Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese
Abor, Volta Region, Ghana

Poems

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41.
Before The Drought

before the drought
there was a long season of rain
slashing leaves like doubly drums
like tin and shingles beating
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42.
More Letters From Home

she sends me news of bushfires with the rain
falling, not falling, and the pain of the old man
in the cold, biting hamarttan
she speaks of births and deaths on village lanes
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43.
If We Must Die

she sends me news of bushfires with the rain
falling, not falling, and the pain of the old man
in the cold, biting hamarttan
she speaks of births and deaths on village lanes
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44.
Tonight Is The Night

tonight is the night of which I dreamt
and saw a smile on your lips and a flower in your hand
I saw tulips and bougainvilleas, roses and daffodils
they opened their petals like the sunflower
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45.
Life’s Lilies

I have heard it told
that from the wrecks of time
and life's garbage heap
the lily sprouts
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46.
Thank You

last night
when the full moon lost its glow
over a crystal rose beneath my window
a crispy haze of solitude surrounded my soul
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47.
Hell Is Nobody’s Home

at home, we speak not of martyrdom
nor of men who must die to be remembered
with imperial drums in a Sunday service
the dreamer never dies and they don’t just die
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48.
Mother's Anguish

my African child
he ain't got shoes except blues
works all day and hopes to play
like others in the sun
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49.
It Has Been Three Days

three days have passed
since the coming of death
into the village we call with love
in the days of the savanna rains
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50.
Lament

last night we set sail
with our Love fleet going north
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