Charles Jagongo

Rookie - 357 Points (1972 / Kenya, Africa)

The Campus Cat - Poem by Charles Jagongo

Shivering and wet
Had been drenched by a drizzling rain
The Campus cat waits, beneath a lamppost

She had come, to brave, the cold
For rent has to be paid, a life is to be lived,
The landlord, a deadline he did.

Conjuring home images, sky, the Stars lit,
Father, mother, and siblings, faces bright
She had passed, colours flew, a future, then, so bright.

Hmnn, in campus, Eat as you pay!
Or rent a cube, pay, get on with life, read, pray!
Pockets run dry, no food, just nothing, home is away!

Hmnn, a car, pulls
The campus cat, cat walks,
Hand beckons, door closed, tomorrow, lectures!

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Life of poor Girls in Kenyan public Unversities.

Comments about The Campus Cat by Charles Jagongo

  • Rookie - 10 Points Simon Odhiambo (7/20/2012 8:09:00 AM)

    This is well put...tomorrow...lectures. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 293 Points Suelynn Walters (7/19/2012 10:12:00 AM)

    Yet another great Poem from my favourite Poet here. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 19, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 19, 2012


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