My Mother - Poem by NDIDI UBOGU

My mother!
So many years ago still I remember
As always your beauty glitters like an angel.
Yesterday to this day you remain the same
And tears fall down as your hair turns grey.

You are as strong as a lioness
So brave like a bear
You are as loving as a dolphin
So gentle like a dove
You are a protector, a shield
You are an umbrella … and a mother.

My mother!
Mother of sweet smelling flowers
The one I long to embrace each minute
The one I pray for without ceasing
The one I am proud of always
And the one I will always look after.

My mother!
My happiness, my sight
You are the cause of my endless joy
And these words I will always share.
Your smile is a smile of life
Your words are pearls of wisdom
Blessed is your husband… blessed are your children.

My mother!
So many years ago still I remember
You wrapped me in your arms so gently
Like a hen does to her chicks
You chased the cold wind away
And I was never thirsty.

My mother!
You cried when I was going astray,
You woke me at midnight
And fed me with powerful words,
You made me a prayer point and my tears wiped away
Oh mother, you are truly appreciated!

I need you as a calf needs his mother
And I know you will always be there
I pray God give you abundant life
So that you'll reap from your fertile soil
You will see your children's children
For the Lord is on our side.

So smile that joyful smile my mother
Because we love you so much
Yesterday to this day you remain the same
Indeed, you are the sweetest mother
In the whole wide world
I love you my mother.

Topic(s) of this poem: Mother

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Dedicated to my mother Jane.

Comments about My Mother by NDIDI UBOGU

  • Kelechi Evans (10/8/2016 8:24:00 PM)

    Full of comparison@nice one to dedicate to a beloved mother (Report) Reply

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  • Sylvia Chidi (1/28/2006 5:37:00 PM)

    Nice poem. Mothers are wonderful! (Report) Reply

  • (1/15/2006 5:55:00 PM)

    Nice poem. Mothers are often the foundation of families, and your poem displays tremendous love and respect for your mother like I do to mine. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 15, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, October 13, 2014

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