let my mother sing

Let My Mother Sing is a poem written by Nigerian poet, Folorunsho Moshod. The poet describes the joy of motherhood and expresses the zeal of a caring child.

Folorunsho also illustrates the dutiful activities of mothers. “Let my mother sing” expresses that every mother should be given an opportunity to be happy and free.

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”

― Washington Irving

Having clawed my way
Through a thorny garden
Of few fruits and plucked the sweetest
From a dry tree that detests a stormy weather

Who will hinder my mother from singing?
Who? Who? Who?

Having waddled my way
Through a thick forest
Of wild animal and squeezed a gallon of milk
From the flat breasts of a famished lioness;

Who will hinder mother from singing?
Who? Who? Who?

Having crawled my way
Through a big bush
Of stinging bees and drew a gallon of honey
From a dreadful beehive;

Who will hinder my mother from singing?
Who? Who? Who?

Let my mother eat the fruit
Let my mother drink the milk
Let my mother lick the honey!
Let her sing some ancestral songs
That my grandmother sang for her
Let her sing for me the same songs.

“No man is poor who has a Godly mother.”

― Abraham Lincoln

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