MAMAS

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If the sky had no earth
It wouldn’t need the sun to shine
Nor the moon to brighten
Nor darkness to necessitate invention of light
Mamas!!!
You are the earth
Which take what the sky gives
And work to make them worthy
For recycling
To keep creation going

II
Like swans you love to shine in love
Like hens you hatch to train in love
Like moons you lead to be followed by stars
Like palm plants
Your firm structures in love
Send signal of strength in all battles
Your leaves help in easy carrying
Spines of your leaves help clean the environment
Your fruits and seeds help feed and heal
Your extracts have colour
Red to feed healthy eyes
White or light yellowish
To feed the brain and help delicacies to form
Your plant is the resting place for many living
Even your waters feed thirst
And in fermentation,  help soothe sorrow
And keep minds of greedy fools opened to all
Oh your dead trees give one of the most delicious little meats the world knows
Even the shelters of your seeds ignite fire
What is on you that feed not the world?
Mamas!
You are the waters of the earth
The breaths that keep human locomotive
The centres of reasoning
And the world’s pots of sustenance

III
Maker of man
Whose shadows strengthen and carry like eagle wings
Marker of territorial incantations
In cupidic realms
You are awesome indeed!!!
He who respects you not
Has lost his path
One who desecrates your temples
Sins against the power of living
He who knows not your worth
Has lost his sanity and way to his destination
Because he has forgotten his path to life
Mamas
You are the stars
Only needing guards to keep well your wealth
And fame
What is love
Without your existence?
As kings become ordinary without their crowns
So is the world extinctly ordinary without you
You are no arm of the world
No leg of the world
No eye of the world
No neck of the world
No breast of the world
No seat of the world
The key to the world holds none
But the beautifully built
Nicely shaped
Lovingly made women
Who birth to nurse
And nurse to grow
God Himself made it so
Queens of hearts!
Every sound of every creature;
Living and non-living
Is in praise of you
You are the world
And the world is you
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2016

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