by Bernice Angoh Lakota
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My mama's been here one week now and I still need someone to pinch me and tell me I'm not dreaming. I have missed seeing her for six long years...now I don't want her to return to Cameroon. But I know she must return for I am not the only one who loves her beyond words...she has the touched the lives of countless people who sing her praises to me and it brings tears to my eyes to hear even strangers call her "Mama" for in their lives she has been nothing but an angel.
I woke up this morning
to see on the dining table, a pair of glasses between the pages of the Holy Bible
Would I ever get enough of your stories?
Would you ever know how much I adore you?
To tuck you in at night and plant a lingering kiss on your cheek
Read poems I wrote for you every night before you retire
Just in case, so that you remember how much I love you, even in dream
that you are cherished and thought of ever so tenderly
Mama, don't go
Don't stop laughing
it's music to my ears
Don't fret now
everything will be all right
As I apply some lip gloss on your lips today
and flatter the makeup with your beautiful face
I want you to know
every one of these moments is captured
in my little book of lovelies buried deep within my heart
you've done a fine job, Mama, bringing me up
you've done a mighty fine job at that
but better yet is your precious breath
and even much more so is your lovely voice when you call me "My child"
how did I get so blessed to have the greatest woman on earth be my mother?
My grandmother's daughter
my great grandmother's granddaughter
mine, my mother
Do you know how special you are?
How indispensible you are to those lives you've touched and continue to touch?
Everywhere I go they call you "mama", "Angel", "La donna Diana"
I am more than proud
I am most honored to have come from your womb
you are blessed, singled-out by the hands of God
for a heart like yours could only have come from above
fearless woman, fiery warrior, tender friend
Be here to stay and never ever leave me
for I will honor you all the days of my life...
Por Diana, Mi mama
Copyright© 2009 by Bernice Angoh
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|Reviewed by John Domino
|A beautiful trip for Momma! Your character shines through each line.
God Bless you Bernice!
|Reviewed by Richard Orey
|I believe Motherhood is like no other experience in the world, and more than once I have been envious of their exhaulted stations in life.
Almost without exception, a Mother can't help but have total and unconditional love for her child. Most often that same total and unconditional love flows back to her, but not nearly often enough does the child openly share the knowledge of its love with its mother.
In writing from the heart and in publicly sharing your love for your mother, my dear Bernice, you have honored her in a very special and tender way.
Thank you for the many times you have visited my den site and posted your thoughtful, loving and supportive comments.
May God's warmth and love be with you in your Happy New Year!
|Reviewed by JMS Bell
|I AM JEALOUS...WITH A GODLY JEALOUSY. OBVIOUSLY YOUR MOTHER LOVES YOU VERY, VERY MUCH AND YOU AND OTHERS, HAVING REAPED THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF CARING FROM HER, LOVE HER BACK. THE FACT THAT YOU LOVE HER SO MUCH IN RETURN
IS NOT SURPRISING AND ONE WHO HAS NOT EXPERIENCED THIS KIND OF LOVE CAN ONLY WISH THAT THEY HAD...BUT THEN...GOD GIVES TO EACH WHAT THEY NEED. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS! THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|Merry X-Mas to you and your mom Bernice, I'm sure she's a sweet and loving as you are, cheers|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
|What a heart felt tribute to your mother while she is still alive. You are truly blessed twice over. Beautiful words for a beautiful mama from her beautiful daughter. Hugs. Liz|
|Reviewed by Cathlene Sares (Reader)
I'm so glad your mom is here with you, Nina, and Rick. It was a long time coming, and hopefully it will never be that long again. Your words for your mom are precious and timeless, spanning your life and hers. It is evident that she is the one who groomed you, inspired you, and the one for whom you hold the deepest gratitude. You and she are blessed to be together now. Continue to enjoy, share, and cherish each moment...more wonderful memories for future days.
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|You and your mother and your little one too, are blessed to share so much love...
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
I sense your great joy, and this is heartfelt tribute to a great mother.
It's good to see you posting again after so long.
|Reviewed by Ann Marquette
|Absolutely beautiful and such a precious testimony and honor to your Mama. How wonderful that she is visiting you after such a long time.
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Your Mama taught you well. It shows in these lines of gratitude from a student - her daughter - who's learned her lessons, well. Beautiful write. Give Mama a (((HUG))) from me. =] Excellent.
((((HUGS)))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|At least you still have your mama, Bernice! You're blessed! She's beautiful! Enjoy her while she's here!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
(Lost my mom 19 1/2 years ago; she was not quite sixty. She died in March; she would have been sixty in May.)
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|Bernice, this is so beautiful and so very touching.|
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Beautiful write, Bernice. God bless you and your Mama.|
|Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
|This is a beautiful and moving poem.I enjoy reading it,take care|
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|This is such a touching poem and tribute to your amazing mama...You are so lucky Bernice but I sense that your mama feels she is the lucky one to have such a beautiful daughter and grandchild!
Much peace, love, and light, and many holiday blessings,