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Fifteenth November

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Fifteenth November

She had neither silver nor gold
But she raised me in comfort;
Out of nothing she raised me
With a heart of gold;
Heart made of divine touches
She nurtured me.

She is never a militiawoman
But she fights always for me;
Protects me like I’m “akwa ugo”- eagle’s egg

She is no great sculptor known to mankind
But she’s carved and molded my soul 
Into spectrums of my being

She is no bricklayer or a decorator
But she’s built a house in my heart
That will never fall apart
She’s decorated my heart glamorously
That not even a ‘tar can soil my white garment’

She is neither a good artist nor a painter
But she’s sketched and painted sublimely
Every shades of her being in my soul
That they are inexpungible

She is neither a novelist nor a poet
But she’s left a lofty novelette
And exalted poems that will remain eternal in my heart

You’re my gardener
The seeds you've planted in my soul
Will forever blossom
No 'womb' could have nurtured me better than you did.
Thank you for mothering me Mom!

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  1. Date: 11/29/2012 11:34:00 AM
    A very belated congratulations in Patricia's "Thank-You" contest Chuma. Love, Carol

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 11/30/2012 10:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks Carol.... xx
  1. Date: 11/19/2012 11:53:00 AM
    Chuma. Congratulations with your "THANK YOU" poem,, very touching and heartfelt... love my moma too..... Take care :-) ~PD

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 9:51:00 AM
    CONGRATS CHUMA ON A TREMENDOUS WRITE AND WIN FOR FIRST PLACE LUV ..

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 4:05:00 PM
    Fine write,Chuma...Wonderful dedication to a great mother..Congratulations on your superb win in this contest...Well done ,brother...

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 3:51:00 PM
    So very nice, great job

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 1:11:00 PM
    Beautiful tribute to your mom, Chuma...love the opening lines and the comparisons you draw in the rest of the verse...Congratulations - Tim

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 11/17/2012 2:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks much Tim... xx
  1. Date: 11/17/2012 12:50:00 PM
    Who better to thank than your mom. I bet she will adore this poem from you!! Congrats on your well deserved win.

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 11/17/2012 2:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks loads Andrea... xx
  1. Date: 11/17/2012 11:56:00 AM
    A mother's love is endless! Good for you appreciating that! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 11/17/2012 2:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks Debbie for your kind words. What more can I say.....xx
  1. Date: 11/17/2012 8:24:00 AM
    WHoa! This is a beautiful poem and a lovely dedication. congrats on your win Chuma!

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 11/17/2012 8:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks Vicky.... Much gratitude... xx
  1. Date: 11/17/2012 7:41:00 AM
    Big Congratulations Chuma xx

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 11/17/2012 8:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks Mandy. xx
  1. Date: 11/17/2012 6:03:00 AM
    omg I am covered in goosebumps. Great Poem........Seren

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 11/17/2012 8:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awwh... Thanks much Seren... Gratitude...xx