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THIS SELFISH POWER

My grandmother taught me that power lightsTo make all brightAnd said a leader is like the moon at nightShining to help eyes see things rightDid she hide from me the power that bites? III see power which suffocates growthSeizes development and promotes hearts to loatheI see power which supports shocksHurting the weak by throwing hot […]

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IF ONLY

I sat on the edge of the fenceAs many held placards in defenseOf their beloveds made to turn soilThrough some negligence, still I recoil IITheir voices act like noisesNoises I felt were part of their many choicesBut could have been kept…to save those pores which wept…under the sun’s angry toilAnd so I got comfortable on […]

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WE AREN’T ANGRY ENOUGH

We aren’t angry enoughLike a wind on a sea which howls in the roughWe aren’t angry enoughTo change our beings and to demand our growthWe aren’t angry enoughTo seek returns from pleaders who turn leachersWe aren’t angry enoughWe so aren’t angry enough IIWhen our anger turns into furyAnd our fury seeks its hurryWe will change […]

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THE STORY OF FOWLS AND HENS

Once upon a timeWorms assumed cobra powersBecause they were informantsAnd thought no animal could touch them IIThey evaded spaces meant for others…with impunityAnd assaulted others…thanks to their falsely thought immunityUntil anger vaults in hearts got fullAnd animals rose like angry bulls…to riot IIIFowls decided to demonstrate…by crowing loudly through the kingdomAs usual, worms went there […]

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FIX THE COUNTRY?

I watch hypocrisy play on the field of common senseAnd watch the ball of truth being dribbled by nonsenseI see birthed hatred referee our former peace and harmonyNow respectively called foe and cacophonyAnd I cringe at the audience in and on their fenceHailing the fracas through their foolish lenses IIYou’re fanning little fires amidst wooden […]

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STRENGTH OF HARDENED CRIMINALS

Many many timesLion ruled the jungle on crimesKilling smaller animals like no otherAnd always walking with huge shoulders with no botherNo call for justice made it shudder IIThen cat, out of hunger…hunted down a mouse like a low rangerPrompting others to brand cat a strangerAnd force it to taste its viceTo save the poor poor […]

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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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TROUBLING STARS

Triple chinThick skinTrickery spinPeeling skin…of our nationThe obese of corruption thought thin…is the sin which will win…for us, catastrophe from withinFunny we love this foe as our kin IICalls keep coming in from the port of common senseThat blind worship is naught but nonsenseWhich does naught but hearts incense …in silly thoughts made intense…by faithful […]

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DANGEROUS TRENDS

Politics will be the husband of global instabilityAnd religion will be its wifeIf we let the couple looseWe will lose ourselves…and lose our worldBecause the love that drives them…are passionate fires which run wild emotions…like horses at warOnly stopping when breaths flee bodiesTake noteDo take note of these dangerous trends IIOnce hypocrisy wins heartsAnd hearts […]

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YOU DON’T WANT TO HAVE A TASTE OF WAR

As you fuel the ship of peace with warAiming to soil the skin of our nation with a-difficult-to-heal soreRemember your satisfaction lies in the fact…that your freedom is intact IIAs you fuel ill sentiments with bad emotionsHoping to thwart truth into sour commotionsIf war should breakAnd chaos turns a canoeless lakeWhere will you take your […]

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THE POLITRICKED

Sitting ducks – Fitting blocksCharmers – Climbers IbThere is nothing more painfulThan watching baboons eat the carcasses of monkeys…who worked like donkeysTo push them onto pates of trees, so disdainful! IILong time ago which flows into nowBaboons sought power to wow…hiding behind many a bowWhile hiding arrows in many a bow…at their behindAll the while […]

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THE BAD SEED

Once upon a timeA farmer made a mistake…and planted a bad seedShocked at the mistake…he panicked thinking the seed will not yield any fruitsAfter germinating…the seed always made a mess in the farm…by standing out with its redflag colour and shedding unnecessarily…leaves which protected it from harsh weathersThankfully…many people in the community loved the poor […]

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TAKING PEACE FOR GRANTED?

