you're reading...
Poetry corner

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
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 Constance van Niekerk

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a 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. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.


One thought on “Ode for mother

  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.


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

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,685 other followers
Follow Afrique Beat News on WordPress.com

Meet the site blogger

%d bloggers like this: