To my great grandchildren.

my dear great grandchildren,

Sit around me and listen, This is how my great grandmother taught me, ofcos we used to sit around the wood-fired 3 stone stove. The smoke was unbearable, it made our eyes tear up. I will never forget that traditional  grass thatched house. Thats where the old lady and her fellow elders used to hold the traditional dance to invoke spirits as they danced and walked through fire.

There she told stories of the sea goddess and how every year she claimed a boy and a girl as sacrifice, ofcos that was to discourage us from swimming  at the river. Yes thats right, river, little, ones.  There were rivers flowing from the beautiful  mountains, with a rhythm we all danced to. we dived in the deep waters singing to the river goddess not to claim us as sacrifices. we never let our great grandma catch us though.

There used to be forests, oh the beautiful  trees and the fresh air. You must have read about Wangari Mathae, how she fought for deforestation to stop, it won her a nobel price. If only she could see what used to be the Karura forest, I loved to take nature walks there, i would take you my dear children, but its a desert now. You know the wild animals they draw for you soo badly, they used to live in the forest. poor creation, they were poached and drawn away from their  habitats, no wonder they are extinct.

Have you seen a natural fruit bearing tree? With all the grafting  and budding, they’ve lost their natural taste. Your great grandpa wouldn’t  eat the food you eat. That man loved sweet potatoes, oh i forgot you’ve  never eaten them.

Sweet ones, what happened to humanity? when did people value money more than humanity itself?  Better were the days my great grandma used batter trade. Individualism, corruption, what happened  to  those of great minds that taught us of love for one onother? let me not destroy the story time with this sad tales on the loss of humanity.

My sweet great grandchildren, sit around me and listen to stories before the world become a global family, when it was still  a global village, Little ones, once upon a time………………

7 thoughts on “To my great grandchildren.

  1. jeneanebehmeswritings March 28, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    This made me sad and I cried…because even though we live in different countries, the same things are happening here in America and I was envisioning a very similar letter that I could write to my great-grandchildren too. I fear for what my beloved granddaughters will inherit as their world and I greatly fear that things will be so much worse for my great-grandchildren that I probably won’t know because my oldest granddaughter is only 10.

    Thank you for writing such a thought-provoking letter, sweetie. By the way, I have missed you and missed reading your wonderful blog due to some medical issues I’ve been dealing with lately. I hope you are doing well, my friend. XXX OOO!

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    • marymuema April 5, 2016 / 12:16 pm

      Am sorry it took me long to reply, its been a while. its a pity how people don’t think of the consequences of their actions, lets just hope for a change. Thanks soo much for your support, makes me feel richer, Am hoping you better now, I pray you are. Just remember there is nothing God can’t handle. Thanks so much. lots of love.

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  2. Eugenia June 17, 2016 / 2:13 pm

    Your post is very touching. Thank you for the follow and nice to meet you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • mary June 17, 2016 / 5:20 pm

      Thankyou. Nice to meet you too. Glad to know you and you welcome

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  3. Mukui July 20, 2016 / 9:42 am

    Wonderful piece. Our elderly play a key role in moulding us to not stray from the right path. We as youngsters ought to listen to them. Thanks for reminding us.

    Liked by 1 person

    • mary July 20, 2016 / 10:53 am

      Thankyou for passing by


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