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POETRY

GOOD DAYS GOING

Almost gone are the days When good songs told stories Stories of morals and uprightness And were whips for wayward consciences To run to the right paths II Almost gone are the days When rivers of wisdom Flowed into empty wells of youth To seal the future of morality and discipline Eternal darkness is falling […]

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POETRY

FLEETING

The reins of reigns is slippery Like a smooth skinned fish In slimmy waters A firm hold is no mandate of ownership As many interruptions await Hand in hold might get tired Or be hit to lose Or even be cut to fall Coups abound in crowned seas And the waves differ by each day […]

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LIFE WOMEN EMANCIPATION

PAUSE YOUR RAP AND LISTEN TO THE RAPPER

“I need to rap No one should tap I’m not on laps When impressed, just give some claps II I’m now a bird I’m not on a bed So why are your eyes red When I’m building my shed? III Let me live like an eagle And soar like an eagle No need to act […]

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WOMEN EMANCIPATION

LEG ON LEG

Leg on leg A lady never sells Her farm or pride II Leg on leg Even in love, there is A knock before enter button III Leg on leg Head and chin up Are her greatest tools yet IV Leg on leg Lowering eyes is a Defeat sign V Leg on leg Owning the kitchen […]

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SOCIAL

LISTEN!

No matter the anger Of the waves It goes not beyond its surroundings Without a push from the winds So the winds must have a say In its calm So listen to the voice of reason Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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LIFE SOCIAL

PESTS AND ACCIDENTS (HAIKU)

I A naughty fly left Its humble beautiful home To look for riches II It hovered around The food of a helpless child And ate to its fill III It saw excreta And decided to eat some It realised it stinks IV It searched more for cash And realised it has no safe To keep […]

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LIFE NATURE

I AM HOT AND FINE

I am pepper A red hot pepper I can nausea repair And can food prepare II  I am not dumb So do not into me bump Make me no water To wash your dirty fingers III If I’m treated with respect I’ll never you suspect And my fire will be hidden From your harm and […]

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NATURE SOCIAL

FORM A GARDEN

Trees, trees Family of trees I wish you could live like bees Together as one as each the other’s mind frees   Trees with leaves Trees without leaves Trees with flowers Trees with fruits Trees with colour Colourless trees Short trees Tall trees Please form a garden By living as one. Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) […]

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LIFE

LOST CHANCES

Chances popped With me on your table To prepare as you pleased Be with as you pleased And eat as you pleased But you decided the dustbin was my home   Mouths surrounding were indifferent Knowing not my worth but staying safe in case… The housekeeper looked and picked me He decided I was too […]

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UNLIKE POLES FOR ME

Will I leave a giant tree And go for flat earth When I own no giant tree And only own a flat earth?   Will I leave a broad chest To go for a standing chest When I have no broad chest And only have a standing chest?   I love what I love Though […]

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THE DEFORMED

She was a dab hand in many things And received beaming from many satisfied mouths Until that cataclysmic rendezvous for good Saw her losing her capable tools. With no ‘lings’ on her hands, She tries her best to maintain her smile And be no burden Respect must be given to who respect is due Bow […]

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THE BEST’S BEST

The teacher calls that teacher “A teacher” Because the teacher cannot teach what that teacher teaches   The preacher calls that preacher “A preacher” Because the preacher cannot preach what that preacher preaches   The singer calls that singer “A singer” Because the singer cannot sing what that singer sings   The wise man calls […]

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LOOK DOWN ON NO ONE’S WORK

“Hena na ↄte obi adwuma a ↄyἐa na wamunkum nanim? Hena na obu obi adwuma animtia? Hwan na ↄdwene sἐ nadwuma a ↄyἐ sene obi de? Onuako mpἐ agwa ntenaso na ontie ἐἐ”   There was a day when “kruu ni’s” broom was revered So much so that young ones dreamed of holding many brooms […]

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SHOWING RESPECT IN AFRICA

  Respect is when you see an elder standing in a bus and offers your seat to him or her. Respect is when you see an elderly or a rich person and bow, speak in low tones and mostly agree with what they have to say. Respect is when you do not talk back when […]