The Duties Poem by Edward Kofi Louis

The Duties



Do not touch her,
She is man's wife;
Do not touch him,
He is a woman's husband;
With the integrity of my heart to write this poem,
Like the duties of a midwife.

Of a papyrus basket coated with tar and pitch,
Of Pithom and Rameses;
But action speaks louder than words.

Paradise awaits you and i am the open land for you,
But my love is an open book to the whole world!
Of the dowry,
Of the bride price,
Try to be as i am;
Like the duties of the midwives with a view to all mankind.

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