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Panther's Diary by Ochieng Adholla

 

PANTHER'S
DIARY



PATRICK OCHIENG ADHOLLA

 

 

Panther’s Diary.

Copyright © 2011 by Patrick O. Adholla

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be

reproduced in any form.

 

Salonica Press

P.O. Box 2085

Long Island City NY 11102

 

Salonica Press is an Imprint of Seaburn
Publishing Group, dedicated to poetry





ISBN: 1-59232-311-1

 

 

Available wherever books are sold and online at:

www.blackbookplus.com

 

 

Printed in the USA





Patrick Ochieng Adholla’s poetry
reflects his disillusionment at the loss of civilized values in the modern
world: the obsession with status and material possessions, the declining capacity
for humane bonding and the impact on African society.

MAMA LEAH

Grandma
told us during her times people were not the same:

Money was not important; it was not making them insane,

Grandma told us during her times people were not the same;

Sharing was not a problem; no one was left starving in pain.

She said children used to play naked with happiness and joy,

Fashion was not supreme so clothes were not in their ploy.

She said diseases were few, food was not modified;

Meals were boiled for hours with fresh milk coming from cows.

She said they had respect for elders; the world was not the same,

What she saw in her lifetime was not meant to happen.

Teachers were not drinking and raping, education was good,

Unemployed graduates cleaning toilets is something new.

Grandma told us during her times, the world was not the same,

Technologies that came up changed how we communicate,

Grandma told us during her times, the world was not the same,

In less than a century, I just wonder what has happened.





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