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Ode for mother

The heavens favoured me
Indeed, they did
Found me a home inside a woman
For nine months I stayed
Not knowing any hunger or pain
My birth was not easy, no
Certainly no walk in the park
Hours and hours she wailed
Enduring untold pain and agony
Just a baby I was,
weak and frail
She raised me up indeed
Till I became the wonder you see today
The heavens favoured me
Indeed, they did
They gave me this woman
To nurture me
Guide me
And love me
More than goddess
More than Queen
More than warrior
More than heroine
Called by no other names
But
Mother, Amai
More than wonder woman she is
A strong woman
With a heart as good as gold
Kind and loving
Indeed she is
More than goddess
More than Queen
More than  warrior
More than heroine
She is
Mother, Amai.
I wrote this poem in 2016 for my late mom who passed away in 2008. May your soul continue to rest in peace amai.
Connie V

About Connie V

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a South African-based Zimbabwean-born creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. She is also Editor at ZimOnlineNews. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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  1. Connie, “Ode for Mother” is a perfect gift to read today on Mother’s Day. I also thank you for visiting my Abrazandonos.blog.

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    Posted by embracingmenow | May 11, 2020, 04:15

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Connie V

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Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a South African-based Zimbabwean-born creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. She is also Editor at ZimOnlineNews. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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