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Read Poems by barbara etukemka

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DAYS ARE GONE

DAYS ARE GONE WHEN..........

So many things has been forggoten
It is said that the are acient or old
Some said it’s modernization
Some termed it moving ‘’forward’’

Days are gone when we had cultural belief
Days are gone when we no longer stay together
Our ancestors are feeling it
We i’ve forggoten our traditions and culture

oh’ what a disgrace of culture in the past
our ancestors are now a laughing stuck in their grave 
we are are mournimg our dead tradion and culture
we have no regret of what we i’ve done

days are gone whenwe are ignorant of what we do
we left our tradidion and joined the ones of people who brought us into slavery 
we said is nothig serious
 but now is the right time to  ammendthings.

Copyright © barbara etukemka | Year Posted 2009


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  1. Date: 3/6/2016 7:52:00 PM

    Barbara, Enjoyed the way you expressed every line. Please keep writing, hope to see a new one from you again. LOVE LINDA
  1. Date: 1/8/2016 8:34:00 PM

    BARBARA, well done on your poem, enjoyed reading today. *SKAT
  1. Date: 12/17/2009 10:04:00 AM

    it's cool. welcome to PoetrySoup. we're one big family, and I'm in Lagos. take care!!
  1. Date: 12/5/2009 8:35:00 AM

    Welcome to PS! Thanks for sharing from your heart, Barbara! Keep writing! Peace and love, Audrey
  1. Date: 12/4/2009 8:25:00 AM

    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Barbara. I also wish you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 12/4/2009 3:25:00 AM

    After I figured out the poet is black then the poem made a lot of sense to me. I've never heard this point of view expressed before, it's something to think about.

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