John Dadzie

Freshman - 886 Points (4th of march 1994 / Accra)

The Prisoner And The Jailer - Poem by John Dadzie

i wear uniforms, you wear uniforms too
am in chains, you are not but you can't move all the same.
life is not a game you say, but who are you dying for? the government?
come on! there is no second chance, as you say.
why do you waste time guarding someone who doesn't deserve,
all in the name of protecting a society whose culture you can't preserve.
look at the world just observe are atrocities curbed? and can they be?
i was sentenced for murder, he just got sentence for the same crime.
why do you waste time? was this your dream? what thought goes through your mind when you get in that uniform? i do wear uniforms too, so tell me who is the prisoner?

Comments about The Prisoner And The Jailer by John Dadzie

  • Godfrey Morris (5/25/2015 4:49:00 PM)

    Many things I have to think on. Great write. (Report) Reply

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  • Lyn Paul (5/8/2015 10:33:00 AM)

    You have a tough story going on here.
    Innocent one minute a criminal the next. This could be anyone. Hopefully it is not you. So much is wrong in today society yet far too late for improvement. I wish you well. Thank You
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  • John Sky Dadzie (4/21/2015 8:40:00 AM)

    Thanks Kurt really appreciated (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (4/17/2015 2:46:00 AM)

    A very interesting question at the end. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • John Sky Dadzie (3/18/2015 3:40:00 PM)

    concerning the title it was intentional (Report) Reply

  • John Sky Dadzie (3/18/2015 3:37:00 PM)

    thanks sir, i would do that tanks for reading all the same. (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (3/16/2015 1:36:00 PM)

    p.s. i now wonder if you wanted prisoner (no capital P) and Jailer (a capital) in the title. was that done on purpose? bri
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  • Bri Edwards (3/16/2015 1:34:00 PM)

    i like this poem. but let me help you with something.

    Dyeing vs. dying

    Dying relates to death. Dyeing relates to soaking items in colored solutions. Dieing is a misspelling.

    A similar distinction applies to the past participles died and dyed. Die becomes died, and dye becomes dyed.]

    i'm guessing that you are neither a Prisoner in jail, nor a Jailer. there is no obvious uniform in your photo (if it is you) .

    [when cant means can not, it is spelled with an apostrophe: can't]

    well, i've never been a prisoner or a guard in a jail. but i imagine that, for most guards, they take jobs as guards primarily for the pay and benefits they get for doing the job, and not for the pleasure of guarding prisoners. AND many workers probably think of themselves as 'prisoners' of their jobs once in a while.

    thanks for sharing. bri :)
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 14, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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