Poetry: Three poems by Kofi Antwi


Contents

before the gods
emerged

feet
engraved in sand –
below the
tower watch, we pray
before
you succumb to doom
momma
look around
we seek
your embrace
perch
past the shadows of death
massaging
the heart of
men,
follow it’s trail
the sky
is falling,
yet again
stars
tattoo our arms reminiscent

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a letter from Nola (2018)

first, one cracks then
penetrates a ruby shell
an outcaste artist
parleys, breaks as well
freedom’s causalities
slings lyrical dope,–
the levy mourns hope,
but continues to flood
streets,
it’s neighbor continues
to burn, baybe
an outer crust remains
tarnished
jaded as distant memory
an array of pastel
buildings
recount catastrophic
events
thumbing
her pain –
time recoils history
a symphony of horns
escape
forgotten lips, here they come
marching
in,
an
allusive spunk once sung
whodat
natives of common land
cemeteries float – past
poverty line
tourist lounge within
French quarters’
salivating over Café Du
Monde beignets
while the bayou reeks
of summer 1964

recollections of the Gold Coast

I am we, the dream
            resurrected
regaining one’s sense of essence 
the case trial and verdict 
guilty of all counts
sentiments chanted in ruin towns
residing in fear – religion frightens
            sapped souls
while faith breeds eternal forgiveness 
i am we, a tired fist peering through
night 
capturing fearless panthers
piercing roars
a movement, an off spring of kin
united we stand but man cling’s
on fears, the unknown, an illusion,
separating mankind from humanity
I am we, Cape Coast where tender hands
were battered into dusty stones 
subjected to oppressors castles  
i am we
where Ghanaians were forced
out the Door
Of No Return
,
alone I am, scarred faces
inhale pain riddled off
tortured backs,  I am we,
the future presently residing its past





Biography:

Kofi Antwi is a writer of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. A graduate from St. Joseph’s College MFA Creative Writing program, Kofi teaches English at St. Joseph’s College. The prolific writer was born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island by parents of Ghanaian descent. His poetry has been published by, Agbowo, Writers Guild, Aaduna, and Luna.

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