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POETRY

WHERE THE WEALTHY WINS

I thought we’ve seen a leveller …in the fragility of life I thought we’ve smelt the disgust …in vile classicism and rots I thought compassion has become a passion I thought love has been turned live …like hot coals in a winter chimney Were my thoughts born in deceptive cots? II I thought the more […]

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HUZZLE

“News dey travel Trouble dey shovel Man must huzzle …but dem say we for sleep Wey kan sleep dey for the hungry? II When Iya Hunger no be stranger to you You know it can make person dog E fit force you to jump like mumu E fit force you to murder yua moda E […]

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MAPLE’S ABLE

As you Maples seek to be staple power for struggling nations Halt the fault in your cot …before it turns cult to salt your snow into unclean water …stinking to destroy you …in an outside projection II From all the guarding and intimidations …thorned on my skin before entry I thought you flawless …all your […]

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FIRE BENEATH ASHES

From far and far …flimsy fleas …forced fiercely in fences …flip flaps to fires’ fuss Forking fins …filing fears …facing the future II Baking in breakages …burning in bossing barns Burns bellowing in bellies of bodies …bolden in brights …beneath their- III …Ashes Allowing arms to air …attracting arrows in alms Atrociously aiming attacks …in […]

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​NKONTOMIRE VRS SARDINE

The clock of change ticks Transforming in shockaholics  Yet many feed after thorny pricks In places whose geography elude mapachronics Living healthily by the green waters of kontomire As others blinkardly gobble dead fishes in oily rivers II Gone are the days when elderly buttocks Filled seats before their young Gone are the days when […]

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​WHEN A YARD IS GIVEN

When a yard is given Extending to a mile is a given Then some come in needful farm Regardless of the harm II When a gate widely opens Even mosquitoes can turn royals Dictating to owners when to sleep and what to keep Of course the malaria virus becomes a necessary tag  III Draw a […]

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MUCH AND NONE

What is the difference between much and none? In the much How is the rush? In the none How is the crash? II Many are the laughters of the much Like sugar and ants Many are the odours of the none Like a dead being rotting in leaves III Eyes in goggles of deceit Break […]

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POETRY

INA DE ZONGOS

Pidgin language rules this land As ‘danduruwa’ rocks their world The rough voices of fans Working like ‘nikanika’ Can be heard from all corners In kiosks and single rooms As their curses of blowing heat Chase their footsteps While illegal wires cry their heated fates Some night workers Whose market flopped have mouths like pigs […]

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POETRY

HARD TIMES

Times have turned upside down Although their legs race changeth not Funny How their shovels Turning minds of beings like reckless farmers tilling land Has bought dizziness for my visual chords II What do you say of this abomination? Where gyms take strength meant for lands? These are hard times Hard times when plants and […]

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POETRY

HITTING HITS

Craving crumbs, caning climbs Serving sterns and stopping soars Heaping hells, hopping hisses A lesson leans to be learnt and loved II Chirping churns, crossing curses Silly slims and swerving stills Hearing halts, helpers hate A lively leap loathes a dying move Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2016

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POETRY

I CALL FOR YOU

Mud, although unrespected Begets lotus which fragrances the world I call out to you I call out like a saving bell To you whose face is in the mud As your back is made the footmat of supposed worthy legs Rise, and know mud is the clot which begets beautiful pots Take my lead and […]

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HIS TOUCHING TEARS

His road seem short But his legs tell tales of tiredness His unkempt hair Ruling and hiding his handsomeness Forcing his eyes to wear a mask of the mocked This tongue had to beckon After a great mind made him up Plantain chips in a huge bowl is his burden Day and night A burden […]

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AFRICA GHANA POVERTY

SEASON VISITS EYES, POCKETS AND HEAT

Who is there? Oh all are here! I see the things Which Christmas brings But my pocket cries out And my mouth does pout II Who sees it? Oh all feels it Many are those  Who’ll think of overdose To end the shame And get a loose name III Who is happy? Oh the sit-and-eats […]

