THE RIVER TOO DRINKS

Frimpomah sits at the bank of Ankobra Eyes feeding the river with tears And Ankobra drinks with no fears Frimpomah sings a dirge “You them boys swimming You them girls fetching You them women washing If you see my mother Tell her I wait for her body.” “You them boys...

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SON, DADDY IS NO MORE

Caught between a smile and a teardrop Unforgettable thought collides with emotion evoking nostalgia But it’s in the here and now that I’ve got to say’ Son, Daddy is no more! Two seconds of smiles and two minutes of tears Reality is crushing and truth merciless This void so deep,...

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GRAVE SIDE

The morning after he was buried I stood alone beside the grave Breeze softly romancing my cheeks Smell of moist earth filled my nose I was deeply lost in thought Her tenant was a friend Muted in the morning of his career By a drunk behind the wheel Killed also...

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THE UNSUNG HEROES

Like an offlight to a rhapsody The masses were shedding over subsidy Strangulating the necks of the needy A celebration of land mark by the greedy! What a pity! A deluge of blood filled the city In the process of driving home the masses hope Ubiquitous death won their promising...

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TRIBUTE TO AN ICON

Glory rests on the shores of history Dark dust to the scattered trails of misery Burning in tots, death knocks at the door Smiling with tears, in its paled scaling fur Darkness forms around the storm Shielding the sad mildness of dust reformed. Timid hue in a cloud of mist...

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NNE, LAHU N’UDO

To the Clutches of death, I ask why? To its receding tentacles, I ask why? Why snatch this precious Gem so? And tears you leave for us to sow? Death! You leave us in pain as we remember her. She was a mother amongst mothers, She was a grandmother and...

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HOME AT LAST

His hands were extended to lead you home Like a cheerful little child, you took it; And left the world Our hearts you wet with joyfulness, Now like vapor you vanish…. I picture you in white Amongst the angels Savouring in His radiance, Dancing thru heaven’s gate Though I cry...

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