BEFORE YOUR SUN SETS

Before your sun sets Be sure to be in lust and in love Be sure to bite the dust and be, in tempers, above II Before your sun sets Be sure to be a sore and be a cure Oh be a bore and a fun III Before your sun sets Be sure to burn […]

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A FINER GENTLEMAN

I housed the cage of my rage in my image My tears climbing a mountain …and pouring in and out of an internal fountain Making my smiles painful even on an eventful stage Until you walked in II Never knew I would see me In a blessed be Footwear put on my legs by hands […]

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FORMAL WEAR

I was a visitor Never wanting to be inquisitive But I ended up in their hall …with no ear plugs As Maame Duku watched in horror The full “glamour” of her grandchildren As they tell us of their grand outing II “I’ll never understand this The heat and your layers of shrouds! I’ll never ever […]

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WORDS UNSAID

Sometimes, in the face of anger and accusations The heart pushes the mind to drain all insanities …for its calm While blocking the mind and its thoughts II Sometimes, defeat dangles deceit of shame …attaching it to silence But words unsaid have no judgments III So you can cripple me with your curses You can […]

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PITIABLE PERSONS

Those born with silver spoons in their mouths Mostly have heated knives stuck in their asses Making it difficult for them to breathe But the shine also ban them from crying Creating fountains of tears in their hearts Fountains of tears which contaminate with years Turning bitterness into bullying …and looking down on others II […]

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EVIL WATCHERS

They all saw the hawk Swooping and gaging the chick But they all connived to gawk As the hawk caught the chick II They then turned around to hypocritically moan Showing their faces to the hen When they saw how it, with its cock, mourn Claiming they feared the hawk’s den IIb Are hawks lions? […]

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EIGHT MINUTES FORTY SIX SECONDS

If nothing goes to touch the bamboo No sound will tamper with the silence ears enjoy If none commits a taboo Nothing will force many to break a peaceful joy We’re here because of the parading fear Of the eight minutes forty six seconds …on minority minds We’re here because of the exploring fears Of […]

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CHINA ON GHANA

You court China like blind cockerels Crowing in thanksgiving to quick loans Which leave debts and aid fraud As our seas suffer invasion And our scrupulous watchers lose their lives Amid fraudsters taking bribes From some Chinese crooks! II You court China like naive maidens Croacking to their ingenious industries As most see you as […]

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THE GIN TALK

The gin …gave him a wide grin …doubling his chin Although his personality was drowning in a bin …of societal sin …marring his win II His own kin Pointed out his sin But he tossed his hands saying they were many a fin All in confidence of the gin Acting like one with a jinn […]

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HER FIERY FURY

“I called for a burn …but you left me a yearn I called for a whip …but you gave me with a bib I called for a scar …but you left me a “duh”! What is this? What at all is this? Ib When my lust comes to feed I need a bone that can […]

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FAULT FINDERS

To a fault finder A “How are you?” is a disgusting robbery “Where are you going?” is an uncalled for treason And “I love you” is a threat II To a fault finder A walk is an unprovoked slap A run is a murderous punch Holding hands is a fatal shot III To a fault […]

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IN THE CIRCLE OF DEVIANCY

I’m in the circle of deviancy As Tongues rage fire on me from the square of holiness Amazing how a fire sparks in my rebelling heart As my head holds a naughty stance II As my heart wobbles in faith My head’s explanatory researches flaw all facts I’ve been bombarded with Reality holds a major […]

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THE TABLE OF DUTY

They called They called for all to come and dine …at the table of duty II They did call They did call for all to represent …at that duty table Only few showed III Funny, Those whose shadows were never seen Were those whose mouths were heard …and seen after At the table of criticism […]

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SORES ON THE WORLD

Sores from our sins …score frowns owing to our stubbornness Shooing peace from our calls Pushing chaos to us And still writing terror on balls of our eyes This is the irony that is ironing humanity II At all times …some are bubbles and others are arrows The latter aiming for the former in shots […]

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THE LAW

The law The law can sore in flaw The law The law can core in lure The law The law can saw in cure The law The law can just be made to be endured But feed a toad too much water …and it’ll vomit II If the law hurts many Bitterness can handcuff it […]