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LIFE POVERTY

BLEEDING THOUGHTS OF CHRISTMAS

I am shivering thinking of the fowls many will be slaughtering forgetting the children hunger will be slaughtering II I am crying thinking about boxing day of gifts and the many children pain will be boxing in a session of reminiscence where giving must reign III I am yearning for hearts which will open like […]

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AFRICA LIFE POVERTY

AFRICAN BOASTERS (SUCCESSIVE CLERIHEWS)

Professor Yaw Darko Hated Mr. P aul Arko He claims he copies westerners While he epitomises Africanness II He wears African colours And hates all foreign “shudders” He speaks in African tongue And so feels among III He fights Mr. Paul Arko Who is not like he Darko Because he wears foreign And drives cars […]

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INFANTILE STREET PRISON

In the silence of sound I shiver thinking around Motherless, fatherless Infants dining with streets Gaining nothing. Heartless Vampires preying and feasting As mosquitoes crave pounds Of their flesh, bedbugs too feast II Some wombs cry for these, Yet need those moulded from Their haemoglobin. What is The difference between them? They are: Fresh breakable […]

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AFRICA GHANA POLITICS POVERTY

NO CHRISTMAS FOR GHANA (CRAZY STANZAS)

I Light is a rare visitor Money is a haunter Hunger is the landowner And pain is the comfy seat Of Ghana, my Ghana II A Cedi today, Ten Cedis tomorrow A promise today, A hiding tomorrow Demonstration in succession Courts and orders There’s no Christmas for Ghana Not for Ghana, my Ghana III Delicious […]

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AFRICA POVERTY

MISSIONS WITH VISIONS

Hardly a day goes by That abysmal suffering fails to make beings sigh But you work and work Uniting families And fixing cracks in the lives of children And those who need it most A smile is your payment Laughter is your per diem A hug is your motivation But God above sees it all […]

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CARE IN POVERTY

Tattered torns Trail no tins Turn from town Test the trends Before your bends Because metals fly free Like birds You might not know When you’ll bump into any There are many who want To see tattered tensed in dirt So will cheer the metals on Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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LIFE POVERTY

TWISTING TWISTS

I A loan for your blood Genius! Unbuyable yet sold Money beats blood II Food for your sanity Amazing! Abstract yet sold Hunger beats thoughts III Love for your peace Preposterous! Precious yet sold Loneliness beats peace IV We know not what we want We sit and think We think and regret We regret too […]

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AFRICA KIDS LIFE POVERTY

UNFEELING (TANKA)

I Lightnings strike and bright Thunders of  stomachs rumble Drought mouths fight the breeze As their eyes rain cats and dogs Hunger gnaws at their in-beings II Weakness is their king A look; all it takes to know But none seems to see Those who see, follow strict rules Hunger must bite lazy hands III […]

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LIFE POVERTY

SAUCY STEW

  Simmering stew stands smiling Sending sweet scents Scents sent as swords to silence stomachs Stomachs scattered by scanty scoops of cereals Scudding surreptitiously in outstanding signals Sealing sadness like sexy serpents to unsuspecting stomachs Stomachs seriously searching for strength to save Searching seriously for a savior who comes with scents Silly scoundrel! You simmering […]

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AFRICA POVERTY

HEAR THE CHILDREN WEEP

A sponge for many bodies A room for countless beings Tea without milk Fetched with fingers like soup None waits for the train moves And the latecomer is left hungry No toothbrushes because none can afford They are the children of the present Unfortunate to have been left by their mothers Unfortunate to have been […]

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POVERTY SOCIAL

THINK OF ME

Think of me Me who sleeps Sleeps in filth Filth which reeks pain Pain which kills Kills innocent souls Souls which help Help in shaping this world World of chaos Chaos which makes way Way for more suffering Suffering of sadness Sadness which kills Kills the soul Soul which leads Leads to the spirit Spirit […]

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AFRICA POVERTY

WILL THE POOR BE SAVED

Will the poor be saved? No! No! No! And No! They will never be saved No matter their struggles Most will fall at the hands of poverty Because they are businesses Businesses of some unscrupulous dudes Who profit at their sufferings And revel in their misery The dirtier the better The more pathetic, the richer […]

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HER BLOOD AS BONES OF THE GUTTER

I Her birth blood from the gutters scream For her to all the filth redeem Her blood can’t stand likes with her dream And can no longer stand their scream II She can’t be called rich as such In her wardrobe designer is much All her looks have a Midas touch And authenticity dwells in […]

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HOW ARE THEY?

