Treasure Island

Edward Kofi Louis

(13th October 1961 / Accra, GHANA)

Better Be Poor Than A Liar


Listen to advice and,
Accept instructions;
Life!
A fool has no delight in understanding;
So, better be poor than a liar.
Wine is a mocker so, be wise;
Strong drink is a brawler so, be wise;
Life!
Even a child is known by his or her actions.

A baleful veto! !
In auspicious terms;
But, regrets are not unthinkable.
Muse!
Casting lots will sttle the contentions;
But, a fool has no delight in understanding.

Life!
To think the unthinkable;
But, a person who cherishes understanding will find success.
Muse!
A fool's lips enter into contention;
And, a foolish son is the ruin of his fasther.

Submitted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 09, 2013

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