Edward Kofi Louis

Gold Star - 712,669 Points (13th October 1961 / Accra, GHANA)

50 Cent

Poem by Edward Kofi Louis

'I will kill you like a snake',
'I will roast you like a chicken',
'I will fry you like a plantain',
So roll, roll, roll your boat when,
You have a killer gun in your pocket.

I was born in the ghetto with,
The status of poverty without a fish in my hand;
I was taught in the ghettto with,
Much tears than hope;
I was brought up in the ghetto without the Statue of Liberty to salute!
So roll your boat with the gun in your pocket;
But, who is there to cover up your actions?

I was taught in a mud-house without slippers on my feet!
And, that's the kind of society i cam from;
I had my education on the streets with,
Fights, hunger and starvation to crown the day! !
But, your killer gun in your pocket will give you up one day.

Taught by the streets,
Lived by the streets,
Learned by the streets,
Loved by the streets,
Hated by the streets,
And, many of us married by the streets;
The cluster of a phobia into my maturity,
That is why i do not respect the gun in your pocket today.

Stealing and looting! !
With plans to make the next move,
And, as a human-being who lives on 50 Cent a day.
Life in the ghetto,
With the status of poverty without a fish in my hand;
Life to me was just like the mountain of snakes,
So, just roll your boat with merry on your face.

Life's fair fountain that eluded me! !
With stealing and looting as the order of the day;
And of the plans to make it work.
I was just living on 50 Cent a day,
And, joy to me was like the roasting of a chicken;
Hope to me was like the killing of rabbits! !
Peace to me was like the frying of plantains;
And, of an excellent value for many of us when one dies,
But were still mulling to make a case like a courageous leader.

To live on 50 Cent a day in the ghetto! !
With the muse of the cluster of a phobia into my maturity;
Life in the ghetto,
Life on the run with the bullet train!
But at times, it was like the straw on a camel's back.
Life in the ghetto,
Like the golden cup whose shock aroused! !
When one equals to a temper of heroic hearts;
With the negatives to meet all day Long.
Life in the ghetto,
Like half-naked Young Lovers who called for help!
Life in the ghetto,
Like the peace of one's mind with questions to the moon;
But all along, i have managed to live on 50 Cent a day.


Comments about 50 Cent by Edward Kofi Louis

  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (6/8/2020 9:33:00 AM)

    Ghetto life! ! !
    Facing the odds!
    Life on the streets.


    Thanks for your comment on my poem.
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  • Duke Perry AbrokwaDuke Perry Abrokwa (6/7/2020 9:42:00 PM)

    I love the way you build on the ghetto story. You are a great poet Edward.(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (5/1/2020 2:04:00 AM)

    Taught by the streets! !

    Ghetto life.


    Thanks for your comment on my poem.
    Stay blessed always in your land.(Report)Reply

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (5/1/2020 12:29:00 AM)

    Stories of 'Life in the ghetto' have flown so eloquently along the lines of the poem, like the lapping sound along the shore, of the ripples of a gentle river. Liked your poem Edward. Thanks for inviting me to read this poem.
    I have just published a poem on you, before coming to read yours. Hope, you would love to have a look!
    Stay well and Blessed, my friend!(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (4/19/2020 8:05:00 PM)

    Ghetto life! ! !
    Living with the odds of life.


    Thanks for your comment on my poem.
    Stay blessed always in your land.(Report)Reply

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  • Tamara Beryl LathamTamara Beryl Latham (4/19/2020 12:47:00 PM)

    This poem is dramatic and captures life on the streets to the fullest. Great job! : -)(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (2/20/2020 12:49:00 PM)

    Hustle and bustle! !
    Ghetto life;
    Growing up in Africa.

    Thanks for your comment on my poem.
    Stay blessed always.(Report)Reply

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (2/20/2020 6:52:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem, Edward, on the truth of life. Powerful words. Congrats 10+(Report)Reply

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  • Rini MarkleRini Markle (2/3/2020 4:48:00 AM)

    A clever poem brilliantly written.(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (2/1/2020 4:50:00 PM)

    Ghetto life! ! !
    Growing up,
    Hustle and bustle.


    Thanks for your comment on my poem.
    Stay blessed always.(Report)Reply

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  • Haruna GarbaHaruna Garba (2/1/2020 2:23:00 PM)

    brought up in the ghetto without the Statue of Liberty to salute!
    Third class citizen- could be below. Voice of the ruled. Well reticulated piece of writing. Thanks for sharing this.(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (1/26/2020 5:52:00 AM)

    Hardships! !
    Living,
    Hustle and bustle!
    Life in the Ghetto.(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (12/30/2019 5:51:00 AM)

    Life the Ghetto! !
    Hustle and bustle,
    Survival of the fitters!
    Dreams along the line.


    Thanks for your comment on my poem.
    Stay blessed always.(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (12/26/2019 2:59:00 AM)

    Ghetto life! !
    Growing up,
    Hustle and bustle.


    Thanks for your comment on my poem.
    Stay blessed always.(Report)Reply

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  • Soran M. HSoran M. H (12/25/2019 11:52:00 AM)

    well done and congratulation you are with in the 500 top poets, having 40508 poems) amazing work....(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (12/24/2019 1:18:00 AM)

    Life in the Ghetto! ! !
    Coming out of it,
    Making me who i am today.


    Thanks for your comment on my poem.
    Stay blessed always.(Report)Reply

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  • Evelyn Judy BuehlerEvelyn Judy Buehler (12/23/2019 10:51:00 PM)

    Edward, your poem eloquently tells the story of life in the ghetto, with the beauty and power of words. Nicely done.(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (12/7/2019 7:00:00 AM)

    Life in the Ghetto! !
    Muse around the world!
    Facing the facts,
    Hustle and bustle.

    Thanks for your comment on my poem.
    Stay blessed always.(Report)Reply

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  • Magadha RaniMagadha Rani (12/7/2019 5:10:00 AM)

    To live on 50 Cent a day in the ghetto! !
    With the muse of the cluster of a phobia into my maturity...poignant expression! A great poem sir- - - 10(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (12/7/2019 3:56:00 AM)

    Hustle and bustle! ! !
    Survival.

    Thanks for your comment on my poem.
    Stay blessed always.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 31, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013