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POETRY

IN THE ARMS OF LOVE – (For George Floyd)

If death gives you a chance to look …back At the world which took your life …because you’re black Smiles should replace the hurt and pain Which filled your being and took your breath Terminating the life you clung onto …in futility George …you are the lamb A martyr for the black race And a […]

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ARTICLES

The Painful Watch – Racism From An Ignorant African’s Point of View

We grew up reading bits and pieces about it, colonialism. Years of schooling made us aware of another colour which invaded our spaces, bought some of our leaders and contracted some thugs among us to hunt our people for sale. Those people who loved their lands looked for safe places to hide but most were […]

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POETRY

THE ROAD THAT BENDS

The road that bends …and lends a path For hate to send Its murdering messengers …to thread To be a part of our whole Is the road we need to mend Why can’t love do the fencing? II As unfair tears flood our bosoms And threatening fears shadow our steps Let’s look for the one […]

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POETRY

AMERICA, CHAOTICA

Frances faces the frantic flogger His sweat and fear visible from the Mount of Safety “Let’s have this conversation …shall we? What at all did us black do to some of you?” II Matthew looks at him with disdain “You’re everything we’re not You can bleach to be us …but we can’t bleach to be […]

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POETRY

ANGRY CLOUDS

In time …the rich will gobble down the poor …and form their paupers who’ll be the most pitiable …of all Because they’ll find no free grass to make hay And they’ll find no free fruits on trees They’ll find no free land to on lay And there’ll be no bad job to take II In […]

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SHORT STORIES

NEWS, NEWS AND NEWS! (Corona Series, Episode 10)

Nothing hurts like clashing news but it seems that is what my continent is characterized by. I came from Toronto on 18th of March, 2020. I came through Montreal and Brussels through to Ghana. There were no proper measures in all these places to check the virus except the latter. But the outbreak of the […]

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POETRY

CHOOSE SKILLS OVER GREED

See See the work you’re piling on our history See See the problems wearing troubles fast turning scary mysteries Don’t you feel a pinch when other lands celebrate victories …through the work and truth they pour into their destinies? II I know inferiority was imprinted in our thoughts But that’s the reason many have bought […]

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POETRY

AN EYE FOR AN EYE

What is the name given to the game …a bird plays When it goes up and comes down to bath in potable water …with its contaminated body Only to hang in mid-air to shoot arrows of disgust …at the fishes living therein Calling them filth needing to be cleaned …all because of its small wings? […]

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POETRY

SKIN CLASSES

How we get our muses To fight unfair like hippopotamuses Because of skin classes …killing masses And shattering peaceful glasses …to cut through harmony is a horror Why all these blood on our hands? Ib Thoughts have fought Thoughts have poisoned Thoughts have destroyed And thoughts have killed II You watch thoughts killing humans like […]

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POETRY

I KNOW NO FOE

I know no foe I don’t hate sow I show no arrow in my bow Until I am unfairly asked to kowtow II If you carry no hatred In the inheritance bowl of your ancestry Where stones of ethnicity aimed At my dignity is atrociously firm If you carry no buckets where catapults of class […]

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POETRY Uncategorized

THROUGH THIS WINDOW

Pain is looking at a difference, in molestation, afar Devastation is seeing your reflection in the bins of others Sadness is seeing minds trapped by slavery And tracing their roots to yours Bitterness is knowing it all with a helplessness That imprisons your confidence Brewing unshed tears in the sky of your heart II When […]

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POETRY

NOISE OVER NAUGHT

Wool travels through a tree In a pod which explodes to throw it out Lucky hands gather to refine Piece upon a piece into many elegant things Who is a bird to blame hands When it feeds on fruits Stays on trees and Paint its surrounding with its rear vomiting? II A hole can be […]

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POETRY

WAKE THE DEAD

Explorations of the past Led to greedy seeds sewn like monster plants Monster plants which grew to take what it never owned Cruel “beela” traps were set up In black hunt Aims of strength harvest causing mean arrests As molestations manifested in attestations Ah! Chained beings turned to dogs Were forcefully pulled to hop like […]

