Just the other day I cried
cried for mummy’s arms
I wouldn’t have let anyone else hold me
everything to me she was
the only being I knew with superpowers.
Mummy look what I found..
throw that away my dear it will harm you
mummy teach me how to tie my laces
son think of a rabbits ears… genius isn’t she?
Mum I got hurt... come ill apply some herbs to it…
come here son be a man
the lion of the homestead he never cries never,
I got an "A" I know you are just like me
what do you expect?
Daddy I failed in my exams..
a frown on his face
that you didn’t get from my side of the family
go and talk to your mother.
he hated me grew up in
thought that he was rude grew up in fear.
Now the world has changed
almost saying goodbye to ...“mummy a lollipop, shoe, book
I can’t imagine mummy I need rent HUH!
That is not manly I now understand HIM daddy
an eagles feather is only found in the nest on the longest tree
the world has swallowed me
teaching me that independent is what I should be
just like daddy used to say slowly,
carefully beating me into being like daddy
I now know him
why so strict
why so silent
why so scary mh mh mh
I now know why his laughter and
anger seemed to be married
The smile I put on,
the tears that almost come out of me,
the car am about to drive,
mention them an infinite list I have
a hard Working strong independent man I am...
all I got from my African mamma and papa