I see stars in your eyes when you look at me
Beyond the galaxy of planets and across the vast expanse of space
I hear your laugh peal
Over the cacophony of sounds the music you weave
Wraps tightly around me

I saw stars when I looked at you
When my eyes traced the contours of your face
And my face felt your breath

Alas, those stars were not mine
And the breath on my face is cold
And this heart echos with your laughs never heard

But I still see stars in your eyes when you look at me


Catching Feelings

That traitorous heart is already fluttering

And the hapless mind skitters

Hushed questions and quieter answers

Are we catching feelings

Oh how rhetorical begs the question

But are we catching feelings

Should we catch feelings

The heart warms at the thought

The mind resists weakly

Yes we’ve caught feelings


That time has come

The count down has begun

That horrific clock has started to sound that tock

The phantom tick of Father’s day is taking shape

The ether is gaining substance


Reality mocks my weakening efforts

Of avoiding the pain

Happier memories stumble along

Insensitive to my desperate nudges



The time draws closer

And we mark another eon of your absence


soft, hard, filled with good feelings and happy memories

nights of charred bits and  burnt fingers

hot soft kelewele fit for chilly rainy april nights

home is where the kelewele is

sweet words of love

beautiful nothings muttered between sharp intakes of breath

home is where the kelewele is

where the heart dwells

soft, hard, filled with good feelings, happy memories, charred bits and burnt fingers.


Ghana Television has been stale for too long

The Silent Schmoozer

Back in the day Ghana had only one channel- Ghana Television Network (GTV).
Established in 1965 and managed by the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC)
Like anything new Ghanaians loved the network and the fact that it was the nation’s made them cherish it all the more.
As the years went by private stations sprung up, adding variety and providing consumer sovereignty along with the added advantage of competition which meant quality services for the people.
The state channel could rub shoulders and claim it was the best with its unparalleled reach to the hinterlands.

THE NATION’S HEARTBEAT, the slogan then (now PULSE OF THE NATION) held true as every Ghanaian home almost always left the dial on the network. GTV could boast of the highest rating as its broad range of educative and fun programmes captivated its audience and held them glued to their seats.
Programs likeby the fireside…

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Sherlock- A Sonnet

The morn has dawned
Faithful to its well worn pattern
A common morn it seemed
Til the notification reached my vision
Twas a morn, yes
But one unlike the former
For yesterday marked primus inter pares
The genesis of the transformer
Which gift would suffice?
Meet for boon Sherlock?
Dinner with charles post-office?
Which way to celebrate this epoch?
So in verse I celebrate
Enoch Kingsley Quaye I appreciate