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POETRY

ETOMATOS (Puzzle Poetry)

If the root of a tomato extends to eight directions…with 7th acting 1st…6th acting 3rd…2nd acting 7th…4th acting 5th…5th acting 6th…1st acting 2nd…8th acting 8th…and 3rd acting 4thAnd holds the keys to the life of the plantUse this key to unpuzzle this puzzle…knowing the words are beads…in a continuous count…unbroken and unshaken by lines and […]

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POETRY

2020

This is the yearThe year we’ve seen dawn parading naked at noonAnd morn parading nude at nightIn months whose days shrunk into hours…longer than years IIThis is the yearThe year anxieties dance seductively …in videos of fear on our minds’ screensAs the unknown horn uncertainties…in our thinking caps IIIThis is the yearThe year which erases […]

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POETRY

SHEABUTTER AND SALT

Him/He/His= SheabutterHer/She = Salt Once upon a timeIn a river heated by the sunSheabutter oiled its surfaceWhile salt tormented tongues and eyes…of the river fishes IIThough they disliked him,The fishes hated her for her stingsAnd complained to him about how She was tormenting themHe called on the Unseen She to stop hurting the fishesAs she […]

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POETRY

POLITICAL CHAOTICAS

We were here …in peace Before some chiefs schemed to lose power …by gaining it in dubious excesses We were here Before politics toppled chieftains like a young warrior beating the old to a pulp The peace had been breached for despair to leech us dry to painfully teach Wars of emotions and physicals apexed […]

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POETRY

THE FUN IN FEAR

Fine fellas fall flat on their faith Their forced fate flakes to fake their inflamed fumes Flaunting fanatics with fears of fiery flocks …unknown before a farm of wealth Ha to the haha! He to the he! II How many tubers are now buried in trousers? How many hands now keep to their fences of […]

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POETRY

ONE WORLD

There are …Souths …Easts …Wests In all Norths II There are …Norths …Easts ..Wests In all Souths III There are …Norths …Souths …Wests In all Easts IV There are …Norths …Souths …Easts In all Wests V Even a room owned by one …has its North, South, East and West So why the pointers of division […]

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POETRY

I SEE

I see I see sameness in variation One in many and many in one If only minds will see same II I see I see blackness in shining armour Swords of words and words of arrows If only hands will use III I see I see colours weathering on same skies In a bond that […]

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POETRY

​THIS GLOBAL VILLAGE

In the wake of this breaking Where the world lives a touch away There is no need for a shaking Of wits and hurts and hate to stray For the world goes round and round II Today the best sit in an earthquake of disagreement Tomorrow a small island Might hold the reigns of power […]

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POETRY

​WORLD OF WAR (Crazy Stanzas)

I know not much I am no Methuselah as such But I do know whatever war touches Does with chaos marches II Like monsters of the night, hurtful words hold no soothing balm In their flight to the land of any mind Like terrorists on their site, bullets have no hearts, hands or eyes To […]

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POETRY

​STRAY HANDS

I know the throat can nag And force a king to lie on a rag When its demands for water through its pipe is not met II I know the stomach can thunder When its bond with food is put asunder Giving in to any bet III I know eyes close not When their vessels […]

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POETRY

​HUMAN POWER

We are what we need to be When needs to be, be We are who we need to see When needs to see, see We are our lions and lionesses Hunting this jungle in shadows definitive of us We are soldier ants  Making our own frames walking anthills Creating holes which send invitations To passers […]

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POETRY

​THIS BATTLING SEA

Many voices Roar in this fiery sea Voices of rivers  Whose feet have tasted different sands Voices of rains  Whose bodies have tasted higher heavens Bodies of fluids Whose noses have smelt rotten foods Vomited by covered human gutters Bodies of sweats  Which have explored varied pores Each lamenting like lost pilgrims In the end […]

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POETRY

​A NEW OPENING

As hands of dawn open the rest cage Do consider this queer adage That hands won’t feed if there be no work And like the wisest version of Ananse Build us into a harvesting web II We are hens In worldly dens We are cocks Between some rocks We are comfortable tourists Who are blessed […]

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POETRY

ALL TOGETHER ONE

After angst and jubilation have gone to roost In an opposing clash which selections boost What is there but a sea with no boat Calling all eyes; with hurt and gloat To look past emotions and rise to a challenge II All in laughter show their teeth All in outcries show their teeth What is the […]

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POETRY

WE

We are like different trees On this planet earth Each family like a tree with one stem With same but dynamic branches Which have different same but different sized leaves Leaves which house and protect same but different fruits Fruits with same but different seeds Seeds with different destinies Some given chances to relive Others […]

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POETRY

DYNAMICS

There are many animals In this jungle called life And their minds are like varied poles Each and its facial path Whereas dogs think humans God Cocks worship dawn in all earnest As horses carry humans as their masters Goats see no reason to respect their killers But are not as hostile as lions The […]

