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Ernst Arthur

Joined 11 months ago from London

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A couple of university degrees, a wife, children...

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  • To A Woman Pretty
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    To A Woman Pretty

    11 months ago

    To a woman pretty From a man dragonly To a womb fertile From a creature sterile To a God miles away From a milestone heart though he pray Elijah him swiftly Make him not cut and bleed, fire quickly Why...

  • Her Heart To Another Belong
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    Her Heart To Another Belong

    11 months ago

    Sun, Moon and Stars Captured in a fragile corporal frame She glitters, beckons to my soul, heart, body, mind Stars to a child, traveler Light to Silas’ child Yet cannot I touch Burns with the fury of fire...

  • Gentle Wave
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    Gentle Wave

    11 months ago

    Gentle wave, blue as gold Lapping her feet, wagging his tail Kissing her toes making her smile Little child a month and four Screaming her glee Red-gold-black-green Creating figures in the sand With...

  • The Forlorn Traveller
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    The Forlorn Traveller

    11 months ago

    Written in 1993 in secondary school

  • The Top Soil
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    The Top Soil

    11 months ago

    The topsoil is carried Carted away to the other land yonder To prompt the growth To multiply the yield Left to dream is the old old soil Wizened and dry grit and gravel Lacking the prompt and the growth ...

  • The Blood Donation
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    The Blood Donation

    11 months ago

    Those who have eaten well Have the power to draw blood And fill our veins With war and hunger and death They donate to us blood poisoned With the civilization of the bomb And the education of empty pleading...

  • Vacancy
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    Vacancy

    11 months ago

    As if we said: A black soiled land Gold plagued and diamond infested Need the alien occupation And the brutal rape of a people’s will As if we sent the word vulture express By smoke and the fromtomfrom...

  • Tribute to those who have dedicated their lives to sucking us dry
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    Tribute to those who have dedicated their lives to sucking us dry

    11 months ago

    The queue snakes unending Pries unbolt the jaws of the horizon and dives A million and one manikin bodies naked as sin Skeletal hands fighting to loincloth Adam’s shame Each flesh waits its turn to enter the...

  • Higher Education: Ghanaian Style
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    Higher Education: Ghanaian Style

    11 months ago

    He is neither here nor there He is everywhere and yet, nowhere Just another ant in the great anthill Soon, he will be kicked off the force ...

  • The River Between
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    The River Between

    11 months ago

    What shall I call you, dear sir This or that I don’t mind Man’s man, chameleon your name For it mirrors who you are And wax louder the bones That rattle in your body...

  • ON THE FEATHERS OF LUCIFER’S FALL
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    ON THE FEATHERS OF LUCIFER’S FALL

    11 months ago

    On the feathers of Lucifer’s fall They ascend fast To glove slap the Eternal Craftsman In His own backyard They ascend with glittering wooden crowns And cloaks of velvet A tapestry of human flesh They...

  • Like Jacob To Laban Lost
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    Like Jacob To Laban Lost

    11 months ago

    An Intertwine of a famous Bible story and American Slave history...but this is just the start to an interpretation

  • The Governor
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    The Governor

    11 months ago

    A satirical look at The Governor of Elmina castle, which was an important stops on the route of the Atlantic slave trade. His residence sat above the chapel, which also sat above the slave dungeon.

  • To Laydi Anis: Loving You
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    To Laydi Anis: Loving You

    11 months ago

    About the blessings and curses of love.

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