Edward Kofi Louis

Gold Star - 578,874 Points (13th October 1961 / Accra, GHANA)

Urban Africa - Poem by Edward Kofi Louis

Love potion,
Grow with me;
Urban Africa,
Come with me;
To look into your eyes fro love.
Honey boy,
Honey girl,
Living in a ghost town without hope;
Put it on,
The look in your eyes;
I don't want to be alone.

Searching into the woods,
Love of the common people;
Searching into the forest,
Like the voice of the people;
Searching into the hills,
I don't want to be left outside;
Take it easy to come into my home.

Put it off,
Don't give up!
Like a visit to the Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.
Go to school,
Learn to rule;
But, don't be a footstool.
Love potion,
Just one drop;
Of the Ghettos in the country side.
Just one act,
Uptown youths;
Just one love,
Living in a village called Mandella.

The dance of the people,
The tribe of the people,
The language of the people,
Of the old school and the new school;
Like the Banana Republic with love.
The love potion,
Living in a village called Mandella;
Yet still, they do have hope for tommorow.

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Comments about Urban Africa by Edward Kofi Louis

  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/12/2018 8:22:00 AM)

    Just one act! !
    Just one Love!
    Facing the muse of life.

    Thanks for your comment on my poem.

    Stay blessed always.

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  • Khairul Ahsan (6/26/2016 8:56:00 AM)

    Urbanization is a bliss or a curse? (Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (5/13/2016 5:02:00 AM)

    Loved this beautiful poem..................................... (Report)Reply

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  • Soulful Heart (2/20/2016)

    the urban loneliness is the greatest paradoxes of todays living............desperate for love yet unable to reach out, as if lost in a forest of corporates, concrete and machines. nice poem but hope lives on and takes us ahead to a new day.......superb poem. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 4, 2008

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