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POETRY

LET’S PRAY

The world is a church A church which has welcomed all From the petty thief To the grand liar From the hungry pauper To the ambitious climber From the true worshippers To the hypocrites If the church is shaking silly And its winds are turning murderous Let’s empty our stomachs and kneel  As we pray […]

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POETRY

UNKNOTABLE ROPES

Once, some ropes Lived in single streams They fought over many things Like enemies competing for space Until Odomankoma got angry And made a decision to knot them together II Those who claimed allergy to others’ sweats Those who wanted to murder others to feel better Those who sat on fences Were all given a […]

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LET’S FIND THE STRENGTH

Golden shores With zeal that snores Mother Ghana calls for cleaning chores To shut low confidence doors Whinning, she abhors II Form a circle Working for the miracle Get truthful oracles Who can trash all obstacles To rid us of all ridicules III We need to be like the peacocks Prideful in beauty not like […]

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AFRICA

WHAT WE ARE

We Working like horses Can rise like mountains To look down on the flowing rivers Of poverty II We Together like bees Can be highly equipped To battle alien soldiers Of corruption III When wires of confusion Develop fingers of wickedness As fingers of indifference sit on Other walls in folding We, can break free […]

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LIFE LOVE

LIKE LEAVES ON A GIANT TREE

The presence of breeze is announced by close leaves on a giant tree II Their strength of closeness tell others the presence of intruders and praise those who bless III What rings a bell on a bald tree? Nothing! So like many siblings of leaves on a great tree,  let’s entertain one another Until horror […]

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ARTICLES HEALTH LIFE SOCIAL

AUTISM, A FRIEND I MET.

I’ve walked a good walk with a good faith. On the streets of Accra, I move about with a whole group of individuals from different walks of life. It was interesting with the drumming from the bandsmen who thrilled us and passers-by with versus music made from vocal folds?The sole of my old-fashioned shoe wanted […]

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AFRICA GHANA LIFE SOCIAL

ONE UMBRELLA (HAIKU)

Nose of Prekese Saying dawadawa beings Smell foul is horror II Huge bowls of Etiw Claiming bowls of Akple are Unworthy, is laughable III What happened to fruits? What happened to same corn foods What happened to groups? IV Let us not pretend We’re under huge umbrellas And so we are one Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia […]

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LOVE

“NADA”

Stones crack Metals melt The land can open But eventually closes Asaase Yaa is to be revered II I am stone I am metal What does it matter? When we all have mouths Hidden in Asaase Yaa, always ready to eat us all? Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE SOCIAL

NOTHING IS NOTHING

As we stand in our fallibility Like soldiers with brave masks showing our durability We’re like maize plants Moving like hungry ants When the winds place their calls To have our falls II As we claim authenticities As lesser lives cry on our artificialities Like victims whose lives were taken Before their happiness was awaken […]

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AFRICA LIFE LOVE

CITY OF THORNS (CRAZY STANZAS)

Like bats, make us fly together We are trees on same land with different grounds A loud “paaa, pooom, peii” must raise our concerns II While our heads have nations with different thought legs, Their frames have carvings so similar in supplementation Their thought deeds have beautiful uglies Causing real pain to differing acts Which […]

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AFRICA LIFE PEACE ROMANTIC POETRY SOCIAL

HA!

They fight seriously Why? Look here, ground-nuts and beans! Fighting for nothing Is like falling into grounds  Full of herbivoric pests II As a leaf, I probed Beans claim superiority For being flower-borns As ground-nuts claim bosshood for Being root borns, how trivial! III You silly fighting beans, Don’t you know you depend on roots […]

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LIFE LOVE SOCIAL

SHARING A BELT (HAIKU)

Like brooms, we must live In a belt of peace which sings, Calling hope for all II Like flowing rivers We must all join a good sea To protect fishlings III Like the wide bright sky We must make room for sun, rains Thunders and still smile IV Like the friendly moon We must be […]

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LOVE Uncategorized

UNIFICATION IN DEFECATION

Sometimes I wish I were a broom Strapped together with others In a tight band So I will never lack company And like an eternal love, Be together forever I would hate to be a dropout Because I wouldn’t want to be a child’s play For in the hands of the child, I know my […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

FARM BEINGS (TANKA)

Tomatoes, onions Pepper and salt, fish, water Groundnut or palmnut Should I bring in the others? They live independently II Living by themselves So conceited like bosses Never knowing they will leave Together in pots On flames with fingers like swords III Sad that is not all Their carcasses travel through Odours, crashing stones With […]

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LIFE LOVE

AREN’T VULTURES

Vultures standing in mirrors Prepare to fight their souls None can intervene except pitch dark Then darkness becomes the hero The only hero who stopped an internal war We, With hearts, We, With minds We, With souls Are not vultures Cannot be vultures And must not be vultures In front of mirrors For we are […]

