ON MISSING MY MOTHER

by Nkamang Tsotetsi
(Pretora, Gauteng, SA)

My angel guardian mother
What a vast void you had left in my life
20 years seem like 2 minutes ago
I have children who have no one to call a granny

This makes my heart so heavy and feels like a needle has pierced through
What does one think on the absence of someone as dear as you
Take my life and follow you, live in your shadow
Life does not seem to be worth living

My daughter your grandchild knows you not
The gap she feels on seeing your photos
The dreams she has of you
Or should it be called your visits to her in her sleep

It is not fathomable the vacuum you left, unfilled
I see you in stars above, the moon in the night
I see you when I look in the mirror
I hear you in the sound of Mahalia Jackson and Ella Fitzgerald

Upon seeing and hearing this, I sleep with you all through the night
I lost your touch dear mother, I had you once
I take solace in the upbringing you instilled in me
Upbringing to be a strong woman of faith

A woman of faith you were
You now reside in my heart of hearts
You are not around but you are in our lives
Thank you mother for having been you

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Dec 01, 2016
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On missing my mother
by: Anonymous

I see you in the stars above, the moon in the night
I see you when I look in the mirror

You captured it all ngwaneso,

Nov 29, 2016
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Great
by: Sharon

you inspire me this is excellent job mommy

Nov 29, 2016
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Love
by: Anonymous

Your mom's memory captured in beautiful words.

Nov 22, 2016
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on missing my mother
by: Anonymous

She is still with me, I walk with her, I sleep with her, I wake up with her, I talk to her. I see her beautiful face with curly long and plated hair. Fair- skinned she was. I regret that my kids do not see her any more and the other does not know her. I am glad she was my mother because she left me with education, today I am here...

Oct 31, 2016
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ON MISSING MY MOTHER
by: Anonymous

Hmmm... when i read this poem you brought good memories into my mind. i remember when we were teenagers, your pair of school socks got lost your mother will shout at you but the interesting part she will be able to assist you to get another socks. Loving, caring, helpful and very strict. May her soul rest in peace. Wonderful Poem

Oct 31, 2016
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Unbreakable bond
by: RefilweK

The emotions coming through this poem, paint a picture of the impact between a mother and a daughter. A good mother leaves this kind of love legacy for generations. To the writer I say, you are blessed with a great legacy and as a mother yourself, I am certain you are doing the same for your daughters, knitting an unbreakable bond in their hearts.

Oct 31, 2016
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Missing My Mother
by: Anonymous

Great story of your mom.

After reading it, it felt like just yesterday when she was still around . It brought back good memories of her warm, soft and easy demeanor.

I wish there was more to read about her from your viewpoint

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