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WHAT AM I MOM

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Below is the poem entitled WHAT AM I MOM which was written by poet Reuben Enahoro. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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WHAT AM I MOM

Thou are a flower and fragile, my dear
Sprout at dawn, beautiful in the morning
Fit for nothing less of an angel’s gift  
But gathered around by predators’ claws
With words so calm and tone sweetly melodious
Beautiful smiles and most flattering gist
Just to have a feel of thy innocent sepals
They suck the nectar till the sepals wrinkle

At noon thy beauty fades like the rain cloud
From thy stalk thou fall beneath the feet
They trample on thee and go their way
When flowers of less beauty than thee
Shall gather at dusk in contest before nobles
Scars would have, your beauty dented
From afar they’ll laugh and discuss you
‘I marred a flower as pretty as that’
They’ll chat and wave as you walk in shame
Beware my dear, guard thy sepals so precious
When it falls from stalk it cannot return
Even when they stand and say to you:
‘What is yours to give, is not yours to keep’
Stand back, reply and say to them:
‘When it’s time to give, I’ll give it all’

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  1. Date: 11/12/2012 12:39:00 PM
    Hi Rueben welcome to the soup, very clever write here, look forward to more, all the best Owen

    Enahoro Avatar Reuben Enahoro
    Date: 11/12/2012 11:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you very Owen, I read your poem too, 'A woman so true'....I couldn't just comment cos network was bad here. It's sweet, and they have no choice but to appreciate it, simply irresistible, I bet