Once upon a time

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In Once upon a time by Gabriel Okara, he contrasts society's affects in adulthood in comparison to his personal struggles in relation to everyday life. The poem is directed to the speakers son. Its about how people can change and form into being like everyone else, but in a deceiving way.

I quote: "There was a time indeed they used to shake hands with their hearts; but now that's gone son. Now they shake hands without hearts while their left hands search my empty pockets.  My interpretation of that line is people have forgotten true happiness and can only find it through money. They also cannot find it within themselves to be true to others in their hearts.

Why does society say "feel at home,  and "come again  if they sincerely do not mean it? Well, we learn to tell white lies when it comes

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