Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Collateral Contracts

They meet
Starry eyed
Fall in love
Or lust
So they decide
To sign a contract
To share forever
Everything they’ve got
Yes, everything…
Oh, well um, except…
Except what?
Except the money.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

“I ate from her pot!”

I cooked you a meal
You cooked me one too
Exotic style
Oriental taste
Hot and spicy
Sweet and sour
We ate to our fill
And lay satiated
Yet the very next day
You scurried to your cronies
To run your mouth
“I ate from her pot!”
Well, I ate from yours too
Or did I not?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Dear Savvy lovers,
French leave. Preoccupation. Examinations. Apology.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Mpanyimfo se, sε εtwe ahoma na sε w’ammba a, biribi dzi mu.
Tr: Elders say, if you draw a cord and it doesn’t come easily to you, something must be hindering it.
This is one proverb that may make many a man/woman retort, “But of course!”
But I was thinking about this today.
Sometimes you put your whole self into a friendship or a relationship.
The other party however seems like an obstinate mule, happy with just staying put.
You sit back and ask yourself, “What am I doing wrong?”
Should something as easy as a friendship or a love relationship be difficult to draw?
It’s a cord. Made from fibre, not lead.
It should be easy to draw.
Why doesn’t your ‘friend’ return your calls or e mails?
Why doesn’t your ‘man/woman’ want to commit a little more?
There must be something hindering them.

Friday, June 5, 2009

To Ewuradjoa

Grief- Great sadness because of an event
Sorrow- A deep sadness caused by loss
Distress- Mental suffering caused by grief
Heartache- A powerful feeling of sorrow
Anguish- Extreme anxiety or emotional torment
Pain- Severe emotional or mental distress
Mourning- The feeling or showing of deep sadness at somebody’s death
These are but a few of the ways I feel when I think of you.
Rest In Peace, Theresa Mullen-Essien.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sound Investment

Invest in people,
Not in your wealth,
For who will visit,
When you’re in poor health?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


From tens of miles away,
Eagle fixes his eye on Seabird,
On a cliff,
Basking with his mates in the sun after a swim,
Eagle swoops downward in a smooth and calculated glide,
Seabird and his mates free fall,
In a downward spiral,
Attempting to confuse Eagle,
Eagle keeps his eye fixed on Seabird,
Seabird’s mates zigzag,
Eagle has eyes for no one else,
Finally Eagle is close enough to grasp Seabird,
In his powerful claws,
Eagle wins the prize!
He never lost focus.

Monday, June 1, 2009


In the wee hours of Saturday morning, clouds gathered and threatened to weep in no small measure. It was accompanied by a gust of wind. Ah, beautiful! The night before I espied some ripe juicy mangoes on the tree in the yard, but they were too high to pick. So with all that wind... Ah, just beautiful! I rolled out of bed a couple of hours later put on my slippers and robe, picked a large bowl from the kitchen and strolled to the tree. Shock! Pure shock! Just shock! There were no mangoes under the tree. Or on it. Or beside it. Or any preposition to it! My neighbor had scaled the wall and…GRRRRR. So I have decided to write on the kind of neighbours we all may have. There are four kinds;
Nice Neighbours: These are the ones that wave whenever they see you. You exchange pleasantries with them and you all move on. You exchange cards and presents with them at Christmas. You can borrow their water hose and they can borrow your shears and you know it will come back in good condition. Lovely.
Noisy Neighbours: They are just a pain. The pound fufu at 8pm, wash pots and pans after the evening meal right out there and very loudly. They have an equally noisy dog who barks up a tree. They wake up at 4am to pray (which is good), very loudly (which is not good).You can even keep a tab on their conversations because you hear everything… Oh, and they scale walls too. (Hehehe)
Nosy Neighbours: These pretend to be nice but they are just nosy. They are the kind that do not know how to simply talk about the weather and move on. They have to ask you when you are getting married or some other silly question. They are the ones that reported you to your parents as being a naughty boy/girl when you were a teenager because they saw you in the company of A or B, just once!
Nonchalant Neighbours: These are the kind that pretend no one exists. They do not say hello. They don’t make eye contact. They don’t care what happens in the neighbourhood. They are wrapped up in their own world. They are the kind that make you wish they will crash into a tree (only a little) so you see who they will call! Lol.