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LIFE

ONE BROOM

When our minds get together In a bind that can’t go asunder Peace dances as chaos cries Harmony jubilates as jealousy lies So let’s flee in our good highs II Let claps shout And love be stout Let peace be still And like broom, feel The hope standstill Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE SOCIAL

UNEQUAL FINGERS (HAIKU)

These ears hear many Diverse birdy sounds around Funny, they blend well II There are sorrowfuls There are the happy and louds Trust the indifferents III Each does contributes To grace another fine dawn I hear God talking IV We are parodies All creation are parodies Of our very selves Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

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LIFE MOTIVATION SOCIAL

THE SEASONED HOST

Palm-wines dance and shine In fine calabashes as wine Accentuating foods so fine Calling on souls to come and dine In a happy chatty line   II The sky is filled with cloud Cloud turning, diving and proud Vultures hate the sky’s crowd And promise to build to shame the cloud Knowing it is the […]

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LIFE ROMANTIC POETRY

IN THE EYES OF THE SKY (HAIKU)

In eyes of day sky Sun dims to doom like the dark Scaring the starers II In eyes of night sky Moon enters darkness’ gate And connives for baits III Dependants! Adopt! Sky refuses to spoon-feed The earth in future IV If the abused starts Abusing the abuser The latter knows pain V In sky’s […]

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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 SOCIAL

STUCK IN A SEATBELT (KATAUTA)

Brooms wearing one belt Sweep the good, bad, ugly, dust And do grow short together  Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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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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LIFE LOVE SOCIAL

WHEN STARS GLOW WITH THE MOON (TANKA)

When moon sits in state Stars gather to see him shine Praying to be him In nights unborn to lead the Shine in lighting the dark earth II When moon sits in state All stars shine in their own fate Their yearnings shirked to The background for light to rule Brewing their oneness III What […]

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LIFE LOVE MOTIVATION PEACE SOCIAL

DAZZLING BLAZZERS

Stars have their brightness No matter their territories They would learn to shine They won’t look at the others And won’t try being a challenge II Sky is huge and broad It has its home and abroad It makes its beings free To roam giving their own best War is unnecessary III Blend is necessary […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

LITTLE BUT STRONG (HAIKU)

I A bundle of sticks A bundle of brooms, both dried Battled each other II They were to compete Both showing togetherness By never breaking III Sticks laughed very hard At their small competitors Brooms looked but said naught IV Muscles were called in They picked the bundle of brooms They couldn’t break them V […]

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LIFE SOCIAL

TIME TELLS

Talks tend to trail To taint Disappointing days Derail Let’s look, listen, learn And leap Stop singing silly songs Sealing sorrows Our optimism Overrule When we work well We’ll win Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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LIFE LOVE MOTIVATION

MOMENTS OF CONFUSION (NOVE OTTO)

When the sun suddenly quivers And the sky frightens with shivers When thunder sounds an intrusion All sky beings in hopelessness shake Calling for vain help as they break Bowing to fear in confusion We, like brooms, must come together Nudging faith a pleading further We might laugh loud after we wake Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia […]

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LOVE

WEALTH UN-NEEDED

I I travelled to a land so sublime There was no poignant scent of crime All things were flowery in their prime And there was no scent of hurt II Grandma gave me a comfortable seat On laps which sat on her feet And asked me to listen to the beat The beat of beautiful […]

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LIFE LOVE

HARMONY

Gravels Roots Sand Stones Roots Worms Water Makes the earth One out And there’s chaos So are the lives we live Let all heads and hearts be one For our living perfection Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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LIFE PEACE SOCIAL

GOOD ELECTION (CINQUAIN)

                  Laughter as infectious as ebola, must stand and be made to rule our poor land today   Because teeth of decay plague the mouth of the earth sending loud painful sounds all over the land   Laughter which stands supreme and can bring tongue, teeth and […]

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PEACE SOCIAL

TOGETHER

                      Thoughts of pepper Thoughts of salt Thoughts of sugar Thoughts of onions Thoughts of oil To bring them together Singular thoughts gives not all   Thoughts of rivers Thoughts of land Thoughts of fishes Who live and follow Thoughts of trees Thoughts of stones […]

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AFRICA LOVE

LET IT BE WE

Him Her Them Me Let it be We And We And We And problems will develop wings To flee Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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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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RACISM SOCIAL

AN EXCERPT FROM MY POEM “OBAMA/OSAMA EYE OPENER”

“Who would’ve known The one who made the powerfuls terror known Could be taken down In an open town By one whose name rhymes As his and lived in his same times?   Who would’ve known The one whose fear was never shown Would have no voice And no choice And would be stripped off […]