Edward Kofi Louis

Gold Star - 408,624 Points (13th October 1961 / Accra, GHANA)

Strain - Poem by Edward Kofi Louis

Pain! !
In chain;
Travelling with the train,
As a prisoner of war.

But, with no gain;
Because you have no grain,
But in chain! !
With the vain acts of mankind on earth.

Your brain!
Without any help from Cain your friend;
On this issue,
A prisoner of war in chain.

Drain, stain!
With the blood marks on your cloth;
Facing the hardships of life,
As a prisoner of war.

Topic(s) of this poem: prison

Comments about Strain by Edward Kofi Louis

  • Valsa George (1/24/2016 8:14:00 AM)

    The life of a soldier is full of pain and strain, especially in the enemy camp as a prisoner! Poignantly presented! (Report) Reply

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  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (1/24/2016 7:17:00 AM)

    Very well done, Like it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 24, 2016

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