Abdulhakim Haliru

Rookie (September,30 1982. / Kano, Nigeria)

My Child - Poem by Abdulhakim Haliru

O ye life long dream of mine,
You are the fruit of my marriage,
a life long dream of mine.

When womanhood came,
Thou became the centre of my life,
An epitome of beauty,
The beauty of marriage.

You made me endure…
The pains of a stranger,
Lo thy father.

Thou brought me pains…
The pains of labour,
A contrast of ecstasy,
The ecstasy of ploughing.

O child of mine,
You made me sell my pride,
The pride of womanhood,
Ye gladdens my heart,
Never shall I cry.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 16, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 12, 2011

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