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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 […]

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PREJUDICE

Prejudice plasters plagues …even on platinums Plucking preciousness off perfection Pushing possible proofs …into poor pits II Prejudice is like raging fires …in dry leaves A little fury is all the air it needs …to graze the land to destruction It corrupts thoughts …blinds souls …turns friends into foes And throws darkness on sunny days […]

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TO GET MY ATTENTION

I know the mountain I seem to be In the eyes of those who yearn to see The fence I keep The heart I keep But a bad slip can make you trip and flip …to a fall Off my attention II You can build manipulations …into frustrating situations Hoping they cave me in To […]

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VIRTUAL HEARTACHES

Many untruths walk these streets In pencil heels Belling ears to deafness Modeling beauty which sweats out jealousies from the gullible Don’t you see? Can’t you see? II They’ll announce the fall of their enemies When their friends become their frenemies They’ll show brand clothes in try ons And parade foods in their mooching They’ll […]

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THE FORBIDDEN

The forbidden rides juicy bids Which drives mad the barred hard To force open its many lids And play freely in its barred yard II If you just can’t have it Then the price tag doubles Because you can’t just shake it …off your knocking thought troubles III It is like a DNA flaw the […]

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PILOT OF MY PLANE

Even with the carbin crew …and the other mates Pilots fly their planes …always in charge to the end They get the final say in adding on heights …general navigation And landing Just as they work I am the lead in my life II I’ll listen to the air But I know they pass …never […]

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BLOOD IN THOUGHT

As I sit under this shade In a pit dug by this spade Needing a chit to be a shade Will my bit in this here be made? II Let’s say I quit thinking it charade And I fit into fate’s forbade Will a hit bite in a decade And tit a tat for my […]

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TRAPS

Now …traps wrap our craps Making escape seem like raps …from failing jabs on losing laps So if you don’t snap out of your craps …under public scrutiny You’ll be tapped and slapped …in your happy naps II So beware When you Dare to Risk Everything All to Make Special And are careless III Pardon […]

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A DENT IN THE WHITE HOUSE

There’s a dent in the White House …hell bent on ruining prestige meant …to glitter on world stages Rage consumes sages …in ridicule cages …soiling adages And writing shame on history pages II It barks like a dog …at the croak of a frog It roars like a lion …even in a meditating Zion It […]

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YOU ASK

You ask “Are you sick?” When you are the sickness And I’m the infected II You ask “Is there something you need?” When you are the something The something I am needing III You ask “Can I get you some food?” And I sigh Because you have the meal I need …a heart I need […]

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TƆ WO DEƐ

Wo de su n’ɛfrɛ obuo Nso wo de obideɛ n’ayɛ ebuo A emu …wo tɔ di …wo tɔ nom …wo tɔ shɛ …wo tɔ sra …wo tɔ tutugu wo ho Nna kra nna yi nyinaa W’adane abrokyire aboduaba …wo kyia esisi wɔn kro mu Ɛbɛ yɛ dɛn na wo deɛ akɔ so? b Saa kasabɛbuo […]

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PREPARE

When light bleeds out of day And the sky swallows the moon And fireflies kill their light And the world’s energy fails What will lead eyes to see …amidst the fear of minds As frantic hands try a feel? II When the earth gulps seas …and rivers And clouds decide to hide When saliva evaporate […]

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AS YOU SAMPLE YOUR MATCHES

I felt you …at a sight And knew that you …can be light …of mine Ib From your demeanor …to the colour of your eyes From your thoughts …to the songs from your lips I felt you I still feel you Hoping a one from our two II But your readiness is far And your […]

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FROM THE OTHER SIDE

Sometimes …sitting in your shed …sad Strings shaddy shocks all over So you’ve got to relocate into your opponent …to refurbish you to your comfy taste …before self settlement Best believe it! II A body can scatter a bullet …and burn a bomb Honey can make a bee …and sting predators A stone can break […]

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ABROKWAH MMADWOA

Abrokwah mmadwoa nni dwoa nti Na ɔsonsɔn ne ho te sɛ aboa oguan Na baabi a mmayowa di asa nnyɛ ne tenabea Baabia ɔdɔ ntoklo deda nnyɛ ne kwan Mpo na w’akɔ tena ɔdɔ dua ase …n’ankampɛsɛ w’akɔte bi adi b Na ne sumyɛ mu mmakɔm nisuo …bɛtumi ahyɛ Akwasua mma Nso na onyin papa […]

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MARRY YOUR BAD

When you love the taste of pepper And you choose to buy tomato Thinking pepper is hot Tomato is mild Know a vomit awaits …to publicly shame you A cleanup will wait …to hardly strain you A stress will toe …to emotionally drain you And a scar will birth …to befriend to your death So […]

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CYBERCITIZENS

Netizens …are global citizens …known as cybercitizens Without cultural boundaries II Though prejudices walk through fingers and voices And friendships are made through interests and choices Curiosity beats all label noises Making it a nation without boundaries III Surely clashing interests end in bouts Horrid hobbies get the shouts But dreams have a supportive channel […]

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ALL THINGS NEW

(Wishing all followers a prosperous New Year!) Channel your fears into dears of mere And fall your tears into cheers oh queer For you are the hands which steer your years And are the gears which can clear from your rear You …with a breathing chit II You have new days with awesome rays And […]

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THE DANCE WATCH

The future keeps secrets …which births with time to create shocks …in the pleasant and or otherwise Leading this mind to struggle …to disentangle these questions II Those heads …nodding and shaking Will most soon still …to hide and cry? Those shoulders …playing ups and downs …like see-saws on a playfield Will they soon stiffen […]

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POLITICOFAIR

Whiskers on rabbits …feeding fat From juices of ants …who are tasting bats Fair! So fair! II Crumbs of peace …drowning in pieces As tiring muscles …push protruding tummies …on ceremonial trucks Fair! So fair! III Like Oliver Twist …now it is a demanding twist …blood is the more …they need to store their failing […]

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JUDGE NO AIR

There are good air …bad air …fair air …and rotten air But judge no air …by root II Some good air can turn bad Some bad air can turn good Some fair air can turn unfair Some rotten air can grow to smell sweet So judge no air by its root III Fates turn upside […]

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AHOBANBƆ

Sɛ afe afe ne ho afiri n’aprɔ …ɛɛkɔ tɔ afe foforo nhyiaso yi Asan afedie bebree na asumsum Ɛnti ahwɛyie ne ahobanbɔ afidie …a onipa biara hia de ayɛ ahowen II Bɔ wo ho ban firi asan ho …na ma w’adɔfo adwen nkɔ adidie …wɔ asomdwoe agrɔdibea Bɔ wo ho ban firi ɔhaw ho …na […]

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A NEED

I hope for skies …which have tasted no stars …and have seen no moons To be blessed with the lights …of your celestial brights Ib a. Skies – Humans b. Stars – Gifts c. Moons – Breakthroughs d. Celestial brights – Miracles II And for we those in blindfolds Seeing not the celestial brights …passing […]

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FLIPPED TO BAD

The first knew well They jingled their bells And brought joy to the world …by recognizing a birth II Now it’s all about …”What I want for Christmas” …”On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me” And the icing, …”So this is Christmas. What have you done?” Oh things have been […]

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WHILE YOU WAIL

While you wail your worse …through the wins of yesteryears And moan the gemütlich atmosphere …that disaster distroyed Know, those in the painless world …are kvelling And do swell with love …knowing you’ll do well II The moments you shared will die not in you They’ll just feel special …and be mind videos …for only […]

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GIVE

Gift to the glory of God …who gives you grace …to be great and good …and grants you gain …to see the greatness of growth …you grown II Give to the giftless without gloating You gifted And grow in your garden of good …oh be generous III For this garden of gifts …grows gorgeous in […]

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CHANGE OF GRACE

(To all my Christian followers, Merry Christmas! This is your special dedication 💕💞💖) All those looking forlorn and worn Tap into the horn of this born …this morn And think of what he will adorn …to push your ills to the gone II With the birth comes a light To shine bright your dark With […]

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THE VIRTUAL LENDER

“He has taken his time …like a reluctant groom walking the aisle …in paying his debt What does he think?” Kwesi spat and puffed “I must get my money this 24th …or we’ll both land in jail” II When he saw Komla He held his collar and asked to be paid The fire from his […]

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THE FESTIVE FEVER

The festive fever The needing needles The steaming shivers The growling giggles Nothing fetches fire on a heading head …in money’s dire lair …than the festive fever! II The dresses …which will end in messes! The jewelries …which might not taste many Junes before acting jokes! The shoes …which might scream boos in loses which […]

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CLOSER DEED

Worship the earth …before worshipping the sky For the earth gifts you a standing …before head can raise to watch the sky II A light that shines outside its zone And darkens its surroundings …surely raises eyebrows Arms whose gifts …their legs know nothing about Surely are questionable III What shame it will be …if […]

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PEARL OH SEE

Pearl oh see …see the mockery walking on legs of your nation …as head! II Pearl oh see …see the cruelty parading your realm …as a magnanimous comedian! III. Pearl oh see …see monsters wearing wools of change …in a heated unfairness! IV Pearl oh see …you shut jubilation doors after a major win And […]

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BY CROSSING THIS LINE

A lioness …temporarily turning mouse …to erase fears of a cat …and help the cat feel fat …for familiarity to breed ease A shivering formula …still steps worthy Ib Clouds Suns Moons Darkness …till shrouds II In a world which has whipped my faith …and maimed my hopes In a world which has crippled my […]

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BEAR YOUR FOES

Bests brush into a bore Cutting conversations …converting content But believe that I’ll break no boundaries …in bores of buddies Such burdens will break no bone …of my brain II Carry your cross Bear your burdens Box your beef But break no backs …into burning burnt brunts III You yield, yoke and yell Friends turning […]

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DEALING WITH DRAGS

Greed has somehow met its seed …in a feed that drags its deeds …down Days when deadly docks shipped …and grazed down our bests …without questioning …are growing unwelcome II Days …when pets bet in jets without vets Yet innocents were made wet …with regrets …and frets …and get let into nets …set for them […]

