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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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SHORT STORIES

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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PRESIDENT (Corona Series, Episode 20)

How does he sleep? Is he like a servant God or in plain terms, like a worshipped and a curse? Why must he satisfy the needs of the rich, the poor, the sick, all faiths, and even animals? How can one find a central point of satisfaction for all these people with multiple identities? Bediatuo […]

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THERE IS PRESSURE EVERYWHERE (Corona Series, Episode 9)

I know I’m an aspiring politician, but sometimes I need some consideration. I feel people in my constituency are selfish, unfeeling and inconsiderate. This is because they are using the fact that I want to be their Member of Parliament to demand things they need with their hard work and sweat. Do I blame them? […]

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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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DEATH

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 […]