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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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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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CRUMBS FOR THUMBS

See the wealthy …oblivious of their wealth Wearing skins of poverty …and acting poor Dumbs beg crumbs to gift their thumbs …ignoring the harms II Oh guinea fowls acting domestic chickens …left roaming during the day …and caged at night Forget not dark holds many an ink …to plan your harm Stop being dumbs begging […]

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HERDSMEN

As you lead …your flock to feed And they follow …through roads vast and narrow Do you see their flesh as meat? Do you think them food? II They see only you …and your moving steps You’re their light …their trusted guard You’re their lord …their hope restored Still do you see …them as your […]

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THE HORRIBLE WIRING

The trick stands out in our electricity The harm is boldened …in our preferred pharmacy The ligi, with its silent lɔgɔ, shines out …in our religion The cat in our education …only purrs to manipulations The con in our economy acts star …on our impoverished stage The fence in our defence …has insecured securities …who […]

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TERROR FEASTERS

There is a change seeping into the land Strange change that promises to derange …even from a range, …it sips from the cup of hope …and trips our peace on a dangerous slope Ah! II It started like a bad dream, now it burns like overheated fire… Take us off the fires of fear …simmering […]

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STUCK

We have lived Lived through the dawn of our rise, To the morning of our victory And got stuck Between the morning of our victory And the growth of our rise Why? II Blessed with suns unrivalled I wonder how we’ve still not gotten there There, where the suns of growth shine fair Blessed with […]

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CAGES OF AGES

As cages of ages in the past which now turn to imprison minds Become old for a sold Future children are being killed in present wombs Through manipulation of present minds To keep our knees on the piercing gravels of the ground To maintain the posture of our heads So we look down with our […]

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WATERLESS SEA (Crazy Stanzas)

I need a very tall ladder To climb into minds holding the reigns of our national horses I need a very good lift To the core wiring of these great minds sift! II Which fishes, drink the waters of their own sea Sell them for cheap to greedy drought Kill the clouds of their sky […]

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ALL THIS LOVE FOR TRUMP

Some whirlwinds come for admiration Some do come to blind I have watched you take your world by storm Conquering odds to stand tall through ridiculous gait With hooting superseding ovations Disgust overpowering cheers All the while asking Is all this for Trump? II I bet you didn’t think of the battle on your way […]

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​CROWERS AND PECKERS

When the crowers of today turn peckers at dawn Feasting on feeds of hens and chicks While time walks without turning back Their future in saucepans of history will be painful As the only spices on their bodies would be pepper of frustration Ginger of hurts Salt of under development Tears of penury And cubes […]

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​TOOTHLESS DOGISM

Our breaths have been marked Marked for the roars of freshness And the silence thereafter like that of toothless dogs II Our sad songs continue on world stages But why do sympathies sit uninterested Sipping their “serves you right” wines Even as our hurtful passions sync with their instruments? III Could it be the need […]

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​WHERE ONLY MOUTHS WORK

There is a reason hands hung Legs stand Eyes see Ears hear And mouths talk But in my home  Mouths walk in talk And swing in fling Closing ears like clashing bombs Forcing eyes to shut in disgust II Little things turn typhoons Then tsunamis Covering bigger fishes to sail beneath national seas As small […]

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RULING WEATHER

The sky sees many monarchs Those whose sadness floods the earth Giving life to most and taking some Those whose happiness burns the earth Warming most, drying fractions and killing some Those whose air barber trees Burning weeds And aiding and abetting fires The sky really sees many monarchs II Amazing how all weathers have […]

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WHERE SHED BLOOD WEEPS

There are walls around a nation A nation fought for with priceless blood A nation whose beauty, like mud fish in muddy water, Hides in walls too high in ugliness Walls of corruption Walls of deception Walls of greed Walls of power-drunkenness Walls of ridiculous stunts Walls of begging Walls of tribalism Walls of labeling […]

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WHEN HISTORY GNAWS

We remember the claws of yesterday After feeling the smooching of palms today A new dawn easily sheds its night And falls into nothingness If it records no history And acts like a boring copycat Yes, believe it or not History has teeth which bite through memories II Whichever crown graces your head On the […]

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ALL TOGETHER ONE

After angst and jubilation have gone to roost In an opposing clash which selections boost What is there but a sea with no boat Calling all eyes; with hurt and gloat To look past emotions and rise to a challenge II All in laughter show their teeth All in outcries show their teeth What is the […]

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IN LOVE’S NEST

The beginning of love Is like the beginning of creation I am sure God’s heart raced As he created it all His joy sat in a celebratory palanquin Developed wings and danced like an all powerful ruler Hailed by satisfaction as a look upon jubilant When all was done Chorus: My ears can imagine his […]

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THE SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE

It is only in the house of politics We find blinding smoke without fire Its finances, like confusing qualitative thesis, lacks mathematics Its words flying with no hands to tame to collate II Tongues of tongues are begged in hire Hands with corrupt cash magnets Get to be called sires Brains with guttered tricks Get […]

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GAME OF BETRAYAL (Crazy Stanzas)

Laughter boils on fires of pity When mice speed in armyhood In support of the enstoolment of cats Forgetting they are their edibles II Don’t thoughts, like farmers Dig their reasoning farms To grow fear on trees of their scatterings? III When planted promises Knock on my ears I wail in happiness Don’t these mice […]

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ELECTIONS, ANTICIPATIONS AND FEAR: THE WAKE UP CALL

Ghana is a country blessed. I say this not because it is beautiful, has many mineral and agricultural assets or living conditions are better, but because we have the crown of peace. Of late, I foresee chaos as many decisions we are making today are like terrorists of our peace in the near future. Why […]

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STILL THE LAND STANDS

If the winds destroy the umbrella And the elephant finishes all the grassy trees And the cock pecks all the worms and crumbs And the eagle eats the cock Do remember Still the naked land stands II The naked land will stand Disgraced Like a queen caught by prostitution law Of an unforgiving god As […]

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POLITRICKMANIANS

A nation’s dictation Is a need in deception Well, man’s creative sensation Failure of creation Is filth covered in adoration Separation is no emancipation But a concoction of suffocation The only salvation Is truth which hovers like the sky But eternally covered by dark clouds Which blind to mislead How sickening! Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) […]

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SCANDALOUS

Chaos boils like hot water In the highest place of the land Can it melt its saucepan To help create another in good shape? I think not Given the fact that Here is here And choas boils to cool Never to ever rise in heat Ah! Kwa kwa kwa kwa, beaky chirps II This fire […]

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POWERS THAT BE

Do I need the stool Of the queen of England? The seat of Liberia’s power buttocks? The stance of South Korea’s head? The heart of Yaa Asantewaa? To have gazing eyes mellow to look? Flaunting egos listen to bow? Strong shoulders stand down from arrogant ladders? Peppery mouths calmed by salt? Tight trousers loosening to […]

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OH FAT FISHES

All that they dish Are traps filled with many a little fish Acting like baboons accomplished While living like gluttons, so childish Wanting to be those hearts cherish While breaking through coffers to garnish Themselves to have others famish Aren’t they greed-stricken foolish? I pray criminal seas you banish! To lose all you relish So […]

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RUBICON CROSSING

We have crossed Crossed the rubicon And can never get a head To dream of change Change which can alter positively II We have, like gluttons, dined Dined with the undinables Food whose stench can never be removed Let alone hidden from its seekers Who have the light to chase We who have no light […]

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THIS FOURTH ARM

This fourth arm Is limp to arms Its mouth turned into licking Licking dirty boots of unscrupulousness Leading in pleading the misleading For unnoticeable rolling coins Fleeing from pockets of thiefs After being cut from the blood of the disadvantaged II The fourth arm Meant to serve as eyes in the dark Snores in connivance […]

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AS APOCALYPSES WORK

You saintly quacking parrot Sit on your legs On the biggest tree of the land And look at all like a slug on a couch Watching a tragedy on a giant screen And quack like tongues of a quack pastor Who even knows not what he says Remember there is a sea which feeds your […]

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DECEPTION (SUCCESSIVE HAIKU)

Huge sharp blinding stones Fall on what once was gold coast Shielded by mandate II Swords in umbrellas They cover, hit to quiver Fail to deliver III Animals run wild But will forget when swords hide Faking protection IV A little water Few gifts so swift calms all rifts Then mandate again Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia […]

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A TRAP TO KILL

We have lived to finally see What youthful limbs have fixed as bill And presented to cheering hands as fee Sums which aim for nothing but to kill II Now the lions’ masks have finally fallen Showing clearly their frame of donkeys As the sheeps’ paint erase appalling To show lions and hyenas’ breed with […]

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A TURKEY FROM TURKEY

I know a turkey from Turkey Who thinks Thanksgiving and Christmas are red and dark Their final destinations are so murky That they find no way to their presence mark II The turkey complained about usurpers in Turkey And how they colonised them in charm And threw their beauties in the murky To spice their […]

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CRITICAL PRAYER

Ye gods of the land Open your hidden eyes And take these feathers Almost stripped of its skin To distill your ears To hear the prayers I pour Through the ‘nsafufuo’ my meek calabash has to give And help the land respond ‘ewie!’ To all the points of prayer II Let the evil fishes in […]

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RUNNING STORIES, SLEEPING DEEDS

I know mouths of my land are like machine guns Digging bullets of the past Putting them in golden throat guns Soiling voices meant for firing monsters And firing through Gunning for hardworkers And yelling into international microphones Their unfortunate past Seeking sucking sympathies While real works stare our faces Like infants needing their parents’ […]

