You went through pain
Sacrificing in strain
Not minding whether there will be gain
And unsure whether I will be a vain
Loaded with load you knew not
Protruding belly of a strange carriage
With an overt façade
Regionalised by creasing countenance
A suppressed agony
That the loaded load was tasky
From pregnancy to labour room
Prenatal to postnatal
My infancy to adulthood
Were relics of greatest sacrifice.
Thank you Mama, for giving me life.
© Femi Olabisi (April 2007).