Ngwa Louis

Rookie (17-01-1986 / Mankon Bamenda Cameroon)

It's Life - Poem by Ngwa Louis

In dark sticky tanks
Rapidly running for doe
Cunningly wining o'er thanks
Bills innocently crashing through
But they say its life

H2O badly needed…true
Giant are names bore, what thy quest?
Lungs rusty and milky, vividly through
Perfect supply! Hailing tongues with much zest.
Of what? Yellowish brown rats pee?
Yet they say its life

That's it, Cholera massively distributed
From hideous tanks through blemished lungs
Tis death under the worlds microscope instead
H2O say they, its life
Double-edged like cuts ours as a knife


Poet's Notes about The Poem

it is a prophetic poem which i wrote in October 2009 back in Cameroon and there was an imminent cholera outbreak in October 2010 - 2011 killing many Cameroonians. The water supply condition was not something to write home about if at all it is now. Yet i pray there be change.

Comments about It's Life by Ngwa Louis

  • (8/13/2012 4:46:00 PM)


    well penned message-thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

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  • (8/7/2012 7:47:00 PM)


    Good poem. I like the style. U will go places. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 22, 2013


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