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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ECHOES

Peace! Peace! Peace! The voice of the strange Echoes in the dark Blank faces They grope in the dark In search of invincible peace A wild imagination A loose tongue Makes smooth speeches Slippery like the okra The Ignorant create chaos The Innocent exist no more The sound of sorrow...

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I’VE SEEN THINGS

I’ve lived here long enough I’ve seen lies told Myth that made men rise I’ve seen truth, with its load Bold truth that killed many Behold I have seen death The mighty laid to dirt I’ve seen birth Life made anew From decaying sinew I’ve seen pains- Held hand with...

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SCENTED SHADOWS

I. Nervous hour a foiled track scented shadows loosen grim swell on the patch, where a hope has taken shelter page-turners in dissension hang dreams in mellowed wrench. These yawns tear out the frazzled lips defy hearts to the hive of fear so they may taste none from within. Before...

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THE DANCER

She dances like one possessed; Somebody should hold her. She dances, Causing ripples in the dust, Stirring up the ghosts of her past; Somebody should hold her Because soon, The angels of the earth will fall at her feet. She dances like the stormy seas, Like heaving bodies in the...

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FATE DEPENDS ON FAITH

Ashes mold faces, dressed in rugged glories… Men hurry into doom in lorry of misplaced hope And they fall into caskets of bitter worries As the world hisses away with sweet-bitter memories! Who can tell what tomorrow hold’s? Who can tell the sun to stop shinning? And force the moon to ignore...

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