Daniel Omaya

Rookie - 460 Points (September 4th / Pader, Uganda)

Tomorrow’s Adults - Poem by Daniel Omaya

Do not look away in disgust
While you move past that child
He is naked, starved and desperate
Like fish in a drying river
Look at that child with pity

Do not close your eyes as you by-pass those children
You will still see them in your vision, in your dreams
That round owl-eyed child
That elephant-eared one
And the other dog chinned, are all victims of starvation.

Do not turn a deaf ear to their screams
While they do not scream at you,
They scream for help – and yours could do,
As we build for tomorrow.

See that one with stiff, swollen stomach?
The other with endless running nose?
And those with scaly skin?
They are all languid and preys of sicknesses.

Let’s join hands my kinsman
Against child neglect and abuse
Let’s come together my neighbor
And save the children of our nation
For they belong to us:
A child is a community asset
And an adult of tomorrow.

Topic(s) of this poem: humanity

Comments about Tomorrow’s Adults by Daniel Omaya

  • Brian Mawadri (2/23/2017 5:37:00 PM)

    For sure! well written poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Ernest Makuakua (12/16/2015 12:46:00 AM)

    food for thought
    enriching in mind

    these children great leaders of tomorrow and if they die we loose tomorrows vision. thanks for sharing
    i love the piece i join hands with you making that small difference that will create a big change in the world. for if not me and you do this then who will for it stats with us.
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    Daniel Omaya (12/16/2015 3:16:00 AM)

    Thank you Ernest! I believe we have a role to play to shape the leaders of the future. All adults were once children

  • B.m. Biswas (11/25/2015 2:33:00 AM)

    it is really touching......chidren should be protected....tey are innocent.....thanks for sharing.......keep presenting.... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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