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TO HADJARU

Spirit I wish to dish a dream To retake life and live to the brim And grow your soul to sell fulfillment …to your all before the call of your fall Ib It is always abnormal when a young fruit falls …from its strong tree As many a ripe ones hang Why are the cruel […]

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MO NNUE – (For the family of the Takoradi girls)

There is nothing painful Like hope dangling by the minute …followed by uncertainties the next minute …then fear of loss in another minute Ah ɛnanom, agyanom ne anuanom …mo nnue mmowai! II It was such a long scary road …in the vehicle of despair It was such a heart wrenching journey …and you were served […]

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PLAY ME A SONG ABOUT HEARTACHE

Ia Flutters, butters, smiles, miles …………….shatters…………… Cane, pain, madness, sadness Ib Play songs …about heartache Which my soul so longs As this heart turns in a bellyache Knowing not where it belongs I assure you that I know its every alphabetical word And I’ve been in its every exploitative shed Oh I have felt its […]

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WHAT I HOPED FOR YOU

In this horrid sadness …you left behind Amidst this painful lifelessness … I live in bind I think of it all …what I hoped for ….for you II Even in my hunger …I hoped for your fullness …choices of delicacies on an optional table Even in my anger …I hoped for your peace …a calm […]

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MODELLING UNSEEN PAIN WITHIN

I look at the grieving me in any mirror And see the monstrous horns of horror I think about the remaining you in the cold In between the teeth that earth crush in fold Then I remember I was told There was a concrete with cement sold To the mouth of the earth through the […]

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HANOA

You’ve been on my mind everyday But today, I feel you sitting on the regal stool in here Aduse-Pokua, how is your “Hanoa”? II I remember it like yesterday You saying only a jump was left for you to reach Hanoa I remember them like yesterday Our chats and laughter, fallouts and tears I see […]

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ALWAYS MY BABY IN MY HEART

On this day I severe the placenta of care With the scissors of nonsensical ties Brought forth by atrocious idiocy Nevertheless, you are my baby in my heart II On this day I make you a trap A trap made for heads drunk with bitterness Living in a forest of no- sense Should they step […]

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JUBILATING SADNESS

Oh you tears Feeling like streams Because sadness feeds your source On this heavy pillow Think again Even your feeder tires in abusing II A sun will shine To dry you out Even rains from skies have their exits So be not prideful Your today can be erased by a happiness tomorrow Your stains can […]

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​AT THE BRINK

I see the hollow hole At all sides How even this air turned mole And the earth dug all my sides Makes me feel like one who stole From Satan’s slides II The mouth of defeat sings piercingly Being cheered on by the drums of fear The laughter of failure resonates across the dept of […]

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​IN THIS POEM (CRAZY STANZAS)

On this dead branch Carried by water, I thread Each step, a shocking surprise Interlaced with fear But like a blessed cat with nine lives The soul carries this body in moving on II My only cocoon is you This poem, where my bed of peace is laid My only home is you This poem, […]

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WHEN SADNESS CALLS

In this depressing robe Which whispers the fears that sadness stole I open the gate of sanity To tell you to mark the days II Mark the days as teachers mark their registers Until this robe comes off by itself As the carriage of happiness lands on your shore And the crown of laughter graces your lips […]

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WHEN SORROW ABOUNDS (OTTAVA RIMA)

When sorrow does burrow In your heart like a fierce rabbit Know its path can only be narrow It definitely will outgrow its habit When you eventually pull your arrow So think of its pit You will be the master When you become its crime buster Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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WET

Here I am Sand close to the sea Always wet like a condemned prisoner Even when the weather is warm As other sands turn dust Dancing in the corridors of the breezes, I stay where I am Bounded by seawater I know I’ll eventually be washed ashore And get lost in the same sea of […]

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WHEN THE EARTH TAKES (TANKA)

Who knows where the heart Of ever hungry earth is? Who can follow his Pulse and take us to his breath? Who can? Who can? Who can? Who? II Who knows where the heads Of the glutton earth relax? Who can follow his Chewings and lead us to those Mouths? Who can? Who can? Who […]

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DEAR DOPPY DAIRY

Dear doppy diary Drown my tears And be draped in its shape II How can you take these words And still close your mouth Hoping a saviour will you find? III You know you’re confined But you act so refined Yet harbour my horrors IV Dear doppy diary I know you might always be high […]

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CHASTITY OF LIFE

Life! Life! Life! What pride could you boast of If you were a woman? How many men would you have dated? Would you have cared about something called virginity? Would you have prided In bathing with tears of men? Would you have claimed the highest beauty? I guess you could Why won’t you? All eyes […]

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BE ONE (VILLANELLE)

            I When souls stray Minds lead walks As the bodies go astray   II When bodies go astray They do many talks But they make no headway   III Why will they make headway? When their head their soul stalks And their legs can’t lead the way?   IV […]

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DESORROW ME

I yearn for a day of no sorrow Where words will have no sadness to borrow To have life to enable them leave the hollow And light the pain to mellow   When spring calls And summer falls I yearn for many made halls Of sunlight in my head’s thinking walls   Let the shine […]

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SADIMENTALISMA

This soul of hurt and sorrow What peace toll will it borrow To leave for astral ‘plane When this body sets sail?   Strength saps When thoughts of my blood visibly shakes With less mentality Who’ll be the caretaker when I leave for astral ‘plane?   This here In this chest enclave Shakes and breaks […]

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SAD

  They needed the inedible sardine But not the working fish They sat and watched It struggling When It was of their flesh And never thought of helping When It finally bobbed up bellywise in a breathless wave They hired an expensive can To transport it to the keeper freezer To keep it fresh for […]

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DESPERATION

She works in the kitchen But her ears are in the bedroom Alert and protective of her infant cradle One eye is on the road Awaiting the arrival of her beloved As the other works with her hands To put great taste on the table But her welcoming goes sour.   Her beloved comes with […]

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UNMENDABLE POT

The pot went to fetch water It reached the river  But never made it home   “efie ahena na abↄ yi Hwana na ↄbἐhwἐ efie yi so? Adidie nnyἐ adedἐdἐw Nsupa wↄ he a yἐde bἐ pia?” Everyone saw how she served The pot was a pot of pot Now it is shattered and unmendable   […]

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DANCE TO MY TUNE

Bored in frustration? Dance to my tune Dance to my tune of watching the sky As it gives birth to the yellow shiny sun. Dance to my tune of breathing the fresh waking air As you listen to the new beats of the talking leaves As the variety of beautiful birdy songs accompany them And […]

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DEATH TO COURT

Fire of kismet Mountable wall of no return Icy hands that freeze to defrost unwanted Barrier to the barriers of top Beggar of many’s hate Teeth like metals that do not tire chewing Throat as hollow as the vastest ocean Swallowing the worlds’ treasures without clemency Happy man eater Courageous breath burglar Appear! Appear in […]