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TRO IN BULLS

On a troubled sea of life In a boat unbalanced by knowledge Many an ignorant can shift at once …to one side Capsizing the boat and drowning all Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © June 3, 2020

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ON HOLY GROUNDS (For Uwa and all rape victims)

She went to church She always went to church And they saw it …deemed it fit to lurk And went berserk Thrusting into her temple in a temple Hitting her hard where it hurts Killing her soul before her body Fearing not the presence of God II When the news broke Men with sticks who […]

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LIFE’S LENSES

A. People B. Poses C. Photographers D. Angles E. Stance * A are like B You see the sides they show you There are no lenses to capture all sides You can stand on the mount of their pates But never capture the full circle of their fate Because a step from a side can […]

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THE ROAD THAT BENDS

The road that bends …and lends a path For hate to send Its murdering messengers …to thread To be a part of our whole Is the road we need to mend Why can’t love do the fencing? II As unfair tears flood our bosoms And threatening fears shadow our steps Let’s look for the one […]

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LIPS

Some are round like the letter O …looking like kanko when in surprise Some are half circles down …the number 3 on its belly for their upper Some are hidden in hugging closure …like treasures of kings Some have hanging lowers …and chasing uppers Some have middle bridges as big as the circle overhead Some […]

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF TEARS

There are tears and there are Tears Still there are TEARS and TEARS IN FEARS So child …wait till you get through the latter …before calling hurts scars of never unfelt trauma II The tears you cry because of basic needs Are but blocks of exercises …helping you to turn necessity into an invention A […]

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AMERICA, CHAOTICA

Frances faces the frantic flogger His sweat and fear visible from the Mount of Safety “Let’s have this conversation …shall we? What at all did us black do to some of you?” II Matthew looks at him with disdain “You’re everything we’re not You can bleach to be us …but we can’t bleach to be […]

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AMEN

/ Wimpers and whispers! Willingness and workings! Warmth and wetness! Wraps and wriggles! Worshipping of wishes! // Electrical energy efficiency! Exceptional experience enforced! Emotional engagement elemented! Endless encore emerald! Endorsement enabled! /// Lashes like lustre lifters …locking lipsy-hips like lagered ladyfishes! Lust like lucky lamps …lighted like listed lanes Libido on lubricated lɔgɔzɔ! //// Loss […]

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IF BODIES COULD TALK

Expression of your eyes tell lies to cover your hatred …for me The tone of your body sounds unkind Saying… “You don’t here belong …you rich kid in a successful woman” So you whisper vile rumours aiming to destabilize me Ha! If only bodies could talk II If bodies could talk their forcefulness Mine will […]

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FLIGHT OF FOOLS

Fickle Farmers Flaunting foods Forcing flies to fly to feed From far far Faking famine to form fire …for our fall Until their fullness fish our famine II Fair Ferries flipping to foes Feasting from flaws to forts Falling fences Following fame to feed fraud III Funnels Feeding fabricators from Foul feelings Fleshing forces and […]

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THIS EID

When you hear our voices in Fajr And see our knees in Zhuhr When we bow our heads in Asr And we open our hands in Maghrib By Isha’a Almighty Allah Let our prayers touch your heart …to heal our world II This is an Eid we celebrate sans …handshakes and hugs This is an […]

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SEEDS

Seeds Seeds feed leads to deeds Feed Feed leads seeds to deeds Lead Lead feeds to deeds and seeds Deeds Deeds lead seeds to feed II Pods …created by gods To have many nods …through rods Knowing they’re sods to seeds Gods …created by God …to give many nods …through sods …seeded in pods Nods […]

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THE SLY SNOW

“Snow which shows no blow of slips Snow which shows only glow of a throw Snow which slyly forces knees to kowtow! Snow a blow and have me thrown …off Like a baggage of garbage” That was the cry of Samantha II If only she had watched keenly her grounds If only she had stopped […]

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THE COCK WHICH CROWED LOUDEST

Once, Seven cocks were hired to guard the storage of their farmer Four cocks were to guard from each corner One from far back Another from far front …whistle-blowers, they called them The last was to supervise the rest …and make sure their works stand the competent test II Night saw tiredness visiting the bodies […]