Edward Kofi Louis

Gold Star - 537,091 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 Louis (4/10/2019 8:13:00 AM)

    Ghetto life! !
    Hustle and bustle along the line.

    Thanks for your commet on my poem.

    Stay blessed always.
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (4/10/2019 6:32:00 AM)

    Stealing and looting! !
    With plans to make the next move, ....beautiful expression from the bottom of heart of an innocent fellow! I always read this poignant piece of poetry with heart!
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/21/2019 11:08:00 PM)

    Much tears and hope! ! ! Living in the Ghetto.

    Thanks for your commet on my poem.

    🤗📚🌍🧚‍♂️ Stay blessed always.
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (3/21/2019 6:23:00 PM)

    A poignant write that touches my heart! My pleasure revisiting this heart provoking piece of work! (Report)Reply

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  • Philo Yan (3/12/2019 12:55:00 AM)

    That is one tough person to survive the ghetto.50 cents was my pocket money when I was in upper secondary school. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/10/2019 7:47:00 AM)

    Life in the Ghetto! ! ! ! !

    Thanks for your commet on my poem.

    Stay blessed always.
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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (3/9/2019 7:06:00 PM)

    Revisiting this wonderful poem.
    A poem that presents the other side of life devoid of
    material wealth, a hand to mouth existence and full of hardships
    and struggles.
    Yet, what matters is at the end of the day, one is able to cross
    the road of life.
    A powerful write that depicts courage.
    Beautifully written.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/21/2019 8:54:00 PM)

    Struggles of life! !
    Facing the odds.

    Thanks for your commet on my poem.

    Stay blessed always.
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (2/21/2019 4:07:00 AM)

    Stealing and looting! ! /With plans to make the next move/And, as a human-being who lives on 50 Cent a day...I poignant piece of work that you have constructed! The thoughts emanate from a humble poetic heart! This is a masterpiece delivered from your pen that you will Cherise forever! (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/14/2019 1:27:00 PM)

    50 Cent! ! !
    Thanks for your commet on my poem.

    Stay blessed always.
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  • Doug Bentley (1/13/2019 11:27:00 PM)

    With the muse of the cluster of a phobia into my maturity; at this point the slug whistled thru my soft cranium. by the end of the poem my muddle brain has shattered. head cleaning! i grew up in a tiny farm town a few years after ww2.50% of the town adults were ukrainian, the rest german. in their maturity they celebrated the canada moose! (Report)Reply

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  • Aniruddha Pathak (1/3/2019 5:25:00 AM)

    50 Cents
    What a poem!
    And I've no more to say.
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  • Prabir Gayen (12/31/2018 2:59:00 PM)

    Broad but very beautiful poem dear poet....thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/30/2018 6:54:00 AM)

    Getto life! !


    Hustle and bustle!


    Growing up.

    Thanks for your commet on my poem.

    😀 Stay blessed always.
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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (12/30/2018 6:05:00 AM)

    A beautifully written poem on life in Ghetto with 50 cents a day but with 50 stallion's power. Thank you poet for sharing (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/28/2018 1:47:00 PM)

    The hustle and bustle of life! !

    Thanks for your comment on my poem.

    Stay blessed always.
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  • Adiela Akoo (11/28/2018 12:34:00 PM)

    The difficulties of early childhood make us the strong individuals we are today.
    Well written. Thank you for sharing
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/11/2018 7:27:00 AM)

    Life! !

    With the muse of Ghetto life!

    Thanks for your comment on my poem.

    Stay blessed always.
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  • (11/11/2018 6:32:00 AM)

    dear poet the ghetto lives are special we should care for them this poem is carrying MESSAGE to the society therefore it si a great poem thank s (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/10/2018 5:19:00 AM)

    The ways of life with all the struggles along.

    Thanks for your comment on my poem.

    Stay blessed always.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 31, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013


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