BarCamp Accra ’13 – Now And After (The No Milk Show)

+BarCamp Accra ’13 took place this Monday 23rd December, 2013 at the World Bank. The BarCamps are organized by GhanaThink in various locations and the Accra edition happens to be the first I’ve been to out of the 28 they’ve organized so far.

The long and short of the BarCamp idea revolves around bringing people with the aim of developing Ghana together to network and discuss prevalent issues. The theme for this year’s #bcaccra event was “Exercising ethics to engineer excellence while fighting corruption in Ghana”; a very long and almost verbose way of saying, “how we should fight corruption”.

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One | Erotic Poetry

Looking into the past, present and future
I awaken the passion locked inside
Building up flames as I look into your eyes
And bringing forth all your wildest desires

Like a sweetened piece of ripened fruit
A bee is to honey and this erotic meeting of two bodies.

In my sexual wanton, I’m close to starvation
This is my new beginning now, you see
I want to absorb you, and savor your taste
Manifesting this heated passion and desire as lust

An animalistic passion in its unrivalled reign
With fluids running from their respective channels
There’s a pleasure in our thrust, terminating the pain
On full throttle, a blissfully savage beat without restrain

In and out, deeper, sexual moans and grunting sounds
A one on one match, loud cries with wild sighs surround
A seductive precision accompanying arching moans
Breathing together in no harmonious tones

An orgasmic arrival to griping and sucking sounds
Choked in your tight wetness, supported by the slap of your thighs
I’m releasing life’s liquid deep into your willingness
As we climb to heights, blossomed and bloomed.

A perfect moment, with two people in a passionate tune
Body, mind and soul now calmly rest, catching our breathe
Composed to lie next to each other, two bodies joined naked
As separate cores, not divided in souls; we started as two
Now we end as one.

Saved Or Not – A Short Story

He sat on his perch, the rays caressing his face. She walked past, looking at his neck and the back of his head, dark brown hair cascading down. He was oblivious to her passing him.

They were being watched.

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Untitled Story – In Response To Aloof Tsatsu

Innocence was taking deep breaths, the time between each shortening with each step. He reached out and tugged his black jacket closer around his shoulders. It was a chilly night.
There was a full moon, and it provided the only light along the tarred road. The
streetlights had long been destroyed by the wayside robbers who prowled this route, and hadn’t been replaced by whoever was supposed to be in charge.

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Happy Moments

The Fountain is dancing to the beat and I watch it cheerfully.
It sways to the left, right, and into my shallow hilarity.
I never laughed that way to such, there must be some magic to it.
And so, it waves here and there, and I, giggling from ear to ear.

The Fountain is dancing to the beat and I watch it cheerfully.
I almost tumble and get lost in it with sheer delight,
Until I glance at you, and you’re beaming no where else but at me.
Has anyone told you that you look the cutest with that smile?

The Fountain is dancing to the beat and I watch it cheerfully.
I turn to it again, yet I desire more glimpse of your face.
I peek at you once more and get an unfaltering effect.
What’s wrong with you? I think, but everything feels so goddamn right.

The Fountain is dancing to the beat and I watch it cheerfully.
It’s a spectacle, yes, yet something else steals my attention.
If only I can stare back at you and still get that same look,
God, I will do anything to make Father Time freeze the moment!

I remember the fountain danced and I watched it cheerfully.
Looking back, you might be grinning ‘cause I was too petty.
But, heck, who cares if for that I got extremely gratified,
I can insult my intelligence for more rounds of that.

And now…

The Fountain may dance once more and I can watch it cheerfully.
But you smiling right at my side may never happen again.
After the tears and hurtful words that ruined us and our trust,
‘least there are happy moments like this that I can cherish in mind.

On Freemasonry In The Ghanaian Music Industry – Pure Ignorance

The saying that if you want to kill a black man, please put whatever it is in a book is very true, as some Ghanaian musicians are confirming it in a more simple way by displaying a high level of ignorance swagging with the Freemason society signs.

By far the biggest ignorance any musician can show is to flip the freeman signs either in public, in music videos or during a performance without knowing what he is doing. Read a little my people and you will never be that shallow.
NanaYaw18.com had a chat with some musicians of whom we will for the benefit of helping their images withheld their names and we realize these guys flip the signs without even reading about them or knowing the power it carries.
Apart from the peace sign that is often used, musicians in this country do the other signs probably the JAY Z’S and the Kanye West flips in their music videos and during their performances hence our musicians being huge fans of these same artiste like themselves do the exact signs they do with a very myopic mind.
We asked them if they first of, understand the signs they flip and the answer they gave us is not just funny but goes down to show how ‘stupid’ and shallow minded they are when it comes to the profession they have chosen.
One artiste said, to him the Freemason signs are used to beautify videos, performances and will help you go international.
WHAT? International, how can a sign or symbol of a society send you to international levels? Maybe the artiste thinks by flipping those signs the Freemason world will come for him as a new member.
Another narrow minded answer we had was from this heavy weight hip life rapper who said, well he does not even know the signs he has adopted is the Freemason sign. He says and we quote: ‘I have not read about the Freemasons either do I know anything about them, for me I love Kanye West hence I try to mimic things he does’. Is this a joke, we asked because if it is, then it fine but if it is not then, OMG, MUSIGA needs to organize a school for its members for lack of knowledge its members perish.
Check out the most useless of all, this RnB singer in Ghana says, ‘what I know is that the people in the Freemason world are fearful, I also heard (not confirmed) names like Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihana, among others are all in that society and every time they are asked they deny hence they are fearful so in doing same here, I also get to be fearful in the eyes of fans and get more media’.
Seriously speaking, we were not only disappointed but we saw how our celebrated musicians think, and their level of education. How can you be walking in the world blind? Another one said, ‘we know Ghanaians can talk hence in getting them to talk about us more to make us so popular, we have decided to flip the signs in all our appearances just to get the mouth going, for the more they talk, the more popular we become which is good for our music.’
NanaYaw18.com throws the word – SHAME on all those celebrities we spoke to us on Tuesday during our push to find out if our musicians understood the signs they use and also the meaning of the Freemason signs.
Why do something you have little or no idea about. Could that be the very reason why one female musician dressed her band men and herself like Egyptian Goddess during a concert. Could that also be the reason why one icon in the country flips the three fingers sign in a picture pose with a foreign artiste while the foreign artiste has a normal peace sign.
The level of ignorance among our musicians in the country is growing too fast and needs education, for it is sad to act like someone while others are trying to act like you, it means you are misleading yourself and your followers.

Shot By A Silver Bullet

They arrived,
Skins; pale as the dying moon
Speech; slurred as the tranced Tsali’s

We were
Open
Our claws retracted
Our growls turned to purrs
The humbled lion’s teeth, now harmless.

They arrived,
Their guns; rusty from idleness.
Their chambers unloaded; bullets astray.

We were
Open
Our frowns; upside down
Our mood; servile and post coital.
Recovering from making love with cotton and silk.

They arrived,
Poised to overtake and control.
Gun chamber; loaded, soldiers; ready.

We were
Open
Our thoughts towards them; guileless
Our guard; let down
Blinded by the silver and cotton.

They came
Guns down

We were
Kings
Shot off our golden thrones by silver bullets.

Open Instincts

Open;
dewy bud,
petals fragrant,
thorns soft, friendly.

Open;
claws retracted,
growl turned to purr
teeth harmless.

Open;
rusty with oblivion,
chamber unloaded,
bullet; Cupid’s arrow.

Open;
frown upside-down
mood; post-coital,
heartache free to enter.

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