Matthias Pantaleon

Freshman - 530 Points (August 24,1984 / Oronija Island, Nigeria)

Values - Poem by Matthias Pantaleon

Play Poem Video

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


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 Values by Matthias Pantaleon

There is no comment submitted by members..



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?



Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 5, 2014


[Hata Bildir]