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POETRY

A SHAME

We both felt the flames of attraction And watched as our hearts held hands …walked happily out and about …kissed and drank fresh nsafufuo …joked and laughed And came back into their shameful enclaves Watching us languish in yearning …without doing a thing II You were not willing to take a step And certainly, I […]

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POETRY

ZOMBIES

I need you to know The difference between a doll And a living being An eagle and an alligator A picture and the painter And the earth and its holder A rich dude can’t compete with a ‘preman ni’ You stand in dresses I wear them You zombie your walk I rock it You fake […]

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LIFE PRIDE\ SOCIAL

PEACOCK’S ENQUIRY

Mirror mirror on the wall Who is the fairest of all? Is it the goat, lion, sheep Or the vulture? You can boldly mention me; The peacock, if I fit the position MIRROR: Only VULTURE comes close to the fairest of all PEACOCK: What? The corpse eater? MIRROR: Yes PEACOCK: Why? MIRROR: Because he takes […]

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LOVE PRIDE\

THE PAIN OF PRIDE

He stirs She stirs Facing the opposites Suppressing the love which wants to play   He yawns She yawns An evidence of watching with instincts But all hands have been tied by pride   Some angry opener In settled time Left its ghost on the love birds Now even in sleep, it occupies the middle […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

WILTERS

Flowers wilt Plants wilt Weeds wilt So do you   You step on it; The earth You spit on it; The earth You ease into it; The earth You’ll also end up in it; The earth   So like a treasured mattress, Step on the earth With respect, Spit on the earth With apologies, Ease […]

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AGING DEATH

THE OLD MAID

Walls climbed walls At her order Pride joined beauty at her table, Made her an unmatched princess And froze her thoughts of age   Inside a wall without an opening Age minded no frozen thoughts And walked through to his territory Taking hold of her skin like wild fire Making mirrors her enemies   As […]

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LOVE SOCIAL

LET’S DIG THE WORDS OF OUR HEARTS

I need us to sit In chairs that will fit And speak abjectly Because I am bereft of happiness And I can see the clouds of sadness hanging on your head   Forget the pain And think of what we stand to gain We’ve cast aspersions, loathed for public viewing We’ve sat in wild silence […]

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LIFE

KEEPING APPEARANCES

She preferred eyes seeing the glitters Than its internal shivers Though the tears from the wall flowed And its outside glowed   Some minds slowed Wanting to know what all the glitters entailed But she perfectly gave the watcher a warning detailed To keep eyes from prying And her from shying In the midst of […]

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LIGHT MY LIGHT

We cannot be the sun and moon Whose shuttles orbit hundreds of miles To keep their distances and painfully swoon Light repels light no matter their differences But this light wants to merge in a cocoon With the light that is tearing its eyes For its weak rays need yours to happily swoon And sack […]

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LOSING PRIDE

Our prides fought

A fight chaos bought

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THE BIG BANG

Once I had a pretty cow Who was tall and liked to show It acted old Could not be told Until it reached it’s teen-hood   It walked looking at heaven Always counting to seven When he met the old It will then be bold And walk with its shoulders singing   One day it […]

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LOVE’S WISHFUL THOUGHTS

I am completely besotted All but you hear my endearments. Apart from breathing, my heart to you is allotted But when I see you all I remember are word fragments     All pretty flowers are in full bloom All sway in songs of calls Aiming to own my dream groom I hope to conquer […]

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STATIC

Coffins vary The feet stay the same; Six.   Riches are shown The body stays the same;  Lifeless.   People cry The soul stays the same; Gone.    This thing, that thing, All will end at the same; Dust. Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © 2014.