The title of the book PETALS IN THE WIND is also the title of his longest poem in this book. It depicts events that lead to India's partition into two separate states, India and Pakistan. It is about the greatest exodus on earth that took place in 1947 when millions of people flee from their country in search of another home in a distant land. In the process they got separated from their families, friends, relatives, and loved ones never to meet them again like petals that fell off the flower and got scattered in the wind never to reattach again. Back in Kenya, he saw the independence movement brewing up.
Although born in Kenya, he sailed to India in a dhow during World War II, at the age of six. This book contains poems written in different parts of the world and can be enjoyed by any reader, especially those with political or historical perspective.