The rude visitations of the rains Touch my sanes What becomes of Those with unsheltered homes?   What happens to Those with no mother’s arms?   Who tends to Those with no towels of comfort,   Who feeds Those who live from hand to mouth?   I weep watching their plight in my mind Cooped […]

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POVERTY

I ASK GOD WHY

  As the many land With golden spoons And the many land With silver spoons With others landing With a bronze spoon How can you sit there watching While I land with no spoon?   As the many reject The many clothes in boos And the many reject The many shoes With the many loving […]

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PRIDE DESERVING A BOASTING

Sauntering in gutters Abysmal whiffs walk proudly and shatters Noses, avoiding hoses, holds hands With flies which feast happily on caked defecations As the mosquitoes sing happy melodies on me   A toad takes advantage of darkness and winds The throats of others to make them bullhorns to fit the situations Situations of the lantern […]

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THE STANDPOINT

I take a stance And look from a distance   Chickens like famished children Wailing in anger Hens like desperate mothers Crying in anguish Cocks like men with bruised egos Sitting with capped jaws As the Hawk sits comfortably on his throne   He, the hawk comes down And takes what he needs to fill […]

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AKOSUA KUMA

Akua is a tiger overtaken by a cat

In a hurtful moment she sat

The cat took her heart

And left her bloated and fat

With a paper pushed through her akosuakuma

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POLITICS

ἐἐYἐ AGYE NSἐM (GHANAFOↄ vrs ABAN)

ἐne diἐ ἐyἐ bↄne a, yἐnka sἐ ἐyἐ kuro

Y’ahunu SADA, GYEEDA ἐne ne DA DA foↄ

Y’ahunu faanwo ntaban a aban de ama

Y’ahunu ἐboↄ kἐseἐ a ↄde ato adwumayἐfoↄ akatuya chↄↄↄku

Mentumi nka akumatesἐm yi nyinaa

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CATCH, CRUCIFY AND CASTRATE HIM

Inventions, to die for. Theories, treasures. Some have no measures And no sense Why will one make a god Of paper which can cause us to  Kneel in degradation? A giver for need A taker only to give One without needs accumulates As the needer kneels in shame As the common paper taunts When bored […]

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THE WOMB OF THE STREET

Suddenly the street develops a womb Unlike humans, it delivers a dozen multiplied a million At a go All needing food, all needing clothing, All needing care when money is rare Suddenly the street with no money makes it her hobby A hobby to produce without a care of their care Who is their father? […]

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AABA EI!

He looks famished In tattered clothes As he holds his dog chains Waiting to be sales blessed But, oh, poor lad, I hear “aaba ei!” And he takes to his heels The bread seller trips him In her quest to escape And the uniformed helped him not to rise By letting his baton painfully talk […]

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THE FILTH

From afar, It is a pile of filth Until you step in Then you become part of the filth So speak not When people talk and are disgusted about the filth They do not know They are the filth You are the filth I am the filth.   Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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ANGELS OF UNFORTUNACY

Tears trickle As emotions of fire sprinkle And a batch of hate giggle As the kingdom of poverty heckle They cry out loud when hunger their stomachs tackle None dances, they just wince as this is not a normal cycle   I could cut my hands If human meat could pacify the lands I would […]

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UNWANTED TREASURES.

Those are their treasures They struggled for those treasures Now you clear without measures And you laugh in your vocation They stand and gaze while their hearts are ablaze They are thinking of how to answer their location When seekers seek Break with mildness They bear the tears, love and laughter of the destitute They […]

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AFRICA UNITE?

We cover things with things A little wind clears for the tsunami A smaller scandal paves way for the bigger That’s why the Afros are struggling You say, I say The work remains You sleep, I sleep Our money is locked You take, I take and all is spent Africa unite! Africa unite? When individual […]