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POETRY

I AM A MONSTER

Legs of iron Walk through this hell Into the snow Beneath which lie The thieves who stole our innocence Revived and lured out our dead-in-buried-slavery Like zoo guards do fierce lions II I will wish to light them a fire Which will burn into desire And will blast into their attires And turn hellish fires […]

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POETRY

SHAME ON US

Whoever best fits the crown of hypocrisy Must best answer in awareness And not in disgust And end this difficult conundrum Our mouths scream hatred Hatred for even those who are trying To remedy the ills of their ancestors While bitterness sits in our hearts Like complacent royals II We cry ‘we aren’t like them’ […]

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POETRY

WAKE THEM DEAD

Wake ‘them’ dead To wake their brutalised dead Rupturing slave membranes like witch doctors freeing their captives Ushering them back into their original places Mapping them to their umbilical cords Pillaring them in their own As God rightly did Making them litter their world with their generations Do that or like a lizard Open not […]

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POETRY

WRONG CLEANING WRONG

They plucked stars From their skies Like unripe mangoes from their trees And sent them to their dark earth To polish them in light One star after another Brought greed for more As pluckers turned merchants After turning some stars hunters of good stars Their own flesh and blood! II Parading bright stars on dirty […]

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POETRY

FOODS OF SEGREGATION

It is appalling Very shocking What is served on various plates In various cups For young ones to feed into growth Based on the physical When there is no green blood II Whitemen serve foods of superiority Water of black inferiority Dessert of black boycotting And pay for excercise for black annihilation Sowing seeds of […]

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POETRY

TRIBAL HULLABALOO (CRAZY STANZAS)

When I ‘broke my hand’ And sought a band Nana and Maame met in a band To sing tribal tunes II They started by singing of Ewes And how they are named after an animal And raised their vocals like daunting pianists To sing tales of the wickedness of the animal tribe Their love for […]

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POETRY

THE ARTIST’S PAINT

Colour is choice Of the artist turned creator Colour is naught But a paint to grace II Colour is naught But misinterpretation hails some And like the idiots who fight for paints And leave the house for ants and rats We hail it so, living in hate III Black is deep White is pale A […]

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RACISM

UNDER SUPREMACY’S SKIRT

Supremacy dresses flawlessly Wearing clothes saintly as a saint Making up like a beautiful goddess Hiding wrinkles beneath the pile II Under the skirt of supremacy There is no mercy III Under the skirt of Supremacy, Hides the shame of low confidence IV Under the skirt of supremacy Hides the fear of loss of pride […]

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LOVE RACISM SOCIAL

UNDER THE SKIRT OF SUPERIORITY

Fears run rampantDown the streetsWhen words are lost andSolace springs from thin air,Molecular mornings igniteDivisions uniting the sky,Conjoining the lost,Churning distant souls refinedInto something quite like you and I   II Something can be nothing Walking through thin air without a face Taunting with blurred thoughts without a trace Molecular afternoons ignite Threatening to spark […]

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LIFE LOVE PEACE RACISM SOCIAL

STRENGTH OF VEINS (HAIKU)

Veins hold each other Tight, opening their arms to Let blood flow for good II To make a being work Veins forget their differences And tirelessly work III A single break down And all demonstrate for a Hurried attention IV A block at a point  All stop, a rising notice To save their own piece […]

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RACISM

THWARTED

Wow! How did God allow this? Many bottles he made Like the ingenious crafter In his branding thoughts Now it turns into a huge show a show of beauty A show of durability A show of class A show of geography A show of war Not what He bargained for I know Lost! We seem […]

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RACISM

RACISTS ALERT

These natural black overalls These natural white overalls These natural brown overalls These natural yellow overalls Are just overalls like all overalls We wear them to cover worldly alls And take them off for earth to blend Then our souls are seen as one Who fights for packaging When all they do is package? We […]

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RACISM

COLOURLESS

I Colourless What the world needs is colourless What beings want is colourless To live blameless II Colourless Our problems stem from our need to be colourless Blacks, browns, red and whites need to be colourless For all to be blameless III Superiority hates colourless Racism hates colourless Geography hates colourless Only colourless will make […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

CRAVING FOR CONFUSION

I We crave for confusion Why do I say so? The white craves blackness The black craves whiteness And so we complain to the air See the white talking in creole Or is it in blackness? And see many claiming superiority Probably because of lack of self confidence of their existence Now see the blacks […]

