Poetry

PROUD MAMA By Joseph M. T Musa JR

Written by Editor

We know you’re not here anymore,
As a child, we watched you suffered and sacrificed all you have for us,
Growing up we told you, you’re going to have lawyers and doctors.
We couldn’t do anything to change our early sufferings, but we promised you a better future,
It’s wasn’t easy raising us up as a single parent,
Struggling to pay our fees and how difficult it was to pay rent.

Whenever any of us get sick,
That’s the time I realized I grew up without a dad,
You are our mother and our father,
You washed and spoon fed us, yet refuse to eat when we were sad,
What could I have done without you mama,
I called you all ugly names, yet still you still answered.
Today you’re not here but God has answered your prayers.

I’m a big man now,
But I still need you,
I still need a mother like you,
When my brothers and I bag success, we look around for you to celebrate with us then we realize you’re no more.
I know I cannot see you again
For which I still feel pain
Wherever you are,we’ve made you a proud Mama.

About the author

Editor

Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.