Lawrence Mbata


My Mama Africa - Poem by Lawrence Mbata

In your misery, all i wished for was a passage into Africa.
I heard them scream 'push', and yes, you did.
You pushed me into Africa, mama.
I felt your joy when you heard me yell.

For your soul, I shall strive;
For your milk did give me life,
and your warmth, am cold no more.
O! Mama, Mama Africa.

Even when your back, i caused much ache;
yet you had me cling so firm.
Cuddled in around your arms, i found a home;
and safe, you made me feel.

When I say I love you,
I know you love me even more.
No wonder that tender flesh is man today.
O! Mama, Mama Africa.

Time is now old, yet I stand so bold.
If not for you, I'll d be frozen in this cold.
You define love; only if men will see.
My Mama, Mama Africa.


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To the mum's in whole wide world

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 7, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, April 7, 2014


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