Lone mother of the helpless young orphan

Posted: May 30, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Junub Sudan, Poems.

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan
 
Beautiful she is among her sisters,
Deafen by gun’s sounds;
Thinned by poverty;
Ignored by her sister, for her illiteracy,
Traumatized by frequent death of her children;
Forget mother!
And let’s push harder the slippery wall of survival.

Beautiful mother in her twentieth,
Surrounded by hidden treasuries of super-quality
But due to my father’s mysterious death, She roams the world;
Looking for children and comfortable life;
From my step father to be;
I have seen your miseries mother;
But forget! Let settle and build our little tukul.
What a wonderful home she has,
Home with well-known baby River Nile
And her caring mother Lake Victoria;
Blessed home with famous mountain Kilimanjaro;
What a wonderful home! With soothing and welcoming
gold-shinning Indian Ocean;
A home floating on minerals and deposits of oil;
Pristine home encircled by unique Mahoganies and fine teaks,
But her helpless hands and the death of my father;
Makes her gifts unproductive,
Forget mother! I will pluck wild leaves for our survival.
Who among them, my aunts; can compete with her,
my mother; the queen of ageless Nile,
In terms of cultures and self-styles?
She-a glowing worm in the pit of death,
But I know; one day, one time I will free her,
Free her from this torment of suffering;
Free her from that bottomless pit of death,
Forget mother!
I will soon reach my maturity for your surety.
 –
The author is reachable at jjmkamzeearokson@yahoo.com;
extract from author’s unpublished book “The Wisdom horn”
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