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HUMOROUS

Maame Yaa! Wake up please Maame Yaa ei!!! Wake up Wake o! Wake and look at the professors of supposed servings Look at them seeking to butcher themselves Just because they, like servants, want to make the poor royals Just open an eye And look at how humans are madr goats ob paper Substituting heads […]

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IF LEGS HAD EYES

If legs had eyes Coupled with mouths With internal brains On their stem structure like heads They won’t act kings Always being carried There are many a places They would have boycotted And many a thorns Would have tongues Which would have never tasted their skins Oh many aches Out of long strides Would have […]

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CONCEALED KNIVES

We can’t surely say That the tons of blood on Alata land Were by knives of the known devil II We can’t surely say That the new shoot of hope on Alata land Is  free of all knowledge of the slaying knives III Alata is at the crossroad With eyes watching from all angels To […]

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THE EYES OF THE SKY

Laughter Stealing, sharing, chopping Stinking Frights, fights, flights Catching Blaming, catching, crying Politicking Praying, playing, freeing Like a tale All those bails God does see It will never go without a punishing fee So flee and defend the caught Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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AFRICA GHANA POLITICS

THE NEVER DYING PLANTAIN PLANT

There is a never dying plantain plant Which is rooted in the centre Of a coast initially golden When it is cut down, other shoots emerge When it is uprooted, new shoots succeed Funny, how a plantain drains And never ceases to create holes of mouthings Holes of horrid deceits Holes of disappointments Holes of […]

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KOLIKOLIKOS

When the cats are mewing And the dogs are backing And many birds are chirping And many snakes are hissing Trying to get the lion’s attention, Trust me, all it hears are meats Yes, meats calling to be chewed *** Instead of planning a trapping And getting a catching So they can get ears to […]

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AFRICA GHANA POLITICS POVERTY

PROTHIEFICS (TANKA)

I have thoughts to say; Lion as chief of the forest Concatenates to Loss of smaller animals In the forest of Hanah II I’ve more thoughts to say; Leopards and hyenas know it But are afraid to Stir the nest of fearful bees Others think their stomachs precious III I still have more thoughts Coterminously, […]

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AFRICA GHANA POLITICS

HELPLESS PROSTITUTE

The road prostitutes Letting all vehicles through Why doesn’t she have a voice? Poor roads, Even in rain, you accommodate all In heat, you are accommodative of all No rest for you? Like a helpless beauty, you lie As your beautiful flower is being flawed By layers and layers of ungrateful tires The washing bays […]

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AFRICA FREEDOM POLITICS SOCIAL

A LEGACY HE LEFT

Madiba made us See signs of peace walking on Strong legs in Africa II An ex-convict who Made his good heart a public Display to shine a healthy ray to break ills III Who thinks of the good Coming from a stinking cell? One would say revenge but his legacy is worthy to sell IV […]

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AFRICA GHANA POLITICS

THUMB POWERS

              Their thumb powers are unknown to them Like our forefathers exchanged gold for salt They exchange their powers for cheap coins, cloths Bicycles, motorbikes, cars and promises Which never come to pass When will they see their thumbs are worth more than little fees? Grave sufferings, avoidable sufferings […]

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SHAMEFROMANIACS

                  I stand on a branch of sincerity And watch as they march To the office of parties: Over ambitiousness Corruption Unfairness Murder Tragedies Shame Scandals Hatred Each in his or her own filth But when they emerge I see them draped in beautiful Party colours Looking […]

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A COMIC SERIOUS GAME

I stand and watch As the show goes on Beautiful drums drum. When the drums drum themselves, The dancers sit. When they stop drumming, The dancers dance their hearts out. The audience are appalled The dancers are seething with anger at the audiences’ ingratitude No one seems to know what is going on I see […]

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AFRICA POLITICS

STILLNESS IN COLDNESS

Stillness, In the land that was shaky is stillness Which floats in the cold, this stillness Abounds   It was trust It was trust which caused this stillness Trust for respect on corruption In this town   There was merriment There was merriment when he won, No wonder, disappointment sits in stillness And weighs   […]

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AFRICA POLITICS

LIONS IN WOOLS

I can tell you pride has been sold For power in my home  For the first man status, a sheep clothe was worn. To be the keeper of all, A known affluence was paraded   But a lion could never stay in a sheep clothe forever It tore free immediately it landed on the stool […]

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IF AFRICA IS A SHE

That will be one saviour appliqué

So she lies like a helpless bulldog

Being dug, cut and licked like a dog

Her beautiful features are giving way

Giving way for horrific skin which cannot sway

She is the punching bag of all desperadoes

As her bodyguards always play the rondos

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PACK UP OR PERISH

I hear the hushes of the bushes And the marshes of the brushes   I hear the soreness of darkness And fleeing plans of the fireflies   I hear the lifting mats of the bats And weaving spectacles of some tentacles   Even the headless carries a headdress A great storm is about to storm […]