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RACISM

IT WAS NATURE IMMACULATE

                  Upon their touch Innocence developed eagle wings And flew to a city of no return     Upon their touch Nature became an artificial lion Roaring in pollution of bodies   Upon their touch The gods were thrown like rotten meats Into the den of hungry […]

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RACISM

IN THE MIND OF WHITE SLAVE HUNTERS

              They are like us Eyes like ours Hands like ours Mouths like ours Legs like ours But why do they act like apes? Let’s see   They farm to eat Wear less to battle the air Look dirty and care not Act innocent Like there’s no care in […]

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AFRICA FREEDOM LIFE RACISM SOCIAL

FROM AN AFRICAN WHOSE CHILDHOOD WEEPS

From the soothing balm of shea To the ginger, pepper suppository Through to hunger which was queer And quenched with thick breakfast of ‘coco’ With plenty sunshine, my happiness was sealed By the creator   I, like an angel, knew no colour I knew no difference I knew humans, black, white, yellow and whatever And […]

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RACISM

MINDFUL PAINFULS

Thoughts of the Fante gallants

Subdued by harmless guns

As they plead

“M’agya etu, mepawokyew

Menkum me ai! Mere ke sonkyi maaba”

To a mouthless gun kills my spirit over and over again

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RACISM

LET’S HAUNT THE HAUNTERS

I am a black chalk Chalks of all colours Let’s join hands and draw a painting to stalk. A painting to stalk inferiority complex, A painting to stalk superiority, A painting to stalk ethnocentrism A painting to stalk racism And haunt them until they land In the traps of their hunters Let’s give those hunters […]

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DIFFERENT VEGETABLES, SAME GOAL

The taste of pepper differs From the taste of onion   The taste of tomato differs From the taste of carrots   The taste of cucumber differs From the taste of green beans   But like soldiers with different abilities, They, under the commander of fire, hold hands to fight the enemy of hunger   […]

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I LIVE ON A TREE

I live on a tree Which sits on the earth Come to think of it, who doesn’t? Then you must be some human Food you eat, Some clothes you wear, The air you breathe, All come from the tree And its plant kingdom So boldly call me an animal Without thinking of what you are […]

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YOURS IS YOURS

Even vultures know Yes, vultures sympathise with their village corpses Like their own families, they eat but leave a little to be seen. On other lands, new meat, different taste If care is not taken, even bones cannot be seen. I was told but I thought not And just like a child viewing a beautiful […]

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JUST A FREE VERSE

The dust is sprinkled onto the monkey land By pigs tutored to climb by the monkeys Now it stands on a tall strong tree Sprinkling dust to blind his teachers The monkeys grovel Wanting to see with their eyes They try and try But none thinks to look up When they perfectly know the dust […]

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A LITTLE DIFFERENCE, SAME COLOUR

I am a flower I am a beautiful flower A black flower with brown eyes A black flower with red blood God really has the coolest creativity ever   Now those are some flowers Those are some white flowers White flowers with blue eyes Oh, some with brown, green, yellow and black eyes Ouch! They […]

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SONGS OF FREEDOM.

Sing me a song Sing me a hearty song Made from the vocals of a tiger, a dove and a nightingale Sing me a song A song like melodious news A song that makes room for all views A song as wanted as the healing morning dew A song that will not be heard by […]

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THE DREAM OF WHITE ROBES

I had a dream A very scary dream Where everyone wore clothes that made them white And I wore a dim colour making me dark, noticed but not properly seen As soon as I entered, there was silence As they all struggled to see the dark intruder I yearned for the white robe I hoped […]

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SAME SCULPTOR, SAME POTS, DIFFERENT COLOUR

POTS OF POTS There is the white pot There is the red pot There is the black pot But based on the value placed on each They can be same The same clay makes the different pots Why the preference? The same force can break them all Why the preference? Why must the black pot […]

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INEQUALITY?

In the animal kingdom There are the smaller versions of the bigger Defying the rule of equality. In the land of the alphabets There are the upper cases And the lower cases Defying the norm of respect for all. In the earth’s hydrosphere there are the oceans; Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, Artic Oceans In their […]