Treasure Island

Edward Kofi Louis

(13th October 1961 / Accra, GHANA)

Rules!


Rules!
I have a ruler in my hand;
But, the ways of life is always full of rules,
With rulers here and there.

What is life that i cannot always understand its ways?
Tell me if you know;
Maybe, you might have crossed over the River of Crocodiles.

What is love that i am yet to understand its ways?
Tell me if you know;
Maybe, you might have seen the Bright Star.

Rules!
With the laws around us to straighten us up;
But, i still need a teacher to lead me on.

Submitted: Friday, August 09, 2013
Edited: Sunday, August 11, 2013

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  • Heather Wilkins (9/30/2013 1:41:00 PM)

    there is a rule for everything. It is sometimes hard to follow all of them. a god write enjoyed the write (Report) Reply

  • Inas Essa (9/29/2013 3:03:00 PM)

    very nice. Try my poem teach me i think there is a link between the tow poems. Best of luck. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/22/2013 9:47:00 PM)

    rule got many form and you had a ruler duality love rules, unknown, application depends upon situation or there may be certain fixed rule concluding what you want to say is said and that's the true thank EKL nice poem with profundity (Report) Reply

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