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Mama’s love: An ode in celebration of mothers

Ghanaian writer and poet, Nana Fredua-Agyeman Jnr. eulogises mothers with an ode titled, “MAMA’S LOVE“. Written in classical three stanzas, it touches on the major characteristics of motherhood.

Read below:


We are all born sinners into this world regardless

Whether connected by the umbilical or cordless

Everyone arrived through a vessel

Like an impression which comes to existence through an artist’s pencil

The world is sometimes cruel but your love supersedes evil

The bond is unseen until it becomes visible; characteristic of a weevil

I will stop time to celebrate you

For all the hard times you’ve been through

Your success story not fictional but true

Pleasant to the ears, as to the eyes the colour blue

Your glory is restored by the imaginary cry of your unborn child

Though often calm, you’re protective as a lioness in the wild

Programmed by your creator to have a heart so soft, tender and mild

Yet not sparing the rod when our wrongs piled

Carrying your offspring for a standard ten minus one month

Your priority is to see your children succeed

Just like a farmer who wants to see the fruit of their seed

I wish I could make duplicates of you to fill the universe with unconditional love

Nevertheless, I’ll spread the greatest human virtue with all I have

In countless lifetimes I’d still choose my mother

Simply because you’re comparable to no other.