Treasure Island

Edward Kofi Louis

(13th October 1961 / Accra, GHANA)

In A Certain Culture


In a certain culture,
People do eat and drink blood;
In a certain culture,
People wake up early to eat before they brush their teeth;
In a certain culture,
People eat animals already found dead;
In a certain culture,
People wake up early to eat before they bath;
In a certain culture,
People eat snakes and dogs;
In a certain culture,
People wake up to brush their teeth before eating;
In a certain culture,
People eat monkeys and crocodiles;
Ina certain culture,
People wake up in the morning to bath before they eat;
In a certain culture,
To be naked at the beachside is okay;
In a certain culture,
It is a taboo to be naked at the beachside;
And this is all about life on this earth!
Because what is sweeter on your lips is bitter on mine;
And it is very strange to experience all these facts around the world.

Submitted: Friday, March 18, 2011

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/17/2014 5:20:00 AM)

    The cultural varieties and living habits of different types which humans follows is beautifully told in this poem and it is very meaningful. (Report) Reply

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