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PLIGHT OF THE BARREN 3

Parcelled gifts of smilesHurts grilled like well scented chickenHorrid reminders posing as beautiful songsShe lives the dream of horror IIEveryone is nice to DzifaThey politely tell her of their prayers for herThey subtly direct her to some facility or anotherThey jokingly ask her…when she will bless the world with a child’s cryShe wonders why such […]

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PLIGHT OF THE BARREN 2

Eno Sekyere sits on a stool in front of her roomIn the compound house whose very foundationAre watching her with its hind eyesWaiting for a mistake to slap her IIAkuaba, her co-tenant’s daughterAnd Mamle, a neighbour’s daughterAre entangled in a brutal fightBy a coal potSo Eno swoops in like a separating SamaritanTearing them off eachotherBefore […]

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PLIGHT OF THE BARREN 1

Adwoa Mansa is a mess in marriage dressShe looks like worryAnd walks like a sorryWhy? Because she has a sad story…causing her duress IIIt’s been seven years since her nuptialsSeven years since her familyHer husband’s familyHer friendsFriends of her friendsHave turned guards of her wombWaiting for the arrival of a bundle from her girdleBut not […]