MAMI by Amore David Olamide

There are words for her that I will tell to the ears of Aresa There are words for her that I will tell to the ears of Alara There are words for her that I will tell to the ears of Orogun Ila There are words for her that Ajero...

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TO YOU MOTHERS

To you dripping breasts And nursing palms In whose thighs we sat For you, I prayed for And to you laboured souls Who toiled and starved That we might not hunger taste For you, my loving heart prays for To you brave hearts Who would in just stood That we...

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ODE TO A LOVING MUM

How I wish I could see you Why didn’t you wait a little? You dropped me on earth and left You dropped me without telling me your name Right at that hour that I came out of you You went to meet God immediately Only stories from papa I hear...

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OH, HOW I LOVE YOU MUMMY

Oh! How I love you mummy My dearest chummy My love for you makes me go rummy Like a nice meal- yummy You’re simply the best And different from the rest Your wisdom, no one can test More than those from the west A virtuous woman indeed you are See!...

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NWAM

Esquire! That should be your title nwam, His mother echoed. Sire of the law nnam and all would be humbled. Dire consequences await those crazy market women if they dare spit fire at me….and a fight should transpire. My conquest at law courts will be frequent and my ascent to...

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A SECOND GOD

After driving me into this world she stood by me day and night While I slept, she watched me snore a royal guard, watching her prince For my sake, he deprived herself of pleasure she should enjoy Thro’ infancy and youth she endured all the troubles I brought to her...

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STILL BIRTHDAY

You were the desirous Prayer answered in moment Of serendipitous discovery The miracle that came alive Day by day In joyous fluttering Here and there In leaps and bounds Beautifying the carrier Glorifying the maker Multiplying months in Three seasons of three In patient waits You were my weak mornings...

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