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Below is the poem entitled MAAMA which was written by poet Jedidiah Andrew. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Kneading flour on a threshing stone
Working vigorously with failing strength
Your face is now wrinkled
Sweet Mother.

Praying silently with unmoving lips
Breakingly uttering audible sighs
Pondering on what needed to be done next
Oh sweet Mother.

Once so full of vigour and instructions
Though short, an imposing figure
Scolding severely with a fast tongue
Sweet Mother.

Mother, the years have caught up on you now
How then can I forget the memory of times~
Spent in spending yourself selflessly
Oh sweet Mother.

Maama, can I ever cease remembering
Your suffering, labour, toil and love for me
I am so very proud of you and always will
Mine Mother!

Copyright © Jedidiah Andrew

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  1. Date: 7/2/2010 6:40:00 AM
    Are you talking about my mother? I am from Jamaica, and I can relate. Our Mother is wonderful. One woman in two different places.

  1. Date: 6/30/2010 10:58:00 AM
    The expressiveness in this poem pays a wonderful tribute to a loving mother. There are many without a mother to say such touching words about, because they have never known a mother. Welcome to Poetry Soup and keep writing. Blessings, Joseph