Rose Kanana


The Aging Technology - Poem by Rose Kanana

The women guild members sat to celebrate life achievement
It was awesome for the beautiful women
They counted themselves lucky to be alive courtesy of God
They discussed their life milestones
They discussed about their children
They discussed about their loving husbands
They discussed technology
What was pleasant was how technology had 'aged'-to them
The youthful bliss had withered

With laughter they read out their mobile phones contact list Mama- Ochieng, Bra- Mtindwa, plumber- Mtinda, mechanic-Karugu Technology has really 'aged' from sweetie- Nduku, darling husband, Carol -msupa
But their faces had the youthful glow
They were smarter than their smart phones
They never send 'please call, me thank you'
The most important buttons were the red and green ones
Apps were like aliens on earth

For technology had aged
Aged enough to do mobile banking
Old enough to discipline a grand child remotely
Old enough to monitor shenanigans
Old enough to remotely manage a husband
Old enough for only youthful photos storage
Old enough to baby sit a child
Old enough for online shopping

Topic(s) of this poem: old age , old memory, technology

Form: Imagery


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Phone book contact list of the young vs old

Comments about The Aging Technology by Rose Kanana

  • Eliza Mwendwa (1/5/2017 3:28:00 AM)

    Wow, such creativity! (Report)Reply

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  • Karen Kerubo (10/30/2016 9:58:00 AM)

    This has perfectly taken me by storm-the view on technology in a real world that we all identify with.You write so well Rose (Report)Reply

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  • Elena SanduElena Sandu (9/11/2016 8:00:00 AM)

    I love how you wrote this poem, I was in the same room with those happy women laughing together. Great truth you spoke here, we can see this all over the world today. (Report)Reply

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  • Denis MairDenis Mair (9/9/2016 4:25:00 PM)

    In the past we tended to associate each wave of technology with a generation (or a certain level of education) . As this poem demonstrates, now any generation or stratum can appropriate the messaging and social networking technology that has become part of daily life. (Report)Reply

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  • Ruth Nyokabi (9/8/2016 2:05:00 AM)

    The wonders of technology and how it is consumed by various parties.Nice (Report)Reply

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  • Ruth Nyokabi (9/8/2016 2:00:00 AM)

    Oh dear! i so love the last Stanza.Keep on keeping on (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (9/4/2016 1:15:00 AM)

    Life and technology! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • James Mwenda (9/3/2016 9:43:00 AM)

    There you go again Rose....creative mind bringing out the age and technology theme (Report)Reply

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  • Nancy Majau (9/2/2016 2:32:00 AM)

    haha Rose.technology! how different ages sees it and takes it. you are so creative . our mamas and phones.its interesting to see themes that have been used here.!!! (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (9/1/2016 2:15:00 PM)

    Yes, you are right. Technology has brought revolution. With laughter all read on their mobiles. This is very marvelous poem shared really. (Report)Reply

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  • Collins Waswa (9/1/2016 1:34:00 PM)

    You are really an interesting writer Rose (Report)Reply

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  • Collins Waswa (9/1/2016 1:32:00 PM)

    Hehehe Rose you have a creative eye...who ever thought a phone book contact list would amount to a poem? (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 1, 2016



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