David Oladipupo Olorunshola

Rookie - 39 Points (June 29 / Nigeria)

Dear Mother


Oh, dear mother
How sweet and wonderful you are
Ever so caring and watchful
Like a chicken over it's chicks
At every moment and time

You never complained of being tired
Even when situations are difficult
You are always there
To bring comfort and succour
Ever so faithful in doing

You are willing to sacrifice everything
Just to keep the family
And your children around you
Working and labouring far into the night
Yet, you are up as early as possible

Oh, dear mother
You will talk and beg
And cry so often when things are difficult
Yet, you charge on like a trained soilder
Never relenting or intimidated

You face oppositions with all your strength
You confront dangers
Without a second thought for your life
Nothing seems to matter
As long as your children are okey

When the children are grown
You still see them as children
Waiting for there arrival
Either from their business or journey
Your eyes will not close untill you see them

Oh, dear mother
You are a treasure
Of inextimable value
You feed not only your children
But others just like yours

Your house is not too small
To accomodate them
Ever so generous out of your lack
You make others very rich
Who can forget your labours

Precious are you mother
Your heart is so large
It can accomodate a whole city
People that do not understand you
Ask and wait for your greetings

Many are nursed at your side
They come and then go after your tutelage
One generation reports to another
Your nature and goodness to all
To those within and those without

Mother, You are are such a strong woman
Without any formal education
You did all in your power to
Ensure that those under your tutelage
Are trained and educated

You are so meek and humble
You defer to father always
You were given to him
Yet, you learn to love and obey him
Never questioning his authority

Do not fly away just yet
Still lively and sharp
Children, children wonder
Even at your beauty and carraige
Do not fly away just yet

You always call
When i don't even remember to call
When i am far away not thinking about you
And you would say
I just want to hear your voice
Who will be calling me now

Why is it so soon
You can still spent more time
Third generation are here
Desirous of knowing you well
Do not leave to fly away so soon

We do not weep
But rejoice in knowing you
You are like a bacon of light
We sometimes joke at your cleanliness
It's only nest to Godliness

Adieu, mother
Have your rest at the bossom
Of your father and our father
Until we meet again
To part no more.

Submitted: Friday, October 01, 2010
Edited: Saturday, October 16, 2010

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