Peace is like the air we breatheWe see not its importance…until it ceases to beThen we cry and groan before the last of it leaves usWith regrets opening wide our eyes…with thoughts of looking at nature…one last timeWise minds catch the intensity…of a worrying sequence IIPeace is like water and fishesThe latter cry about predatorsWhile […]

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TOASTED TRUMP

Tell TrumpThat trying to tear into truthBy toasting trust amidst nature’s testsTrying taunting trumpetsThrusting trauma to trap targeted tensionsThrew him into this trouble IIDark DonaldThe distant dangersThe drifting drivesThe dreadful daresThe endangered dreamsThe drowsy dissesDeputising drastic dunce dupes at desperate docks…dumped you on defeat dust IIIDear TrumpYou did think the world dumbSo you bumped into […]

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WHERE MOUTHS STAND

We want to climbBy keeping many a rotten limbsWe want to soarBut carnivorous lions…deceit…corruption…greed…family connections….sluggishness…politrickingKeep tearing off our wingsHow do we climb to the peak of development? IIWe must learnLearn it takes burying our rot…to grow our newWe must learnLearn it takes shedding off our skin…to dry the new to smoothensWe must learnLearn it takes […]

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HOW CARNIVORES CAME TO EXIST IN THE JUNGLE

Once upon a timeAll animals were farmersAs some farmed maize…others farmed yamsMany others farmed potatoes…tomatoes…okra…groundnuts…beans…pepper and many othersThe jungle was a very peaceful and lovely place IIOne dayAll the animals woke up to see monkey on a treeThey hailed its prowessAnd loved its anticsMonkey, loving the attention…groomed and taught its family to climbBy two moons…all […]

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MORALITY AND SARCASMS

“Take armsBased on qualmsTo kill peace and cut us into weeds in our own farmsSo we can beg, our made up owners, for almsYou greedy swarms…who hate to tow the calms! IIHow can we trust the pen…which bleeds ink and not blood?How can we trust the book…which leads fights with war?How can we trust debates…which […]

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HOW A KINGDOM BECAME A JUNGLE

Once upon a timeDogs and Sperm Whales alternated…in ruling the Kingdom of AnimalsThey dwelled on the efforts of each animalTo grow the kingdom IIThey used claws of Eagles, Lions, TigersTo protect the kingdom from invasionThey used the determination of antsThe sneaky nature of SnakesThe fire of the DragonsVoices of the NightingalesEyes of bats and owlsStrength […]

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THE YEAR OF POLITICAL PREPOSTEROUSNESS

A. growthB. plansC. adulterersD. penisesE. vaginasF. fuckeryG. well informedH. narcissistsHb. bedmaticsJ. prostitutesK. coital promotionsL. Slay QueensM. gigolosN. gangstersO. EldersP. nonsensical conversationsQ. foolsR. proper reasoningS. ignoranceT. sickeningU. criminalsV. corruptionW. electorateX. Global Laughing StockY. shamefulZ. degrading It is now proven Corona is not only the cuffs…of 2020’s imprisonmentS holds all the bars…imprisoning our A in P Where […]

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DIRTY POLITICS

Dirty rumours are now marrying horrible allegationsForcing elites to take stands…in supporting filthThinking their action a tug of warAs our younger ones hold on to their ropes in supportAren’t you ashamed? Aren’t you all ashamed of this dirty politics? IIYou’re all wearing rags of shame beneath your branded clothes!You’re all monsters in your selective games…when […]

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THE RULING PLAY PEOPLE

You now act like similes and metaphorsThe former taunting the latter of not having bridges…for smooth analogical transitionsThe latter accusing the former…of using vague means in analogies…and throwing dust in eyes that they are bridgesTo the latter, direct analogy is the bestWhile the former thinks it too cruelThese are the political play people …taking turns […]

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THE DAY TRUE DEVELOPMENT BEGINS

When there arrives a dayFor all heads to sayWhat they’re paid to sayWhen there arrives a day for words of leadersTo lead the path they’re paid to leadWhen there arrives a day for the highestTo respect decisions of the higher and high to even the lowWhen there comes a day-A day all followers will out […]

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A CYCLE OF HOPELESSNESS

Some people burned their skins …to begin a healing in your favour Some fried their hearts in painful guts …to lay a foundation for you to build But you’re now on the field …playing blame games …digging out the already laid …neglecting the land and emboldening enchroahers 2 One will feel you will scar you […]

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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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MAN AND THE JUNGLE OF AHODWO

In the beautiful jungle of Ahodwo, Man killed the Dragon King, leaving the jungle to mourn and prepare for a replacement enstoolment. Since the Dragon King was the last of his kind, the king-makers decided to choose the next king from the cat family. They were considering either Lion or Tiger but decided to let […]

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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 […]