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GROSS DEFENSIVENESS

It is laughable When a hand throws a ball to a wall …and it bounces back to hit his face to a fall Only for the hand to point at the wall …and curse a cruelty! It is gross …when one builds a bed of thorns …and is made to test its softness with his […]

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BEASTS IN FLOWERS

Only a devil will push his tail in a nation Forcefully Only a pig breaks into a temple to leave prints of dirt Happily Only a coward chases to have what is not theirs Possessively Sit, take out your consciences Polish, clean out the monstrousness And put them back If you can’t, just cut that […]

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​IN YOUR GARDEN

In your scented garden  You left many flowers Maybe for your precious lavenders Maybe to heal foul scents Maybe to sooth the thirst of precious birds in their prime Maybe to multiply and beautify the land But the harvesters of scents have been harvesting the nectar Before they blossom to bless the temples of noses […]

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GOD OF WOMEN

Many horrors, like shadows hide In unseen corners of jungles Waiting to jump at dangerous intruders So even hard hearts hide their zones Aren’t they protected somehow? II The mouth chews to soften And is a tool sharply shaped When hands are tied It can bite into suffocating hands To freedom Strength of the head!!! […]

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POOR POOR SOUL

Working angel be her guide Thoughts of that night hunts Threats of a repetition Hangs like a sword of Damocles On her young head She has no listener And is not old enough to have a knight in shiny armour What formed her cannot form another in her That the hands of cradle joined the […]

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SHORT STORIES

BORN OF THE STREET

Abena thinks of a way to escape this mess called home. She looks on her right and on her left and sees her friends sleeping soundly. What is it they love about this place that makes them sleep without thoughts? This is the street. Girls die everyday without any one bothering to find out how. […]

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A SAD SAD STORY

In a dark, dark alley Where the soft winds whispered to scare And an owl occasionally hooted to frighten And shadows merged with the dark To connive and make the heart jump, I tiptoed like a lioness on the lookout.   My being being self bathed by hot perspiration My breath selling me out on […]

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LEAVE THE CARTILAGES TO TURN BONES

The cock is too big for the small bottle Making both noisemakers in their throttle Children need to pass water And grow positively hotter They do not need their soft bowls cracked in their buds Children who are fascinated by suds know nothing of body pleasures They need to know no measures They are just […]

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UNFAIRNESS BUT FAIR TO TRADITIONS

I lived on treasured lands Lands of my fathers I drank in ignorance of this world And saw bright stars shine under the hot sun Why?   On the pathway to my father’s farm, I met Mr. Kwaku Bonsam Who greeted me with glee And touched my buttocks I told him I didn’t like that […]

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TEMPTATIONS RISE, DISCIPLINE FALLS

He saw the marker as their boobs, Textbook as their big nyashes, Those eyes make him nervous His tongue flips “c..raaaaas, tomay, ei, today, solly, our toprick, ei, topic” General laughter “Stop raaghing” Intense laughter And he bolts like thunder. “Why is it my fault? Why do I have to go through the humiliation? The […]