Gomotsegang Sebadieta


Ode To My Mother Mrs Sebadieta


Mom, you are one of
The precious stones
God sent to me.
Every time I think of you,
My heart glows with passion
and inspiration.
Thank you for the support
You gave me
From postpartum till now
All the lullabies
You sang rock.
The embraces you gave me
When I was toddling
And the fact that
You taught me to speak
Makes me feel important
Sometimes tears of joy
Roll over my cheeks
When I think of you.
Tears that comfort me
During the time of privation
And tears that make me
Feel lucky and special
Sometimes I wonder
How life would have
Been like without you
Let the whole world know
That I'm blowing my own trumpet
To fly away in sounds of sunset
To morning sun that rise,
Because you are always
By my side
You opened my eyes
You gave me strength
From each strength
To strength
with Wisdom and courage
I am very grateful
That you gave me
All the support I needed;
When I fell,
You always helped me
To stand upright
Being a kid, I was tempted
To do one of the don'ts
You warned me of.
I took the path full of roses
Unfortunately, one of the roses
Pricked me. The fruit
Of my own action was
The replica of my own blood,
Bone and flesh.
I dropped out of school.
The only expression
Written on my face
Was ‘if only'
My life was shattered,
Shaken but not beaten
Because you never went
Off my sight
I learnt a lot
From my mistakes;
I bit my lower lip
And said to myself;
‘Once bitten, twice shy'
I learnt that
Life is a game
You either win or lose.

(edited by Onalethuso Petrus Ntema)

Submitted: Sunday, April 29, 2012

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