Michael Odor

(1979 / Owerri, Imo state Nigeria)

My Mama, My Lovely Mother


When at infancy, I wee inside her food
She never stop eating
my mama, my lovely mother
When am ill and sad, healthy and happy,
She keep praying for me
my mama, my lovely mother
When I started crawling,
Tears of affection made her eyes heavy
my mama, my lovely mother
When I walk, her fear increases,
That I might go the wrong way
and get hurt
my mama, my lovely mother
When she look at me,
Her gaze always ask me,
How are you my child
my mama, my lovely mother
When am sick, it brings out
The doctor in her
my mama, my lovely mother
I never grow old for her tender love,
Oh! God bless my mother and make
Her proud of me
my mama, my lovely mother

Submitted: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Edited: Saturday, September 29, 2012

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I dedicated this poem to Mrs Christiana Ahualoma Odor, my lovely mama and to all the wonderful mothers in the world.
Am inspired by her love towards her kids. I pray that my wife will have such unquenchable love for our kids.

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