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Where are you mother

Where are you mother
i remember your face
was light in completion
and so beautiful
You and father
used to dance around 
me making me feel happy
but now everything is changed

Where are you mother
i last saw you when
you told me to hide
in the closet and i still
remember your voice
shouting out so loud
and after that i heard loud
bangs and i waited for you
to come and take me
but you did no come
and instead father searched 
for me until he found me 
and took me to grandmother's
house 

Where are you mother 
Please come back
Father is crying
Please come back
I miss you mother
and i feel your hands around me
but i don't see you
i dreamed about you
but when i woke up
i saw no one 
but clothes in the closet

Where ever you are please come back
So many people are coming to see us
telling father how they are sorry for our loss
but i believe you are not lost
because i still remember the days
we went to search for firewood in long
distanced places 
we would go where we did not know
but we never got lost
I know you are near
Please come back

Everyone is looking at this big box
that has your picture in your favourite
frame and whenever the box is opened
so many people start crying 
i wonder what's in the box
If you were here you would allow me to
see what is inside

Please mother come back very soon
I will be waiting for you


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  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:56:00 PM

    Such a sad but thought provoking poem... and so true to so many in our African continent. Well written and welcome to P/Soup.
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 8:46:00 AM

    Good morning Kudzai, your poem is very special. a nice choice for a first poem... it left me in awe's :-) Stopping by with a nice and sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup fan and "FRIEND"....... God Bless........... Hugs* SKAT
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 5:10:00 AM

    Hey,Kudzai ! - Pleased to read your first poem in the P-Soup! - You write very well. - Welcome to P-Soup, hope you will get much pleasure from sharing your thoughts and words here with us :) - Here it is: give to get, comments - then you will get feedback on your writing - I love get feedback on what I write. - Wish you luck my "new friend" - Have fun with poetry! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 7:14:00 PM

    Oh dearest..mother is peaceful and lives in your heart and dreams happiness for you until you meet again...she made sure you were safe....and always will...
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 7:09:00 PM

    i too lost mine very young i feel the same way ......... thanks for sharing lots of love -Shiraz

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