Treasure Island

Matthias Pantaleon

(August 24,1984 / Oronija Island, Nigeria)

Values


Greetings are our culture
Though we borrow education
And embrace a foreign religion
Abduct a strange intonation
We need not learn what we know best
Greetings is part of our legacy
The stitches that held us together
The thread we must fasten
Hence all is lost
That we hold dear
The health we mustn't allowed
To be wash ruin by the flood of civilization
Greetings has never done harm to nobody
All is lost that has no regard for our culture

Submitted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Edited: Thursday, June 05, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Topic(s): art

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

*Sub titles in Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Efik, Ijaw, Idoma, Igala, Filipino, India, Chinese, Swahili, Obolo, Kalabari, Nupe, Okrika, Ogoni, Ogoja, Tarok, Arabic and Egwun

Comments about this poem (Values by Matthias Pantaleon )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Decision, Marc Prince
  2. Flowers come up, hasmukh amathalal
  3. Heart Beat., David Kiriga
  4. Rules, Marc Prince
  5. My Sweet Mantra, John Ugolo Umah
  6. I'm In Love With You, Savon Csr
  7. Morning Sun, Marc Prince
  8. Bring the light, Marc Prince
  9. ...But The Grace, John Ugolo Umah
  10. Nightmare, Alesia Leach

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the hours of Day are numbered,
And the voices of the Night
Wake the better soul, that slumbered,
To a holy, calm delight;

Ere the evening lamps are lighted,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Footsteps of Angels, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  6. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]