John Muthoni

Mama, Papa - Poem by John Muthoni

You who taught me to dig
But never showed how to weed

You who showed me to weed
But never how to harvest

You who showed me to harvest
But never showed how to cook

You who taught me to cook
But never showed how to spice

Papa, Mama
How shall i hold the hoe!
When will i fill the granary!
And who eats my tasteless food!

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 26, 2010

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