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My name has a meaning

My name, Bojosi
Is a fire which started
In my mother
And consumed 
Her inside
When she delivered 
Me to this world

She says
“ When I was imprisoned
   in a maternity ward
   at the hospital
   at the time of your birth
   I was alone, none
   of them 
   I call my relatives
   I call my friends
   visited me 
   when I needed
   their love most
   and when they asked
   me, the nurses in white
   what name I give to you
    I called you Bojosi ”

my name, Bojosi
short as it is
is a poem
that my mother
when joy and pain
of giving birth
prevailed in her life

my name has a meaning…..

Bojosi is translated loneliness

**10th place winner on the contest " April Poem" sponsored by Destroyer Poet**

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  1. Date: 5/2/2012 12:56:00 AM
    captivating ryt man, thanx for sharing

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 8:09:00 PM
    Just caught up with this one Bojosi, a bit sad but I am sure the joy of having a loving son has filled up the lonely spaces. Congrats and well done.. Cheers Margaret

  1. Date: 4/18/2012 7:14:00 AM
    Like that.... very well written Bojosi! - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 4/16/2012 7:03:00 AM
    that's pretty cool, but sad too. Do you like your name? Congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 4/13/2012 6:58:00 AM
    BIg congrats. what a fine way to mention yourself and your mother!

  1. Date: 4/12/2012 12:46:00 AM
    Congratulations Bojosi!!!What a wonderful gift! Well done on this touching piece...thank you for sharing ...congrats again, big huggss,love deb

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 11:51:00 AM
    Bojosi congrats on the placement in the contest.....~sashi.

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 11:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "April Poem" contest Bojosi. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 9:10:00 AM
    Such a name to live up to and not be overwhelmed. And you are lucky to havea strong mother. Congratulations on your poem doing well in the contest.

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 12:04:00 AM
    Bojosi, thank you for your wonderful entry... CONGRATULATIONS~ ;-) ALWAYS *PD

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 2:31:00 PM
    I have never met anyone with that name before. Nice job! Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish