My Daughter - Poem by Tapera Makadho
If I be your mother, my daughter
Take heed to the voice of reason
For your time is high and nigh
Men and their deceptions are akin,
Never be swayed by their eloquence
They are pythons of a flowery skin,
I was once your age my daughter.
As you plunge the deep waters
Where big fish prey on small to survive
Be worry of their nature my daughter,
They seduce you with their fat pockets
But once they close their zips they leave
Leaving you a bastard to nurture.
Baby, you are worth so much for the bait
How I wish you to a little longer wait!
Tread well the deep waters my daughter
The sea is dense with deadly creatures!
Men are boys and never will be many
For real men keep their promises.
I bore you for nine months my daughter
And raised you to believe in only yourself,
Never put on shoes too big for your fit,
For only perseverance and patience
Will get you to win the race.
My daughter, vinni, vicci, viddi,
You came, you heard,
Now go out there and conquer!
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