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Poetic Tribute to the Silver People – Part 3


West Indian workers arriving in Panama aboard the “Cristobal.” Image is property of the ACP.

Before we bid farewell to the month of August during this year of remembrance, we wanted to post the last two poems written by our contributing poet, Mr. Louis Emanuel.  They sum up vividly how many of us felt years ago and even today.  As he put it in his message to us, “Many of us can relate to this…” Continue reading

Poetic Tribute to the Silver People – Part 1


This post is the first in a series of three posts sharing the poetic talents of one of our contributing poets, Mr. Louis Emanuel, who was born in Panama City and now resides in New York. He tells us that he graduated from the Artes y Oficios Secondary Schoool in 1961 and that he was immediately accepted into the Panama Canal Apprenticeship Program and assigned to the Industrial Division in Mount Hope.  After two years he migrated to New York. Then spent four years in the U.S. Army and later received an Associate Degree in Arts at a N.Y. University. He finally retired from the N.Y. City Transit Authority with the title of Supervisor, after 21 years service. His talent as a poet, is what we wish to highlight here on our Heritage pages during this times of paying tribute to our Silver People of Panama. PleaseeEnjoy reading these first two poems. Continue reading