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TINTINTINITI

Show me the gate of your sense To go cleanse it’s dense lenses …to aid it see …what needs to be II Give me the keys to the mains …of your brains To join understanding veins …to your sanes To open up your mind’s gate III Because now you sound like a hound …found in […]

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GIVEN POWER

Power given is to be shared Power given is to be faired Power given is to be wired and lighted to act electricity for all Power given is not like power taken Power given is to be organized Assume super hero wings …and you’ll crash A reality parcelled in facts II Leading needs patience …with […]

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SKINS

Aduse Poku …raise an eye from your ancestral palace …and come see What used to cast us into bins Now headlights beauty to fit us in Nana, …just open an eye to see …what used to bring us shame …and was thought too lame …needing to like an animal, be tamed …now bringing us fame […]

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COLOURS

As some blacks act snakes to shed their skins As some Asians act carpenters …to sandpaper their skins As some whites act toasts …to darken their skins And some people act boards …to write on their skins How do you feel? Just how do you feel as God? II Most of your creations covet …what […]

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CRINGY TO WATCH

I see a boat wrinkling the sheets of the sea It’s sailor in a fantastic ride …canoeing in bliss Ib I see a body in the sea …being bitten by jealous sharks Every goosebump happening above …falling tears sea waters consume And I wonder why II If you love your sailor …share your pair …knowing […]

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ASRƐSRƐ

Asare kɔ asrɛ …kɔ srɛ srɛ aaa …kɔ srɛ ɛsrɛ a yɛ de bɔ ban …ɛsrɛ a abuso wɔ nwura mu …ma amanfoɔ de sereɛ bɔ ne kahyire Nso ɔsuwa aniwuo te sɛ nsuo a ɛwɔ ahina mu II Nkɔnkɔnsa mpanpan kyerɛ a Asare ayɛ sɛ abirekyie no Yɛ de aniwuo dani abaa …bɔ no […]

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YEAR OF RETURN

Lives left to languish in loss …live without luck …learn with limitations Sorrows sailed through servitude Ib “Soul’s smacked with slavery” “Bloomed berries replanted in burns” There’s been many of such analogies But this is a year of celebration A year of jubilation A year we know we can harvest greatness …from the sadness of […]

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TO FIGHT A RABID DOG

To fight a rabid dog …you need a sane lion With sharp claws …and canines One who rules the jungle with sense …and intimidation II To fight a rabid dog All fleshes must be iron covered Earplugs must act ammunition Chains should be ready to cuff derangement To fight a rabid dog III You know […]

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INGREDIENTS OF YOUR TEARS

What are the ingredients of your tears? No honey No money No talent No friends No beauty Loss Whatever that lives to feed off your emotions Whatever that flies to peck on your happiness Whatever that sails to fish out your laughter Shoot …with the gun of your mind II What are the ingredients of […]

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TOO HARD TO REMEMBER

December 10 is too hard to remember It shows the blood in all red And builds dark clouds in all my skies As your thoughts roll like waves …to the shores of my mind II December is a month I dread It stopped my happy years By taking Aduse Poku on its 26th And taking […]

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THE NEAR DEATH OF JESSICA

Ia 1. Christians 2. Muslims 3. Traditionalists 4. Others Ib 1 and 2 …3 and 4 With their slippery palms Hold on to the vehicle of beliefs …falling from a high cliff Fear of their seeds boarding the falling vehicle …driving their strength which falls them along JESS Tricks can turn sticks then bricks to […]

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SOME PICTURES

Some happy pictures tell opposite stories And depict antonyms of glories Some divine pictures frame many sorries And need many backward lorries …for their true stories to show So kill no self esteem …with pictures of happy beam II There are wailings behind some laughter There are heartaches behind some smiles There are hurts behind […]

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TRUST RUNS UNDER MOCK PARKS

Trouble Rumbling Under Main Polls II I thought fame and riches …gets all the treasure I thought name and power …do always tower So how did one with a Jesus skin And supreme air …with packed pocket Sitting on one of the world’s biggest throne …get dethroned by mockery? III Tears Roll Usurping Master Politically […]

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AIDING OUR FARMERS

Let’s Let’s weed the harm out of our farms Let’s Let’s rid the mocks out of their stocks Let’s Let’s rid their poor out their recognition door Let’s Let’s walk our talk of their respect and honour For who is human without farmers? II Why money turns honey to bully …our farmers Why dirt pet […]

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GIFTED TO TERROR

Amina, …tell Leila to tell Niima …that Rafia has been killed and buried in herself Her body is now a walking coffin …without her being in there How did it happen you ask? II Just last three nights Awudu’s lust drove his monsters …to cast Rafia in his dubious feast of rape That innocent girl […]

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HEARTS

A heart opens like a flower Once the right sunshine of tenderness …the right dosage of rain of love …and the right amount of air of care Bless its growth When it does …appearances don’t matter Poverty won’t close it Opinions won’t shut it For its beats will only follow the drumming …of its benefactor […]